Finance Manager -Consortium at The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
We are looking to recruit a competent and committed individual for the role below:

Job Tittle: Finance Manager -Consortium (1 opening)

Anticipated start Date: 1 August 2017


  • The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the financial performance of a DFID-funded education in emergencies consortium. The Finance Manager will provide leadership in developing tools for successfully administering a consortium budget and providing financial analysis of the projects performance to inform decision making processes. As a member of the lead implementing agency, the Finance Manager will work with finance staff from IRC and sub-agreement partner agencies and will oversee the coordination of reporting that adheres to all agencies' financial protocols. S/he will work closely with the IRC Nigeria Finance Controller to submit accurate, reports in line with DFID requirements. The Finance Manager will report to the Senior Consortium Coordinator and also have a dotted reporting line to IRC Nigeria Finance Controller.

Knowledge and Experience:
Financial Control:

  • Coordinate the financial aspects of the multi-state, multi-year, multi-partner programs in line with DFID requirements.
  • Oversee financial aspect of sub-grant tracking and subcontracting, ensuring forward planning and preparation for donor reporting, adherence with DFID and consortium requirements and timelines, and timely submission of partner agency's reports.
  • Ensure that financial management systems and records are effective and robust in order to identify and protect the assets and interests of the consortium.
  • Coordinate, review and monitor cash forecast for Lead agency and for each partner on monthly basis and draw down adequate cash to meet their stated cash requirement.
  • Consolidate cash flows, reporting templates, financial plans and amendments throughout the project life.
  • Review and monitor budgets to support financial stability, efficiency and value for money.
  • Maintain an adequate filing system for all financial and accounting deliverables to ensure ease of access during internal/external audit.
  • Monitor budget burn rates and recommend appropriate action on any significant variances ( +/-10%) or as per DFID guidelines.
  • Prepare budget amendments based on performance and currency fluctuation.
  • Participate in a procurement committee for procuring joint items and large capital assets for the consortium members.

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare Consortium Budget vs Actual reports on monthly basis.
  • Consolidate financial reports, fund requests and budgets in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that all financial records and accounts are compiled on time, accurately and in line with international accounting standards and donor regulations.
  • Finalize year end accounts and provide any ad-hoc reports that may be required.
  • Ensure all consortium members submit accurate timesheets.
  • Maintain accounting records.
  • Follow up on timely implementation of the recommendations to remedy significant variances.

Capacity Building:

  • Occasionally participate in any such consortium meetings to foster compliance and to address any financial issues.
  • Ensure that sub-grant related processes and procedures are consistently implemented through the use of compliance checks and agreements.
  • Undertake periodic visits to the field in order to support consortium members and put forward recommendations for improvements where appropriate.
  • Facilitate training sessions on grants management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems.
  • Ensure internal audit recommendations for grant funded projects are adhered.
  • Track lessons learned and share with consortium members throughout the projects implementation.
  • Organize for Peer reviews amongst the finance personnel of the three sub agreement partner agencies and draw lessons learnt to improve financial oversight.


  • Masters Degree in Finance or Accounting or professional accounting qualification, such as a CPA or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a finance/accounting role preferably with an international NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing large budgets, with preference for previous experience working in a consortium.
  • Experience in working on projects funded by major international donors, with preference for previous experience with DFID.
  • Strong coordination/negotiation skills specifically with the ability to effectively coordinate among other partner organisations.
  • Ability to work towards tight reporting deadlines as required.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and organisation skills.


  • Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

How to apply: Maiduguri/Damaturu

Application Closing Date
28 July 2017

How to Apply
Please send CVs and cover letter to email address
[email protected]
Addressed it to: The Country Director, International Rescue Committee, Hand delivery applications should be sent in clearly labelled envelop to our Damaturu and Maiduguri offices