Administrator of Tillabery projects

COOPI, Niger, Niger

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st August, 2020

Job Description

COOPI has been present in Niger since 2012 with a coordination office in Niamey, and field bases in Diffa, Agadez, Dosso and Tillabéry. Currently, COOPI works in the Diffa region in the sectors of protection, mental health, and education in emergency situations, in Niamey and Agadez in mixed migration with the management of transit huts and psychosocial support. refugees and migrants, in the district of Tillabéry through an intervention in the field of nutrition, in Dogon Doutchi through a project in the field of food security. The main donors are the EU, ECHO, Swiss Cooperation, Italian Cooperation (AICS), OFDA and United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF).

Objectives and expected results

Guarantee the correct administrative and financial execution of projects supported by COOPI by supervising the economic, financial and human resources aspects in accordance with the legal provisions in force in the country.

We encourage international staff present in the country to apply.


  • Monitor the correct management of the accounts of allocated projects in accordance with COOPI and donor procedures;
  • Ensure the correct management of the project cash flow (cash and bank) and, in particular, the monthly reconciliation (on paper and via the Desy / Merlino accounting software) in collaboration with the Project Manager and the Country Administrator;
  • Update regularly the financial data of projects in accordance with financial coordination of the Administration data Country;
  • Check with the Project Manager and submitted to the country director of the forecasts of expenses for the monthly funding request;
  • Ensure that the project accounts (Merlin, estimated budget, etc.) are regularly updated so that expenses can be tracked and controlled;
  • Ensure regular supervision of procurement procedures in accordance with market rules and in compliance with donor and COOPI procedures, in close cooperation with the logistics coordinator;
  • Ensuring the control of documentary evidence of contracts with suppliers; Verification of local legislation;
  • Ensure the distribution of administrative, accounting and financial tasks between the Project Manager and the accounting assistants;
  • Ensure the monthly payment of taxes and social security contributions;
  • Ensure the preparation of contracts of employment and services;
  • Ensure, in agreement with the HR Manager and the Project Manager, compliance with the procedures for recruiting local staff, the preparation of ToRs, contracts and payslips, payment, monitoring of vacations and leaves, evaluations personnel, any disciplinary measures, individual requests;
  • Ensure payment of employees and suppliers;
  • Supervise the administrative management of local staff in accordance with the country's Labor Code and Coopi's HR manual;
  • Supervise and train the local administrative staff assigned to the project in collaboration with the Project Manager and the Country Administrator;
  • Ensure the preparation of communications to donors , modifications and budget amendments, in collaboration with the Project Manager and under the supervision of the Head of Mission;
  • Ensure the drafting of interim and final financial reports of projects in collaboration with the Project Manager and under the supervision of the Country Administrator;
  • All other tasks necessary for the excellent and punctual implementation of the project, requested by the Country Administrator and / or the Project Manager.

Candidate profile

Training / Specific experiences

  • University degree in economics, accounting or equivalent;
  • At least 3 years of experience in economic and financial management of projects and in accounting in developing countries;
  • Experience in financial reporting for funders;
  • Excellent writing and use of Office software;
  • Ability to use accounting software;
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken French;
  • Interest and motivation to work in an NGO, respecting its values ​​and principles.

Transversal skills

  • Spirit of adaptation in complex living conditions, resistance to stress;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Flexibility, sense of initiative and autonomy;
  • Ability to work in a team and by objectives;
  • Experience in staff training;
  • Ability to operate in unstable and complex political and security contexts and in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.


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