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Finance Officer at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Finance Officer

Ref. no: 3644610695
Location: Maiduguri

Reports to: Finance Coordinator.

Commencement: January 2018

Duration: 12 months

Job Summary

  • NRC is looking for a Finance Officer for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Finance Officer is to support programme activities in Maiduguri and in the field offices
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

Job Description

  • Daily supervision of finance assistants
  • On a monthly basis Ensure all deductions are timely remitted to statutory authority according to the provision of the law.
  • Collaborate with the financial institutions to ensure that queries related to payments are timely resolved (return payments, under/over payments of staff, suppliers and contractors incorrect account details etc)
  • Follow up to ensure prompt processing of daily vendor payments and Ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before payment is done.
  • Ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before payment is done.
  • Verify that all transactions have complete supporting documents and ensure that all costs are timely booked into Agresso on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Establish a good tracking system for advances and ensure that clearance of advances is done on time.
  • Ensure that weekly, monthly finance reports are prepared on time.

Qualifications

  • Experience from working as a Finance officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Good knowledge of accounting packages; preferably Agresso
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in similar position preferably with an NGO
  • Minimum of University degree in related field
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English and Hausa

Personal Qualities:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We offer

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.

Application Closing Date
19th December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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