NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) Vacancy Announcement

July 12, 2023

Job Overview

  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Position: Finance Technical Assistant
  • Location: Jigjiga, Somali 
  • Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Deadline: Jul 25, 2023

Job Description

The finance assistant will help implement and monitor NRC’s financial management activities in Country office/ The finance assistant role is to assist in day-to-day implementation of financial responsibilities as defined.

Generic responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  • Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
  • Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, to be most effective in supporting the team
  • Use initiative in day-to-day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement in the area of Livelihoods and Food Security

Specific responsibilities

  • Archiving, organizing, and updating financial documents both in hard and soft.
  • Scanning and filing of all financial documents in soft.
  • Ensure that all the documents are properly placed, properly filed and labelled.
  • Manage the soft filling.
  • Providing vouchers to auditors and place them back in the file folder.
  • Help accountants on filing of monthly financial vouchers.
  • Maintain records to ensure the long term preservation and easy retrieval of documents and information.
  • Upon request of finance staff scan the documents and vouchers.
  • Make sure and advice the users on how to best to access, use and retrieve the archives.
  • Ensure financial documents are collected from field offices regularly and on time.
  • Liaise with compliance department audit and finance for any matter related to archive.
  • Assist tax officer in all taxation matters including but not limited to extracting documents and preparing tax report in case necessary.
  • Help the finance staff in the acquisition and retrieval of documents.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Good written and spoken Somali Good spoken English.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Creativity and willingness to try new things
  • A positive and collaborative attitude and willingness to work in a team
  • A willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment 

Context related skills, knowledge, and experience:

  •  BA degree in Finance.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant progressive experience.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area, preferably with UN or INGOs
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Behavioral competencies

  • These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies and the following are essential for this position:
  •  Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Empowering and building trust

How to Apply

Apply here!

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