Regional Administrative Manager at Solidarites International

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  • Maiduguri, Borno, Solidarites International View on Map
  • Post Date : May 12, 2023
  • Apply Before : May 18, 2023
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  • Job ID 26494
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  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

Solidarites International is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 40 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter. SI is present in North-East Nigeria since 2016 and is currently operating in 4 bases across Borno State (Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala, and Dikwa) with outreach capacities across all BAY States through its emergency component. Currently, SI carries out emergency/post – emergency programs in WASH/FSL sector in North-West Nigeria where limited actors are currently present.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Regional Administrative Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Start Date: Projected contract duration is 6 Months with a possibility of extension.

Goal / Purpose

  • Under the supervision of the Area Field coordinator Northeast The Administrative Manager supports the administrative coordinator in processing accounting and financial transactions, as well as in all tasks and procedures associated with HR. He/she assists the administrative coordinator to define and implement national HR policies at mission level.
  • He/she is responsible for implementing and monitoring, in close collaboration with the administrative coordinator, administrative, financial and HR procedures on the different bases.
  • The Administrative Manager manages the administrative teams with the support and under the supervision of the administrative coordinator. He/she manages the cash processes (cash transfer, donor payment) at mission level under the supervision of the administrative coordinator.
  • He/she takes on the functions of the administrative coordinator in case of absence.

List of Main Activities
Financial and budgetary management:

  • Elaborate and import budget parameters in SAGA after validation of the desk financial officer
  • Check the monthly projects budget follow ups according to Solidarités format
  • Prepare the monthly global budget follow up document
  • Prepare the financial reporting requested by authorities (government, ministries…) to be validated by the administrative coordinator and/or the HoM before submission
  • Supervise the monthly closing, review and integration of the accounting for his/her mission
  • Supervise the verification of the accounting files before they are sent to HQ
  • Prepare for and support audits or possible inspections

Accounting management:

  • Monitor enforcement of cash payment rules and accurately record transactions in Saga
  • Send the monthly accountancy package to HQ after validation from the administrative coordinator and manage directly the monthly integration at HQ level with the desk financial officer and his/her assistant
  • Send all supporting documents relating to account closure to HQ as requested by the accounting manager and desk financial officer (If no accountant is present).
  • Centralize the base’s accountancy within the Saga software.
  • Supervise the verification of the base’s accountancy (descriptions, accounting codes, budget headings, reconciliation, monthly exchange rate).
  • Supervise the physical verification of invoices and cash inventories in each Balzac.
  • Management of the mission bank Balzacs.
  • Send Saga after integration to the different bases.
  • Supervise vouchers and other back up documents to be sent to HQ on a 6 month basis
  • Lead the semi-annual and annual accounting closure with his/her administrative team and under the supervision of the administrative coordinator and/or the desk financial officer(accrual expenses, balance of holidays, debt situation, asset purchases, donations in kind, etc.)

Cash Management:

  • Centralize the monthly cash forecast of each base and prepare the document under the supervision of the administrative coordinator
  • Process and monitor the cash transfer from HQ in Paris
  • Manage the cashflow at mission level and ensure that banks and cash boxes are well supplied for each base
  • Monitor the security of funds and propose improvement of the internal cash transfer process at mission level to the administrative coordinator
  • Monitor donor installment at field level (if any)

Administrative follow up:

  • Monitor the implementation of administrative, financial and HR rules and procedures
  • Ensure that the administrative calendar is respected by the administrative team
  • Follow up on the lease agreement
  • Ensure completion of paper and digital filing, as well as securing administrative documents on all bases
  • Supervise the back up of all files at coordination level on a regular basis and ensure the filling of these documents

Legal follow up:

  • Track changes in national laws and policies.
  • Prepare and control tax payments, (income tax, VAT).

Implementation of the national HR policy:

  • Take part in the development of the national HR policy.
  • Participate in defining and monitoring the implementation of HR policy and social welfare on the mission
  • Evaluate risks linked to changes in social policy.
  • Propose improvements to employee working conditions.
  • Ensure appropriateness and coherence between mission job descriptions and SI standard job descriptions
  • Ensure the SI job matrix is applied on the mission and the recruitment process respected.
  • If necessary, participate in rewriting the salary matrix (benchmark…).
  • Continually ensure coherence between SI HR policy and national laws.

HR management for national staff:

  • Ensure that declarations and payment of taxes and charges are made to relevant organizations.
  • Keep informed of all bills and changes associated with employment law, employment in general, and staff training.
  • Improve staff working conditions in close collaboration with the administrative coordinator.
  • Collect the necessary information for monitoring changes in the cost of living.
  • Check the monthly salaries.
  • Verify the base’s salary databases and payroll processing (Balzac XX).
  • Check the update at base level of the HR linked information through Homère software.
  • Supervise the update of all HR-related documents at mission level and filing at coordination level
  • Monitor adhesion to national HR policy at mission level.
  • Update staff records and follow up HR deadlines.
  • Consolidate and update the mission organization chart.
  • Supervise annual performance review deadlines, contract dates.
  • Participate in creating an annual mission training plan, supervise its implementation and measure its impact
  • Participate in the mission HR policy.
  • Check that job descriptions fit the standard job matrix and ensure that the recruitment process is respected.

Team management:

  • Supervise and train base administrators.
  • Conduct regular field visits to the different bases.
  • Supervise the admin staff at coordination level.
  • Ensure minimum staffing levels for the administrative service during periods of absence (vacation, illness, etc.)
  • Participate in implementing staff promotions.
  • Participate in the implementation of career planning and the management of staff mobility
  • Make a list of schools and training programs in the country.
  • Improve recruitment procedures.
  • Participate in recruiting in-pat executives.
  • Ensure relations with employee representatives, in particular by taking part in their meetings.

Reporting / Communication:

  • Help the administrative coordinator with creating operations proposals and drawing up financial reports
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the administrative authorities at national level
  • Maintain relationships with other NGO & INGO, authorities and other partners on request
  • On request, participate in meetings (donor, authorities, NGO forum…) and workshops relating to his/her field of activity and write up minutes to the administrative coordinator


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related fields.
  • 3 years experience in Finance & HR related role or in a similar position with an international NGO.
  • Good knowledge of Project Management.
  • Previous experience with SI would be preferable.
  • Training and capacity building skills.
  • Coordination and diplomatic skills.
  • Familiar with various office package.
  • Good knowledge and use of SAGA, HOMERE, and other HRIS/Finance software.
  • Confidential, result oriented and ability to manage conflict.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.

What We Offer

  • Salary + Transport, Leave & housing allowance + social benefits (medical coverage, 24 days of Annual leaves per year, compassionate leaves, public holidays as announced by government, festive bonus, Life insurance – covering death and permanent disability) etc.

Application Closing Date
18th May, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Please submit your Application by clicking on the link above, select Admin Manager, fill the form and attach your CV and Motivation Letter.
  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
  • Solidarités International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date.

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