Finance Officer at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Finance Officer at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 24 Months

About the Role

  • Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Officer will ensure that the processing and recording of financial operations, resources and transactions are done in timely and accurate manner.
  • This includes systems for Cash Flow management, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls, financial reporting, financial record keeping, grant management and compliance.
  • This role will be offered on a two(2) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The Finance Officer supports compliance with GAIN and donor policies and procedures, and the expectation is for strong collaboration with all country office staff members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Finance Manager to improve and enhance the efficiency of existing control systems and develop standard operating procedures for accounting.
  • Perform financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with GAIN policies and procedures and donors grants and contracts requirements and promptly process payments.
  • Preparing cash flow forecast and ensuring adequate funds in the office at all times.
  • Supporting the Finance Manager on preparation of programme budgets, analysis of grants and expenditure.
  • Support in preparation and availability of statutory financial Statements, Annual Income Tax returns, PAYE returns, NHF, NSITF and WHT.
  • Preparation of monthly reports, ensuring all transactions for the month are recorded accurately and deadlines set by the global finance team are met.
  • Work with the project teams to ensure travel per diems and reimbursements are performed within GAIN policies and procedures and reconcile staff debtors accounts monthly.

About You

  • Candidate should have education background in Accounting, Finance or related field. Professional certification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, ANAN etc.) or any other relevant certification would be an added advantage. Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate should have proven experience in accounting, bookkeeping or cashiering, including experience with double-entry accounting preferably in an international NGO. Experience handling bank reconciliations, processing cash transactions is required.
  • Knowledge of major international donor rules and non-profit accounting is highly desirable.
  • The post holder should demonstrate experience in supporting country offices and project teams in a finance capacity such as to ensure travel per diems and reimbursements are performed within policies and procedures and reconcile staff debtors accounts monthly.
  • Experience in using accounting software such as Navision or QuickBooks is required.

NGN 8,570,652 – NGN 9,787,044 gross per annum, depending on experience.

Application Closing Date
17th May, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:


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