Christian Aid (CA)

Finance Coordinator

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Job Description

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Finance Coordinator
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 12 months

About the Role

  • The post holder will have oversight of Christian Aid financial operations in the North East Region by leading on all finance functions within the implementing states of Borno Adamawa and Gombe States.
  • S/He will be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid Programme Finance Functions by coordinating the financial management of partner organizations working alongside Christian Aid in the response.
  • S/He will be responsible for managing compliance of CA staff and partner organizations to donor requirements by ensuring that all financial information presented to the donor are prepared in the required format and in line with donor standards.
  • S/He will support in conducting financial capacity assessments for new partner organizations being considered by Christian Aid and ensuring that the partners meet the minimum criteria as set in the organizations partner operational capacity assessment grid.
  • S/He will support in developing a capacity development plan for partners and monitor their progress in order to ensure that the partners systems are better strengthened.
  • S/He will work alongside the program team to identify possible funding opportunities and lead in the budget development stage with oversight from the Finance Manager.
  • S/He will manage the Christian Aid Sub office finance functions including the office imprest, vendor payment request, and other finance related processes within the Sub Office.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

About You

  • You must have a 1st Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • At least 4 years’ experience working with local and international partner organisations.
  • You must be a Qualified Member of a Certified Accounting body (ACCA or ICAN).
  • You must have strong experience in carrying out financial monitoring of local partner organizations.
  • You should have experience preparing monthly financial reports using accounting softwares such as SUN.
  • You should have line management experience. You must have progressive experience working in a finance environment within an INGO(preferable) or NGO.

Competency Questions
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Building Partnerships:

  • Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action:
    • What was the situation?
    • What was expected of you?
    • What did you do?
    • How did you take those actions?
    • What was the impact?
    • Were you successful?
    • How did you know?

Steward Resources:

  • Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources:
    • What was the context?
    • What was expected of you?
    • What action(s) did you take?
    • What was the impact of your actions?
    • In what way(s) were you successful?

Deliver Results

  • Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence:
    • What was the background?
    • What recommendations or decisions did you have to take?
    • What was your particular task or responsibility?
    • What actions did you take?
    • How did you analyse the information and data?
    • What was the outcome?
    • Were you successful?
  • Salary

  • N6,057,491 – N6,977,134

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

Click here to download Role Profile (pdf)


  • This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
  • We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce.
  • We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
  • You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Application Deadline 29th June, 2017.

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About Christian Aid (CA)
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.Christian Aid is the official relief and development agency of 41 British and Irish churches, and works to support sustainable development, stop poverty, support civil society and provide disaster relief in...
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Job Summary
June 26, 2017
Offer Type
Minimum of 4years
Salary Range
N6,000,000.00 - N7,000,000.00K
June 29, 2017
Finance / Accounting
NGO / International Agencies
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