Finance Officer at Christian Aid (CA)

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Finance OfficerLocation: Maiduguri, BornoDepartment: InternationalReports to  Finance Coordinator Type of Contract: Fixed TermContracted Hours: 35Contract Length: 6 monthsRole PurposeThis role will be responsible for the financial management of the ongoing World Food Programme in Borno State.The role will manage all aspects of the finance function of the project which include preparation of budget development, budget monitoring and tracking reports, compliance monitoring and Accounting for Stock.The role holder will ensure that all transactions relating to the project are captured into Christian Aid’s accounting system via weekly journals and that financial reports are prepared in line with Christian Aid and donors reporting requirements.Role Context:Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, this role is part of the wider CA Nigeria Team. The Finance officer reports directly to the Finance Coordinator based in Maiduguri.The role holder has line management responsibility over the finance assistants based in the deep field offices.Key Outcomes:In collaboration with other colleagues, budgets are prepared and monitored for donor projects as and when due and submitted to relevant stakeholders within and outside the organisation.Project financial information is entered accurately into Christian Aids accounting software in line with the field office monthly timetable.Ensuring Christian Aid staff, community volunteers and service providers complies with the terms of agreement for the donor and there is no breach of contract terms. In collaboration with Finance Coordinator, commission project and organizational audit and ensuring issues raised by auditors relating to project are resolved promptly.Ensuring that financial reports are stored on Christian Aid’s Program Management Information System in line with CA requirements. 

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