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Branch Finance and Administrative Officer, Yobe needed at Nigerian Red Cross Society

Job title : Branch Finance and Administrative Officer, Yobe

Job Location : Yobe

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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  • Under the guidance of the Branch Secretary and the technical support of the NHQ Director/Coordinator Finance & Resource Management, the Branch Finance and Administration Officer is responsible for the management of the Branch finances, assets and other administrative roles. The position requires a high level of integrity and analysis for accurate reporting of all Branch finances both project and internal resources.


  • The Branch Finance and Administrative Officer has the following responsibilities:
  • Support the Branch Secretary and Program Officers in developing annual branch budgets
  • Provide monthly and quarterly financial reports on branch finances to the Branch Executive Committee and NHQ
  • Establish and maintain a branch asset register and ensure all items are tagged appropriately
  • Implement the finance guidelines and policies with respect to the management and use of funds at the Branch and division level
  • Conduct routine spot checks at the divisions to ensure proper record keeping
  • Ensure effective branch reconciliation for all funds received at the Bank
  • Set up a functioning accounting system that ensures transactions are captured accurately and on a timely manner
  • Establish internal controls with respect to financial transactions at the Branch and Divisions, based on the Finance Manual and Policy
  • Maintain financial records to facilitate external and internal audit of the branch and divisions
  • Regularly liaise with relevant National Headquarters Staff for technical support
  • Support the Branch Secretary in the overall administrative functions of the Branch


  • Actively work towards the achievement of the NRCS goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Fundamental Principles and NRCS Statutes
  • Show capacity to assist other members of staff and management, aptitude for maintaining cooperation and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by Line Manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance or accounting or equivalent in field of study.
  • Minimum of 3years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating community-based programmes in emergency/relief context
  • A Certified Public or Chartered Accountant is more preferable

Skills and Competencies


  • Good leadership and accountability skills
  • Strong judgment and ability to identify and analyse problems and to think strategically to anticipate, interpret and develop strategic responses to issues
  • Ability to persuade, influence, negotiate, manage and sustain effective, successful strategic relationships both internally and externally
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office tools
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Good knowledge of the work of the Red Cross in Nigeria and the State
  • Experience in Programme design and management
  • Experience in Volunteer Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management, emergency and public health management, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the society’s articulated vision for change.
  • Ability to initiate and manage change and align programmes to the strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and resolve differences and conflicts.
  • Behavioural Competencies
  • Articulate when communicating, and a curious and effective listener
  • Ability to protect the reputation of NRCS through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
  • High ethical standards and honesty in handling the organizational resources and zero tolerance to corruption
  • Culturally sensitive, globally minded and showing respect to the views and opinions of others
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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