Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Coordinator
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
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.
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
Scope of Role
Staff directly reporting to this post: Finance Officers and Finance Assistants
Technical responsibility: Yes
Budget responsibility: None
Reports to: Humanitarian Finance Manager
Dimensions: Direct reporting
Key Areas of Accountability
Financial Reporting and Control:
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
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.
Budget Management, Monitoring and Control:
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.
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
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.
Internal: All sub and area office staff.
External: Bank / Auditors
Qualifications and Experience
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.
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
Experience of Project Management, M&E Management or Funding Coordination would be a appreciated
Fluent in English.
Competences and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
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
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.
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
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
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks.
Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.