Nigeria: Finance intern – Maiduguri 270 views9 applications


Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

ACTED Nigeria

Present in Nigeria since 2017, ACTED teams are supporting displaced and conflict-affected populations in the North-East of the country, around Maiduguri, with a coordination office based in Abuja. The NGO provides emergency assistance to the most vulnerable populations through a variety of activities, such as building emergency shelters, distributing non-food items, assisting in the management of camps for displaced persons or providing logistical support as well as information management services to the humanitarian community.

You will be in charge of

1.Contribute to ACTED Compliance and Accountability

  • Provide support to the Finance Officer on controlling the compliance of the ACTED documentation by checking the accuracy, exhaustiveness and consistency of the information contained in these documents in line with ACTED and donors’ procedures for both capital and field expenses (scope to be determined by the CFM/CD); and provide discrepancies’ consolidated reports to the Country Finance Manager.
  • Support the Finance Officer in checking partners’ financial transactions and ensure correct allocations to respective budget lines through a check list; upon request, travel to the field and physically conduct a random sample of partners’ vouchers and ensure the financial transactions meet donor requirements
  • Suggest update and improvement of ACTED’s procedures in link with the CFM;
  • Support to external audits preparation.

2.Control of Monthly Internal Reporting tools

Accounting (PRATIC) review – between the 10th and the 15th

Check that :

  • the financial flows are lettered on a monthly basis in SAGA
  • flows cross-countries (including HQ) are well cross-referenced before local salaries payments
  • the Monthly InforEuro exchange rate table with the exchange rates entered in SAGA

Finance TITANIC review – between the 10th and the 15th

  • Crosscheck SAGA and Allocation Tables: in case of discrepancies, send a list of corrections to be validated by the CFM for the Finance Officer to correct data in SAGA or Allocation Tables;
  • Crosscheck the Allocation Tables and the monthly forecasts in the Budget Follow Ups (BFUs): in case of discrepancies, send a list of corrections to be validated by the CFM for the Finance Officer;
  • Crosscheck the consistency of data between SAGA, BFUs, CFU and DFU;
  • Crosscheck the Red Cell Game with the physical vouchers received at Country Office Level;
  • Crosscheck the Cofounding Follow-Up is in line with the BFUs (including a cofounding section);
  • Review the monthly ATROCE: general information, template, projects data, amounts reported and instalments received (both at field and HQ level)
  • Fill the TITANIC follow-up

Cost Control – between the 10th and the 15th

  • Detect possible variances on the Monthly Running Cost Follow-Up and inform CFM accordingly (through a memo);
  • Upon request of the CFM, conduct market surveys;
  • Prepare a monthly Finance Control Report

HR TITANIC – between the 25th and the 30th

  • Cross-check the consistency of the analytical allocation between the Allocation Tables, the Staff Data base and the HR TITANIC.

3.Provide support to the daily tasks:

  • Preparation of Budgets
  • Draft of Financial Sheets
  • Preparation of Financial Reports
  • Midyear and Annual Accounting Closure
  • Archiving

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Msc in Administration, Business Management or equivalent.
  • Finance and accounting skills required
  • Willingness to undertake serious responsibility and manage stress efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills, including advanced written and oral English

Conditions

Status : volunteer

  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse
  • Flights tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply:

Join our team today! Send your application by email ([email protected]) under Ref: FI/NIA

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ACTED (French: Agence d'Aide à la Coopération Technique Et au Développement), formerly 'Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development', is a French humaniarian NGO set up in 1993. It is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization committed to supporting vulnerable populations across the world. ACTED’s teams take action in 35 countries, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. ACTED develops more than 450 projects a year towards 8 million people, with a €160 million budget. The organization employs more than 400 international staff and over 4300 national staff. It is the second largest French NGO. The headquarters are based in Paris, France.

Approach and commitment

ACTED teams are devoted to supporting vulnerable communities throughout the world and accompanying them in building a better future by providing a response adapted to specific needs. By ensuring the link between Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development, ACTED’s teams guarantee that interventions made in a situation of crisis are useful and sustainable, because only long term support – by remaining in the area post emergency and involving communities – can end the poverty cycle and accompany populations on the road to development.

