Finance Assistant (National Position)

at NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 28, 2020
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities.

Generic responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Specific Responsibilities

  • Handle petty cash and be responsible for the operation
  • Prepare check for approved payment voucher
  • Proper Documentation of payments (make sure that all documents are attached e.g. Delivery, Cash Receipt, Delegation letter, cheque copy, and etc.) of petty cash box in NRC office
  • Submit approved procurement report to the tax office
  • Make sure that all documents related to income tax and withholding tax settlement are organized
  • Prepare withholding tax receipt and settlement form for all payments
  • Facilitate any payment to the tax office (I/tax, W/tax, pension)
  • Filling (Sequential arrangement and labeling of monthly AA and field finance files and other finance office documents)
  • Stamping (Make sure that all payments have paid stamp)
  • Photocopying and scanning of documents for 1560 transaction
  • Assist in arranging finance documents during NRC Internal /external auditing
  • Collect advices, checks and statements from the bank
  • Other tasks assigned by your supervisor

Job Requirements

Generic Professional competencies

  • Experience from working as a Finance Assistant 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

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of Accounting with minimum of two-years experience handling of cash, recording of accounting data/tax data/procurement data
  • Basic Computer Skills (common Microsoft Windows and Office applications)
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and Amharic

Behavioral competencies

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

Applying Instructions

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.


Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through or (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by August 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm.


NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”

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