Intersos Humanitarian Organisation Job in Abuja for a Country Finance Officer

Intersos Humanitarian Organisation is an independent non-profit
humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural
disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the
principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and
opportunities, and respect for
diversity and coexistence, paying
special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

Intersos Humanitarian Organisation is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Country Finance Officer
Job Descriptions

  • The Country Finance Officer (CFO) is responsible for the proper
    technical implementation of all accounting-financial activities of the
    mission and its projects. In this context, he/she ensures the correct
    and effective management of financial resources, in accordance with the
    Organization’s procedures and the Regional Finance Officer’s technical
  • The CFO is responsible for the proper accounting and
    administration of funds, under the technical supervision of the Regional
    Finance Officer and the hierarchical supervision of the Head of Mission

Job Responsibilities
Finance control:

  • To 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;
  • To manage the bank accounts of the mission and provide the
    Regional Finance Officer with monthly bank statements and bank
  • To update monthly the Global Management of the mission under the coordination of the Regional Finance Officer;
  • To update the economic and financial status of the mission and
    related-projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash
    and liquidity (Prima Nota);
  • To provide on weekly basis the updated economic and financial data (PN) to the Project Manager’s and the Head of Mission;
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Budget preparation and control:

  • To provide support to the Head of Mission in the drafting of new projects;
  • To regularly check, in collaboration with the Project Managers
    and Head of Mission, the economic-financial performance of projects:
    final balance, expenditure excess, expenditure projections, and
    financial forecast;
  • To ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent
    and spend in accordance with INTERSOS and donors rules and regulations,
    and support annual auditing procedures;
  • To prepare and verify, in cooperation with the Head of Mission, the trend of the general coordination’s budget;
  • To monitors the sustainability of coordination’s office and
    verify the correct distribution/allocation of the general coordination
    costs to the projects; to monitor the coordination and projects’
    non-deductible costs;

Financial reporting and audit:

  • To prepare 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 Administrator);
  • To ensures the correct filing of all projects’ data;
  • To ensure the proper execution of goods, works and services
    procurement processes and conformity to INTERSOS and donors procedures;
  • To prepare and carry out the audits conducted in the country,
    and for the transmission to the central headquarter of all project
    documents to be audited in Italy;

Local staff management:

  • To train and supervise local administrative staff in coordination with the Head of Mission;
  • To supervise and monitor the preparation of payslips and monthly
    payment of salaries and ensure compliance with national labour laws,
    including deduction and payment of salary tax;
  • To contribute the preparation of the salary scale;
  • To manage the local personnel register, subdivided by project;
  • To supervise and monitor staff contracts preparation;
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Asset management and logistics:

  • To update inventory records pertaining to INTERSOS assets and verify the accuracy of the supporting documentation;
  • To verify the correct application of the organization’s or donor’s procedures in relation to purchases and goods management;
  • update the list of reliable local suppliers, as directed by the Head of Mission, for subsequent use in specific procedures;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Profile/Experience

  • At least 2 years professional experience in similar position;
  • Knowledge of UN administrative procedures (UNHCR – OCHA – Unicef – WFP) ECHO and other major donors;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to
    establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries and
    other stakeholders;
  • Capacity to work in volatile security environment and to adapt to basic living conditions;
  • Computer literate (Microsoft office);
  • Fluent English written and spoken
  • Experience in humanitarian assistance, e-voucher and nutrition is desirable;
  • Strong experience in training, managing and monitoring the local administrative and logistics staff;

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Curriculum
Vitae, Motivation letter and Contact details of two professional
referees to:, specifying in the subject ‘CFO – Nigeria’.

Note: Only applications sent to this email address will
be considered. If you do not receive a reply within one month, then
please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

Application Deadline  12th September, 2016.

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