Finance, Administration & Operation Assistant (National) @ European Centre for Election Support

Finance, Administration and Operation Assistant (National)

Currently, European Centre for Election Support is a member of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and is part of its Board of Directors.

European Partnership for Democracy is a network of European civil and political society organizations working on democracy assistance.  European Partnership for Democracy advocates for a stronger presence of democracy support on the European Union’s agenda and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices in democratic transformations around the world.  Furthermore, the other partners are : Club de Madrid, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, DEMO Finland, Eastern European Studies Centre, People in Need, Universidade Catolica Portugesa, European Association for Local Democracy, Elbarlament, AWEPA, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, One World, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the French Media Cooperation Agency. 


Finance, Administration and Operation Assistant (National)

Job Location;

Abuja, Nigeria

Vacancy Reference Number;


Language Requirements:

Excellent working level of English language in both writing and speaking.
Fluency in French is considered an asset.

Duty Station:

Reports to: Project Director, Administrative and Finances Manager


55 Months

Project’s context

Context of the project EU-SDGN – The Support to Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria is meant to complement the efforts of the Government to improve and strengthen democracy, especially with regards to the 2019 general elections. Similarly, within the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), national authorities renewed their commitment to cooperate in the pursuit and achievement of the objectives foreseen in the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) 2016 – 2020 Project.

Also, the project, EU-SDGN – Support to INEC is part of a broader EU programme in Nigeria of five components as follows: Support to INEC; Support to the National Assembly; Support to Political

The Parties; Support to Media; and Support to CSOs. The project contributes to the reinforcement of democracy in Nigeria through building strong, effective and legitimate democratic institutions. In particular, the projects aims to;
  • Enhancing the capacities of the INEC and other electoral stakeholders to deliver effectively;
  • Strengthening INEC’s strategic planning, policy framework and operational capacity;
  • Enhancing INEC’s internal communication and strengthening the institutional mechanisms to engage with stakeholders. The design of the EU-SDGN project was undertaken in close cooperation with all relevant electoral stakeholders in Nigeria, taking into account the findings and recommendations of the latest EU EOM, as well as INEC internal review and report on the 2015 general elections. Furthermore, the project is built upon European Response to Electoral Cycle Support Strategy.

Core Purpose of the job;

Core Purpose of the job is to Reports to Project Director, Administrative and Finances Manager. Which is under the supervision of the Project Director and of the Executive Director of ECES and under the guidance of the Administration, Finance and Operation Manager, the Project Accountant will have the following specific responsibilities and will provide the following deliverables:
  • Ensure that the Project’s Standard Operating Procedures are adequately implemented
  • throughout the project’s life-span
  • Ensure that adequate financial controls are implemented to maintain propriety and proper
  • accountability
  • Ensure the financial transactions are properly recorded, have adequate supporting
  • documentation, filled, maintained and can be easily extracted for the purpose of preparing
  • financial statements
  • Monitor expenditure through the use of a computer based monitoring system
  • Check budget lines to ensure that all transactions are booked to the correct budget lines
  • Ensure the regular update of project financial books
  • Follow up the budget balances
  • Contribute to prepare the activities’ projections
  • Contribute to internal financial audit and expenditure verification control
  • Contribute to the preparation of external financial audits
  • Contribute to the preparation of financial documents/reports
  • Contribute to the preparation of Project staff’s contracts
  • Implement all other working tasks deemed necessary by the Finance, Administration and Operation Manager and by the Project Director.


  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the ECES;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling ECES’ values and ethical standards.

Job requirement;

Applicant should be in possession of Bachelor Degree in in accounting, finance or a related field. 

Competency and Skill Requirements:

Interested Candidate should have a Graduate University Degree in management, economics, business
administration, organizational management etc…
At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in a finance and
administrative functions;

  • Previous experiences in administrative and finance position within not for
    profit organizations and/or international organizations
  • Experience in preparing financial reports/documents and audits
  • Experience in developing financial and management reports
  • Proven working knowledge of accountancy software/programmes
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office applications is a must
  • Good interpersonal skills and result orientation
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to perform effectively under high pressure, hardship conditions. 

Project Accountant @ European Centre for Election Support


Salaries and Allowances are very encouraging for a Start 

Method of Application

Interconnected and qualified applicants must submit their application along with a copy of their updated CV's in PDF format to: and

Application Closing Date; 

12 August 2017

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