Finance and Accounting Managers at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent International Medical Humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance and Accounting Manager

Location: Borno
Type of contract: 6 months renewable
Place of work: Maiduguri, MSF Switzerland offices

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and supervising the accounting of the mission (accounting, treasury, audit procedures, etc.) according to the instructions of the Finance Coordinator, and in compliance with legal obligations and MSF standards and protocols in order to provide quality, reliable and transparent information to the organization on the use and allocation of resources in the mission.

Function Responsibilities Include:

  • Being responsible for quality and timely accounting for the whole mission
  • Coordinating and overseeing the monthly and yearly closing of accounts and balance sheet, and reporting the mission’s accounting statement through monthly and weekly reports.
  • Being responsible for the financial management of donor contracts .
  • Ensuring reporting conditions are met and stakeholders in the mission are informed of their responsibilities.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the payment of tax liabilities in order to comply with legal obligations
  • Coordinating and supervising the conduct of local audits relating to accounting, tax, labour, stock and asset management
  • Is the technical reference for any accounting-related issue including compliance with MSF financial standards and procedures, legal compliance, training and support on the MSF accounting software / system.


  • Essential solid Accountancy training and experience-professional Accounting qualification.
  • Desirable University Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.


  • Essential 4 years previous experience in similar relevant position jobs


  • English ( Fluent) and French ( practice is an plus , notion is mandatory)


  • Manager position , supervise assistant (1 to 2 ), technical referent for projects finance manager ( 2-3 projects )


  • Finance coordinator and Accounting department Head quarter- Geneva

Application Closing Date
10th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications to: specifying the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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