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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Position: Finance Coordinator Ethiopia Jigjiga
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Jijiga - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Finance Coordinator is to be responsible for the financial setup according to NRC standards and to support program/ project implementation Jijiga Area Office. Ensure that the accounting, monitoring, and reporting are according to procedures. Review payment documents and ensure accuracy and compliance with donor requirements.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Area Office set up adheres to Financial Handbook, NRC policies, donor, and audit requirements
  • Implement NRC’s financial systems, routines, and procedures
  • Maintain overall budget control and monitor cash flows.
  • Support the Area Finance Manager for the Management of the Area office’s finance team
  • Provide regular analysis and reports for the projects
  • Support the management in implementing anti-corruption policy
  • Management of the financial software for proper control and regular periodic closing

Specific responsibilities

  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring, and reporting are according to procedures
  • Review and ensure accuracy of all the financial data entered in to Agresso and timely closure of the accounts every month.
  • Review payment documents and ensure accuracy and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Support project staff in financial matters especially with timely payments.
  • Represent finance in procurement process meetings.
  • Support the Area Program team in following up with the budget holders on BVAs, spending plans, and monthly cash forecasts.
  • Support in dealing with Banks, the relevant reconciliations, etc.
  • Focal point between the Country Finance Manager and Area Office finance team
  • Support preparing Master Budget and Donor Budgets for the Area Office
  • Ensure data archiving as per NRC standards and policies.
  • Support in audit-related requirements as and when required.
  • Ensure timely submission of financial reports and supporting documentation from Implementing Partner Organisations.
  • Capacity building of finance and non-finance staff of the Area Office.


Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Finance Coordinator/Officer in an INGO or humanitarian agency
  • A university degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent is preferred
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems.
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal is a must.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Knowledge & experience of working in the Agresso accounting system
  • Knowledge of the context in the Jijiga Area Office
  • Willing to travel to remote project locations, ability to work flexibly including weekends.

Behavioral competencies

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