Back Finance Officer Ali Sabieh Djibouti (Only Djiboutian National)

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The purpose of the Finance Officer position is day to day implementation of the Finance functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated Finance function portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents
  5. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the finance function

    Specific responsibilities

    These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

    • Participate in project budgets preparations
    • Prepare bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations
    • Ensure accurate maintenance of all financial and accounting files and transactions
    • Ensure sufficient cash in the bank and in cash boxes
    • Ensure, in coordination with the relevant project staff, that project / program expenses are incurred consistent with grant agreements and grant budgets
    • Ensure timely payment of staff salaries and contractors and other expenditures
    • Verify supporting documents to ensure completeness before payments
    • Conduct Daily cash count and weekly cash counts with the Finance coordinator.
    • Ensure accurate reporting from all NRC’s Implementing Partners
    • Prepare all necessary information for internal or external audits
    • Prepare annual statutory returns
    • Verify that all vouchers and supporting documents are according to standards set in the Financial Handbook, and enter them into the accounting system.
    • Make approved payments and record all cash movements
    • Follow up on advances and refunds
    • Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification
    • Maintain the filling system for all financial and accounting documents and prepare periodic financial reports and submit for review.
    • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor Competencies  

      Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

      1. Professional competencies

      These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

      Generic professional competencies:

      •            Experience from working as a finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context

      •            Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

      •            Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

      •            Some knowledge of English & French. 

      •            Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 

      •            Attention to detail

      •            Good knowledge of financial reporting systems

      •            Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

      •            Ability to work well with people from diverse cultures and communicate effectively.

      •            Ability to work independently and as part of a team

      •            Good computer skills

      Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting. Certified Public Accountant/ACCA is preferred. 
  6. Minimum of 3 years relevant experience. 

    2. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

    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:

  7. Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results Empowering and building trust Communicating with impact and respect

What We Offer:

Contract period: One Year, with possibility of extension 

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Ali Sabieh 

Travel: 20% to project areas

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Qualified Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Incomplete, email and paper application will not be considered.

Ce que nous offrons:

Durée du contrat : un an, avec possibilité de prolongation

Salaire/avantages sociaux : Selon l'échelle salariale et les conditions générales du CNRC

Lieu d'affectation : Ali Sabieh

Déplacement : 20 % dans les zones du projet

Les candidats sont encouragés à postuler tôt, car les candidatures peuvent être présélectionnées avant la date limite de vacance.

Les candidates qualifiées sont fortement encouragées à postuler.

Les candidatures incomplètes, par e-mail et sur papier ne seront pas prises en compte.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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