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Finance Coordinators at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Finance Coordinator

 Maiduguri, Borno

Job Description
  • Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
  • Prepare and submit reports and analysis
  • Ensure proper filing of all support documents
  • Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings
  • Management of support team
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
  • Support project staff in financial matters
  • Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area
  • Ensure reconciliation of all balance accounts on a monthly basis
  • Ensure proper filing of financial documents according to donor requirements
  • Following up and ensuring that advances are settled in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with field office and CO finance staff for scanning and archiving of financial documents
  • Ensure that all costs are booked into Agresso on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Adequate supervision of 1finance officer and 2 finance assistants
  • Coordinate weekly meetings between finance staff for information sharing
  • Ensure that staff salaries are properly recorded in Agresso accordi ng to budgetary allocations.
  • Follow-up on cash projections and cash availability for program activities
  • Ensuring that all payment vouchers are properly stamped @PAID@ before filing.
  • Performing and following up on any other duties assigned by line manager
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • University Degree in Accounting, Management Science, Social Science or any other relevant field
  • Advanced degree would be an additional advantage
  • Membership of a professional body e.g ICAN, ACCA, ANAN Is desirable
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Significant experience in Finance in an NGO setting
  • Contextual knowledge of north east Nigeria (Borno State) preferred.
  • Strong communication, coordination and representational skills.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English & Hausa, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license/ National means of Identification
Personal qualification:
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable
We Offer
  • Commencement: 25th May 2017
  • Contract period: 31 December 2017 (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State
Application Closing Date
21st April, 2017. 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate can submit their application letters and updated CV's to: vacancies@nrc.no

  • The title of the position (Finance Coordinator) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Any application submitted after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Shortlisting will be done on a roll in basis, candidates are advised to apply on time
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position.
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