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International Alert is one of the world’s leading peace building organisations, with over 30 years of experience supporting communities, advising governments, organisations and companies on how to build peace.

Alert works with people in conflict-affected and threatened areas to make a positive difference for peace; to improve the substance and implementation of international policies relevant to peace building; and to strengthen the peace building sector. We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Finance and Operations Support Officer

Locations: Damaturu – Yobe, & Maiduguri – Borno
Reporting To: Finance and Operations Officer (NE)
Slots: 2

Role Purpose

The position will be responsible for supporting financial, operational and administrative management of Alert’s scope of work of an EU-funded consortium project led by Save the Children, to Support Early Recovery from Conflict and Resilience Building in Yobe and Borno States.

One position is based in Damaturu with travel to implementation sites in Yobe State; and the other position is based in Maiduguri with travel to implementation sites in Borno states.

The FOSO will ensure that all of Alert’s finance, operations and administration actions are compliant with donor and internal policies.

Key Responsibilities

Financial management:

Maintain petty cash float

Provide capacity-building support and spot-check visits to partner organizations
Thoroughly review all partner financial reports and ensure collaboration with project manager for coherence between work plan and expenses reported

Prepare and submit monthly financial report and documents to the country office
Prepare fund requests for Alert office running costs and service providers in a timely manner

Review all staff activity and travel expenditure requests and advance retirements for processing
Support project managers in preparing partner budgets and fund requests

Ensure value for money, transparency, and compliance in all expenditure and ensure that records are properly filed


Prepare a project procurement plan for all equipment and assets

Ensure that all local procurement is conducted transparently and with adherence to Alert and donor policy.

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Conduct due diligence assessment of suppliers

Ensure update of Damaturu/Maiduguri office inventory and tagging of all assets
Organize logistics (transport, accommodation) for visitors to Yobe/Borno

Participate in updating of the country security plan and ensure that Alert’s country security plan is adhered to by all staff in Yobe/Borno

Prepare SOP documents for each LGA in Yobe/ Borno where Alert is operational
Ensure necessary security equipment is procured and maintained

Attend INSO security meetings and share information with colleagues as needed
Conduct security briefings for visitors to Yobe/Borno

Ensure close monitoring of the political and security environment and communicate to colleagues as necessary.

Maintain office first aid box and hibernation kit

Human resources:

Collect staff timesheets on a monthly basis

Support administrative management of staff & record-keeping (emergency contacts, insurance, etc.)

Other relevant tasks as required by the line manager

Qualifications and Experience

At least 1 year of experience working in Yobe/ Borno State
Excellent coordination and communication skills

Ability to work under pressure and in a high-risk security environment
Willingness to travel regularly to rural locations

Relevant degree: accounting, security and logistics certifications would be an asset

At least 3 years working in finance and operations; experience with an INGO would be an asset
Strong competence working with Excel; knowledge of SUN System and other financial tools would be an asset

Language Requirements:

English fluency (oral and written), Hausa fluency

Knowledge of other languages prevalent in Yobe and Borno State would be an advantage

1 staff Based in Damaturu with regular travel to Yobe LGAs, and 1 in Maiduguri with regular Borno LGAs; and sporadic travel to Alert’s Abuja office

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send in a CV of maximum 3 pages and a Cover Letter maximum 2 pages (Include your salary requirements in your application) to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

International Employment

Application Deadline 27th March, 2020.


Applications that do not follow the above requirements will not be considered.
This position is only open to Nigerian nationals.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful.
Please do not send follow-up emails or calls.

International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

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