Finance Coordinator
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: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 21 Sept 2020


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 a Finance Coordinator to be part of establishing NRC's programme in Sudan. 


 Duties and responsibilities:

Generic responsibilities

  1. Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
  2. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
  3. Prepare and submit reports and analysis
  4. Ensure proper filing of all support documents
  5. Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings
  6. Management of the finance team
  7. Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
  8. Support project staff in financial matters
  9. Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for Khartoum Office and Area Offices


Specific responsibilities

  • Manages NRC bank accounts in Sudan
  • Ensure the professional quality of the work of financial colleagues with guidance and supervision if necessary.
  • Prepares the BRS, BVA and gives advice and feedback to the Area Offices / Field Offices
  • Work with managers on the development of budget proposals.
  • Payroll review and payment on a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all taxes and social contributions are fully paid within the timeframe as per the law
  • Support and advice for the finance program.
  • Prepares and facilitates both internal and external audits.
  • Established, in collaboration with the Finance Manager or Financial Controller, reports to donors
  • Maintain budgetary control and cash flow monitoring for all bases.
  • Provides financial support and training in area offices
  • Participate in performance management of the Finance staff
  • Ensure the archiving of documents from the Finance department, both electronic and physical

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree in finance and/or business management
  • Experience from working as a Finance Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery 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:

  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Experience with ECHO, SIDA, NMFA, as a donor
  • Experience from large/complex or multi-applicant projects with stringent donor rules is very advantageous
  • Experience from working in a technical Finance position
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal
  • Understanding and experience using Agresso/Unit4 is an advantage
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar


We can Offer

  • Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
  • Travel: At least 40% 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 Coordinator Sudan, Khartoum

Closing date 21 September 2020


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