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Finance Officer

The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Finance Officer.
Under the supervision of Head, Finance, Budgeting and Administration Division, the Finance Officer will be part of the Finance Team of the NEPAD Agency, and provide input in the management and administration of the financial, accounting and budgeting processes of the Agency. 
Required Skills and Competencies
  1. A sharp and analytical mind with creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, proven ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, discuss and defend issues, findings and recommendations. High level of accuracy, attention to details and thoroughness.
  3. High ethical and accountability standards, emotional intelligence as well as impeccable integrity.
  4. Refined diplomatic skills, exceptional interpersonal skills and possession of a teamwork orientation and ability to interact harmoniously and effectively with colleagues and officials from diverse sectors, disciplines, perspectives, countries and cultures.
  5. Ability to resolve problems, exercising the highest sense of responsibility and maturity in the handling of confidential and sensitive issues.
  6. Strong organizing, work planning, scheduling and time management skills.
  7. Ability to identify opportunities and build strong relationships with partners and other external parties.
  8. Excellent planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills.
  9. Ability to work with enthusiasm and commitment under pressure and minimal supervision, multi-task with a wide range of individuals and institutions, as well as be proactive and creative with sound judgment.
  10. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  11. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.
Education and Experience:
  1. Candidates must hold a minimum of a bachelor degree in finance, accounting, financial management, audit, business administration or related field, and two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the financial management field.
  2.  Bachelor’s degree in the above-mentioned fields,  but with two (2) years continuous  experience in the field of finance, of which at least one (1) year  must be obtained in an international organization.
  3. Membership of an internationally recognized professional accounting body (ACA, ACCA, and CIMA) an added advantage.
Application: To apply, please submit the following:
  1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
  2. Detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  3. Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  4. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$ 27,311.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing Allowance (US$ 21,196, 80) and Gratuity (15% of gross salary), in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to locally recruited staff of the African Union.
Applications must be received not later than Monday, 17 July 2017 and should be addressed to:
Head of Human Resources
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
P O Box 218
Halfway House
Midrand, 1685
Johannesburg
South Africa
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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