NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) Vacancy Announcement

August 4, 2023

Job Overview

  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Position: Finance Officer
  • Location: Semera, Afar 
  • Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Deadline: Aug 10, 2023

Job Description

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the officer position is day-to-day implementation of the support functions responsibilities.

Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorization and clarity on the invoices.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of all NRC financial and accounting files and transactions
  • Oversee the financial accounting, management, monitoring and reporting
  • Support Project Coordinators in budget preparation as well as proposals development
  • Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records
  • Assign duties, supervise, train and appraise Cashier
  • Oversee all financial requests made by the projects, and ensure that NRC’s external financial obligations are met

 Specific responsibilities

  •  Monitor and disburse program budgets as per approved expenditures and budget lines
  • Provide up-to-date analysis and regular reports of the Area financial status
  • Prepare and submit periodic financial reports as appropriate

Job Requirements


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 Support Function Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and verbal

 Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Bachler degree in the field of Accounting with a minimum of two years’ experience handling cash, recording accounting data/tax data/procurement data
  • Basic computer skills (common Microsoft Windows and Office applications)
  • 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
  • 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.

Behavioral competencies

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

How to Apply

Application procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees by using only this Application Link  Please attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials and work experience documents. Applications should reach NRC latest by 10 August 2023 at 5:00 pm. 

NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”

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