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Finance And Compliance Officer at Mercy Corps

The Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) Programme is an initiative to improve learning outcomes and the economic status of marginalized adolescent girls aged 16-19 in the Northern Nigerian states of Kano and Kaduna, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria. 

General Position Summary 

  • The Finance and Compliance Officer will ensure compliance with donors regular as well Mercy Corps internal policies and procedures.
  • S/he will support all financial functions in Nigeria country including accounting, banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting and grant financial management and compliance.
  • The Finance and Compliance Officer will ensure accuracy and completeness of Mercy Corps accounting roles and will support the monthly accounting cycle and sub award management.

Essential Job Responsibilities 

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to emergency programming.
  • Support in the preparation of monthly cash flow projections.
  • Prepare the month end accounting close process
  • Support documentation in country office
  • Prepare  sub-journals and upload data  to the general ledger
  • Follow up with maintaining  the general ledger software
  • Assist in the training and support of all partner finance officer in field offices
  • Monitor cash and bank balance and accounts consolidation
  • Participate in conducting sub grantee assessment and preparation of sub grantee agreement
  • Support in conducting sub grantee assessment and preparation of sub grantee agreement
  • Develop and organize activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders to provide support. 
  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, local governments and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Knowledge and Experience 

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least 3 years field experience of general ledger accounting (at least 2 years’ experience in NGO setting)
  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment
  • Effective skills in coordination, organization and prioritization as well as in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated attentions to detail, the ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven ability to work and solve problems independently without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USG, DFID, ECHO, EU and other donor regulations
  • English proficiency required

Success Factors: 

  • The successful candidate will combine exceptional leadership, management and technical skills with a focus on innovative interventions to engage adolescent girls in informal education and skills building linked with private sector entrepreneurship and employment opportunities in a culturally and religiously conservative environment.
  • S/he will have an outstanding ability to develop, implement and manage innovative and complex programs within the current and future program structure of Mercy Corps in the region.
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential.


  • All applications must include the position title in the subject line, be not more than four pages and must be submitted on or before the closing date.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV's and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to:

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