Finance Officer at International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Officer
Job ID: MDG / FIN / 07
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
- The Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring compliance with general donor regulations, grant specific requirements and IMC policies and procedures
- Additionally, this position will ensure the day-to-day financial and administrative activities and will support the Finance Manager on one program or program site including human resources administration, finance administrative activities and reporting.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Accounting and Finance Management:
- Accounting and Finance Support to Grant/Contracts
- Coordinate with the team to ensure timely financial and progress reporting is completed and submitted by sub-grantees, reviewed and approved on timely manner and file the reports in sub-grant management file.
- To work closely with IMC sub-grantee(s) finance staff (s)
- Assist program staff with day-to-day accounting operations and financial support in accordance with donor/client and International Medical Corps internal policies and procedures
- Prepare timely and accurate financial reports for submission to donor on or before the deadlines
- Prepare timely and accurate monthly Pipeline.
- Prepare Cash request projection to HQ/country office
- Maintain frequent communication with Program Staff, and Field Office Finance to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated clearly.
- Work with program and logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs is within budgeted targets.
- Interface with service providers on service delivery, invoicing and processing of payments
- Ensure compliance with internal and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performing their development, documentation, and implementation
- Ensure required preapprovals are secured in advance of incurring an expense
- Assist in solving Test of Transaction (TOT) issues and send them to Auditor.
- Account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy, and control over payments
- Prepare ad hoc logistics and financial reporting to aid in tracking and reconciliation of transactions
- Maintain accurate financial transactions and grant/contract records
- Assist program staff and finance department in meeting donor/client and internal reporting requirements
Training / Capacity Building:
- Train fellow staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs
- Advocate and plan for professional development of staff
- Maintain frequent communication with Finance Director to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated
- Work with program and logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs are within budgeted targets
- Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to finance activities
- Interface with national government and relevant statutory agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations when necessary
- Serve as a liaison with donors on matters related to the program to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors
- Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to Finance Director and Country Director when called upon to do so
- Assist in activities to ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
- Participate in the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information
- Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
- Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
- Facilitates emergency and non-emergency security expenditures
- Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
- Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
- Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors.
Compliance & Ethics:
- Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards
- Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
- A University Degree in Accounting or Business Administration. Professional certifications such as a fully qualified / almost qualified member of ICAN or other qualification recognized by IFAC is an added advantage
- Minimum of 2 years experience in administration and financial management in the humanitarian sector, including experience in grant financial management aspect of international donor agencies.
- Knowledge of varied donor financial regulations.
- Experience in enforcing the compliance of internal control procedures and policies relating to different departments and activities.
- Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferably Costpoint
- Experience in working within a large departmental team.
- Ability to carry-out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the organization.
- Proven leadership qualities required.
- Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills.
- Ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural team.
- Ability to work in harsh conditions, often in remote areas.
- Ability to work in harsh conditions, often in remote areas.
- Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
- Fluent English written and oral.
- Can function effectively in a loosely structured work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
- Ability to work under pressure and manage work load effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines.
- Ability to work in participatory manner with staff to assess needs, implement and monitor activities.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications addressed to the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps via the email: [email protected]
- Candidates MUST state the position, location and JOB ID: MDG/FIN/07 they are applying for as the subject of their email
- Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
- We are an equal opportunity organization So Maiduguri Based candidates are Strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
- This position is for Nigerian nationals only
Application Deadline 10th October, 2020.