Finance Officer at Norwegian Refugee Council


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Finance Officer  

 

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • 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.
  • Supervision and capacity building of staff under supervision.
  • 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 timely payment of staff salaries, incentives, contractors, suppliers and other expenditures
  • Ensure that country Operations adhere to global and local Financial Handbook, NRC policies, donor and auditor requirements.
  • Training of line managers and staff with financial responsibilities.
  • Prepare Budgets and financial reports to donors.
  • Verify PR/PO/BAS and vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment.
  • Participate on procurement committee meeting and make sure procurement are made in line with NRC guideline.
  • Ensure timely payment of staff salaries, contractors, suppliers and other expenditures.
  • Review and Post financial data in Agresso on daily basis.
  • Ensure all taxes, pension & other statutory deductions are payable on monthly bases. They should be accurate and submitted timely to governing authority.
  • Monitor budgets regularly and inform/advice the Area /Support Manager on the status of spending
  • Ensure proper filing of support documents.
  • Support in preparation of Annual and donor Audit.
  • Support Area /Support Manager and project staff in financial matters.
  • Support in the implementation of the anti-corruption policy.

 

 Professional Competences 

 

  • Minimum BA in accounting plus CPA certificate with four years’ experience working as a Finance Officer or above in a humanitarian/recovery context preferable INGO. At least two years of experience in supervising staff.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strict attention to policy and practice detail.
  • Very strong financial analysis skills.
  • High integrity.
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems in donor funded work specifically UNHCR.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator.
  • Excellent computer skills with hands on experience on computerized accounting systems; and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Financial software Agresso preferable.

 

 Behavioural competencies

 

  • Handling insecure environment.
  • Planning and delivering results.
  • Empowering and building trust.
  • Communicating with impact and respect.
  • Planning and delivering results.
  • Analyzing.

 

Duty station: Kibondo, Tanzania

Duration and type of contract:   5 months with possibility of extension

The deadline for submitting the application is 25 July 2021.

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