Translators without Borders Operations Manager - Jobs in Nigeria

Translators without Borders Operations Manager - Jobs in Nigeria

The mission of Translators without Borders is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language through translation and interpreting, building language translation capacity at a local level, providing translation and simplification services that are culturally appropriate, accessible and open source, and raising awareness globally of language barriers.

We are looking for an energetic Operations Manager based in Maiduguri to support the Country Director in who can take on the day-to-day activities but can also work with the whole TWB team to develop new ideas and processes.

The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the in-country support functions of the Nigeria program to ensure effective financial management in addition to planning and coordinating administrative,HR and logistics procedures and systems and devising ways to streamline processes.

The Operations Manager will also support the wider TWB crisis team as and when necessary.

The Operations Manager should be enthusiastic about the importance of increasing access to knowledge through language. The right candidate is an energetic team player and leader who agrees with TWB´s basic beliefs and values and who can work virtually with team members based throughout the world.


Financial reporting and budgeting

  • Support the Country Director in the creation of budgets
  • Lead the implementation and monitoring of budgets including the provision of rolling forecasts for the Nigeria and global crisis response programmes
  • Manage the short-term cash flow requirements of the program, liaising with the global Head of Finance & Admin to facilitate cash transfers, top up requests etc.
  • Responsible for reporting and analysing financial information (including budget vs actuals) according to statutory, internal and donor requirements and maintaining audit ready financial records for projects and for the Nigerian entity).
  • Monitor and report on the effects of exchange rate fluctuations between local and contract currencies
  • Manage the preparation of monthly financial and payroll reporting for management

    Compliance and audit

  • Assist the Country Director in ensuring that the entity is compliant with all statutory legislation, particularly with regard to company registration
  • Ensure proper internal controls are in place and operating effectively in accordance with TWB standards (tailored to the local context) and government, donor regulations
  • Lead the collection of information required to prepare the annual audit reports, tax returns and other compliance requirements for entity in the Nigeria
  • Facilitate and provide support to all donor and internal audits in coordination with the Country Director, crisis response leadership team & Head of Finance
  • Manage the registration, compliance and implementation of payroll in Nigeria

    General Accounting

  • Oversee financial practices performed by Finance officer and Administration officer
  • Ensure compliance with procurement, expenditure and financial procedures (may be linked to other procedures such as HR)


  • Warrant TWB meets requirements as per Nigerian law and related local registration
  • Identify the steps to be taken for national staff contracts to be issued and implement the required measures
  • Manage
    the Finance Officer and the Administration and Logistics Officer with clear objectives and mentoring
  • Act as the focal point for on boarding and separation activities


  • Setup of an efficient logistics and procurement system, including asset management
  • Manage the team in regards to procurement activities and ensure donor requirements and TWB rules are met
  • Oversee and guarantee seamless logistics of travel and visas

    Human Resources Management

  • Provide overall management and coordination of all aspects of program support, including overseeing the work of finance, human resources and logistics teams across the country and the field.
  • Attract, motivate and retain team's staff: develop individual and team skills, create a positive work environment, and manage the performance of team members
  • Organize recruitment logistics
  • Develop and implement new/improved Country financial procedures and processes as agreed with the Head of Finance & Admin
  • Any other duties in support of a smooth and efficient programme office.


  • 7+ years in business support functions in management positions
  • International Humanitarian or development experience
  • Experience with various accounting packages
  • Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Administration, Accounting or equivalent and / or MBA and / or other relevant professional qualifications
  • At least 5 years of proven experience in goal-based / outcome-based planning and budgeting for social development or humanitarian programs
  • Significant experience in team management of at least 7 years in a large organization
  • Good financial, accounting and logistics management skills and experience in optimizing the use of resources
  • Knowledge of human resource management frameworks and strategies
  • Experience working with complex sources of finance (eg EU, UN, Foundations)
  • Integral person with strong personal values, aligned with our mission.
  • Transformative leadership that generates the conditions for each person to develop and make the most of themselves. In addition, able to manage multidisciplinary teams including when they are remote or when it is a functional link.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 9th June 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Translators without Borders Operations Manager - Jobs in Nigeria

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