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Norwegian Refugee Council Vacancy for a Finance Coordinator

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, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:


Job Title: Finance Coordinator (Grant)
Ref. No.: 4020690720
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Finance Manager
Travel: 25%
Duration and type of contract: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
The Job Description

  • The Work and Development Plan
  • The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The NRC Competency Framework


Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist Finance Manager in preparation of field Z costs and ensure that these costs are correctly charged
  • Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area (Finance)
  • Ensure development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures
  • Ensure that budgeting, financial reporting and other financial processes take place in adherence to Financial Handbook, other NRC policies and donor, auditor and the authorities requirements
  • Be proactive in communication with donors to ensure that new donor requirements are taken on board promote exchange of information and cooperation with relevant department in office as well as with Program Development Managers and Coordinators
  • Support the team when needed.
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures (Finance)
  • Support project staff in financial matters (Finance)
  • Provide up-to-date analysis and required reports of the financial situation in the projects and the programme to the Finance Manager, Head of support unit, Head of Program, Area Manager, Program Development Managers, Project Coordinators and the head office (HO) in Oslo

General Responsibilities
The following is a brief description of the role:

  • These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.
  • Ensure proper filing of all support documents
  • Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings
  • Prepare all financial donors reports.
  • Facilitate monthly Budget versus Actual (BvA) reports with budget holder and follow up on action points.
  • Assist budget holder in preparation of budgets (Draft budget)
  • Maintain Master budget update.
  • Check and verify NRC Nigeria payrolls before payments are made
  • 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

Critical interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Finance Manager
  • Head of Program
  • Area Managers
  • Stakeholders: NRC donors and implementing partners
  • Budgets: N/A
  • Information: Agresso, NRC Intranet
  • Legal or compliance: NRC Code of Conduct, Finance Handbook and Standard Operating Procedures, NRC Terms of Employment, NRC Security Risk Management Policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Logistic Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Finance Controller in Regional Office.
  • Scale and scope of position
  • Staff: None

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional Competencies:
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working as a Finance Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Working with people Coping with change
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Behavioural competencies
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies and the following are essential for this position:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust

Performance Management:

  • The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


Click here for more Information (PDF)

Application Procedures and CV Registration

  • Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV.
  • There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.
  • Nigerian nationals only


Application Deadline  14th February, 2019.

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