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  • Posted on: 19 May, 2016 Deadline: 27 May, 2016
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  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on women’s empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the north east of Nigeria and causing displacement of thousands of individuals, Mercy Corps has decided to address the rising humanitarian needs among displaced households and vulnerable host communities by starting its humanitarian program. With current funding from OFDA, FFP and CERF and ongoing opportunities from other donors, all Mercy Corps interventions in the North East are implemented with plans for scale-up.

    The current funding opportunity’s goal is to support economic opportunities and food security among conflict-affected populations in Gombe State, and to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies and the quality of information gathering in Nigeria. Expansion into other affected states is also planned for the humanitarian response team.

    Senior Finance Officer

     

    General Position Summary

    • Working in the North East under the umbrella of the humanitarian response, the Senior Finance Officer under the direction of the Head Of Office and technical support from the Finance Manager in Abuja, will assist in the processing and recording of payment transactions in a timely and accurate manner as well as provide financial review and support to the programs.
    • This position requires travel within the North East of Nigeria for support to programs as well as Abuja for coordination on finances.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Supervise the finance team members in all sub-offices including Gombe, Adamawa and Borno.
    • Provide financial review for transactions and documentation processed for the humanitarian portfolio programs including travel approval requests, employee expense reports, payment requests, purchase requests, purchase orders and service contracts as per the approval authority matrix.
    • Manage the liquidity of sub-offices through the review and submission of cashflow projections and petty cash requests.
    • Supervise petty cash accounts in sub-offices managed directly by the finance assistants.
    • Supervise the bank accounts in sub-offices managed directly by the finance officer.
    • Review all documentation within financial review authority for accuracy, completeness and compliance.
    • Review all payment vouchers and supervise recording into financial system.
    • Maintain appropriate filing as per policy such that files are updated, complete and safeguarded.
    • Manage month end closing process for sub-offices including cash counts, recording of payments and reconciliation of bank accounts.
    • Manage the field bank accounts and banking relationship, ensure a balanced bank account balance and submit funds transfer requests to Abuja based on policy.
    • Assist in budget preparation and management activities as the need arises.
    • Respond to staff requests for information regarding invoices and their program budgets in a proactive and timely manner. Escalate to Finance Manager if necessary.
    • Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial related issues.
    • Liaise with statutory bodies and make statutory remittance to relevant bodies.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory responsibility:

    • Finance Officer, Finance Assistants and Finance Interns – Northeast Nigeria

    Reports Directly to:

    • Head of Office with indirect technical reporting line to Finance Manager.

    Works directly with:

    • Finance, Program and Operation Teams.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Five or more years of bookkeeping, accounting and finance. Experience in development sector is preferable.
    • A degree in Accounting or a relevant Business field is required.
    • Professional qualification is required.
    • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel is a must.
    • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail
    • Excellent oral and written English skills
    • Management of staff is highly of added value
    • Fluency in Hausa language is needed

    Success Factors:

    • A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.
    • A high level of personal integrity, honesty and transparency in all cash handling is absolutely essential.
    • The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required.
    • A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.

    Applicants are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to: recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org All applications must include the position title in the subject line.

    Note

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • We are an equal opportunity organization and we encourage women to apply.

    Finance Assistants

     

    General Position Summary

    • The finance assistant under the direction of the Senior Finance Officer will assist in the processing and recording of payment transactions in timely and accurate manner.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Facilitate review of documentation submitted for review, approval and payment for accuracy and completeness.
    • Maintain office petty cash account and process payments as required by policy.
    • Prepare documentation for financial processing and facilitate submission to main office for payment.
    • Contribute to an efficient filing system such that files are updated, complete and safeguarded
    • Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial related issues.
    • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Minimum 1 year of bookkeeping, accounting and finance. Experience in development sector is desirable.
    • A degree in Accounting or a relevant business field is desirable.
    • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel is a must.
    • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail
    • Excellent oral and written English skills
    • Fluency in Hausa language is needed

    Success Factors

    • A clear understanding of accounting ethics.
    • A high level of personal integrity, honesty and transparency in all cash handling is absolutely essential.
    • A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.

    Applicants are encouraged to submit their  CVs and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to: recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org Or apply directly to any of our field office listed below:

    Gombe Office:
    Federal Low Cost,
    Off Goodluck Jonathan Road,
    By Donkay Hotel,
    Gombe State.

    Yola Office:
    Masakare Karewa,
    Jimeta Yola,
    Adamawa State.

    Biu Office:

    Security Post,
    Biu Luxury Hotel,
    Borno State

    Note
    • All applications must include the position title in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • We are an equal opportunity organization and we encourage women to apply to these positions. Applicants with relevant qualifications currently residing in the field locations stated are highly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Send in your application by clicking the Apply button below

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