Finance Coordinator NGO Careers – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:    Finance Coordinator

Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Area Manager / Finance Manager


About US:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.


Job Summary:  The purpose of a Finance Coordinator is to implement delegated area of responsibility.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

  • Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
  • Prepare and submit reports and analysis
  • Ensure proper filing of all support documents
  • Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings
  • Management of finance team
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
  • Support project staff in financial matters
  • Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the are

Specific responsibilities

  • Train budget holders, finance and support staff on budget preparation and budget monitoring;
  • Prepare Top down and populate eBPO in consultation with FM;
  • allocation of support cost percentage I amount for every new Grant and ensure adequate support cost (national and international support salary, and operational costs are incorporated;
  • work with the AMs and ensure accurate reliable master support budget in place and updated;
  • Ensure accurate master support budget, the funding gap identified, monitored and flagged to AMs, and FM, measures suggested and followed up to reduce the deficit;
  • Share summary Budget Vs Actual for the entire program with FM 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 Uganda projects;
  • Follow with the FM to ensure that NRC receives instalments from donors on time as per the project agreement;
  • Support the Area Managers and Country Director to effectively use Master Budget Vs Actual;
  • Prepare and share BVA with budget holders on timely basis. (ensure it is prepared in the donor format). Ensure documented BVA meetings with action plans and follow ups. Update the FM on the status of the agreed action plans before the next BVA meeting;
  • Ensure that all the relevant staff know how to use Agresso Accelerator and are able to retrieve reports from Agresso;
  • Support the budget holders to allocate costs to the relevant budget lines. Including checking PRs in Kampala/field for correct project codes and budget reference;
  • Training finance staff on checking costs against budgets before posting costs into 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;
  • Support the budget holders with identifying cost relocations;
  • Support the FM and controller with yearend closure process.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Finance Coordinator job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
  • At least seven years of relevant experience
  • At least five years of INGO experience in a similar position.
  • CPA/ACCA qualification is added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Agresso UNIT4 is an added advantage.
  • Experience from working as a Finance Coordinator or similar level in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal


Behavioural competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Performance Management


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join NRC in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 17th May 2021


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