Deputy Finance Coordinator at INTERSOS Nigeria

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Deputy Finance Coordinator

Job Code: SR-49-2554
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Duty Station: Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Starting Date: 1st June, 2022
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Country Finance Coordinator
Functional Supervisor: Country Finance Coordinator
Supervision of: Senior Finance Officer
Dependents: Non-family duty station

General Context of the Project

  • According to the Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan 2022, 8.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the north-east and north-west of the country, with majority of them being women and children who are facing significant protection risks.
  • The people in need is likely to increase due to continuation of insecurity in the intervention areas with IDPs fleeing to relatively safer places.
  • INTERSOS has been rendering humanitarian response in Nigeria since 2016, providing life-saving support from the most affected communities such as health and nutrition, covid-19 response and vaccination, protection, food security and livelihoods, shelter, access to clean water and sanitation, camp coordination, and common warehouse management.

General Purpose of the Position

  • The PFA will provide the leadership and direction to ensure the development of relevant financial information, and timely financial budgeting and planning and financial reporting for senior leadership, donors, and key stakeholders.
  • The PFA will assist the CFC in managing and controlling the organization’s financial processes, making the necessary changes to upgrade and improve process, policies or procedures, and develop the finance team of the mission.
  • The PFA will also undertake special tasks at the direction of the CFC in areas of financial systems development.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Cash flow – Consolidate monthly cash needs from financial plans and compile weekly / monthly cash forecasts.
  • Proposal development – act as a focal Finance point during the process of Proposal Development and budgets creation. Cooperate closely with CFC and HOM.
  • Reporting – PFA will ensure schedule for Donor reporting is respected and all reports are compiled in an accurate and timely manner and submitted to CFC for verification and approval. In terms of internal reporting, PFA will lead and coordinate regular monthly BvFP (budget vs Financial Plan).
  • Audit – preparation for internal and external annual, ad hoc and donor audits closely with CFC and HOM.
  • Grants Management – work closely with Grants Department, ensuring that donor finance guidelines, formats and processes are understood by all affected colleagues at the start of each project and being adhered to throughout the project.
  • To ensure compliance with INTERSOS and donors procedures.
  • To update the economic and financial status of the mission and related-projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash and liquidity (Prima Nota).
  • To support the CFC in order to perform monthly Bank reconciliations.
  • To set up, organize and manage the administrative files pertaining the mission and in loco projects, based on criteria defined by the Protocols and any indications from the CFC.


  • Advanced University Degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Finance Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, International Development, Contract / Commercial Law.
  • First University Degree combined with demonstrated professional work experience and understanding of relevant functions may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree, preferably combined with credited courses or certifications from relevant professional bodies in admin & finance management, procurement.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience at national and international level working as admin-finance Manager.

Professional Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of budgeting and financial management
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Excel
  • Demonstrated leadership and very good interpersonal / communication skills
  • Demonstrate experience with different donor finance compliance and reporting
  • Ability to perform and assure high accuracy in work under stress
  • Positive and solution oriented personality


  • Fluency in English is required.

Personal Requirements:

  • Core Values:
    • Commitment and Respect of local culture
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity
  • Core Competencies:
    • Communication
    • Drive for Result
    • Working with People of all background and culture.
  • Key Functional Competencies:
    • Leading and Supervising
    • Deciding and Initiating Actions
    • Planning and Organizing Conflict resolution skills.
  • Skills and knowledge:
    • Ability to work strategically, independently and to realize organizational goals, develop strategies, set clear visions.
    • Ability to persuade and influence, negotiate to obtain agreement, promote ideas.
    • Ability to network and establish good relations with stakeholders, at all levels.
    • Fast learner, adapts and responds to change, tolerates ambiguity.


  • Remuneration: According to position and seniority
  • Transportation: Round-trip flight. For any mission lasting at least 12 months, at 9 months one free plane ticket to the Country of residency and back to the mission for the humanitarian worker
  • Medical insurance: Medical Insurance; reimbursement for vaccines, medical certificate and PCR test for deployment; psychosocial support on request
  • Visa: Visas
  • Annual leave: 2.5 days per month
  • Installation costs: N / A
  • School fees: N / A
  • Induction: Online orientation course
  • Accommodation: Shared Guesthouse
  • General Conditions – R&R (6 days of R&R each 12 weeks + 600 $ allowance).

Application Closing Date
23rd June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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