Finance Assistant

Job
from International Medical Corps
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

Company Background:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in undeserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

JOB SUMMARY

Finance Assistant provides day-to-day financial support on one or more programs/grants, including the processing of transactions, adhere to donor regulations and IMC policies and procedures, reporting, and assisting in financial analysis. Finance Assistant reports directly to Finance Manager.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist program staff with day-to-day accounting operations and financial support in accordance with donor/client and International Medical Corps internal policies and procedures
  • Ensure required preapprovals are secured in advance of incurring an expense.
  • Account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy, and control over payments
  • Prepare ad hoc logistics and financial reporting to aid in tracking and reconciliation of transactions
  • Maintain accurate financial transactions and grant/contract records
  • Ensure timely deductions and remittance of relevant statutory payments.
  • Research on financial compliance topics.
  • Maintain frequent communication with Program Staff, and Field office Finance to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated clearly.
  • Work with program and logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs is within budgeted targets.
  • Interface with service providers on service delivery, invoicing and processing of payments

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business
  • Chartered Accountant or other equivalent qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years post NYSC or exemption experience with INGO
  • Experience with accounting packages
  • Skills and competencies in raising resources and achieving results in relief and development.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Understanding of international relief and development principles and humanitarian issues.
  • Familiarity with International humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Ability to network and cultivate strong relationships with government, donors, partners, and other stakeholders
  • Competency in use of computers in a Windows environment including MS Word, Excel, and use of internet and email

Ethical Conduct for IMC Staff

The International Medical Corps maintains a code of standards of conduct that shall govern the performances of its employees engaged in the award and administration of contracts. No employee, officer, or agent shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported /by donor funds if a real or apparent conflict of interest would be involved. Such a conflict would arise when the employee, officer, or agent, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization which employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated above, has a financial or other interest in the firm selected for an award. IMC officers, employees, or agents shall neither solicit nor accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, or parties to sub-agreements. These standards shall provide for disciplinary actions to be applied for violations of such standards by IMC officers, employees, or agents.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
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Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values

Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

Nigeria Nationals Only

How to apply:

All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps via the email: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise, applications will not be considered.

Deadline for submission is July 27, 2018