ACTED in Nigeria Vacancy for Country Finance Manager – Maiduguri/Abuja

Department: Finance

Contract: Fixed term

Duration 12 months

City: Maiduguri/Abuja

Starting date: ASAP

Background on ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

Country profile

In response to the emergency situation in Nigeria, ACTED recruits. Position profile Under the authority of the Country Director and Finance Director in HQ, the Country Finance Manager (CFM) will be responsible for ACTED accounting and financial management in-country. The CFM ensures that national legislation is adhered to, and that the country specific standards are applied in ensuring efficient use of resources.

  • Accounting and Financial Management


Treasury Commitment of expenditure

  • Budget Management

Ensure budget follow-up Develop project budgets

  • Department Follow-up

Team leadership

Internal Procedures and Information Flows


Master degree minimum in Finance or related area

3+ years of solid experience in financial management and monitoring systems, preferably of large development programs, possibly complemented by academic expertise

Excellent financial and analytical skills

Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance

Ability to manage a financial/monitoring team and demonstrate leadership

Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts

Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility

Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;

Prior knowledge of the region an asset

Fluency in English required – ability to communicate in local languages an asset

Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software


Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

Additional monthly living allowance

Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse

Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

How to apply:

Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to under Ref: CFM/NIA

Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

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