Financial Coordinator (M / F) at Medecins du Monde (MdM)

Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Coordinator (M / F)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Job Type: Contract


  • Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you are responsible for the different aspects of the financial management of the mission, budget drafting and follow-up, treasury and accountancy
  • You have a functional link with the financial officer based at HQ.

Your Main Responsibilities

Financial Organisation and Compliance:

  • Develop and implement financial procedures and guidelines in line with all policies, regulations and laws
  • Ensure financial procedures, systems, policies and controls are applied by staff
  • Prepare financial reports and donor budgets
  • Monitor overall budget consumption and update the budget follow-up tool, identify and analyse discrepancies and suggest solutions
  • Ensure salary payments are in line with Nigerian Labour law
  • Prepare, organise and supervise audits at field level
  • Ensure a harmonized financial organization and accurate documentation of all financial transactions

Coordination and Representation:

  • Work closely with the HR coordinator on all HR matters, such as salary payments and deductions
  • Participate to grants review meetings and provide adequate financial information to the coordination team
  • Organise budget follow-up meetings and share budget follow-up with programme and support teams
  • Ensure representation of MdM with donors (by delegation of the general coordinator)
  • Liaise with INGO finance directors in-country and participate in interagency coordination meetings

Partnerships follow-up and capacity building:

  • Provide oversight to MdM local partners activities, including compliance with donor regulations
  • Develop capacity building of MdM local partners in financial management
  • Ensure filing and e-archiving of partners financial reports and accountancy

Treasury and Accountancy:

  • Ensure safe cash provision and management between the different programmes and bases
  • Assess projects treasury needs, compile fund requests and submit them to HQ
  • Ensure payments are made in a timely and secure manner
  • Coordinate the closure of monthly accountancy

Team Management:

  • Be responsible for the line management of finance staff
  • Develop capacity building and training for finance staff
  • Facilitate the overall communication and provide support to the teams on issues related to finance

Communication, Reporting and Capitalisation:

  • Contribute to the financial part of the monthly reports
  • Ensure that copies or originals of all legal documents and contracts are sent to HQ.


  • Experience of 2 years minimum in a similar position
  • Experience in multi-donors budgets
  • Experience in training and capacity building
  • Ability to work under a minimum of supervision
  • Reactivity, anticipation, flexibility
  • Capacity to take initiatives and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage priorities
  • Diplomacy and team spirit
  • Ability to work in  a volatile context
  • Knowledge of MS office pack
  • Knowledge of Saga is an asset
  • Languages:  Fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory. Hausa or French is an asset.
  • You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employee
  • Fixed-term Contract
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Starting date: 10th February 2021
  • Gross monthly salary: 2846 euros
  • Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
  • Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
  • Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
  • Guesthouse housing
  • 22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
  • 5 weeks of paid leaves per year
  • Health insurance (60% covered by Modem and 40% by the employee)
  • Insurance (repatriation…)
  • Punctual teleworking agreement (40 days/year – minimum of 6 months seniority required)
  • Given the current circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special measures to apply health protocols and hygiene measures to guarantee the safety of our staff.
  • Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility.
  • Single posting

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.