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  • Posted: Oct 9, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
  • Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. In over 30 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health and provi...
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    Finance Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    General Objective

    • The main purpose of the position is to carry out efficient financial management of the projects and Tdh structure in Nigeria, minimizing financial and operational risks and ensuring compliance in terms of Tdh procedures and Donors guidelines.

    Responsibilities and Tasks
    Administration & Finance:

    • Treasury management
    • Is in charge of Tdh Cash management (Petty cash management, cash advances, payments, regular cash counts, etc...).
    • Is in charge of Tdh Bank management (Bank accounts management, checks and transfers management, payments, bank reconciliation, internal transfers, etc...).
    • Works in collaboration with the admin coordinator to ensure the expenses are done in accordance with the forecasts and the budget
    • Prepare PWAR before admin payment and have them signed by the people in charge before any payment.
    • Assure that all PWAR are prepared and signed before any payment.


    • Is in charge of Tdh transactions codification in accounting books according to internal procedures;
    • Check invoices verify all supporting document and complete codification on a daily basis.
    • Organize and file all accounting documents.
    • Check Partner list of invoices verify all supporting documents, complete codification.
    • Organize and file all supporting documents.


    • Adhere to and enforce Tdh administrative regulations and procedures.
    • Guarantee that project donor’s procedures are respected.
    • Ensure Partner’s good practices and transparency.
    • Work in close collaboration with the Partner Admin team by collecting, verifying, analyzing their data and if needed provide appropriate advices and trainings.

    Key Competencies

    • University Degree in Finance,Accounting, Business administration in related field
    • Minimal 3 year of experience in finance & accounting management in a large non-profit or corporate multi-cultural environment
    • Extensive working knowledge of Nigerian’s employment laws and Nigerian tax issues
    • Demonstrated understanding of Finance technical areas:
    • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite and Outlook and SAGA acknowledge is mandatory


    • Required: Proactive, autonomy, rigorous, organized, planning, analytical, clear communication, work under pressure, ability to facilitate change, persuade and negotiate to reach acceptable compromise/solutions among all levels in the organization
    • Desirable: willingness and motivation to work in an international and intercultural context


    • Fluent in English and Hossa, Kanuri (written and spoken)


    • Alignment with the values, vision and mission of Tdh Knowledge of best practices in child protection


    • Ensure to attach updated CV, Motivation Letter in a single file
    • Due to the Emergency situation in the Northeast Nigeria, applications will be processed on a rolling basis and Position could be filled before the expiration of advert.
    • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted for further steps of the recruitment.
    • This position is open to Nigerian national only.
    • Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) on to apply
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