Finance Assistant (G4) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title: Finance Assistant

SVN No.: SVN2020.068
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
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.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications via email to: [email protected] indicating position number on subject line.

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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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