Jobs at BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), working in over 25 countries across the world. BBC Media Action
works in partnership with local media agencies, civil society organisations, and governments to achieve long term development goals. We produce creative media content to inform and engage audiences, and strengthen the media sector by building professional skills and technical capacity.
Location: Abuja
Experience: 0 year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting
Required Grade:
BBC Media Action is looking for interested/motivated candidates to join the Team as: FINANCE OFFICER

(Salary - N250, 000.00 gross per month)

The position is Abuja-based and may involve travelling to focal states. The projected start date is 20th October 2014. Initial contract is for 1 year (with a probation period of 3 months) with posibility of renewal.


The Finance Officer is responsible for the preparation of monthly cost report, reconciliations, payroll and other tasks assigned to meet the overall departmental objectives.


    Preparation of Monthly cost report;
    Reconciliations of outstanding Advances;
    Preparation of Monthly Payroll;
    Reconciliation of prepayments;
    Preparation of various schedules (PAYE, Pension, WHT and Medical Insurance);
    Preparation of cash flow for project activities;
    Conduct weekly cash count;
    Verify all postings by the finance assistant;
    Support the finance assistant in cash disbursement;
    Support office audit;



    First Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or in related field;
    Experienced working in finance department of a reputable international NGO will be an added advantage;
    Experience in financial reporting, reconciliations, payroll and auditing is required;
    Experience in preparation of Payroll;
    Ability to communicate accounting and financial information clearly and concisely;
    Ability to operate common accounting system, spread sheet and word processing programs at a proficient level;
    Fluency in spoken and written English;
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills;


The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

Strategic Thinking Can identify a vision along with the plans that need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues, etc. in the short, medium and longer-term.

Achievement have the necessary determination and tenacity to complete high quality work, overcoming obstacles caused by conflicting priorities, lack of resources or difficult or demanding situation or under consistent high pressure.

Analytical ThinkingAbility to prioritise and take important timely and quality judgement/decisions based on an assessment of the impact and implications of the likely outcomes.

Flexibility Ability to adapt to and work with a variety of situations, individuals and groups, as well as willingness to learn/improve own skills, plan, take initiative and organize work independently.

Entrepreneurship Ability to formulate new ideas or to adapt or use existing ideas in a new or unexpected way to solve problems, thereby increasing effectiveness of our work.

Self-Awareness Have an understanding of own strengths, limitations, emotions, etc and how it impacts on others.

Teamworking Ability to establish harmonious work-relationships with colleagues in a multicultural environment.

Communication Ability to present, discuss and explain coherently and logically both in writing and verbally.

Resilience Ability to maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.

Influencing and Persuading Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.

Ability to work under pressure Maintain composure under intense pressure while working to meet deadlines; respond and adapt to emergency situations.

Honesty Safeguard all BBC Media Action’s assets (financial and physical) against fraud, loss or misuse.

(A job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.)

Method of Application

Interested candidates should please send in their application/cover letter with a capability statement stating their capability for the job, a detailed curriculum vitae (word document please) with names and contact addresses of at least 2 professional referees (including their telephone and email addresses) not later than October 2014 to  with the position applied for clearly stated on the application cover letter: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted