Accountant needed at Pact Nigeria

OPEN TO: All qualified candidates

POSITION: Senior Accountant

OPENING DATE: May 28 2013

CLOSING DATE: June 6 2013


Pact Nigeria seeks for highly experienced and qualified candidate to fill the above mentioned position


  • The Senior Accountant will assist, establish and manage field office financial systems.
  • The jobholder will implement accounting and financial policies to ensure financial integrity of Pact program.
  • The jobholder will collaborate with the Director of Finance, grants and operations to monitor sub grantees budget for compliance.
  • He/She will ensure timely processing and remmittance of funds to sub granttees
  • He/She will ensure timely review, processing, and payment of invoices in collaboration with other finance and programs staff.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Finance, Grants and Operations, he/she will coordinate monthly financial reporting through Serenics Navision accounting software.
  • Support regular financial reviews of sub awards.


  • Minimum of Bsc or Hnd in Accounting with ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting qualifications
  • Possess a minimum of 6 years cognate experience in grants accounting and sub award management
  • Experience  with accounting standards/practices of International organization a strong plus
  • Hands-On experience in the use of Serenics Navision package
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office suites


Interested and qualified candidates should submit their reume/cv and cover letter on their suitability to: The deadline for submission is close of Business on Thursday 6th of June 2013. All CV’s/resume/applications must be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the subject of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Salary attached to this position will be based on cognate experience

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During the recent bombing in Boston, the suspects were asked to come forward and turn themselves over and apologize to the people who were affected directly or indirectly. Marriages, relationships are shattered because of betrayal of trust, infidelity, hearts are broken, terminal sicknesses are contacted. I heard a story of a woman who contacted HIV virus through the husband; the lives of loved ones have been lost due to terrorist attacks, war, careless release of bullets, carelessness of the medical, and so forth. The list can go on and on. The question that comes to mind is CAN THESE AFFECTED PEOPLE REALLY FORGIVE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE PLIGHTS THAT HAVE AFFECTED THEM SO BAD? Sincerely for a minute think about this.
Humbly speaking I can say that FORGIVENESS is a choice. Sincerely It is something that is not easy to spill out. Taking a look at all these examples mentioned above ,except you have not experienced a loss that gets you to the heart, you will agree with me that it is not easy to really and sincerely say I FORGIVE YOU. But do you know that there is a magic in truly saying those words. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is. Continue reading

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Mercy Johnson Dedicates her cute Purity In a new Mansion! Date Fixed.


Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, who just returned to Nigeria just few days ago, will dedicate her daughter, Purity, on April 28, 2013.

We were told that the parents of the beautiful child are already planning big for the grand occasion. To make the day special, Mercy and her ‘big boy’ hubby, Prince Odi Okojie, have relocated to their new mansion at Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos.

“That is where they will use for the dedication of Purity on April 28.

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Eating more bananas and cutting down on crisps could prevent thousands of stroke-related deaths, researches said. The potassium-rich fruit helps drive down blood pressure levels, as does lowering your salt consumption in snacks like crisps. A study found people with a high potassium intake had 24 percent less risk of having stroke. Previous data suggested that older people could be harmed by potassium as their kidneys may be less able to remove it from their blood.

But the research, on journal website, said these fears can be dismissed. It found potassium did not negatively affect kidney function. The authors said there was ‘high quality evidence’ that people with high blood pressure improved when they increased their potassium intake. They analyzed 128,00 people over 33 trials and said consuming more of the mineral, for example by eating banana, is ‘potentially beneficial to most people’. Bananas are one of the most common foods to be rich in potassium. Each one contains around 420mg well on the way to the daily adult allowance of 3,500mg. Another study on the website found slightly reducing salt intake for four weeks or more led to a significant fall in blood pressure- and so reduced risk of stroke and heart attack.

Dr Clare Walton of the Stroke Association said a healthy diet was a part of managing stroke risk.

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The pioneer of In-Vitro fertilization (IVF) popularly known as test tube baby Prof. Sir Robert Edwards has died at the age of 87 after a long illness.
Edwards, who won the nobel prize for Medicine in 2010, started work on fertilization in the 1950’s, and the first so-called test tube baby Louise Brown was born in 1978 a sa result of his landmark research. Since then, babies have been born worldwide. He co-founded the world’s first IVF clinic, Bourn Hall, with obstetrician and gynecologist, Patrick Steptoe, in his hometown of Cambridge in 1980. He was knighted in 2011, a year later after being awarded the Nobel prize for Medicine.
A spokesperson for Cambridge University, yesterday in statement said: ” it is with deep sadness that the family announces that Professor Robert Edwards, Nobel Prize winner, scientist and co-founder of IVF, passed away peacefully in his sleep on 10th April 2013 after a long illness. The statement added that he would be “greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues. His work has had an immense impact throughout the world. The first test tube baby, Louise, 34, yesterday paid tribute to Edwards, saying he had become an honorary member of the family, attending her wedding and visiting regularly.

