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Norwegian Refugee Council NGO Careers – Finance Officer

Job Title:  Finance Officer
Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About 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, education, emergency food
security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
has been implementing projects for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees in
Northern Uganda, West Nile and South Western respectively, since 1997. Having
smoothly phased-out by end of August 2014 in the North, NRC reopened from
September 2014, to compliment efforts of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR in
supporting the South Sudanese Refugees currently settled in the Districts of
Adjumani and Arua in West Nile. With funding from SIDA, NMFA, ECHO, NRC is
implementing integrated projects in Adjumani/Arua refugee settlements.
Job Summary: The Finance Officer will support Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) projects in
the refugee settlements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Finance Officer will be responsible for the implementation of financial
    systems and procedures according to Financial Handbook and other NRC
    policies at office level
  • In
    charge of preparing bank accounts and cashbox reconciliations
  • Keenly
    verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before
    payment
  • Ensure
    timely payment of staff salaries, contractors, suppliers and other
    expenditures
  • Ensure
    sufficient cash in the bank and in the cash boxes
  • In
    charge of the preparation of monthly financial reports and send all
    relevant documents to country office
  • Ensure
    filing of all financial documents according to NRC standards
  • Mentor
    and develop financial staff
  • Technically
    support project staff in financial matters
  • In
    charge of the induction to local partners and CBOs on NRC financial
    procedures
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Norwegian Refugee Council Finance Officer
    placement should hold a university degree, preferably business
    administration/financial management OR other relevant educational
    background combined with relevant professional experience. Prior
    experience from accounting and management may compensate for lack of
    formal education
  • The
    applicant must be a qualified finance professional with financial
    management experience within a complex global organization.
  • Solid
    experience of work with windows based computer software and modern
    accounting-systems
  • Ability
    to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling
    manner
  • Prior
    experience of developing and building capacity
  • Proven
    leadership abilities to lead and mentor teams remotely
  • Past
    exposure and experience working within strong control frameworks
  • Proven
    skills and experience in report writing
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of issues in complex emergencies and crisis
    contexts
  • Fluency
    in both written and verbal English
  • Highest
    standards of ethics and integrity
  • Sound
    commercial acumen, analytical with the ability to interpret data/stats
  • Ability
    to work with stress and under pressure, independently and with limited
    supervision
  • Ability
    and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances
  • 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
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join
one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) should apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 26th July 2015
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