Finance & Administration Manager at Stakeholder Democracy Network


Stakeholder Democracy Network is an International non-governmental organization that helps facilitate community development from a rights-based perspective. SDN operates in the Niger Delta where it is trying to help the communities affected by oil exploitation and the challenges of resource curse.

SDN has five pillar issues that represent significant long held grievances and acute problems that we are trying to resolve. These are: Access to Energy, Democratisation, Environment, Resilient Communities, and Resource Governance.

SDN is advertising for the following position to work in our Nigerian Office, based in Port Harcourt.

Job Title: Finance & Administration Manager

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Reporting: This role will have a dual reporting line: to the Chief Financial Officer and the Nigerian Country Director

Job Purpose:

To implement and promote strong financial and administration management within the Nigerian organisation through effective policies, systems and robust internal controls. This role will require the individual to take full responsibility for the finance and administration operations of SDN in Nigeria and contribute to the successful delivery of programmatic objectives through financial budgeting, planning, reporting, internal controls and adherence to donor grant terms and conditions. The role will have a strong emphasis on building the capacity of the organisation and instilling a culture of integrity, transparency, learning and continuous improvement.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

(1)     Financial Management 40%

(2)     Administration and Contract Management 30%

(3)     Organisation Strategy and Management 30%


Minimum education of a postgraduate degree plus full membership of ICAN, and ideally with an MBA/CPA/ACA

  • Spoken and written fluency in English with strong communication skills
  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience, ideally 5+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
  • Proven experience of managing and developing staff
  • Proven experience of having final responsibility for delivering high quality and content of all financial data through strong internal processes and controls
  • Proven experience of maintaining a control environment through strong policies, processes and internal controls
  • Proven experience in financial reporting and audit coordination
  • Preferably has experience in running a human resources department
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to programmatic staff and effectively collaborate with non-financial colleagues
  • Strong track record in NGO grant management and donor reporting
  • Strong IT skills with Microsoft packages and a recognised accounting software package
  • Commitment to development of staff and the organisation
  • Commitment to instilling a culture of integrity, transparency, learning and continuous improvement

Salary for the role is commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.

How to Apply:

Applications should be made by sending a covering letter and curriculum vitae to and  not later than 10am., on Monday 26th March, 2018. Your application will be reviewed but only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.

For further information on SDN and the full job description with duties, visit

International Secretariat: Stakeholder Democracy Network,

Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, United Kingdom Nigerian Secretariat: 13A Location Road, Oroazi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria Tel: +44(0) 207 0650 845 Fax: +44 (0) 207 0650 848


Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) is a UK Registered Charity, Charity Number 1148143, and a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales, Company Number 5101121. Citizens Direct Network (CDN) and Niger Delta Stakeholders Initiative For Community Development and Empowerment (NDSICDE) are wholly owned subsidiaries of SDN that operate under the SDN group structure and brand. CDN is a Nigerian Registered Company with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Company Number 847695.

NDSICDE is a Nigerian Registered Company with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Company Number 73022.