Finance Assistant

Danish Refugee Council, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th March, 2018

Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.

DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, housing, infrastructure, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has five offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa, Saida, Tripoli and Qobayat.

About the job

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for payments following DRC procedures, filling correctly the cashbook and prepare payment vouchers to be sent to Beirut.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Daily bookkeeping according to DRC financial cashbook;
  • Responsible for payments according to Payment Requests presented with complete documentation;
  • Responsible for the petty cash’s cash count;
  • Reporting the monthly expenses to the Finance Officer;
  • Scan/photocopy payment vouchers to create a backup and send to DRC Headquarter in Beirut;
  • coordinate with the Finance Officer to obtain a synchronized and efficient working environment;
  • Manage additional tasks for the Finance Assistant position as required.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a University degree in Accounting/Business management or related area. Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • 0 to 1-year relevant working experience.
  • Participated in previous trainings/workshops in this domain
  • Good in English and Fluent in Arabic Languages

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.


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