Finance Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Mazar, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th December, 2019

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

The Finance Assistant will help implement and monitor NRC’s financial management activities in the north region area office, focusing specially Mazar area. The Finance Assistant role is to assist in day to day implementation of financial responsibilities as defined.

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Job Description

NRC Grade StructureDuties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
  • Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team
  • Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement in the area of Livelihoods and Food Security

Specific responsibilities

  • Review the supporting documentation Purchase Request, Purchase Orders and other implementing documents and make the necessary corrections as needed regarding the project numbers, account number or other information and billing disputes
  • Verify calculations of the amounts claimed for payment and submit to the Senior Management for authorization to proceed with the payment process
  • Scan of financial documents and submit to Support Office (SO) for tax payment.
  • Cash payments and advance clearances
  • Receiving and expending funds and maintaining accurate records of the same, with receipts
  • Maintain and update hard copy files of documents and maintain an accessible filing system for use by the office staff
  • Translation of receipts and any other finance related document
  • Prepare vouchers as requested
  • Perform office cash boxes related activities and cash transactions in multiple currencies
  • To enter all office cash transaction in the office cash boxes
  • Getting the monthly exchange rate from SO
  • Cash counts and computed with Bank Statement
  • Cash distribution to the shelter beneficiary
  • Cash withdrawals from the bank
  • Copy all financial documents
  • Written correspondence as necessary
  • Public relations on finance issue
  • Maintain complete files for all pending and processed payments for audit
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor in Economics, BBA or secondary education with specialized certification in Finance with two years’ relevant progressive experience.
  • Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area, preferably with UN or INGOs
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Good written and spoken Dari & Pashto. Good spoken English.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Creativity and willingness to try new things
  • A positive and collaborative attitude and willingness to work in a team
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • A willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Empowering and building trust


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