Finance Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council, Caracas, Venezuela

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd April, 2019

Job Description

We are looking for a Finance Manager for our operation in Venezuela.
NRC is currently scaling up its response to the situation in Venezuela and the Finance manager would be a part of this effort.

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.

The Finance manager reports to the Country Director in Venezuela.

Se anima a ciudadanos/as Venezolanos/as a presentarse

Job description:

  • 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 financial team
  • Training of line managers and staff with financial responsibilities
  • Provide regular analysis and reports
  • Implement anti-corruption policy
  • Ensure correct implementation of budgets, monitoring of expenditure vs budget in collaboration with the CD and the Country Management Group
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Participate in the Country Management Group
  • Matrix management of the finance staff in the area offices
  • Design ways of working that can be feasible in the current situation in Venezuela, adapting these solutions to the changing environment
  • Ensure that the finance processes followed in Venezuela are understood and approved by NRC Regional Office and by donors
  • Work with implementing partner on financial reporting and compliance to donor regulation on financial procedures and supporting documentation


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior 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 Spanish and English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge current situation in Venezuela is an advantage
  • Experience in cash distributions systems in complex contexts is an advantage
  • Experience with institutional donor funded projects, especially ECHO and UNHCR, is an advantage
  • Experience with agresso accounting software is an advantage
  • Experience in working with implementing partners

Personal qualities:

  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • A good sense of humour is an asset

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusiveness and accountability


  • Spanish
  • English


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