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  • Posted: Sep 19, 2018
    Deadline: Sep 24, 2018
  • ZOA is an international relief and recovery organization supporting vulnerable people affected by violent conflicts and natural disasters in fragile states, by helping them to realize dignified and resilient lives. ZOA operates in more than 15 countries, in difficult locations where our field staff directly provides assistance to the most vulnerable victi...
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    Finance & Admin Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Starting date: As soon as possible

    ZOA’s Programme in Nigeria

    • ZOA started operations in Nigeria December 2016, supporting IDPs and returnees of Boko Haram affected states. In the selection of the beneficiaries, we pay careful attention to include the most vulnerable households. Continuously promoting community governance, inclusion, peace and stability in these fragmented and traumatized communities is a challenging but essential part of ZOA's programme.
    • ZOA currently has full team in Borno State, respond to the critical needs in Food Security and livelihood and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

    Purpose of the Position

    • The Finance & Admin Officer is responsible for all financial systems of ZOA Nigeria in order to support smooth organisational functioning and effective project implementation. The position is based in Maiduguri.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for transactions booking in the accounting software (ZOA Manager); in line with the ZOA accounting Manual and Procedures;
    • Reconcile bank and cash books at least every week/month.
    • Responsible for document filing and archiving in the appropriate folders in ZOA Manager online system;
    • Preparation of monthly payroll on or before 22nd of every month and forward to MGA for final review.
    • Prepare monthly taxes return schedule and social insurance remittances to relevant authorities and agencies e.g. (PAYE, WHT, Pension, NISTF etc).
    • Responsible for payroll bookings to projects in accordance with the approved time sheet. This action must be performed on or before every 10th of the month.
    • Liaise with Logistic and Procurement Officer to conduct inventory check/physical count at least every quarter
    • Might be requested to participate in ZOA Tender meeting during procurement processes;
    • Proactively highlight area of concerns to MGA and necessary support and mitigation;
    • Support MGA in any other activities upon request from time to time e.g. quarterly report, Budget etc;
    • Any other duty that is reasonably consistent with the key tasks of the function.


    • University degree or equivalent (minimally HND, BSc/BA, preferably Accountancy) or relevant field;
    • Proven working experience of at least 2 - 3 years in the relevant field with at least 1 year in staff management;
    • Affinity with development work and International NGO’s;
    • Ability to write clear and concise reports;
    • Excellent in English in reading, writing and speaking;
    • Ability to speak one of the local languages (Kanuri, Hausa etc).
    • Excellent computer skills (accounting systems, Excel, Word and power point).


    • Good verbal and written communication skills;
    • Good planning and organizational skills;
    • Good numerical skills
    • Analytical skills;
    • Accuracy;
    • Service oriented attitude but strict when it comes to keeping up to the ZOA policies and procedures;
    • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;
    • Result-oriented in a team approach;
    • Participative leadership;
    • Ability to work individual as well as in a team;
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting;

    Our Offer
    Salary/conditions: ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team and good benefits and remuneration which suits the charities sector.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should forward their CV's and Cover Letter to: clearly indicate the position applying for in the subject line of the application.

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