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Finance and Grants Manager at the American University of Nigeria (AUN)

The American university of Nigeria (AUN) is Africa’s foremost development university with a mission to foster the creation of leaders committed to sustaining a democracy in which diverse people share in the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, proficient in creating and applying technology to wise purpose, and dedicated to securing a humane and prosperous world.  The university offers a unique resource for Nigeria, West Africa, and the entire continent in addressing crucial economic and social development needs.

The American University of Nigeria, Yola, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below in the Atiku Centre Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development:

Job Title: Finance and Grants Manager

: Yola and Mubi – Adamawa

About the Project

  • The Atiku Centre Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development is starting a new project in early 2018, focused on improving resilience amongst returnees in return LGAs of Adamawa state. This is two years project with office in Yola and Mubi.
  • The Atiku Centre Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development was set up to provide a one stop shop for all development initiatives, utilizing our local knowledge and global expertise to study problems, develop solutions and prioritize the implementation of the solutions in the form of projects.
  • The centre currently implements a number of projects across the north east focusing on mitigating the impact of the insurgency on the lives of the people of the north east and Nigerians in general.

Job Description

  • The Finance Manger ensures timely and accurate submission of monthly financial reports to the donor.
  • He/she ensures proper adherence to all payment process that ensures transparency and good controls.
  • Ensuring proper maintenance and archiving of accounting documents.
  • Ensures availability of funds for project work by constantly liaising with HQ on fund requests and coordinating with Country Representative and Project Directors.
  • Conduct due diligence test on beneficiaries and ensures proper utilization of grants. Manage grants.
  • Ensures disbursements of funds in accordance with established timeframes and procedures.
  • He/she is in charge of the implementation of internal control and adherence to financial policies and procedures.
  • Serves as systems administrator and ensures smooth operations of the department’s accounting system.
  • Serve as the authorizing officer for goods and services procured by  ensuring compliance with donor/ AUN policies and availability of funds.
  • Generate such financial report documents and reports as necessary for appropriate review by senior management.


  • Minimum of B.Sc./ HND in Accounting  with ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting Qualifications.
  • Must also have at least Five years of experience in the area of Finance and Administration with an international NGOs
  • Experience with accounting standards/practices of international organization a strong plus. 
  • Experience managing grants under contracts and grants under fixed obligation required
  • Experience developing local CSOs, NGOs and CBOs with grants required
  • Working knowledge of accounting software such as Serenics, Quikbooks, Microsoft Dynamics Navigator etc.
  • Sound Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites;
  • Knowledge of USAID OMB  Circulars 110, 122, 133
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria

Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resumes, cover letters and references to: [email protected] The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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