NIGERIA – Finance Coordinator (M/F) – Maiduguri

  • Contract
  • Nigeria
  • Posted 2 months ago

Solidarités International

Desired start date: 1st July 2024
Duration of the mission: 12 months
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria


SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.


Solidarites International launched its operation in Nigeria in 2016 as a consequence of the humanitarian needs of displaced populations and host communities caused by the current crisis with conflict and the ongoing violence in the North-East of Nigeria led by Armed Opposition Groups since 2009. The security situation and epidemics/outbreaks continue to affect millions of lives in Northeastern and North Western parts of Nigeria. As of June 2022, according to IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, an estimated 2.2 million people are displaced within Borno State which remains, for a major part, inaccessible to humanitarian actors.

The targeted sectors of intervention are WASH, Shelter, RRM, Food Security & Livelihoods. The annual budget of the mission is around 8.3 million euros in 2022.

The mission is organized with a coordination office in Maiduguri and 3 bases located in Ngala, Dikwa and Monguno managed remotely from Maiduguri for the North-East. In the North-West, Solidarites International is conducting activities on 3 bases located in Gusau, Anka and Taleta in Zamfara State. Abuja is the representative for the mission Nigeria.


General objective:

Ensure the financial coordination of the mission, which includes the monitoring of procedure and compliance, proposal budgetizing, financial reporting, monthly budget follow up review, financial forecast and projections

The main challenges:

Financial Coordination of a mission with several sub-bases including limited access / Financial sustainability of the mission in an ever changing donor dynamic

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Financial reporting of the terminated Grants, financial landing on the ending one / Implementation of shared costs follow up


Education / academic background :

Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Specific skills and experience:

  • 3-4 years of experience in the humanitarian sector
  • 2 years on a similar position
  • Autonomy on Excel
  • Capacity to build budgets with multidisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of SAGA sofware preferable
  • Ability to work udner pressure
  • Patient, self-control and solution oriented
  • Ability to render financial information accessible towards several audiance


  • Proficient in english
  • Knowledge of any local language spoken in Nigeria being an asset


A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2860 gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 600.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


  • Living in shared GuestHouse with courtyard and Gymroom
  • Internet and telephone network good
  • Restrictive security measures but with some possibilities of outings (restaurant/hotel with swimming pool/social life/INGOs)


Position based in Maiduguri, with limited field visit possible / Security level 3 in Maiduguri town


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl:

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

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