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Job Opportunity at Norwegian Refugee Council, Finance Technical Assistant

Finance Technical Assistant  

Job Description

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

  • ​​​​​Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents (Naming/Numbering, Stamping, Filling…)
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function.
  • Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes.
  • Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment.
  • Review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorisation and clarity on the invoices.
  • Follow cash advances and their purposes and ensure value for money when verifying accountabilities and also ensure that accountabilities are prompt and cleared before reports.
  • Ensure timely payment of staff salaries, incentives, contractors, suppliers and other expenditures.
  • Make all payments including field payments to beneficiaries or incentive staff, after approval by the line manager, and after compiling and verifying the accuracy of necessary documents.
  • Provide cash advances to staff when duly approved.
  • Record all cash movements and undertake daily/Weekly/Monthly cash count.
  • Assemble documents for data input in the accounting system, verifying project numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs against checklist.
  • Voucher preparation, signing voucher on requester, verifier, authorizer, writing cheques signing it on two account signatories.
  • Prepare documents for 1560 & other accounts clearance.
  • Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions.
  • Maintain proper filling system for all financial and accounting documents.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly closing report
  • Other assignment assigned by supervisor.

 Professional competencies:

  • University degree/Diploma in Finance/Accounting.
  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer or Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, oral and written
  • Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio.
  • At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • Knowledge of Kirundi.
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Managing resources to optimize results

Duty station: Kibondo, Tanzania (with frequent travels to the refugee camps)       

Duration and type of contract:   5 months with possibility of extension subject to funding availability

The deadline for submitting the application is 25 July 2021.


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