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Job Alert: Finance / HR Assistant at Medecins Sans Frontieres


  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation…

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    Finance / HR Assistant

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification OND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Zamfara
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp , Human Resources / HR&nbsp

    Code: AS01100
    Location: Shinkafi, Zamfara
    Reports to: Administration Manager
    Report to (functional): Administration Manager
    Area: HR, Finance, Administration
    Working Hours: 48 Hours per Week
    Contract Duration: 6 months
    Level: 6

    Main Purpose

    • 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.


    • Execute administrative and legal related tasks, under supervision of the Administrator Manager, checking payroll calculations and updating personal files in order to ensure accuracy, compliance and on time payments.
    • Implement cash management procedures in order to ensure the highest control and security, and ensure cash availability.
    • 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 monthly pay slips for all staff, editing and updating the necessary data, in order to ensure the punctuality and accuracy of staff payroll.
    • 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.
    • Follow up all expiring rental contract dates and inform the Administration Manager in order to leave enough time to arrange a renewal or look for some other alternative.
    • Assist the administration manager in the prevision of monthly treasury and planning in order to ensure the coverage of daily needs, advances on salaries, payroll, etc.
    • Process the payment to suppliers and keep strict on all documentation involved, informing the administration manager of any sort of disparity.
    • Carry out all accounting tasks and activities in order to ensure strict control of all expenditures and the reliability of statements and documentation.
    • Make all administrative information available to the staff (posting, meetings, etc.).
    • Classify and prepare all accounting pieces as requested by the Administration Manager.
    • File the accounting documents and enter the accounting pieces in the accounting software, with the support from the
    • Administration Manager and/or the Accounting Manager (ACMA).
    • Support the Administration Manager in translating documents into local language
    • Assists the Administration Manager in meetings upon request.


    • Education: A desirable Diploma in Finance, Business or Administration.


    • Essential: previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs.
    • Desirable: experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries.


    • English and Hausa.


    • Essential: computer literacy (word, excel, internet).


    • Results and Quality Orientation, Teamwork and Cooperation, Behavioral and Flexibility,
    • Commitment to MSF Principles, Stress Management.


    • NGN 3,949,153 (annual basic Salary +13th month) as per the MSF salary scale (national contract).

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, Motivation Letter, Copies of credentials and Copy of the NYSC certificate (only PDF or Word) by email to: [email protected] (in the subject, please put the position and the reference for which you are applying).


    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
    • Applications are non- returnable. Do not submit original certificates or credentials.
    • MSF encourages women and people with disability status to apply.
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