Mercy Corps Finance and Compliance Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Mercy Corps Finance and Compliance Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.

With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.

Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Senior Finance Officer, the Finance and Compliance Officer will assist the Northeast Programs in adhering to the Finance and compliance procedures for our programs in Damboa and ensure timely financial and accounting reports.


Strategy & Vision:

  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
  • Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions & resources to achieve objectives and contribute to countrywide strategy development.
  • Develop and organize activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders to provide support.
  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.

    Team Management:

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.

    Program support:

  • Ensure effective, transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures Set up and maintain filing systems of all protocols and important documents for the project.
  • In conjunction with operations and program departments, review all Vouchers contracts and related financial documents.
  • Assist the Field Finance Manager to keep track and reconcile actual and committed program and operational expenditure.
  • Conduct compliance orientation trainings for the Mercy Corps Staff as well as vouchers vendors.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in responding to audit inquiries at the field level.
  • Perform the financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with MC policies and procedures and donors grants and contracts requirements.


  • Assist in the financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders and payment requests to ensure compliance with MC policies and procedures and project budgets.
  • Assist in the preparation
    of the monthly cash flow projections
  • Maintain the cash and bank files, ensuring that all cash and bank information is properly filed and updated
  • Ensure all outstanding advances cleared on time.
  • Ensure all financial documents are achieved properly.
  • Ensure the petty cash count performed on time.
  • Make sure that all supporting documentation is prepared and filled according to MC procedures.
  • Prepare the monthly bank reconciliations when applicable.
  • Assist with month end balance sheet account reconciliations.


  • Submit accurate and timely financial reports to Maiduguri on weekly and monthly basis, and follow up with other departments for any corrective actions required.
  • Prepare Voucher Reconciliation Activities Reports on weekly and monthly basis.


  • Four or more years of compliance and finance experience are required.
  • A University degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent is required.
  • Three years’ experience in the compliance Department of an international NGO is preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency with computerized general ledger software
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Prior management experience and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • Advance Accounting skills are required to support the department of accounting.
  • Fluency in Hausa and local languages is preferred.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4-page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: Applications Closing Date 1st February 2019


  • All applications must include the Position Title and Reference Number in the subject line.
  • CV and cover letter and should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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