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Healthy Tips

The question for today is Should You take Antioxidants? What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants, according to the US National Library of Medicine, are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Hence the answer to the answer to the initially asked question is a YES!. According to Dr Weil, eating right, getting regular exercise and managing stress are all vital to achieving optimum health, but sometimes these just aren’t enough. While vitamins and supplements shouldn’t be taken as substitutes for a healthy diet, they can be beneficial by filling in any gaps. A high-quality antioxidant can help address the damage caused by free radicals, boost immunity, help reduce stress-related fatigue, and increase musculoskeletal and skin integrity. In short, antioxidants can provide an extra layer of protection for your health.

According to him, fresh fruit salad is a traditional, healthy dessert. Not only delicious, it is nutritious, too – the natural antioxidants and fiber of fresh fruit support the body’s defenses and help to keep it running smoothly. When making a fruit salad, consider including the following choices – according to the USDA, these fruits are exceptionally high in antioxidants:

  1. Wild blueberries
  2. Cranberries
  3. Blackberries
  4. Prunes
  5. Raspberries
  6. Strawberries
  7. Red delicious apples
  8. Granny Smith apples
  9. Sweet cherries
  10. Black plums

YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH. So stay healthy to your wealth.


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HEALTH IS WEALTH so you must have heard and it is true. Just as we try to keep up with our financial, social, family, relationship demands so we ought to keep up with our health. There are some health tips I will like to share with you.

A).  VITAMIN A: “Vitamin A” is the blanket term for retinoids, biologically active compounds that occur naturally in both plant and animal tissues. Vitamin A is important for many functions, including:

  1. Supporting bone growth, reproduction and immune system health
  2. Helping the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively
  3. Promoting healthy vision
  4. Slowing declining retinal function in people with retinitis pigmentosa

Vitamin A is fat-soluble, and has potential for toxicity if supplementing with retinols. The best natural food sources of vitamin A are their precursors, the carotenoids, found in fruits and vegetables, including carrots, spinach, kale, butternut squash, cantaloupe, mangoes, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. In supplement form, I recommend 15,000 IU of mixed carotenoids daily. Look for products that contain beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene, astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin as part of an antioxidant formula.


  1. Doughnuts. High in sugar, trans-fats, calories and refined flour, doughnuts are not only bad for your waistline, but ultimately disastrous for your energy levels as well. The high sugar content is likely to end in a midday energy crash. If you crave a doughnut, try a piece of whole-grain bread with some jam and peanut butter instead.
  2. Fast-Food “Breakfast Sandwiches.” The combination of low-quality fried meats, processed cheese, and refined breads add up to a high-calorie, high-sodium unhealthy food. A better option is to make a sandwich at home – include whole-grain bread, and high-quality cheese, along with fresh veggies to boost your morning fiber.
  3. Sugared Cereal. While different brands vary widely in the amount of added sugars (do your homework and read the labels), sugared cereals should not be a part of your morning routine – or your diet, period. If you crave sweetness, try adding a half-teaspoon of sugar or stevia to unsweetened whole-grain cereals, or try a bowl of steel-cut oats with some blackstrap molasses, which provides added doses of calcium and iron.
  4. Granola. This healthy sounding mix of rolled oats, grains and sometimes fruits and nuts can be healthy, but you need to read the labels. Granola can be a source of unhealthy polyunsaturated fats and a larger amount of sugar than you may suspect. Instead of a bowl of granola, add some to unsweetened, organic yogurt for added flavor. When choosing granola, opt for full-fat, low-sugar versions

C). BANANA:   A favorite tropical fruit of Americans, bananas are available year round, but can bring a touch of summer to your table during colder monthsNative to the Caribbean and Central America, bananas are a good source of vitamins B6 and C, offer a fair share of magnesium, and are rich in potassium – one banana contains 450 mg of potassium, one-fifth of the adult daily requirement. In addition, bananas help to:

  1. Strengthen the stomach lining – bananas are good for soothing indigestion
  2. Normalize blood pressure, and protect against atherosclerosis and heart disease
  3. Promote healthy bones

The perfect go-anywhere food, bananas have only about 100 calories each, and serve as a healthful snack or pick-me-up anytime during the day. Bananas naturally lend their sweetness to cereals, smoothies, breads, muffins, and desserts, and also work well in relishes and salads.

Diabetics should take note that bananas have an intermediate score of 55 on the Glycemic Index (GI); I recommend diabetics choose fruits that rank low on the glycemic index, so if you do have diabetes, eat low-index fruits such as cherries, grapefruit, apricots and apples more frequently than you eat bananas.

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