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  • Senior Finance Officer at The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

  • Posted on: 14 November, 2018 Deadline: 13 December, 2018
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  • Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) - Since 1993, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED, headquartered in Paris, France is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. Over 5,000 staff are dedicated to implementing and developing our projects.

    In light of the displacement in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED office in Maiduguri is responding to the humanitarian needs. ACTED, is therefore looking for candidates to fill the position below:

    Senior Finance Officer


    About the job

    The Finance Officer will be accountable for the true and fair accountancy of the Base. He is responsible to respect and follow-up the ACTED’s financial procedures. He is responsible to update SAGA and work on Finance Titanic on monthly basis.

    He as well would be expected to assist in the preparation of project financial report if authorized by CFM

    Your main duties and responsibilities will be


    On a daily basis:

    • Allocation of the Expenses: Daily allocation of expenses on “purchase orders” & “vouchers”;
    • Data entry in SAGA: Daily vouchers to be entered in SAGA;
    • Follow-up of Contracts: Update contracts follow-up database in TITANIC, whenever payments or any other changes occur to specific contract(s)
    • Assistance: Assist the Country Finance Manager whenever needed

    On a weekly basis:

    Weekly cash request: Prepare Statement of expenditures and present it to the Finance Manager on each Friday

    On a monthly basis:

    • Cash Request (Monthly Budgeting): To prepare the monthly budgeting of the base office for the coming month and send it to Country Finance manager on the12th of each month;
    • Monthly official signature table
    • SAGA (Accountancy of the month): To send monthly closure of accountancy (Saga) to the CFM before the 5th of each month.
    • Finance Vouchers of the month: Review and send all the Finance Vouchers to the capital office   after receiving the SAGA backup.
    • TITANIC: Prepare Titanic sheets of the Capital office and send them to the CFM before the 10th of each month;
    • Maintain all allocation tables and BFU update on monthly basis;
    • Assist with project budget development

    Cost Control

    • Ensure that all the expenses of the area are allocated on the available projects
    • Ensure that the running cost of the area are not exceeding the standard norms
    • Ensure that non allocated resources are not used on any project, unless an approval is given by the CFM or CR;


    • Review and check all project related financial, logistics, administrative, and program information and send them to the Capital Compliance Officer.
    • Facilitate the country Compliance review process once the project has been terminated and ensure the accurate documentation of costs/expenses allocations within the documentation;

    About you

    All employees should master ACTED's core Principles: Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, Ethics, Professionalism, anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability

    Moreover, we also expect the following:


    • Experience in Humanitarian Organization in security complex area.
    • An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
    • 1-2 years working experience, in the field of Finance/Banking is required
    • University degree or advanced training/ course in Banking and finance, Business Administration, Accountancy or related field
    • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.


    • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
    • Experience working with displaced populations.
    • Professional certification will be good.

    We offer

    • Contract length: 3 Month with possibility of extension
    • Level: D2-1 (national contract)
    • Start date: As soon as possible Desirable

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Applicants should send their Applications including Cover Letter, CV and references to: under Ref: CCMPM/NIA. or Ref: AC/NIA.

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