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Finance Officer – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position.

Job Title:  

Finance Officer

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary:  Company’s Scale

Place of Work: Jijiga, Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Finance Officer


  • Implement financial systems and procedures according to Financial Handbook and other NRC policies and delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action at area level
  • Prepare bank accounts and cashbox reconciliations
  • 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
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management, monthly financial reports (when requested) and send all relevant documents to country office
  • Ensure scanning and filing of all financial documents according to NRC standards
  • Supervise, train and develop financial staff
  • Support programme staff in financial matters
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Responsible for managing monthly financial statements of the Area office
  • Ensure that all payment requests are properly documented, verified and authorized before payments are made
  • Control that supporting documentation of all cash transactions are valid and report to the Finance Coordinator in case of insufficient documentation
  • Issue payment vouchers and ensure that all payments have the correct project and account codes
  • Posting and rebooking financial transactions into Agresso system [NRC’s financial software]
  • Track, with Area Manager spending versus budgets via Agresso Budget Monitoring tool (BvA)
  • Keep track and record all cash advances and ensure all advances are accounted for within the set guidelines [with some flexibility with good justification]
  • In close coordination with Programme Managers/Coordinators, prepare the monthly cash forecast/ cash request to country office, for all projects to ensure cash flow in the Area office
  • Process payments directly to suppliers, other vendors and other agencies.
  • Assist Line Manager and Area Manager as per requested.

Job Requirement:                       



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related fields.
  • Professional knowledge of auditing is a bonus but not essential.


  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer in the humanitarian or development sector, or in the private sector or with a local NGO
  • Previous experience working in Somali Region Context is a bonus
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.


  • Honest and high integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Hard-working
  • Flexible and co-operative
  • Willingness to learn (if asked by supervisor) new aspects of financial software Agresso
  • Security, political and cultural awareness.

How to apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

Click Here

Deadline: 16, March , 2023.

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