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Finance Officer at Oxfam (Kebbi)


Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Finance Officer

Requisition ID: 11321
Location: Kebbi
Internal Job Grade: D1
Contract type: Six (6) Months
Job Family: Finance
Reporting to: Finance Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: None

Job Purpose

  • To support OSAID in ensuring it maintains a high standard of accounting and financial control. The nature of this job demands rigorous and careful attention to details, proper understanding of financial systems and procedures, good inter-personal skills, and complete integrity at all times.
  • The purpose of the role is to ensure that financial procedures are adhered to and non-compliances challenged while at the same time providing capacity building for the team to understand and comply with the procedures.
  • The position holder will work closely with the programme and country finance teams to provide quality financial information, process payments and maintain comprehensive accounting records for the project.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure supporting documentation for payments is complete and correct (e.g. authorized and coded by budget holder) in accordance with Oxfam financial procedures.
  • Prepare payments for authorization by account signatories.
  • Support project team by ensuring payments in the field are anticipated, made in a timely manner and with safety in mind.
  • Ensure payments are made in accordance with the delegation of authority limits.
  • Ensure compliance checklist regarding transactions are adhered to.
  • Ensure relevant statutory deductions are made, and transactions recorded accurately.
  • Maintain a reliable and effective finance record filling system.
  • Monthly reconciliation of accounts and follow up with any discrepancies.


  • Ensure that all receipts are properly documented, e.g. by an invoice or receipt.

Bank Reconciliation:

  • Reconcile project’s bank accounts on a monthly basis.

Managing Bank and Cash Balances:

  • Proactively monitor balance on bank account to:
  • Ensure that balances are sufficient to cover anticipated payments.
  • Ensure fully authorised payments and receipts are uploaded on the system on a weekly basis.
  • Monitor and ensure outstanding floats or advances are properly and timely cleared.
  • Ensure cash counts are undertaken weekly, monthly, and whenever responsibility is handed to another person.
  • Identify receipts or payments that may require further investigation.
  • Manage OSAID bank and cash accounts.
  • Maintain journal vouchers for receipts, payments and balances.

Financial Administration:

  • Act as point of contact for day-to-day matters with financial service providers.
  • Oversee filing systems, both electronic and hard copy (payables, receivables, payments, receipts, cash payments etc).


  • Provide technical and administrative supports to Supply & Logistics Officers who may be required to carry out related financial management functions on the field.
  • Support external audits exercises and ensuring that internal audit exercises are conducted periodically.
  • Provide day-to-day technical supports to the Finance Officers of Implementing Partners as may be required.
  • Provide support and advice to OSAID Project Staff on various matters including: completion of finance related forms (expense claims, float accounts etc.).
  • Locating documentation, supporting payments and receipts.

Job Requirements
Educational Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or any relevant equivalent is required.
  • ICAN or ACCA qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Three to Five (3 -5) years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience, such as finance, accounting, grants management – ideally with at least 2 years in International NGO.
  • Ability to understand and implement government tax laws with respect to contracting, payments to vendors/service providers and remittance to appropriate authorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Manages own time under guidance and direction from supervisor and meet the deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a large multi-cultural organisation
  • Proven knowledge of computerized systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerized accounting packages and spreadsheets. Knowledge of Oxfam’s accounting software will be an added advantage.
  • Proactive, flexible, and able to respond to a variety of questions relating to the job.

Key Attributes:

  • Experience of developing and delivering policy and advocacy strategies and influencing policy change targeting different categories of stakeholders.
  • Experience of working with high, mid and low level influencers across different socio-economic grouping and geography.
  • Experience working with vulnerable rural people, including women and young children.
  • Working in difficult terrains with limited access to urban facilities.
  • Cultural awareness of the northern Nigeria and/or experience of the socio-cultural and religious issues of the region.
  • Experience of advocacy and campaigning targeting diverse stakeholders in a similar position.
  • Working with rural communities and facilitation of community development plans using participatory methodologies.

Key Behavioural Competencies:

  • Influencing: We can engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we could create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome, or event in isolation. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We could engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with many elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  27th March, 2022.

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