Finance Officer at Smiling Hearts Initiatives International (SHI)

Smiling Hearts Initiatives International (SHI) is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization founded in Nigeria and has been operational since 2016 as Zumunchi Hearts Initiative International before its official registration with the CAC on the 10th October 2018 as Smiling Hearts Initiative International (SHI Int.). SHI Int. is committed to immediate humanitarian relief and support to those in urgent need and also protects dignity of persons affected by natural deserter, violence crime or any other emergency. Independent, private and nonprofit, Nigerian base NGO SHI Int’l (operating under the Nigerian law) respects a strict political and religious impartiality, and operates following principles of non-discrimination, transparency, according to its core values: Compassion, Equality, Diversity, Integrity, Team Work and Responsiveness

SHI Int’l teams are devoted to supporting vulnerable communities throughout the world and accompanying them in building a better future by providing a response adapted to specific needs. We provide aid to populations affected by crisis using an approach that is local and global, multidisciplinary and adapted to each context. By ensuring the link between Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development. SHI Int’l teams guaranty that interventions made in a situation of crisis are useful and sustainable, because only long term support – by remaining in the area post emergency and involving communities – can end the poverty cycle and accompany populations on the road to better society and enhancing good development strongly focusing in the sectors of Education, Protection,WASH, CCCM, Livelihood, Health, Shelter, Psycho-social support, NFI, Food security/GFD, Community Development in the area of operations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Locations: Maiduguri – Borno, Yobe and Adamawa
Employment Type: Contract


  • Ensure compliance with partners’ financial policies and procedures.
  • Prepare disbursement vouchers in accordance with SHI Finance manual
  • Collect and examine supporting documents
  • Ensure that all SHI payment is process on timely manner.
  • Provide monthly update of all SHI related financial transaction.
  • Maintains a secure filing system of the financial documentation.
  • Continuously stay abreast with partners’ policies and procedures.
  • Maintain working advance and receivable Accounts
  • Record all transaction on manual/computer system as appropriate
  • Assist in preparing monthly financial report
  • Prepare bank reconciliation.
  • Reconciling financial query arising from financial transaction.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Finance Coordinator & Resource management.
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by Line Manager

Key Performance Areas

  • Timeliness and accuracy of payments processing
  • Accuracy of ledger reconciliations
  • Quality of financial reports
  • Team work.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of HND or B.Sc. Accounting from a recognized institution in Nigeria
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in NGO.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft application, Such as Excel, Word, Power point
  • Ability to use accounting software. Such as Quick books, Sages etc.
  • Strong communication and inter personal skill.


  • Honesty, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.

Deadline: 30th March, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: SHI is an equal opportunity organization with high regards to Gender, as such qualified female candidate are highly encouraged to apply.


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