Finance Manager

at Norwegian Refugee Council
Location AddisAbaba, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 14, 2022
Category Finance
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Description
The purpose of the Finance Manager is to be responsible that the financial set up is according to NRC standard and to support programme/project implementation.
General Responsibilities

  • Ensure that country set up adhere to Financial Handbook, NRC policies, donor and auditor requirements
  • Implement NRC’s financial systems, routines and procedures
  • Maintain overall budget control and monitor cash flows
  • Management of CO financial team
  • Training of line managers and staff with financial responsibilities
  • Provide regular analysis and reports
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities
Accounting and Cashflow Management

  • Ensure monthly accounting closing is done on time and following NRC financial procedures.
  • Monitor Cash flows for all Area Offices where funds are channelled from the Country Office and ensure regular follow up.
  • Follow up on Income received from donors timely.

Budgeting and Reporting

  • Update Master Budget on regular bases to ensure funding needs are up-to-date as well as ensure coverage with the donor funding. Ensure MB is accurate.
  • Elaborate budget for new proposals, ensuring donor regulations have been taken into consideration.

Financial Analysis

  • Responsible monthly Budget versus Actual for all projects and prepare forecast of expenditures in coordination with Programme Staff.
  • Responsible for Finance Reports to be presented to CMG upon request.
  • Ensure shared costs are allocated according to Fair Share principles and contribute to adapt the Head Office/regional office requirements to Country office finances.

Supporting Documentation, Financial Systems and Auditing

  • Elaborate, review and update Finance Standard Operating Procedures for NRC Ethiopia anytime there are significant changes.
  • Ensure Compliance procedures are being followed by the Finance Staff across all Area Offices.
  • Do finance checks and validation of expenditures as per delegation of authority.

Programme Support and Capacity Building

  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, through working across programme and support teams and the development of relevant guidance and Standard Operation Procedures
  • To support Finance Department in Area Offices if significant workload is expected (Finance reports, proposals, audits, etc.)

Professional competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Financial Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Behavioural Competencies

  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Analysing
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Coping with change

For More Information, Here Is The Detailed Job Description.
Additional Details:
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Type of Contract: 12 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position
Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale
Travel: 30%

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