Finance Assistant at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)


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    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
    With 151 member states, a further 12 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the ben…

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    Finance Assistant

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 4 years
    • Location Adamawa , Borno
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

    SVN No.: SVN2020.068
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno Location: Yola, Adamawa
    IOM Classification: G4
    Organizational Unit: Resource Management
    Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
    Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


    • Working under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub office in Maiduguri and the direct supervision of the Resource
    • Management Officer (RMO), the successful candidate will perform preparation of Budget, Financial reporting, Compliance,
    • Financial document, Auditing for the IOM Programmes in Maiduguri, Nigeria. In particular, s / he will.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

    • Prepare Request for Payment (RFP) / Receipt of projects expenditure and revenue.
    • Prepare budget vs expenditure reports of projects and provide critical review to RMO and Project Managers
    • Support review of Implementing Partners (both local and International NGOs) financial reports
    • Assist RMO in preparing and reviewing financial reports for donors in coordination with RAS.
    • Assist RMO to respond on different financial queries.
    • Creating project structure in SAP (PRISM) and update important documents of projects.
    • Coordinate with sub officers on Purchase Request, expenses reports, RFP
    • Considering project requirement and in coordination with RMO / Procurement Unit assist in procurement process.
    • Assists Legal unit of the mission to prepare partner NGO, contractors and vendor agreements.
    • Assist treasury unit as and when required.
    • Undertake duty travel relating to project / programme activities.
    • Perform such other duties that may be assigned by the RMO and Chief of Mission
    • IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose
    • of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


    • Degree / Certificate from an accredited academic institution in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration preferably with a professional certification as chartered accountant or certified public accountant; in related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience.


    • Minimum four years (two years for Degree Holders) in related field; preferably within the United Nations and the International Humanitarian Field.
    • Proactive; Independent Worker; A great team player.
    • knowledge of IPSAS and SAP highly desirable.
    • knowledge of IOM accounting system, software and procedure a distinct advantage


    • Fast Learner; IT Literate; Interpersonal Skills; Administrative & Time Management Skills


    • English and Native Languages and working knowledge the local languages Hausa / Kanuri.

    Required Competencies
    The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


    • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
    • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules and standards of conduct.
    • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

    Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1:

    • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
    • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
    • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.
    • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
    • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications via email to: indicating position number on subject line.

    Application Procedures:

    • In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to: “Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM)” and with a subject line SVN2020.068 Maiduguri Finance Assistant, G4.


    • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
    • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
    • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
    • Female candidates with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
    • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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