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NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: CBM
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 21 Dec 2017

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria; with travels within the north-east & Abuja

Contract duration: 2 years

Contract type: Full-time

Contract start: January 2018


CBM is seeking a Finance Officer (Emergency Response) to support emergency response projects in the north-east, funded by CBM Germany and BMZ.

The Finance Officer (Emergency Response) reports to the Finance Manager CO, and works closely with other CO finance / programme staff and projects partners.

S/he will:

Ø Drive best practices in financial and administrative management of emergency projects

Ø Be accountable for ensuring that accurate partner accounts, statistic and financial information are completed to set deadlines, and that costs are controlled to within budget allocation

Ø Assist the Finance Manager in producing and presenting project forecasts and budgets, working with CBM accounting systems and to further assist him with partners' financial reports

Main tasks

Financial management and partner financial management support

· Manage the cash-flow position of emergency projects

· Develop / disseminate guidelines on efficient use of organisational resources and procedures for purchasing, payment of bills, and other financial transactions

· Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements

· Support completion of CBM-supported project audits in a timely manner

· Ensure compliance and consistency with in-country, CBM internal, and donor/MA policies, procedures, as well as donors contracts

· Analyze and present financial reports, budget versus actual expenditure information, annual financial statements, request for funds in an accurate and timely manner

· Maintain financial records and accounts of daily transactions, ensuring accuracy and completeness of files and supporting documentation to serve as evidence of transactions

· Promote a cost consciousness culture and practice and advises partners on best financial practices

· Support programme staff and partners in project budget preparation, as needed

· Participate in capacity development for partners in financial management

· Participate in financial monitoring of implementing partners’ projects

Administration and human resources management

· Ensure compliance with relevant local regulations, with internal policies, donors’ requirements

· Manage all matters related to project operations and administration

· Maintain proper filling and documentation

· Arrange travel logistics for the state office staff, prepare weekly/monthly travel plan, make hotel reservations, arrange for hotel pick-ups and arrange halls and meals for all training

· Maintain the storage of office supplies, sourcing of vendors, obtaining quotations for required service and arranging for repairs of office equipment.

· Maintain the Asset Inventory List in the office

· Participate in partner capacity assessments and development

Other duties

· Other relevant assigned duties, as necessary

Professional profile and requirements

· B.Sc/HND Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration or any other related fields

· 2-5 years’ experience in a similar role with an INGO/NGO, private or public organisation

· Good working knowledge of accounting administration, financial analysis, budgeting procedures and cash/bank reconciliation

· Excellent and demonstrable skills in the use of standard accounting packages and Microsoft Office programmes

· Knowledge of social inclusion, and Navision or any related programme management software is an added advantage

· Ability to use QuickBooks accounting software

Personal profile and competencies

· Development programme experience in (I)NGO

· Knowledge and experience of project cycle management in development context for 5 years

· Knowledge and experiences of project planning, monitoring and reporting of minimum of 3 years

· Experience in narrative and financial reporting on complex projects to international donors

· Cooperation with civil society/government/donors and private sector knowledge and/or experiences

· Basic knowledge of advocacy and inclusion

· Working experience in insecure environments

Performance criteria


Ø Efficient management of emergency response projects finances

Ø Project financial reporting completed according to set timelines


Ø Timely and accurate financial reporting

Ø Capacity development progress is reported regularly

Ø Adherence to finance, administrative, and procurement rules

Risk and Compliance

Ø Financial, operational and compliance risks identified and reported and /or addressed proactively

Ø Budget variances are anticipated, noted, and addressed

How to apply:

The future job holder adheres to CBM values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

CBM is an equal opportunities employer, and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities.

Only Nigeria nationality are eligible.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit, in English via email, a meaningful letter of motivation, a CV, copies of diplomas, three professional referees and salary expectations quoted in Nigerian Naira to Human Resource Unit at

Application deadline: 21 December 2017