Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Job Vacancy for a Finance Assistant

NRC is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Job Location: Maiduguri

Educational Qualification: Degree in Accounting or related field

Years of Experience: At least 2 years of experience working in an accounting department (preferably NGO)

Other Requirements:

  • Experience from working as a Finance Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Professional qualification ICAN, ACCA will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Personal qualification

  • Relevant experience in Finance and knowledge in Microsoft Office and accounting software (Agressor).
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • 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
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Organised and a good planner and possess significant understanding of complex emergencies

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 6 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
  • Duty station: Maiduguri

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position. 

Job Specification(s): Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbook and guidelines.
  • Ensure proper filling of document
  • Take day to day responsibility of managing cheque payments.
  • Take day to day responsibility of managing petty cash and cash box
  • Maintain up to date records, project accounts on the system to ensure that timely, accurate and appropriate information is available and reported.
  • Preparation of payment vouchers for cash and cheques and ensure timely settlement of all undisputed invoices.
  • Facilitate and assist finance Officer to perform cash and bank reconciliation.
  • Ensure an effective filling system such that the files are updated, complete and safe guarded.
  • Assist Finance Officer to prepare and develop reports as required by management
  • Establish good and considerate working relationship with all staff within the programs, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before the financial transaction is done.
  • Ensure daily, weekly, monthly and periodic cash count is done
  • Assist Finance Officer in tracking advance and ensure that clearance of advance is done on time.
  • Any other duties that may arise to support NRC’s goals and objectives

Apply Before: 24th July, 2016

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidate can submit their application letter and updated CV to the following e-mail address: [email protected]. The title of the position (Finance Assistant Maduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Any application received after the deadline will not be considered. 


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