Finance Job at 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.

Job Title: Finance Officer


Job Field
Finance, Accounting, Audit

Job Summary
In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.
In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. NRC is therefore seeking a Finance Officer for the NRC Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria for 2015. The Finance Officer reports to the Finance Manager.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Ensure adherence to Financial Handbook, other NRC policies and donor requirements
Prepare bank account and cashbox reconciliations for the country office
Review cash boxes, bank statements and vouchers from the Field Offices to ensure that they are executed according to the Financial Handbook and other requirements, and give relevant feedback to the Field Offices
Prepare the financial Project Summary
Ensure proper filing of documents and transactions
Distribute information and reports as required
Supervise, train and develop financial team

Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with finance management in a humanitarian/recovery context
Relevant university degree, preferably business administration/financial management, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience.
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills, profile
Managing resources to optimize results
High-level competency in computer skills Microsoft Office applications
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Fluency in one or more of the national, regional languages

Personal Qualification
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Highest standards of ethics and integrity
Ability to work in insecure environments
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

Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract period: until 31st December 2015 with possibility of extension
Salary, benefits: According to NRC’s directions
Duty station: Abuja, FCT

Qualified Persons should forward CV to

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