Jobs in Abuja at Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance & Administration Assistant
Reference No.: 0205_ABJ16
Location: Abuja
Working hours: Mon – Fri (8am to 5.30pm)
Grade level: 6
Position in the Organization Chart

  • Hierarchically and functionally accountable to the Human Resources Coordinator
  • He/she will work in close collaboration with the Accountancy Manager and Personnel & Admin Manager.

Main Objective of the Position

  • Execute administrative tasks and do follow up of project accountancy, according to administration manager’s indications and MSF procedures, in order to ensure legal compliance and keep a strict control over monetary resources.
  • To assist in the managing of the national staff, observing the Internal Regulation and legislation, and undertaking administrative tasks for the employees.
  • To guarantee quality and transparent accounting; cash and bank account management
  • To support in other daily or monthly tasks (reports, etc…)

Responsibilities and Duties
Administration:

  • Execute administrative and legal related tasks, under supervision of the Personnel &Admin Manager (PAM), checking payroll calculations and updating personal files in order to ensure accuracy, compliance and on time payments.
  • Prepare employment contracts in conformity with legal requirements including specific amendments when necessary in order to ensure local labour and fiscal law compliance
  • Enter data into the HR database and personal files and keep them up-to-date in order to facilitate HR processes management.
  • Update Social security & Tax office employee files in order to meet legal requirements and duties.
  • Draw up the final pay slip and employment certificate at the end of a contract in order to meet legal requirements while defending MSF’s interests.
  • Make all administrative information available to the staff (posting, meetings, etc.)
  • To work in coordination with the PAM to make sure all the arrangements for travelling and accommodation of expatriates are done accordingly.
  • To carry out administrative briefing/debriefing relevant tasks related to staff’s movements
  • Support the Personnel &Admin Manager in translating documents into local language when the need arise as well as assist in meetings upon request.
  • To assist the PAM in ensuring that the national staff understands and follows the Internal Regulations, Medical and Training policy. And also that there is a comprehensive implementation of administrative procedures following the MSF Standards.
  • To assist in staff recruitment according with the legislation in force, and to ensure that the new member recruited gets proper induction on MSF procedures.
  • To follow-up and update the attendance, advances, leaves, contracts, evaluations, training and staff files with utmost discretion and make sure that the supervisors have understood this process.
  • To keep informed the Personnel & Administrative Manager (PAM) of any changes related to the Labour Act or Tax Law and to communicate any eventual irregularity.

Finance:

  • Process the payment to suppliers and keep strict on all documentation involved, informing the Accountancy Manager (ACMA) of any sort of disparity.
  • To manage the petit cashbox for the daily payments to ensure the proper running of the project while ensuring the quality and transparency of the accountancy.
  • To assist the ACMA in the monthly cash forecasting, budget follow up revision and annual action plan.
  • Classify and prepare all accounting pieces, file the accounting documents and enter the accounting pieces in the accounting software, with support from the ACMA
  • Carry out all accounting tasks and activities in order to ensure strict control of all expenditures and the reliability of statements and documentation with support of the Accountancy Manager (ACMA)
  • Implement cash management procedures in order to ensure the highest control and security, and ensure cash availability

General:

  • To follow-up and report any evolution on the legislation that will go into force that could affect the organization or its staff
  • To assist the Coordination Team on monthly SITREP for the Mission on administration and Finance undertakings during the month.

Requirements

  • Education: Desirable degree in Business or Administration, Finance or other related studies
  • Languages: Mission working language essential, Country official language(s) : oral and written
  • Experience: Essential working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs; Desirable experience with MSF or other NGOs; Desirable working experience in developing countries
  • Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel and Internet)

General Requirements:

  • As a humanitarian organization involved in emergency programs all national and international MSF staff is expected to be flexible and available for emergency response activities.
  • S/he should be willing to undertake other tasks as necessary and not specified in the job description, supporting the mission activities in the response to potential emergencies and cover HR gaps or needs at field level.
  • Besides the specific tasks described in this job description, the employee is obliged to know, accept and fulfil all the covenants and stipulations defined by the MSF Charter and the Internal Regulations for National Staff applicable to MSF-Spain Nigeria Mission.

