Finance Manager – Nigeria

  • Contractor
  • Abuja Nigeria
  • $200000 - €5500 USD / Year
  • International NGO Safety Organisation profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

International NGO Safety Organisation

Organisation Background

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports humanitarian 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 training.

INSO works in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries with its headquarters in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.

INSO Nigeria

INSO Nigeria began in April 2016 with the establishment of an office in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The Maiduguri field office is supported by a country office in Abuja, and we aim to open new sub-offices in the Northwest in 2024. By providing analysis and advice on the dynamic security environment, we are assisting partners to stay and deliver aid to people who are displaced and in need. Working with INSO in Nigeria will give you the unique opportunity to directly enable NGOs to do their job safely.

Job Summary

As the Finance Manager, you will work closely with the Country Director and are responsible for protecting the financial health and integrity of the project. You will implement appropriate accounting and financial procedures and policies, provide financial data and strategic planning and prepare for audits. You will also be in charge of capacity building staff in financial management, audits, and procedural compliance. This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria and reports to the Country Director.

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee financial record keeping; control and reconcile the documentation, upload the financial information into the financial system.
  • Provide Finance Director with reconciliation of banks and cash, payroll and tax, revenue, A/R and A/P accounts.
  • Develop, in coordination with other departments, the annual budget of the project.
  • Prepare forecasts and monitor expenses, identify funding gaps.
  • Support the Country Director in the grants management function, including providing information required for proposals and grant modifications, and participate in negotiations.
  • Prepare the financial statements for grant reporting.
  • Ensure all financial practices implemented in country comply with the up-to-date INSO procedures and donors’ regulations.
  • Oversee the statutory reporting to local authorities.
  • Lead the year-end process and timely provide the required information for the consolidation of INSO global financial statements.
  • Meet external reporting deadlines; prepare budgets and reports with exactness and compliance; liaise with donors and HQ when necessary.
  • Act as a focal point during audits, and enforce internal and external audit recommendations in a timely fashion.
  • Make recommendations for ongoing improvements in functionality as required.
  • Manage the finance department, partake in the recruitment process, orientation and training of staff with financial functions.
  • Participate in making key decisions at the country level by participating in a Country Management Team.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in similar roles with NGO.
  • Advanced formal education in financial management, accounting or a similar field.
  • Proficient in Excel. Experienced in a similar system as SUNSYSTEM and Q&A reporting tool.
  • Ability to process large amounts of data.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial regulations and account processes.
  • Ability to handle multi donors and multiyear budgets.
  • Donor/contract management experience and donor policy knowledge (preferably ECHO, FCDO, SDC and BHA).
  • Good English language skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to supervise and direct.

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy

INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.

Terms & Conditions:

12-month contract, €5,500 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 3 months with an R&R allowance of 1250 EUR, global medical coverage (excluding USA), $200,000 AD&D coverage.

How to apply

How to Apply

Please send the following to [email protected] and reference “Finance Manager” in the subject line of the email.

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO.
  • Updated CV (4 pages max).

Please do not send any additional information. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 6-Mar-24

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