Job: Finance Manager at Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance Ltd-Gte is a service-based human rights organization with a global heritage that is established under the laws of Nigeria with a mission to engage as a leader and global player with a variety of stakeholders to create access to opportunities and resources for health and social and economic justice for all. Heartland Alliance…

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Heartland Alliance LTD/GTE (HALG) is currently implementing a harm reduction project with financial support from the Global Fund through INAH. The project aims to reduce HIV infection among people who inject drugs by providing them with a minimum package of harm reduction services with respect to needle and syringe programming (NSP) and drug overdose management. opioids with naloxone. In addition to NAHI’s focus on risk reduction, HALG will promote the sustainability of project activities in Akwa-Ibom, Cross River and Lagos States by improving motivation, behavior change, resilience and health-seeking decisions among key population (KP) PWID target groups using long-term positive behavioral maintenance and health interventions.

We are seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position below:

Project: HI360 GF National Aligned HIV/AIDS Initiative (NAHI) Grant

Job Title: Finance Officer

Reports to: Senior Finance Manager

Location(s): Abuja

Job type: Full time

Contract duration: 1 year

Summary of work

The Finance Officer will work closely with the Senior Finance Manager and support the finance team in managing project financial concerns. He/she will help ensure that activity expenses are authorized, allocable and reasonable and that financial reports are accurate and submitted in a timely manner.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate fund request and disbursement, verification and reconciliation of financial statements of project accounts in coordination with the Senior Finance Manager.
  • Solely responsible for safekeeping and preparing checks for payment upon proper approval, in accordance with organizational policies.
  • Enter financial data into QuickBooks on a daily basis, prepare monthly reconciliations and submit relevant monthly reports within organizational deadlines.
  • Manage the petty cash of the project.
  • Complete and submit remittance of taxes and pension contributions on grants to relevant authorities.
  • Keep proper financial records and file them as appropriate.
  • Generate an activity budget and maintain grant cash.
  • Support the preparation of monthly financial reports and assist in the preparation of other reports as required by donors.
  • Evaluate staff advances, program advances and retirements.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, a person must be able to perform each essential task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or competencies required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree/HND in accounting, finance or closely related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience related to NGOs and programs at the community level, with increasing responsibilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Independent judgment and discretion in carrying out assignments, seeking approval as appropriate.
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to follow, apply, interpret and explain instructions and/or guidelines.

Favorite Skills:

  • Familiarity with USAID funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, be able to accept and fulfill significant responsibilities, prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines and exercise professional judgment.

Other abilities :

  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Quality Management – Finding ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; corrects spelling and grammar work; varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to better adapt to the situation; able to deal with frequent changes, delays or unforeseen events.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects the cultural environment in which the individual works and does not act in a way that is outwardly offensive to the local community.

Language skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of local language preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking.

Computer skills:

  • Proficiency in the use of QuickBooks accounting software, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.
  • Excellent command of Excel, SPSS or other statistical analysis software. Other software commonly used by Heartland Alliance.

Working environment:

  • The noise level in the working environment is generally moderate.
  • The employee will have to live with local partners, generally in the same office.
  • The employee is required to travel regularly in environments that are often insecure and with limited resources.

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