Required Skills:

  • English spoken and written.
  • Good computer skills (excel, word, outlook is an advantage).
  • Committed to humanitarian principles.
  • Sensitive and respectful of religious and cultural differences:
  • Identification with Humanitarian, Cross Cultural Awareness, Self-Control, Quality and Results Orientation, Commitment, Stress Management.
  • Capacity to work as a team, respectful and good working attitude.
  • Organization and planning skills, initiative and proactive.
  • Committed to humanitarian principles.
  • Due to the nature of MSF operations, flexibility is indispensable and unavoidable.

Salary

  • As per the MSF salary scale (national contract).

Job Title: Head of Mission Assistant
Reference No.: 0105_ABJ16
Location: Abuja
Working hours: Mon – Fri (8am to 5.30pm)
Grade level: 7
Position in the Organization Chart

  • Hierarchically and functionally accountable to the Head of Mission (HoM).
  • He/she will work in close collaboration with Head of Mission and other Coordinating Departments.

Main Objective of the Position

  • Provide support to the mission by assisting the Head of Mission in the administrative part of coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation with local and national authorities, contributing to the context analysis and follow-up, providing translations and interpreting in order to facilitate coordination of tasks in the mission.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist the Head of Mission (HoM) in the context analysis, disseminate relevant context information to the coordination team, regularly inform them on key issues, update general information on the context for MSF internal documents, and advise on cultural appropriateness of organisational activities and individual behaviours
  • Keep good knowledge of counterparts in different administrations and file field contacts (other NGO’s, UN agencies, local authorities…) verifying that they are easily accessible in order to facilitate contacts and meetings.
  • At the request of the HoM, represents MSF in meetings (NGO, official bodies, administration…).
  • Ensure the follow up of relevant administrative dossiers such as the MSF registration in a country, working permits, immigration policies, national protocols, etc.
  • At the request of the HoM, prepare and conduct an information briefing focusing on the country context for International, Regional and Relocated Staff.
  • Translate documents and act as an interpreter when needed
  • Communicates pro-actively all important/relevant news/information regarding the context of the Country to the coordination team
  • Facilitates contacts and organizes appointments with national authorities and local partners.
  • Compiles press reviews at the request of HOM and shares them with HOM, MCT and field teams.
  • Keeps all the documents, reports, files updated, properly filed, and easy to access for the HOM and any other internal user when needed.

Legal and Administrative Issues:

  • Ensure ongoing researches on national protocols, keeps MCT informed on any changes and spread information in the field
  • Compiles and summarizes data and information on specific questions at the request of the Head of Mission.
  • Ensures the close follow up of key administrative issues as registration of MSF in the country, work permits, immigration, procedures for importing medicines

Translation and Interpretation:

  • Translates documents for the head of mission as well as documents that are of general interest for the MCT.
  • Goes with the head of mission to meetings and translates for the HOM when needed.

Requirements
Education:

  • University level studies or similar

Languages:

  • Mission working language essential, Country official language(s): oral and written

Experience:

  • Essential working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs ;
  • Desirable experience with MSF or other NGOs;
  • Desirable working experience in developing countries

Knowledge:

  • Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel and Internet).

General Requirements

  • As a humanitarian organization involved in emergency programs all national and international MSF staff is expected to be flexible and available for emergency response activities.
  • S/he should be willing to undertake other tasks as necessary and not specified in the job description, supporting the mission activities in the response to potential emergencies and cover HR gaps or needs at field level.
  • Besides the specific tasks described in this job description, the employee is obliged to know, accept and fulfil all the covenants and stipulations defined by the MSF Charter and the Internal Regulations for National Staff applicable to MSF-Spain Nigeria Mission.

Required Skills:

  • English spoken and written.
  • Good computer skills (excel, word, outlook is an advantage).
  • Capacity to work as a team, respectful and good working attitude.
  • Organization and planning skills, initiative and proactive.
  • Committed to humanitarian principles.
  • Due to the nature of MSF operations, flexibility is indispensable and u
  • Committed to humanitarian principles.
  • Sensitive and respectful of religious and cultural differences:
  • Identification with Humanitarian, Cross Cultural Awareness, Self-Control, Quality and Results Orientation, Commitment, Stress Management

Salary

  • As per the MSF salary scale (national contract).


How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV’s and motivation letter either by email to: msfe-abuja-hrco@barcelona.msf.org
OR
In person to:
MSF Office,
Road 131 House 10 Gwarinpa Housing Estate,
Abuja.


Note:
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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