Finance Coordinator at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarites International

Solidarites International (SI)is an international humanitarian NGO which, for more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their vital needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly involved in the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the first cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in around twenty countries, SI’s teams – 2000 people in total made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at headquarters, and a few volunteers – work with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultures.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of SEAH. Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will never ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time


  • The finance coordinator will direct and coordinate all administrative, accounting and financial services associated with the mission.
  • As coordinator, he/she is responsible for guaranteeing the financial balance of the mission and for ensuring that all Solidarités International procedures, donor procedures and all laws of the country in which Solidarités International is intervening are respected.
  • He/she is the point of reference for the mission, and the link between headquarters and the mission for all matters relating to management, accounting and budget monitoring.

Main Tasks
Analysis of the socio-economic context:

  • Identify administrative partners
  • Monitor the development of exchange rates and prices

Team management:

  • Work with administrators to define administrative personnel needs during the mission and recruit according to allocated resources and Solidarités International’s operational strategy
  • Train and appraise the financial administrative team
  • Coordinate, plan and supervise the activities of the financial administrative team
  • Lead meetings for the financial administrative team

Financial, accounting and budgetary management:

  • Define the expenditure cycle and authorization thresholds and ensure compliance with the purchase validation cycle
  • Consolidate the mission’s monthly closing accounts
  • Verify the accounts before they are sent to headquarters
  • Consolidate and check the Allocation boards
  • Prepare, monitor and revise the mission’s financial programming
  • Complete the consolidation of monthly Budget follow up and ensure that the mission remains financially stable
  • Make connections between budgetary consumption and activity progress. Propose solutions if necessary
  • Monitor the mission’s operating costs
  • Train the mission’s senior staff in how to use the Budget Follow up
  • Prepare and assist with possible audits or inspections
  • Prepare and consolidate the financial sections of proposals
  • Integrate the new donor contracts into the financial management of the mission’s projects, adhering to Solidarités International procedures

Administrative management of the mission:

  • Negotiate and draw up partnership contracts with local partners and ensure that they are followed and complied with
  • Supervise paper and digital record-keeping, as well as ensuring the security of administrative documents
  • Supervise the quarterly mailing of administrative archives to headquarters after validation of the Internal Control Department
  • Select and contract a lawyer who will examine legal issues and limit any legal risks

Cash management:

  • Manage the cash flows between headquarters and the mission, and ensure that bases receive supplies
  • Ensure that the cash box and coffers are well kept and that funds are secure at all bases
  • Compile and monitor cash flow forecasts and forward them to headquarters

Reporting / communication:

  • Ensure regular financial reporting to headquarters, on a schedule defined by the administrative calendar
  • Ensure that Solidarités International’s in-country registration is followed up
  • Organize and run information and coordination meetings
  • Produce financial reports that are in line with financial donors’ administrative procedures
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the administrative authorities at the national level. Carry out constant judicial monitoring, keep up-to-date with local employment laws, check information collected with law firms and insert it into Solidarités International’s documentation
  • Take part in meetings relating to administrative aspects, represent Solidarités International when asked/delegated to do so
  • Act as a link between headquarters and the field for all matters relating to finance

Profile Forsaken

  • Professional experience: at least 4 years in general Finance role with an INGO out of which 2 years should be in senior management or similar role.
  • Education: B.Sc. Degree in Finance, Economics, or related field.
  • Languages: English compulsory (Hausa – Added Advantage)
  • Technical Competencies: Capacity to build budgets with multidisciplinary teams, ability to render financial information accessible towards several audience, previous experience in volatile contexts or conflict zones would be appreciated.
  • IT skills: Computer proficiency in the use of MS Excel, Word – autonomy in excel, PowerPoint & Internet applications. Knowledge of SAGA software is a plus
  • Personal Qualities: Ability to work under pressure, patient, self-control and solution oriented,ability to integrate into the local environment taking into account its political, economic and historical characteristics. You have good analytical skills and know how to manage priorities.

What we Offer

  • Salary + food & housing contribution + social benefits (medical coverage, 24 days of Annual leaves per year, delocalization package, compassionate leaves, public holidays as announced by government, festive bonus, Life insurance – covering death and permanent disability) etc.

Application Closing Date
31st May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:



  • Select Finance Coordinator, fill in the form and attach your CV and motivation letter.
  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.