Finance & Administrative Manager At The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS)

The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-for profit organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the United States Agency for International

Development (USAID), Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike

The Accelerating Control for HIV Epidemic Project (ACE) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a 5 Year funded project implemented in Akwa Ibom & Cross River States. Implementation is targeted at achieving epidemic control thereby reducing transmission and improving the quality of life of those living with HIV.

  • Job Title

Finance & Administrative Manager

Level of Effort

Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%

Job Location

Cross River State

Number of Persons Required

One (1)


  • This position reports to the State Director  

Job Summary

  • Coordinate annual budget preparations and compliance and ensure that project budgets are reviewed at least quarterly.
    • Work with the State Director on periodic preparation of Financial Statements and ensure completion of project financials on monthly basis.
    • Conduct monthly budget / actual analysis to give feedback to State Director every month; prepare and submission of donor specific monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
    • Review staff and vendor payments to ensure error free transactions and respond to all audit issues related to project financials.
    • Review all transactions posted into donor project books and make corrections where necessary before they are posted for consolidation.

Job Requirements


  • Must possess a first degree or its equivalent in Accounting or Finance.
    • Must possess a Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Admin or Finance with a professional certification of ICAN or ACCA.


  • Must possess minimum ten (10) years post NYSC working experience with at least seven (7) years of experience in a bi-lateral or multi-lateral agency financed project in the Nigeria (or an African nation).
    • Knowledge and expertise in the field of project preparation, commercial negotiations, financial management, internal controls/systems development, accounting, auditing and reporting.
    • Must be proficient in all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent financial standards, rules and regulations relating to good financial management.
    • Ability to solve problems, exercising good judgement will be an asset.
    • Must be of good character with proven impeccable integrity.
    • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
    • Familiarity with Donor-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in


Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment and will be required to co-locate with other team usually in the same office space.
    • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time

Technology to be used:

  • Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), Accounting software’s, office telephone, calculator, cell phone and printer/copier and any other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • Limited


This vacancy will close on the 2nd of June, 2022

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Human Resources Unit through this email address:


Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ECEWS has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) ECEWS does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.