Finance Officer at Save the Children Nigeria

Finance Officer at Save the Children Nigeria

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 Officer

Ref No: 210008X9
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 2: Either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

Role Purpose

  • This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial support functions for the state office.

Key Areas of Accountability
Fund Disbursement:

  • Support payment of participants and other SCI cash payments out of the office

Financial Information and other support functions:

  • Send out transactions listings and BVA to the awards department on the agreed dates
  • Support all Budget holders in the preparation of phased budgets
  • Provide support to budget holders in reviewing and understanding monthly financial budget monitoring reports and follow up on any recommended action points
  • Prepare the Glacos for all the recharges recommended by the budget holders after the 1st and 2nd reviews of the transaction listings.
  • Provide support to Humanitarian Finance Manager with advice/training to budget holders on budget management.
  • Support in the preparation of proposal budgets for the Humanitarian response.
  • Support in providing codes where finance support is needed.
  • Review of payment vouchers

System Administration:

  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts 2141,1141,2150,1120,1122,2130


  • Preparing SOF loaders for all new awards and realigned/ re-phased awards
  • Provide information for management reports such as cost centre BVA’s, for budget holders to monitor budgets, on a regular and timely basis
  • Monthly maintenance and update of Finance Accruals Tracker
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager
  • Ensure proper and timely archiving of document
  • Statutory Remittances

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills

Essential Criteria:

  • Level of Education – B.Sc / HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts
  • Minimum 5 years post NYSC experience
  • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at the community level.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ongoing/full Professional certificate in accounting and finance

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handles last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • The ability to be creative and proactive in health is essential.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable


  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively


  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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