Founded in 2007 as African Prisons Project, Justice Defenders is a registered UK charity and U.S. nonprofit with nearly 350 people working across four African countries.

Job Description

  1. Ensure all requisitions, payment vouchers are timely and properly prepared
  2. Bookkeeping including: preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts plus annual accounts. Updating and maintaining all grants budgets and financial reports on monthly, Quarterly and Annual basis.
  3. Statutory tax remittances and payments including PAYE, NSSF, among others
  4. Petty cash account management
  5. Timely Payment processing within budget lines – both online and cash payments.
  6. Ensure there is a proper and accurate filing system for all finance documents.
  7. Ensure there is a robust procurement system in place and that the system is followed.
  8. Ensure that all grant budgets are managed effectively and expenditure is as stated in grant agreement
  9. Compile financial reports for all grants for presentation to Senior Management and Board of Trustees
  10. Ensure there is proper Asset Management.
  11. Ensure all requisite requisitions and payment vouchers are prepared accurately, in a timely manner and are reconciled to the budgeted payments.
  12. Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and reconcile in QuickBooks
  13. Budgeting including monthly and annual budgeting.
  14. Budget monitoring of monthly cash flows and all active grants.
  15. Posting of all financial information into QuickBooks.
  16. Preparation of information for audit files and information required for external auditors
  17. Adhere to deadlines for Justice Defenders internal financial reporting and donor budgeting and reporting.
  • The applicants for the Finance and Grants Manager job should hold Bachelor’s degrees in finance, Accounting or its equivalent.
  • Must be a qualified and registered Certified Public Accountants (CPA), or ACCA.
  • At least five years as an accountant or finance manager in a busy Non-Governmental Organization.
  • Advanced oral and writing skills, and an ability to present information and arguments clearly; excellent interpersonal skills; IT skills appropriate to an office or NGO (field) environment.
  • Working knowledge of Quick books
  • Experience with multiple donor-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience in dealing with government officials and an ability to work consultatively within democratic structures; sympathy with the aims, objectives and academic values at the highest levels having a commitment to the highest possible standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g. communication, self-awareness, building trust, questioning & listening, influencing, assertiveness, problem solving, decision making)
  • Good Numerical ability & Literate
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of QuickBooks Online and excel
  • Able to prioritize and work to deadlines
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Pro-active Team Worker
  • Keep the highest level of integrity.
  • Sympathy for and a non-judgmental attitude towards prisoners undertaking reform and rehabilitation.



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Deadline: January 13, 2021 by 5:00pm.

  • Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.
  • Applications will be received on a rolling basis
  • Justice Defenders accepts no liability for incomplete submission, late or misdirected transmission of applications
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Justice Defenders is an equal opportunity employer