fhi360 Northern Nigeria Crisis Response-Finance Manager in Maiduguri, Nigeria

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Northern Nigeria Crisis Response-Finance Manager.


The conflict in Nigeria’s northeast, provoked by Boko Haram, has resulted in a growing humanitarian crisis with an estimated 7 million people in need of emergency assistance and at least 1.8 million Internally Displaced Persons. These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food security.

FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 20 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.

The Finance Manager’s primary responsibilities are to monitor the project’s finances, provide financial management and guidance and budget analyses for project funds, and prepare required reports specified by the funder’s guidelines. Reporting to the Nigeria Country Office Director of Finance, the Finance Manager will also process and record journal entries, field cash management and wire payments.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial reports regarding budgets- actual and forecast.

  • Provides recommendations and consuls with management on financial projects and compliances.

  • Participates and provides financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews and assessments.

  • Engaged in the more critical and confidential aspects of financial analysis.

  • Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with a wide range of finance issues.

  • Works with confidential data, which if disclosed, might have significant internal and / or external effect.

  • Keeps abreast with the latest trends in financial accounting and mentors staff.

  • Builds and trains staff on financial policies and procedures, GAAP practices and client relationships.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent and demonstrated organizational and presentation skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.

  • Ability to influence, motivates, and negotiates and work will with others.

  • Is well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations that have impact on financial analysis and management controls. government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.

  • Sound knowledge and past experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) practices and reporting guidelines.

  • Must have excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership and managerial skills.

  • Ability to provide strategic leadership and advice to team, exchange information and collaborate with colleagues and peers within and outside the organization.

  • Possesses a full understanding of the organizational structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area and the entire organization.

  • Must have excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a timely manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or Related Field.

• Minimum of 5-8 years related work experience, including 3 years in management and 3 years working at the corporate or organization level.

• Past experience managing a financial analysis department is required.

• Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.

• Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

• Experience working with an international organization.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please clickto visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is anFHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

Job ID 17815

Job Locations Nigeria-Maiduguri

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