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Overview of Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent, non-governmental and non-governmental global humanitarian organization. Our mission is to assist communities experiencing crises, whether natural disasters, artificial disasters, or armed conflict, without discrimination based on race, religion, ideology or political allegiance. Since February 1996, we have been actively engaged in Nigeria, operating under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Nigeria. Currently, we are collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health and state and local health authorities on various health initiatives.

Who is a Finance Assistant at Médecins Sans Frontières  

Finance Assistants play a crucial role within humanitarian organizations like Medecins Sans Frontieres, contributing to the effective management of financial resources essential for delivering life-saving aid to those in need.

Job responsibilities of a Finance Assistant at Médecins Sans Frontières  

  • Accurately enter financial transactions into the accounting system to ensure data integrity and accuracy.
  • Assisted in processing invoices, verifying supporting documentation, and following organizational policies and procedures.
  • Perform regular bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial records.
  • Assist the financial manager in budgeting by gathering, analyzing, and assisting in budget processing.
  • Assist in preparing financial reports as internal stakeholders, donors, and regulators require.
  • Assist with internal and external audits by preparing documents, answering questions, and ensuring compliance with audit requirements.
  • Assist in monitoring compliance with budgets, procedures, and donor requirements, identifying and reporting deviations to the Finance Manager.
  • Partner with finance staff in field offices to provide guidance and support on financial matters, including training on budgeting and planning.
  • Maintain organized and up-to-date financial files and records, ensuring easy retrieval and compliance with recordkeeping requirements.

Qualifications and Skills Required for a Finance Assistant at Médecins Sans Frontières  

  • Desirable Finance, Business or Administration related Diploma.
  • Essential previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs.
  • Desirable experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Mission language and local language are essential
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, Internet)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • 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


After filling out the form, submit your CV, Cover letter, licenses and necessary credentials only to using NAME_Finance Assistant as the subject of the mail.


Only applications submitted through the Internet will be considered. Additionally, only a single online application form should be submitted, as multiple submissions will not be considered. Contact will only be made with candidates who are shortlisted. There will be no provision of transportation or allowance during the recruitment process. MSF values diversity and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.