Nigeria – Finance Coordinator in Abuja
Nigeria – Finance Coordinator in Abuja
Type of contract
Fixed Term Contract
Expected start date
Duration of mission
General Context :
With the largest population in Africa (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the strongest economy of the continent relying on oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from important development disparities between North and South provinces of the country, social and economic inequalities, and from a high rate of corruption at every level of the economic and administrative systems. Moreover, Nigeria is a very diverse country, hosting multiple ethnic groups and religion.
The on-going conflict in the North-East States of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis. This context is exacerbated by the extreme violence from armed-opposition groups ISWAP (Islamic State’s West Africa Province) and JAS (Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad) targeting civilian populations in NE Nigeria. In December 2019, there were 2 019 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country according to the UNHCR and 7.9 million people were considered to be in a humanitarian emergency situation. Three years of conflict have seriously deteriorated living conditions in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States and have depressed agricultural production, exacerbating populations’ critical needs for life-saving assistance.
PUI’s strategy/position in the country:
The main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2021 can be synthetized as follows:
- Continue and further develop the response to urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities living in Maidugrui, Monguno City and newly accessible LGAs through an integrated approach
- Develop knowledge, humanitarian and context analysis on areas outside North East, and develop integrated programs
- Develop a mid-term to long-term strategy for Maiduguri area, integrating livelihood approaches and exit strategies from emergency programming
History of the mission and current programs:
PUI has been present in the region for more than a decade, implementing projects in Chad since 2004 and in Cameroun since 2008. In Cameroon, PUI is implementing a project in response to Boko Haram -related displacement in the Extreme North, and in Adamawa. In early 2016. PUI has conducted an assessment in Maiduguri which confirmed the emergency of the humanitarian situation and the need for a rapid intervention in order to address primary needs of people affected by the conflict in this area, especially those who had not received any assistance.
The PUI Nigerian Mission has been officially opened in April 2016, with a focus on meeting urgent needs, including improving access to food commodities for Internally Displaced People (IDP) and host communities (HC), later adding Primary Health Care and Nutrition activities. PUI extended its activities in Monguno in 2018 mainly in Health, Nutrition and Protection with the support of BHA (ex-OFDA). The severity of the needs and the reduction of the humanitarian space make PUI positioning in Health and Nutrition crucial, especially in Monguno where PUI has taken some core activites from ALIMA after they closed their program there. At the end of 2020, PUI launched an exploratory mission along with INGOs colleagues in Zamfara State (North West) and has developed a strategy there.
The Administrative and Financial Coordinator is accountable for the financial, accounting and budgetary management of the mission.
- Financial, budgetary and accounting management: He/She is responsible for all aspects relating to finance, including budgetary and accounting elements, as well as the mission cash flow.
- Relation with donors: He/She will be in charge of budgeting the proposals, doing the donor financial reports and organizing the audits of the projects on the field.
- Relations with auditors: He/She supervises the audits on the field.
- Representation: He/She represents the association in its relations with partners, authorities and different local players for the financial, administrative, and legal areas of the mission.
- Coordination: He/She centralizes and diffuses information within the mission and to headquarters for all financial, administrative, legal aspects of the mission, and consolidates the internal and external reporting for these domains.
1. ENSURING SOUND FINANCIAL, BUDGETARY AND ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT FOR THE MISSION
2. ENSURING THE CIRCULATION OF INFORMATION, COORDINATION AND REPRESENTATION ON FINANCIAL ISSUES
3. SUPERVISING AND MANAGING THE FINANCE TEAM MEMBERS
Minimum 3 years of experience in financial / accounting management.
A previous experience abroad in Humanitarian action would be appreciated.
Knowledge of institutional donor procedures (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies…) is an asset
Software: Excel compulsory, Saga desirable
Good stress management
Resistance to pressure
Organized and methodical
Strong sense of responsibilities
Strong listening and empathy skills
Ability to adapt, manage priorities and be pragmatic
Diplomatic and with a sense of negotiation
Good communication skills
Honesty and rigor
English (good proficiency in oral and written needed)
French is an asset
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract
Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housingin collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Person in charge of this offer
Marwan Filah, Human Resources Officer for expatriates