Agency: Norwegian Refugee Council
Position: Finance Assistant
NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help 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.
NRC in Somalia
NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities
Candidates can apply online by going through the ” VACANCIES” link at www.nrc.no Email or Paper applications will not be considered.
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of program intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.
Take day to day responsibility of managing petty cash and cash box
Ensure daily, weekly, monthly and periodic cash count is done
Record all cash movements and undertake periodic cash counts
Assist in bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations
Follow up on advances and refunds
Verify all invoices, vouchers and receipts and supporting documents and enter in the system as appropriate
Make all approved payments
Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions
Maintain proper filling system for all financial and accounting documents
Assist in preparation of financial reports, budgets and budget monitoring for projects
Any other duties that may arise to support NRC’s goals and objectives.
We are looking for a university graduate with a minimum of 2 years previous experience working in accounting department(preferably NGO).
Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Somalia. Technical expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels. In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:
Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Contract period: 1 year with possibility of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Dhusamareb
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
NB: 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.