Finance Officer at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people.

Job Title: Finance Officer


  • Jhpiego seeks a Financial Officer to provide technical assistance for the day-to-day financial management of the implementation of an anticipated UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria. This project aims to scale up an innovative and community-based approach to expanding coverage of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) for pregnant women. The project will operate over a five-year period.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager, the Financial Officer is primarily responsible for the financial management of the TIPTOP project. Responsibilities include the local financial management of the project and strict adherence to UNITAID accounting policies and procedures. With the support of the Finance Manager, s/he will ensure that the core initiatives and project activities are monitored for the key financial file.


  • Review, reconcile and monitor all accounts, including major operating accounts of operations, and petty cash transactions involving cash advances
  • Maintain and administer the financial accounting system in accordance with Jhpiego policies
  • Check the payments and other accounting entries made by the other TIPTOP team members
  • Prepare specific budgets for local spending, ensure that the necessary financial controls are in place and respected
  • Ensure appropriate guarantees of local funds, and ensure compliance of expenditures with financial and accounting procedures of UNITAID, JHU and Jhpiego
  • Determine day-to-day accrued liabilities and local monthly projections to support the accuracy of the forecast and completion of the project as required
  • Review financial documents such as vouchers, invoices, delivery notes, purchase orders and other documents to ensure the completeness, accuracy and validity of financial data in the system
  • Ensure that accounting records are filed in a timely manner and that appropriate accounting records are maintained and consistent with the standard accounting practice, Johns Hopkins University /Jhpiego and the UNITAID guidelines.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in monitoring program spending by ensuring timely preparation of expense reports, accruals and projections and burn rates on a monthly basis
  • Assist in the annual budgeting process for all affected accounts
  • Participate in the monthly reconciliation of installments (hotels and rents) and accounts payable (suppliers and wage deductions).
  • Serving as a resource person for non-finance staff on the financial rules and policies of UNITAID, Johns Hopkins University and Jhpiego
  • Work closely with auditors in audits of Jhpiego field programs
  • Collect and disburse money and ensure that it is stored safely
  • Provide advice, follow-up and support to staff who acquire goods and services, maintain office inventory functions
  • Be the focal point vis-à-vis the Nigeria tax administration
  • Perform related tasks requested by supervisor


  • Diploma in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or equivalent experience.
  • 8 years of financial or cost management experience in support of international development program operations.
  • Experience in managing financial functions for international non-profit organizations exceeding $10 million annually with multi-office, multi-national environment.
  • Experience working with public and/or private donors.Knowledge of the principles of international donor cost principles, GAAP accounting rules, and grant/contract management, including contract grants.
  • Working knowledge of financial software applications, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently English.
  • Ability to travel nationally


  • Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

Location:  Nigeria

Closing Date
Not Specified.



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