ACTED’s teams on the field are implementing more than 450 projects in those fields: responding to emergencies and building disaster resilience, food security, health promotion, education and training, promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, economic development, microfinance, institutional support and regional dialogue, cultural promotion.

With its experience working closely with vulnerable communities at the heart of situations that they live in throughout the world, ACTED contributes to reaching the Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and is engaged in the definition of the sustainable development goals, advocating for an integrated approach, co-construction and global partnership.

In association with several French, European and International partners, ACTED is committed to promoting and developing innovative approaches and initiatives, humanitarian principles, new forms of solidarity and convergences between private and public actors and NGOs from the North and the South covering themes such as aid efficiency and transparency, evaluation, information and coordination of humanitarian emergencies, promotion of local governance and civil society strengthening, sustainable access to income and microfinance, prevention and reduction of catastrophes, the link between development aid, sustainable development and social business, food security, etc.

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0 USD Maiduguri CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

ACTED Nigeria

Present in Nigeria since 2017, ACTED teams are supporting displaced and conflict-affected populations in the North-East of the country, around Maiduguri, with a coordination office based in Abuja. The NGO provides emergency assistance to the most vulnerable populations through a variety of activities, such as building emergency shelters, distributing non-food items, assisting in the management of camps for displaced persons or providing logistical support as well as information management services to the humanitarian community.

You will be in charge of

1.Contribute to ACTED Compliance and Accountability

  • Provide support to the Finance Officer on controlling the compliance of the ACTED documentation by checking the accuracy, exhaustiveness and consistency of the information contained in these documents in line with ACTED and donors’ procedures for both capital and field expenses (scope to be determined by the CFM/CD); and provide discrepancies’ consolidated reports to the Country Finance Manager.
  • Support the Finance Officer in checking partners’ financial transactions and ensure correct allocations to respective budget lines through a check list; upon request, travel to the field and physically conduct a random sample of partners’ vouchers and ensure the financial transactions meet donor requirements
  • Suggest update and improvement of ACTED’s procedures in link with the CFM;
  • Support to external audits preparation.

2.Control of Monthly Internal Reporting tools

Accounting (PRATIC) review – between the 10th and the 15th

Check that :

  • the financial flows are lettered on a monthly basis in SAGA
  • flows cross-countries (including HQ) are well cross-referenced before local salaries payments
  • the Monthly InforEuro exchange rate table with the exchange rates entered in SAGA

Finance TITANIC review – between the 10th and the 15th

  • Crosscheck SAGA and Allocation Tables: in case of discrepancies, send a list of corrections to be validated by the CFM for the Finance Officer to correct data in SAGA or Allocation Tables;
  • Crosscheck the Allocation Tables and the monthly forecasts in the Budget Follow Ups (BFUs): in case of discrepancies, send a list of corrections to be validated by the CFM for the Finance Officer;
  • Crosscheck the consistency of data between SAGA, BFUs, CFU and DFU;
  • Crosscheck the Red Cell Game with the physical vouchers received at Country Office Level;
  • Crosscheck the Cofounding Follow-Up is in line with the BFUs (including a cofounding section);
  • Review the monthly ATROCE: general information, template, projects data, amounts reported and instalments received (both at field and HQ level)
  • Fill the TITANIC follow-up

Cost Control – between the 10th and the 15th

  • Detect possible variances on the Monthly Running Cost Follow-Up and inform CFM accordingly (through a memo);
  • Upon request of the CFM, conduct market surveys;
  • Prepare a monthly Finance Control Report

HR TITANIC – between the 25th and the 30th

  • Cross-check the consistency of the analytical allocation between the Allocation Tables, the Staff Data base and the HR TITANIC.

3.Provide support to the daily tasks:

  • Preparation of Budgets
  • Draft of Financial Sheets
  • Preparation of Financial Reports
  • Midyear and Annual Accounting Closure
  • Archiving

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Msc in Administration, Business Management or equivalent.
  • Finance and accounting skills required
  • Willingness to undertake serious responsibility and manage stress efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills, including advanced written and oral English

Conditions

Status : volunteer

  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse
  • Flights tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply:

Join our team today! Send your application by email ([email protected]) under Ref: FI/NIA

2019-02-10

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