Finance Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council, jigjiga, Ethiopia

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of a Finance Coordinator is to implement Finance responsibilities in the area office to ensure that NRC grant management and finance system are consistent, grant utilize and accounted for compliant with NRC and donor regulations and procedures.

The following is a brief description of the role and generic responsibilities

  • 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 (Assist the fiancé manager in reviewing and consolidating all grant management reports)
  • Ensure proper filing of all support documents
  • Support line managers/Coordinators in budget preparation, monitoring and financial procedures and require support team trainings
  • Management of finance team
  • Member of Area Management Team (AMT)

Function specific responsibilities, please adapt and select the relevant:

  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures (Finance)
  • Support project staff in financial matters (Finance)
  • Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area (Finance)
  • Ensure development and implementation of financial systems and procedures

Specific responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Support Coordinator development of area master support budget.
  • Ensure that the Finance Officers prepares a monthly budget vs Actual spending project report for all projects.
  • Undertake accuracy checks to ensure all transactions entered are correct.
  • Support provide training and share good experience/practice among the team to strengthen team capacity and team building.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by your Supervisor from time to time to support the achievement of organizational goals.


Professional competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience from working as a Finance in a humanitarian 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

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the refugee & IDP context in Somali Region and Ethiopia in general
  • Knowledge of the local language Amharic and Somali essential
  • Experience is budget development, expenditure monitoring and cost cutting initiatives.


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14th May, 2022
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