Finance Coordinator

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Job Title: Finance Coordinator

Job Type: Contract

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: 3 - 5 years

Location: Borno

Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit , NGO/Non-Profit 

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • The Finance Coordinator role will support the Humanitarian Finance Manager in the relevant geographic area in emergency response programmes in delivering the Finance teams’ objectives in a timely and accurate manner
  • Supervise the Finance officer(s) and Finance Assistant(s) ensure that processing and reporting deadlines are fully met; financial controls and procedures are strictly adhered to by all field office staff
  • The main responsibilities of this post will vary according to the terms of reference for each assignment
  • The post-holder is likely to undertake senior deployments.

Scope of Role

Reports to: Humanitarian Finance Manager

Dimensions: Direct reporting

Staff directly reporting to this post: Finance Officers and Finance Assistants

Technical responsibility: Yes

Budget responsibility: None

Key Areas of Accountability

Financial Reporting and Control:

  • Prepare and Monitor accurate and timely submission of financial reports and attachments to members, donors and government regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for checking and verifying the food voucher e-payment to beneficiaries on all humanitarian cash transfer awards.
  • Compile Monthly transaction listings for review by the budget holders and provide upon request by the budget holders.
  • Provide the budget holders a monthly update on the budget variance analysis.
  • Review and signs off purchase orders and represent Finance at Procurement Committee Meetings

Budget Management, Monitoring and Control:

  • Support the Humanitarian Finance Manager in the master budget development for the response
  • Support budget holders in the proposal budget costings, creating Reporting Templates and DEAs
  • Support budget holders in the understanding of budget reports including phasing and re-phasing of budgets
  • Support budget holder in the realignment of budgets
  • Support the Humanitarian Finance manager in the preparation of the field office Budget with potential gaps actively highlighted and communicated for inclusion in new proposals.
  • Provide support to budget holders in reviewing and understanding monthly financial budget monitoring reports and follow up on any recommended action points.
  • Provide support to Humanitarian Finance Manager with advice/training to budget holders on budget management and phasing.

Audit & Evaluation:

  • Assist with the Internal and External audit preparations including putting together relevant documentation and TOR for the Audit
  • Ensures humanitarian grants audits are conducted effective
  • Follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from Humanitarian Finance Manager.

Working Relationships

Internal: All sub and area office staff.

External: Bank / Auditors

Requirements
Minimum years of experience

3

Qualifications
B.Sc
Desired Course
Financial Accounting
Other Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting / Finance / Business Administration or other relevant professional qualification with 3-5 years working experience in relevant field.
  • Extensive experience, including first phase responses, with NGOs in an international emergency environment or in fragile states.
  • Knowledge of the requirements and experience managing grants from the major emergency donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting.
  • Experience of and well-developed skills in staff management and supervision. Proven strong coaching and capacity building skills.
  • Good attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Computer literate (i.e. WORD, advanced Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems).
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Proven experience in financial management and producing appropriate management information to support strategy development and decision-making by budget holders and programme implementers
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams.
  • Experience of managing or supporting programmes in each stage of the project cycle, including development of funding proposals, budgeting, technical and financial monitoring in the context of grants/restricted funding sources.

Desirable:

  • Experience of Project Management, M&E Management or Funding Coordination would be a appreciated
  • Fluent in English.

Competences and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

Core Competencies:

  • Leading and inspiring others – Delivering results – Developing self and others – Problem solving and decision making – Innovating and adapting – Applying technical and professional expertise – Working effectively with others – Communicating with impact - Networking
  • Adhere to SCI Values: Accountability; Ambition; Collaboration; Creativity; Integrity

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

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

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Job Summary
Published
February 27, 2020
Offer Type
Contract
Experience
Minimum of 3years
Location
Borno
Cities
Maiduguri
Deadline
April 5, 2020
Specialization
Finance / Accounting /NGO / Community Services
Industries
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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