Finance coordinator (M/F) – Maiduguri at Médecins du Monde

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.
Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.
MdM currently works in more than 45 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

Violence in the northeast of the country has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement. It has disrupted food supplies, seriously hindered access to basic services, and limited agricultural activities. Since February 2016, as humanitarian access is increasing, extreme food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have been revealed in Borno state.
As of 3rd August, 1.82 million people are estimated to be displaced within/from of Borno state, from which 1.63 million actually stayed within the state. Most of them (more than 1.2m) are living in Maiduguri with the host community and others in formal and informal camps.
MdM has started since October 2016 an emergency response to this crisis, in the Borno state. In 2018, MdM strategy in Borno state will focus on improving access to:

  1. Free comprehensive PHC services;
  2. Quality nutrition treatment for malnourished children;
  3. Mental health and psychosocial support;
  4. Lifesaving medical care, holistic referral services for survivors of gender based violence.
    MdM is currently implementing an emergency response program in Borno state. The program is implemented around the main components: improving access to primary health care, nutrition treatment (severe acute malnutrition), gender based violence survivors’ treatment, mental health and psychological support.
    In 2018, MdM runs directly 4 clinics (3 in Maiduguri, 1 in Damboa) and support 3 health facilities (1 in Mainok and 2 in Damboa).


Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you will support the management of an approximate 3 million euros yearly budget involving two institutional donors (OFDA and GMOFA) funding the Nigeria mission.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

-Develop and implement the financial procedures and guidelines related to the mission
-Ensure internal financial procedures, systems, policies and controls are applied and complied with throughout the operations by all staff
-Prepare financial reports and donor budgets
-Monitor overall budget consumption according to donors’ constraints and update regularly the Budget Follow Up tool
-Supervise directly three national staff and have a functional link with the logistician/administrator based in Damboa
-Supervise the overall recruitment and training of the finance department staffs
-Ensure MdM compliance with tax laws and if necessary, improve the procedures and rules
-Ensure MdM Salary Payments are in line with Nigerian Labour and are completed in an accurate and timely manner, in coordination with the HR department
-Prepare, organise and supervise audits at field level, with the support of the headquarter
-Ensure a harmonized financial organization and ensure accurate documentation of all financial transactions
-Liaise with INGO finance directors in-country and actively participate in interagency coordination meetings
-Provide strong oversight and capacity building to local partner activities
-Ensure the proper e-archiving of the partners financial reports and accountancy
-Be responsible for the cash provision and safe management between the different programs/bases
-Ensure that payments are made in a timely and secure manner
-Be responsible for the soft accountancy of all sites for both accounting and donor allocation
-Coordinate the closure of monthly accountancy in coordination with the HQ
-Contribute to the country monthly report on the financial part

Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 9 to 12 months

Position to be filled in September 2018
Based in Maiduguri with regular movements to Damboa base

2 820 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting

Experience of 4-5 years minimum in a similar position
Experience in multi-donors’ budgets and multi-countries grants
Training and capacity-building experience
Excellent Excel skills, knowledge of Saga is an asset

Ability to work under a minimum of supervision
Capacity to take initiatives, organizational skills, rigor
Ability to classify and to manage priorities
Listening and diplomacy skills
Ability to work in unstable and volatile context

Languages: fluent English

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2018