Program Finance Officer – Erbil

IRC (International Rescue Committee)


The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


A lead responder in Iraq since 2003, the IRC delivers aid and services that help communities survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The IRC is providing robust programming across five governorates through women’s protection and empowerment, child protection and protection and rule of law programming; cash distributions and livelihoods programming in support of economic recovery and development; governance and social cohesion programming; and integrated early childhood development programming. Our work spans emergency response to long-term programming supporting our clients to rebuild their lives.


Job Overview/Summary: The IRC was recently awarded funding for a four-year €4.2 million euro development project from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for strengthening resilience and supporting livelihoods and peaceful co-existence of vulnerable groups from the IS-liberated areas of Mosul, Telkaif and Ramadi.  The Program Finance Officer will be responsible for the ensuring compliance with IRC policies and BMZ financial regulations for the IRC as well as the two implementing local partners for this project.  This position is an essential part of the Grants and Partnerships Department, and shall provide administrative, financial, and proposal development support to the Department.  This position is ideal for a candidate with Finance or Grants management background who is interested in learning about grants management, project financial management,  and working with partner organizations. 


Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure accuracy of BMZ partner financial reporting and payment requests.  Review IRC and partner organization financial documentation for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure timely transfers of payment to implementing partners in accordance with agreements.
  • Liaise with Logistics, Programs, MEAL, Partnerships and Administrative colleagues to prepare monthly commitment lists for financial obligations entered but not captured in financial reports.
  • Provide ongoing financial management and accounting support to implementing partners per mutually agreed upon partner support plans.
  • Scan and archive all project supporting documents (including all receipts) for the IRC BMZ project.
  • Provide administrative support to Grants and Partnerships team including processing budget code requests, maintaining complete and accurate records, and contributing to proposal development as requested
  • Support the Grants and Partnership Coordinator as requested


Key Working Relationships:


Position Reports to:  Grants and Partnership Coordinator
Position directly supervises:

Indirect Reporting:
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Finance, operations, HR and technical program focal points

External:  Finance leads at partner organizations

Qualifications & Preferred Skills


Education: University degree, preferable in finance or accounting

Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years professional experience with an NGO, either national or international

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Clear communication (verbal and written), solutions-oriented and collaborative approach

Language Skills:  Very good command in English and Arabic, Kurdish is an asset


Working Environment:  Standard office working environment with some travel to other IRC and partner offices (15%)

Standards of Professional Conduct:  The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Attention Returning National Candidates:  IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, IRC has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.


Notice to all Job Seekers

IRC implements an equal employment opportunity policy and our recruitment process is based on merit.

Applicants and/or successful interview candidates (both internal and external) are not required to pay any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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The closing date is: 25-May-2022

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