Finance Coordinator

July 19, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Medecins du Monde (MdM)

Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Coordinator (M/F)
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Fixed-term Contract
Duration: 6 months
Job Status: Employee
Starting date: as soon as possible
Job Description

Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you will provide leadership and management to ensure programmatic and operational goals of the country mission are met through appropriate financial infrastructure and systems.

Finance Management:

Support on strategic direction of the mission’s funding plan, operating budget and risks management
Take initiatives to build or enhance sound financial management and streamline operational spendings 
Prepare, revise and maintain operating budget and grant proposal budgets 
Update grant pipelines and monthly projections, propose and prepare budget revisions
Identify and analyse any discrepancy 
Monitor overall budget consumption

Treasury and Accountancy:

Be responsible for the cash provision and safe management 
Assess the needs for the coming months, compile fund requests from each department to monitor cash flow management 
Ensure that payments are made in a timely and secure manner across all the country operations
Be responsible for the soft accountancy of all sites for both accounting & donor allocations
Be responsible for the update and implementation of the cash management protocols
Coordinate the closure of monthly accountancy
Be responsible for all bank transactions 

Audit, Compliance and Reporting:

Be responsible for the production of financial budget to donors 
Develop, revise and implement specific financial procedures and guidelines
Prepare, organise and supervise audits at field level
Ensure internal financial procedures, systems, policies and controls are applied and complied
Prepare financial reports and donor budgets
Ensure all financial activities including payroll, income and other taxes are compliant with Nigerian laws

Team Management:

Be responsible of the HR sizing of the finance department
Be responsible for and supervise the overall recruitment and training of the finance department
Support and advise the finance team and other departments to ensure full understanding of their responsibilities regarding finance management
Train and build capacities of staff in the department 

Coordination, partnership and capacity building:

Participate in the monthly grants review meeting, provide financial information to the coordination team 
Represent MdM with donors
Liaise with INGO finance directors in-country and actively participate in interagency coordination meetings
Provide strong oversight and support to MdM local partner and sub-grantee’s activities, including compliance with donor regulations and capacity building
Provide capacity building to MdM local partner


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related courses.
Minimum of 4 years professional experience in this field, preferably in an international NGO with multi-donor budgets.
Experience in budget construction, analysis and monitoring
Knowledge in supply chain management is a plus
Ability to work in unstable and volatile environment
Very strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SAGA required
Languages : Fluent English mandatory, knowledge in French is a asset.
You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

Conditions of Employment

Gross monthly salary: 2940 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Teleworking agreement for positions eligible to telework: 110 days/year (minimum of 1 day per week onsite), minimum of 6 months seniority required
Given the current circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special measures to apply health protocols and hygiene measures to guarantee the safety of our staff.
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
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