Finance Officer at Mercy Corps Nigeria

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Job Position: Finance Officer

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00077
Location: Bama, Borno


  • Identify opportunities for creative action and build an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
  • Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions & resources to attain objectives and contribute to countrywide strategy development.
  • Build and arrange activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders to provide support.
  • Develop and keep systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for prompt and informative reporting in accordance with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Supervise, hire and orient new team members as necessary.
  • Ensure all staff advances are tracked and cleared on time.
  • Manage the archiving of all financial documents and follow up with staff for any missing documents.
  • Assist in the training and support of the finance assistant, including answering daily questions,
  • Ensure the petty cash count performed on time (weekly and monthly).
  • Oversee the maintenance of all accounting records, ensuring that records are complete, accurate and safeguarded.
  • Assist in the training of support staff on Finance related matters and give any financial operational support needed.
  • Make sure that all supporting documentation is prepared and filed according to MC procedures.
  • Prepare Voucher Reconciliation Activities Reports on weekly and monthly basis.
  • Influence & Representation
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.

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  • 4 or more years of compliance and finance experience are required.
  • Possession of a university degree in finance, accounting or equivalent is required.
  • 3 years work experience in the compliance Department of an international NGO is preferred.
  • Proven competency with computerized general ledger software
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Prior management experience and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • Advance Accounting skills are required to support the department of accounting.
  • Fluency in Hausa and local languages is preferred.

How to Apply for Finance Officer at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Qualified and interested candidates should send their 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document to: [email protected]

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November 9, 2019 


  • All applications must include the position title and Reference Number in the subject line
  • CV and cover letter should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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