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Finances Officer
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises in more than 30 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures.



 


 No. of Post: 2 Positions
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 19 Sept 2020

 
 Background:

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation - Sudan.

The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 

As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring Two (2) Finances Officers to be part of establishing NRC's programme in Sudan.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Support and Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
  2. Support the adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
  3. Ensure proper filing of all support documents
  4. Support line supervisors in procedures and require support team trainings
  5. Support the supervisor for the Management of Area offices financial team
  6. Support the management to Implement anti-corruption policy

 

Specific responsibilities

Accounts and Banking

  • Looking after and management of the Cash and Bank management of the Khartoum office, including the forecasting.
  • Management of the bank account of Khartoum office. And making the forecast for the projected data.
  • Make sure that financial internal controls are in place while the banking and cash system is working.
  • Post the entries on daily basis to Agresso. Make sure that Data has proper correct codes and as per the project documents.
  • Prepare the regular Agresso Bank reconciliations for all the balance sheet items.
  • Proper close of the projects and year-end close.
  • Enter the Agresso rebooking and keeping proper record of it.
  • Devise a system so that all the vouchers are safely preserved.
  • Train the staff on the Agresso and excel tools.

 

Budget & Report:

 

  • Preparation of the financial reports.
  • Support the program team to understand the financial reports and provide them with training.
  • Monthly meetings with the program team and support the program team to make the forecast.
  • Verify the purchase requests and payment requests
  •  Ensure proper and adequate filing system for financial documents
  • Download the BvA weekly basis and share with the relevant staff
  • Prepare the Project BVAs and do any rebooking, with the supporting documents
  • Draft the new budgets. Check the Agresso for any reclassification.
  • Other task related to the project budgets like any realignment and updating the Agresso for project follow-up.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in accounting, Finances or related field
  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context will be preferred.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about keeping the bank accounts and record keeping
  • Good knowledge of computer tools (Excel/word) Internet and other software.
  • Knowledge of the fiscal law
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar
  • ability to perform efficiently and effectively without direct supervision and guidance
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ease with technology and knowledge in Structured Query Language (SQL) is an asset
  • Humble confidence,

We can Offer

  • Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
  • Travel: At least 20% travel
  • Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension
  • Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
  • Females are highly encouraged to apply

 

Please note that only applications that will be submitted through NRC Webcruiter at the following link will be taken into consideration:  Finance Officer x 2 Sudan, Khartoum

 

Closing date: 19/09/2020


 








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