Monday, 8 May 2017

Base Finance Assistant at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.Base Finance Assistant at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Base Finance Assistant

Location: Borno

Position Overview
  • The base finance assistant is responsible for the base cash box and ensure the respect of the supply chain guidelines and payment mode including filing and archive of documents.
Specific Objectives
  • Visit the fields during various program/ activities to make payments
  • Support the program’s cash transfer implementation
  • Make payments and verify the consistency of supporting documents submitted in accordance with the ACF’s procedures, ensuring all invoices are accurate, consistent and signed
  • Check the nature of all documents presented for retirements (photocopy, original, pro forma, translation, date, signature, stamp, terms used, accuracy of calculations, etc.)
  • Respect ACF purchasing procedures as per KLV3 when giving an advance and to report to Head of Base and Finance Coordinator if these procedures are not respected.
  • Clear and release cash advances with logistics / programs on weekly basis.
  • Maintain a spread sheet of supplier payments.
  • Ensure all suppliers are paid according to terms designated in signed contracts.
  • Check that all invoices and their amounts are present from reception and the coherence with the accountancy in excel file.
  • For the monthly accounting closure verify the accuracy of the accounting codes, the project codes and the budget codes.
  • Photocopy and file all the invoices/Documents (base financial books) according to the monthly base books respectively, before sending to Capital office for archiving.
  • Check and confirm all the invoices are present for each transaction.
  • Classify and split all invoices according to budget lines if necessary, particularly when previously used in various operations (redistribution of the initial budget lines).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Bachelor level degree in Management, Finance, or related field; MBA or similar higher degree a plus.
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Organized with time management and planning skills
  • Sense of confidentiality
  • Strong computer skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to manage and follow work plans.
  • Good interpersonal skills (communication, able to negotiate, influence, give effective feedback, be a team player)
  • Able to manage stress effectively, juggle competing priorities, balance various programmatic, logistic and team needs.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience working for INGOs an asset, particularly health related INGOs
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a finance and administration-related role.
How to apply

Interested  and qualified candidates should submit their application by email to:  


  • To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For example, “Base Finance Assistant - Borno"
  • Applications received after the above stated date will not be considered.
  • Also note that applications received without these specifications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
  • Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply
Application Deadline Date
12th May, 2017.


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