Finance Manager – Lake Chad Basin at the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO), is a global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety and to the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) in volatile or insecure contexts. INSO Nigeria aims to support safety awareness and safety management capabilities amongst NGOs within Nigeria.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Finance Manager - Lake Chad BasinLocation: Abuja, NigeriaOrganisation BackgroundFounded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and trainingINSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.The organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in eleven of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.INSO Lake Chad Basin Regional OfficeSince becoming registered in Nigeria in 2016, INSO has developed a strong regional approach, supporting NGOs working on the Lake Chad Basin Crisis from all neighbouring countries. The coordination office, which is based in Abuja, oversees two operational offices in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Maroua, Cameroon and a third operational office in Diffa, Niger in its opening phase.We currently seeking an experienced humanitarian professional to join our team in the Lake Chad Basin Regional Office as a Finance Manager.Job SummaryThe Finance Manager work closely with the Director and has the responsibility to protect the financial health and integrity of the project with enforcing appropriate accounting and financial procedures and policies; providing timely an accurate financial data to enable project orientation, planning and decision; meeting the external reporting and audits requirements; orienting staff in financial management, audits and procedures compliance.Major ResponsibilitiesOversees financial record keeping; controls and reconciles the documentation, uploads the financial information in SUN.Maintains a secure filing system of the financial documentation.Gives a clear picture of the financial position of the project with reports on donors’ budget adherence or budget variances.Maintains an adequate project cash flow, prepares cash requests and follows donors’ disbursements.Meets external reporting deadlines; prepares budgets and reports with exactness and compliance; liaises with donors and HQ when necessary.Maintains healthy financial practices across the project; enforces finance working documents and trainings as needed to ensure staff adherence.Acts as a focal point during audits, enforces internal and external audit recommendations in a timely fashion.Reviews and authorises transactions within his/her threshold; andManages the finance department, partakes in recruitment, orientation and training of staff with financial functions. 

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