Norwegian Refugee Council - ( Syria response office )
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Finance Coordinator

Job Description and Requirements

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.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 9000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs.

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are seeking a motivated professional to join our Syria Response Office’s dedicated Finance team. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor degree in Accounting, Business and Administration or finance-related fields and a minimum experience of 3 years working in a finance role, of which two years as a Finance Coordinator/Senior Finance position.

Additional skills include: Good understanding of donor rules and regulations, High level of excel skills, previous knowledge of working with Accounting Software, and Training & capacity building skills.

Position Description:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


·       Lead on the financial monthly closing and consolidation of accounting books at Country Office level.

·       Provide finance verification of purchase and payment request up to his/her authorization limit.

·       Ensure effective cash flows, preparing forecast of expenditures and submitting monthly cash requests to Country Office.

Financial Systems

·       Ensure NRC Finance Systems and procedures are updated at all times.

·       Ensure NRC Country Office Master Budget is covered and gaps are monitored and analyzed.

·       Responsible of updating Finance Allocation Tables for Salaries and Support Costs.

Donor Budgeting and Reporting

·       Support the FM to closely monitor level of expenditure and allocation of expenses to existing projects, providing monthly Budget versus Actual reports to be discussed with Finance Manager SRO.

·       Support on the elaboration of budget for new proposals, ensuring that budgeting tools are correctly used and ensuring support costs are properly budgeted.

·       Coordinate and support on the consolidation of Financial Budgeting and Reporting at Country Office Level.

Internal Control and Compliance

·       Undertake spot checks across the Area Offices, to ensure NRC financial procedures are followed and prepare Action Plan upon findings.

Surge Capacity and Capacity Building

·       Act as Finance Manager when appointed.

·       Provide Surge Support to Area Offices when required.

Additional Information:

Due to the urgency to fill this position, Candidates are encouraged to apply early, applications may be screened prior to the deadline of the vacancy

Contract period: Until December 2019, extension subject to funding and performance.

Duty Station: Amman, Jordan

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

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