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

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Job Title: Finance Assistant

CFCV No.: SVN2020.069
Location: Yola, Adamawa
IOM Classification: G4
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Organizational Unit: Resource Management
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


  • Working under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office and the direct supervision of the Rapid Assessment and Response Officer in Yola and guidance of the Resource Management Officer (RMO) in Maiduguri, the successful candidate will perform preparation of Budget, Financial reporting, Compliance, Financial document, Auditing for the IOM Programmes in Yola 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2020.

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

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  • 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 SVN2020.069 Yola. Finance Assistant, G4.
    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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