Norwegian Refugee Council Finance Officer – Budgeting and Reporting Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council Finance Officer – Budgeting and Reporting Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 216542

Category: Accounting and Finance
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Job Title: Finance Officer – Budgeting and Reporting (National Position)

Reporting to: Finance Coordinator

Job Based at: Addis Ababa with 30% travel to the fields


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

Roles & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the Finance Officer position is day to day implementation of the Finance functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant 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 Managers in budget preparation as well as proposals development
  • Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records
  • Assign duties, supervise, train and appraise Finance Assistant
  • Oversee all financial requests made by the projects, and ensure that NRC’s external financial obligations are met

    Specific responsibilities:

  • Train budget holders, finance and support staff on budget preparation, budget monitoring and donor reports.
  • Work with the area office finance team and budget holder and ensure accurate reliable master budget in place and updated.
  • Ensure accurate master budget, the funding gap identified, monitored and flagged to budget holder, Finance managers and Finance coordinator with measures suggested and followed up to reduce the deficit.
  • Share summary Budget Vs Actual for the entire program with Finance coordinator upon request and at least once a month.
  • Work with budget holders and various support staff to prepare quality budgets.
  • Prepare financial reports for All
    NRC Ethiopia projects to different donors as per donor reporting requirements.
  • Follow up with donor to ensure that NRC receives instalments from donors on time as per the project agreement.
  • Ensure that all the relevant staff know how to use Agresso Accelerator and are able to retrieve reports from Agresso
  • Prepare fair share calculation of support costs across various donors and support the finance staff to correctly charge costs according to this agreed fair share calculations.
  • Share salary allocations and ensure time sheets are signed and uploaded into Agresso.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Competences:

  • BA in Accounting or related fields
  • Minimum of four years’ experience from working as a Finance 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
  • 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.
  • Handling insecure environment

  • Planning and delivering results

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Communicating with impact and respect

    How to Apply

    All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    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 only through www.ethiojobs.net OR www.webcruiter.no (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by August 14, 2019.

    NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    “Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as NRC offers attractive salary and benefit with on-the-job training opportunities!

    Norwegian Refugee Council Finance Officer – Budgeting and Reporting Jobs in Ethiopia

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