Finance Assistant at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Holland


About " Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Holland "

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996. A Memorandum of Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government departments of health on various health projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:

Finance Assistant

Job Location:


Job Type:

Full time Jobs

Job Description

  • Execute administrative and finance-related tasks and follow up of project accountancy to support the Project Finance Manager in following MSF standards and procedures, in order to ensure legal compliance and keep strict control over monetary resources to achieve project objectives.

General Accountabilities

  • Implementing cash management procedures in order to ensure the highest control and security, assisting the Project Fin Manager in the provision of monthly treasury and planning in order to ensure the coverage of daily needs, advances on salaries, payroll, etc.
  • Processing the payment to suppliers and keeping strict on all documentation involved, informing the administration manager of any sort of disparity.
  • Carrying out all accounting tasks and activities, classifying, preparing, and filing of all accounting pieces inaccounting software, in order to ensure strict control of all expenditures and the reliability of statements and documentation.
  • Following up on of all expiring rental contract dates informing the Administration Manager in order to leave enough time to arrange a renewal or look for some other alternative.
  • Making all administrative information available to the staff (posting, meetings, etc.), supporting the Project Finance Manager in translating documents into the local language and assisting in meetings upon request.
  • Any other administrative task delegated by the Project Finance/HR Manager.
  • Managing Main Safe and Petty Cash Registers.
  • Managing Prepared Card (Debit Card) Bank register.
  • Weekly cash reconciliation.
  • Monthly end cash reconciliation.
  • Managing Operational Advance and Redemption.
  • Staff per diem payment.
  • Expat, detachment staff, HQ visitors and national staff per diem payment.
  • Bookkeeping documents organizing, barcoding, scanning and report to HQ.
  • Bookkeeping documents archiving.
  • Support FinCo Assistant on day-to-day activities.
  • Additional tasks up on request

Job Requirement


  • Degree in Finance, Business or Administration-related diploma.


  • Previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs is essential, experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries is desirable.


  • Mission language is essential.


  • Computer literacy (word, excel, internet) is essential.


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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
To complete their application, candidates should send their Cover Letter, latest Curriculum Vitae (CV), and photocopies of only necessary credentials as one document, to: using “Finance Assistant” as the subject of the mail.


  • NO Transportation and/or allowance will be provided during the recruitment process.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Any documents sent to MSF-Holland (CV, cover letter, copies of diploma, recommendations letters) will not be returned by MSF-Holland.
  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Lastly, only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will not be considered.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization


July 16, 2023
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