Solidarités International Finance Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters.



Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: water, food and shelter.

SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.


Solidarités International Finance Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria



Responsibilities


Analysis of the socio-economic context:

  • Identify administrative partners
  • Monitor the development of exchange rates and prices

    Team Management:

  • Work with administrators to define administrative personnel needs during the mission and recruit according to allocated resources and Solidarités International’s operational strategy
  • Train and appraise the financial administrative team
  • Coordinate, plan and supervise the activities of the financial administrative team
  • Lead meetings for the financial administrative team

    Financial, Accounting and Budgetary Management:

  • Define the expenditure cycle and authorization thresholds and ensure compliance with the purchase validation cycle
  • Consolidate the mission’s monthly closing accounts
  • Verify the accounts before they are sent to headquarters
  • Consolidate and check the Allocation boards
  • Prepare, monitor and revise the mission’s financial programming
  • Complete the consolidation of monthly Budget follow up and ensure that the mission remains financially stable
  • Make connections between budgetary consumption and activity progress. Propose solutions if necessary
  • Monitor the mission’s operating costs
    Train the mission’s senior staff in how to use the Budget Follow up
  • Prepare and assist with possible audits or inspections
  • Prepare and consolidate the financial sections of proposals
  • Integrate the new donor contracts into the financial management of the mission’s projects, adhering to Solidarités International procedures.

    Administrative Management of the Mission:

  • Negotiate and draw up partnership contracts with local partners and ensure that they are followed and complied with
  • Supervise paper and digital record-keeping, as well as ensuring the security of administrative documents
  • Supervise the quarterly mailing of administrative archives to headquarters after validation of the Internal Control Department
    Select and contract a lawyer who will examine legal issues and limit any legal risks

    Cash Management:

  • Manage the cash flows between headquarters and the mission, and ensure that bases receive supplies
  • Ensure that the cash box and coffers are well kept and that funds are secure at all bases
  • Compile and monitor cash flow forecasts and forward them to headquarters

    Reporting/Communication:

  • Ensure regular financial reporting to headquarters, on a schedule defined by the administrative calendar
  • Ensure that Solidarités International’s in-country registration is followed up
    Organize and run
    information and coordination meetings
  • Produce financial reports that are in line with financial donors’ administrative procedures
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the administrative authorities at the national level. Carry out constant judicial monitoring, keep up-to-date with local employment laws, check information collected with law firms and insert it into Solidarités International’s documentation
  • Take part in meetings relating to administrative aspects, represent Solidarités International when asked/delegated to do so
  • Act as a link between headquarters and the field for all matters relating to finance

    Specific Stakes and Challenges:

  • Training of national admin managers on bases
  • Opening of a new base will be a challenge
    Program forecasts are hard to manage.


    Requirements


  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in, Business or Public Administration or Accounting or related field
  • Previous experiences as Finance coordinator with significant financial volume (> 8 millions EUR at least recommended), multiplicity of donor’s contracts (6 at least recommended)
  • Proven experience in team management, team structuring
  • Proven experience in training & capacity building
  • Knowledge in Administrative and Financial management;
  • Knowledge in Audit management;
  • Knowledge of DFID / ECHO / BPRM / OFDA-USAID, UN agencies & other donors assistance policies, guidelines and financial reporting requirements
  • Prioritization and self-organization
  • Ability to multitask and delegation
    Rigor
  • Diplomacy
  • Full working proficiency in English (read, spoken & written)
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and good knowledge of other Office suite
  • Accounting software: Saga preferred and recommended
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th June, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Solidarités International Finance Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria


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