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Save the Children Nigeria Job
Save the Children Nigeria Recruitment is to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer
Job Identification: 2564
Location: Borno
Grade: 4
Job type: Full-time
Job Category: Finance
Contract Length: Open Ended
Team/Programme: Finance/ Humanitarian

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore, a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

Role Purpose

  • The Finance Officer has responsibility to manage payments, receipts, and disbursement of funds.
  • He/she would be responsible for GLACOS registration and filling of all financial documents.
  • He/she will also provide support to the finance unit.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Finance Coordinator
  • Dimensions: Solid line reporting
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Finance Assistant
  • Technical responsibility: None
  • Budget responsibility: None

Key Areas of Accountability
Fund Disbursement:

  • Support payment of participants and other SCI cash payments out of the office

Financial Information and other support functions:

  • Send out transaction’s listings and BVA to the awards department on the agreed dates
  • Support all Budget holders in the preparation of phased budgets
  • Provide support to budget holders in reviewing and understanding monthly financial budget monitoring reports and follow up on any recommended action points
  • Prepare the GLACOS for all the recharges recommended by the budget holders after the 1st and 2nd review of the transaction listings.
  • Provide support to Humanitarian Finance Manager with advice/training to budget holders on budget management.
  • Support in the preparation of proposal budgets for the Humanitarian response.
  • Support in providing codes where finance support is needed.
  • Review of payment vouchers for accuracy and completeness

System Administration:

  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts 21410,11410,11220,52000


  • Preparing SOF loaders for all new awards and realigned/ re-phased awards
  • Provide information for management reports such as cost centre BVA’s, for budget holders to monitor budgets, on a regular and timely basis
  • Monthly maintenance and update of Finance Accruals Tracker
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager
  • Ensure proper and timely archiving of document
  • Statutory Remittances

Working Relationships

  • Internal: All budget-holders, Bank Signatories and other staffs.
  • External:  Auditors, Bank, Government bodies, include regulatory agencies.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations.
  • Holds self and others accountable.


  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively.


  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honesty, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Essential Criteria:

  • Level of Education – B.Sc./HND or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive relevant experience of working in finance
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounting
  • Knowledge and experience in working with INGO.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Professional certificate in accounting and finance

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to be creative and proactive health service improvement is essential.

Application Closing Date
8th August, 2023; 16:55

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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