Adminitrative Coordinator at SECOURS ISLAMIQUE FRANCE (SIF) Closing Date: 30 September, 2018

Experience: 3 years Location: Borno

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization dedicated to alleviate the suffering of the poorest people. SIF acts wherever humanitarian and social needs require mobilization of emergency relief and/or implementation of development programs.

Mission/ Role Operational strategy & Coordination:

  • To contribute to the elaboration of the mission’s operational strategy;

  • To be part of the Coordination Team (SMT);

  • To participate in the analysis and proposal of solutions for all decisions impacting the mission in general.

Accountability Management:

  • To ensure the correct parameters of the accounting software;

  • To control the bank book keeping, checking and bank reconciliations;

  • To ensure the accounting, non-accounting and expatriates data entry in the accounting software.

Cash flow:

  • To define and update the conservation and cash flow procedures (Cash Management) in accordance with the local context, to propose alternatives in case of context evolution, to authorize and organize transfers of funds on the bases.

  • To consolidate and validate the cash flow forecast of the mission and send it to the HQ,

  • To validate the banking establishment choice and validate the payment modalities of recurrent contracts.

Budgetary and financial Management:

  • To elaborate and validate the project budgets.

  • To prepare the mission’s annual budget and its analytical reallocation.

  • To edit, check and communicate the monthly budgetary follow-up (projection included) to the Coordination Team and to the base admin/coordinators, to question the relevance, alert and support the coordinators,

  • To ensure the production and filing of financial report according to the deadline and donors formats

HR Management:

  • To supervise the payroll on the base, supervise the management and follow-up of the welfare benefits received on the base and follow the working time ;

  • To supervise the staff recruitment according to the mission procedure;

  • To manage the administrative teams and evaluate regularly the performances of the team members.


  • To implement the security policy in cooperation with the Head of Mission.

  • To participate in the evaluation of the general security, the procedures definition and updating,

  • To participate in the security data collect, their analyze and the diffusion of alerts or important data

Representation (under HoM request):

  • To represent SIF as part of the activities to operational partners and to local or regional authorities (ex : registration as employer, social security, immigration, etc.)

  • To attend conferences, coordination meetings, clusters and donors meetings.


  • To elaborate monthly administration, financial and HR reports for the Head of Mission.

  • To elaborate the admin, HR and Financial part of the donors reports according to the deadline requested.

  • To inform immediately the Head of Mission of any delay, conflict, problem encountered as part of the activities.

  • To propose improvements to the intern reports formats.


  • Minimum 3 years of previous experience in humanitarian work, including previous experiences as Country Director, or Deputy Country Director, or Chief of Party with INGOs in similar context

  • Substantial experience of strategic thinking, including identifying, analyzing, problem solving and responding to opportunities and challenges and the ability to translate these into practical plans of action

  • Extensive experience of securing substantial external funding. Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for program management

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing

  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (Logical Framework analysis, project cycle management, objectives and indicators etc.)

  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style (experience managing national and expatriate staff)

  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English (and desirably French and/or Arabic)

  • Ability to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with partners including local authorities

  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.


  • Starting date: ASAP

  • French fixed term contract “CDD d’usage”

  • Remuneration according to profile

  • Monthly Per diem

  • Housing 100% covered by SIF

  • Medical cover (60% cover by SIF and 40% covered by the expatriate)

  • R&R every at 3 and 9 month.

Method of Application


  • Secours Islamique France diversity is a wealth;

  • We will study every application with required skills for the position.

  • The task listed above are neither exhaustive nor restrictive and it is evolving.

Interested and qualified? Go to SECOURS ISLAMIQUE FRANCE (SIF) career website on to apply

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