Oxfam Finance Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Oxfam Finance Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.


Financial Planning, Budgeting and reporting:

  • Assist in preparation of the budget for the project.
  • Support in review of budgets, activity plans and partnership agreements to ensure compliance with donor requirements and Oxfam policies and procedures.
  • Assist with regular forecasting of project budget utilisation and in effectively managing the resources for the respective projects.
  • Prepare accurate, complete, and consistent financial accounts, comments and supporting documentation.
  • Supports on the finance implementation of projects.
  • Support the preparation of monthly financial progress reports (budget monitoring reports)
  • Support and guide programme team on all relevant finance issues regarding project management.

    Financial Transaction and Cash Management:

  • Ensure the management of cash and treasury including timely and accurate payments of suppliers and locally hired short and long-term staff.
  • Ensure cash and banks accounts are regularly reconciled.
  • Support logistics on maintenance of project’s inventory, capital equipment and issues related to office management
  • Ensure detailed and accurate records of all financial transactions are maintained physically and electronically (Pastel, SAP, Box) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Check accuracy, completeness and validity of financial data before payment and posting into Finance system.
  • Review payment vouchers to ensure that correct budget codes are charged and also approvals have been made with appropriate delegated authority.

    Financial Control & Risk Management:

  • Support the implementation of risk mitigation strategies in order to mitigate loss or fraud.
  • Carry out financial/ compliance risk assessment of financial and organisational systems of partner organisations according to Oxfam’s partner assessment tools, in line with donor requirements.
  • Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  • Maintain an effective reports monitoring system, ensuring adherence to Oxfam policies and procedures on partner management.

    Donor and Partner Management:

  • Proactively review and identify any potential issues
    which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  • Visit partner organisations to fully understand the context and operating environment they work in to ensure effective support is provided.
  • Review partner financial reports monthly and ensure application of appropriate standards for financial accountability on a monthly basis, flagging any issues/ challenges in due time for management information and action.
  • Participate in regular meetings with partner organisations to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or any relevant equivalent degree.
  • ICAN or ACCA qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience, such as finance, accounting, grants management - ideally with at least three (3) years with an International NGO.
  • Ability to understand and implement the government tax & VAT laws.
  • Proven knowledge of computerised systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerized accounting packages and spreadsheets.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th June, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Finance Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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