Norwegian Refugee Council Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224182

Category: Accounting and Finance

Location: Bulle Hora and all fields, Oromia

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Finance Officer is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives. NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the support 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 authorisation 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 the Support coordinator in budget preparation as well as proposals development;
  • Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records;
  • Assign duties, supervise, train
    and appraise Finance Assistant;
  • Assist the Support coordinator and Logistics in carrying out Spot Checks;
  • 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
  • Any other duties that may develop over the duration of the contract and assigned by the line manager.

    Job Requirements

    Generic competencies:

  • BA degree in Accounting/Finance

  • Minimum 3 years of experience

  • Experience from working as a finance or project staff in a humanitarian/recovery context

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

  • Some knowledge of English

  • Knowledge in computer operations

  • Working knowledge in window based operating platform

  • Experience working on online accounting software

    Behavioural competencies

  • Strategic thinking

  • Planning and delivering results

  • Working with people

  • Communicating with impact and respect

  • Analyzing

  • Handling insecure environments

    How to Apply

    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 through

    OR (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by October 11, 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 Jobs in Ethiopia

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