INTERSOS is an independent, no-profit organization which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world's poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices. The statutory bodies of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Society for Auditing and Certification of Accounts.
Job Code: SR-49-1056
Location: 50% Maiduguri and 50% Abuja
Contract duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Starting date: 30th September, 2019.
Supervision of: 1 international staff and 3 national staff
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
- The Country Finance Coordinator is responsible for the proper technical performance of all accounting-financial activities of the mission and its projects.
- The Country Finance Officer ensures the correct and effective management of financial resources, in accordance with the Organization procedures, and is responsible to:
- Ensure compliance with INTERSOS and donors' procedures.
- Manage country and project accounting and coordinate administrative personnel.
- Assume responsibility for cash account administration, ensuring conformity to existing procedures; shortages or thefts must be reported, bearing the joint signature of both the Country Finance Officer and the Head of Mission
- Update the economic and financial status of the mission and related-projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash and liquidity (Prima Nota)
- Carry out a monthly update of the Global Management of the mission under the coordination of the Regional Finance Officer
- Provide support to the Head of Mission in drafting new projects
- Check Bank accounts of the mission and provide the Regional Finance Officer with monthly Bank Statements and Bank reconciliations
- Check the interim and final financial reports and submit them to the Project Manager and Head of Mission for approval (with the support of the Regional Finance Officer)
- Assume responsibility for local personnel register
- Ensure the proper execution of goods, works and services procurement processes and their conformity to INTERSOS and donors' procedures
- Be responsible for mission administrative-accounting documents and all finished project Documentation (with the support and overall responsibility of the Regional Finance Officer)
- Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferable: Finance Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law.
- Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience at national and international level, working as admin-finance officer also in humanitarian field locations
- Proven experience with different donor finance compliance and reporting (e.g.: ECHO, OFDA, UNHCR, WFP)
- Good computer skills, especially MS Office / Excel
- Fluency in English is required. French is an asset. Knowledge of Italian is considered an asset.
- Ability to live in contexts with volatile security.
- Team Player
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Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: 01/10/2019
Contract duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Base
Supervision of: About 30 national staff
General Context of the Project
- The Boko Haram armed opposition insurgency started in 2009 and Maiduguri was the epicentre of the armed conflict. Later the armed conflict spread to all twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno State, North East Nigeria. The conflict took an international dimension as it spread to the neighbouring countries of Cameroun, Niger and Chad, resulting in the displacement of millions of people across all four frontiers. The Armed Opposition Group (AOG) has been killing people in both rural and urban centres in their quest to form a hairline Islamic State in the North east of Nigeria.
- They have been abducting young boys and girls and conscripting young boys into their military ranks, burning peoples’ houses as a way of forcing them into submission. A lot of towns and cities have been burned and destroyed. Social services and amenities have also destroyed and are now none existent. Agricultural activities which used to be the source of food security and livelihoods among the rural communities of the North East are no longer existent. Joint military operations by Cameroun, Nigeria, Chad and Niger have resulted in the liberation of 15 LGAs.
- According to available records insurgency in the northeast has claimed close to 20,000 lives and has caused enormous damage to public and private property, disrupted basic services such as health, education, financial services and displaced around two million 0ne hundred and fifty thousand (2,150 000) individuals in Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi states.
General Purpose of the Position
- Provide overall supervision to the activities implemented within the framework of the project ensuring that they are delivered following the proposal text agreed with the donor and that they are leading to the achievement of the project’s results in a timely way.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Main responsibilities are:
- Overall supervision of implementation of Food Security project activities
- Liaise with donors’ program staff for matters related to project implementation at the field level
- Line management for the Food Security project staff
- Coordinate and manage Food Security project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
- Elaborate project concept notes and proposals for submission to donors
- Ensure adherence to INTERSOS policies, guidance and procedures
- Provide distribution reports to the donor partner as required after each distribution
- Provide regular progress reports to the Head of Mission and the regional program support officer
- Initiate and participate in the development of relevant Food Security projects
- Develop and manage Food Security project budget
- Implement technical direction for food distribution and ensure high technical quality of project
- Ensure that the project targets most vulnerable and most in need beneficiaries, explore and assess new and better ways to assist them
- Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer of key skills
- Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders for a coordinated implementation of project activities
- Implement other tasks as might be required by the hierarchy with relation to INTERSOS Country Program in Nigeria.
- Hold a degree (minimum equal to Bachelors level) in Social Sciences or any related field
- Minimum 3 years of experience in a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Previous experience in West Africa (desirable)
- Experience in working in complex and volatile contexts
- Food Security expertise (In-kind and cash for food)
- Previous experience in managing WFP-funded projects
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Ability to work in volatile security environment
- Capacity to adapt to basic living conditions, patience.
- Ability to meet strict donor's guidelines
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
- Available to travel to other deep field locations
- Strong leadership and problem solving skills
- Willingness to commit INTERSOS values.
Method of Application
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