NIGERIA – FIN HR MANAGER (M/F) – MAIDUGURI / MONGUNO At Solidarités International

Desired start date: 15 May 2022

Length of the mission: 6 months

Location: Nigeria, Borno State, Monguno and Maiduguri

SI is present in North-East Nigeria since 2016 and is currently operating in 4 bases across Borno State (Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala, Dikwa) with outreach capacities across all BAY States through its emergency component. Current coordination is based in Maiduguri while a representation office is set up in Abuja. In 2020, SI opened a base in Zamfara State to start Emergency Response in North West, where the security and humanitarian situation has been deteriorating in the past few years.

Security and humanitarian situations in both North East and North West as well as epidemic outbreaks, continue to affect millions of live in those areas. SI is responding to the humanitarian needs of displaced populations and host communities through Wash, Shelter & NFI, FSL and Emergency activities. Through strategic partnership, SI also promotes integrated approach with health and protection sectors.

The mission’s annual budget is around 9 million euros in 2021. The mission has potential for development in its current area of intervention as well as in the North-Western part of Nigeria, where limited actors are currently present. The mission is fully staffed within 18 and 20 international and 220 national personals with a wide range of profiles working on 5 operational bases: Maiduguri, Dikwa, Ngala and Monguno in Borno State, Gusau in Zamfara State.

Security context is challenging in both North East (Borno) and North West (Zamfara), Nigeria, justifying specific arrangements. Depending on the evolution of the security situation, access to the deep field varies from limited to none.


The Admin Manager will implement and supervise all administrative operations of two bases in North-East Nigeria. He/she will organize administrative support for programs, enforcing Solidarités International procedures.

He / she will be responsible for:

  • Administrative management of personnel
  • Team management
  • Cash-flow/bookkeeping
  • Budgetary/financial monitoring
  • Administrative management of the base
  • Reporting/communication

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Operationalize and follow-up the new Limited Access Programming set-up for the finance and HR department
  • Ensure close follow-up of completion of ongoing projects with specific attention to budget and administrative support needs at the base level


Specific skills and experience:

  • Professional experience: 2-3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience in remote management would be an asset
  • Knowledge of general administrative management and SI tools (BFU, OFU, Homere etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Previous experience with SI is an asset

People skills:

  • Resistance to stress
  • Good interpersonal skills (communication), team player
  • Capacity to delegate and to manage


  • English is mandatory


A salaried position
According to experience, starting from EUR 1800 gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly i.e. 1980 euros gross per month) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 600. SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months.

Social and health cover
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


The Admin Manager will be based in Maiduguri, where all the coordination and regional teams are based.

In Maiduguri, the base offers a comfortable environment despite limited movements outside of the compound for security reasons. The Guest House offers good living conditions, with a private bedroom and bathroom and shared and comfortable common spaces. Electricity and internet are available at the office and at the GH at all times. Volleyball and badminton court, ping pong, and some gym equipment are available in the GH. All essential goods (food, hygiene etc..) can be bought locally in the small shops around the office, or in the pre-validated supermarket. Maiduguri has a good social life, even though the Covid-19 context has slowed it down. Visits to other NGOs are possible, as well as some pre-validated place.

Covid 19 :

SI recommends vaccination against Covid-19, using WHO approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure in order to reduce the logistical constraints once on the ground.

How to apply

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link: CV only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

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