Finance and Operations Manager - Nigeria

International Alert
Abuja, Nigeria
Full time Staff

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Duration: Permanent
Based: Abuja

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to join the International Alert Finance team in Nigeria.

International Alert began operations in Nigeria in 2011 as a partner on security governance within the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation programme (NSRP). Since then we have launched a social cohesion programme in the Northeast, while expanding our technical advisory in conflict and gender sensitivity to various governance and reform programmes.

In this position, you will be responsible for managing the finances and operations of the Nigeria programme, under the supervision of the Country Manager. You will oversee a range of accounting, administration, human resources, security management, and operations tasks to ensure that the Nigeria office runs smoothly and in compliance with Alert, donor and government regulations. You will provide capacity building support for colleagues and partner staff to ensure they have the relevant technical skills to implement our grants and contracts. You will liaise effectively with the finance team in London.

You will have significant experience in a similar role within an INGO and skills across all the various areas of technical expertise related to the job (accounting, administration, HR, security and operations). You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively with partners, colleagues and donors. You will be proactive in identifying obstacles and proposing solutions to the Country Manager, while constantly reviewing and updating organisational policies and systems to enhance our efficiency.

This is a great opportunity to support the peacebuilding work of the organisation by developing and working with a committed team.

This position is open to both National and International applicants.

The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full requirements and how to apply, please visit

 Closing date: Friday 24th May 2019, 5PM Nigeria time.

Interviews will take place week commencing of 3rd June 2019

Early applications are encouraged, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.



Closing date: 
24th May 2019