Finance Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council, Kenya

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th April, 2019

Job Description

The NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.

The purpose of the Finance Manager is to be responsible for the financial set-up and to ensure that it is according to NRC standards and to support programme/project implementation.

Job description:

  • Ensure that country set up adheres to the Financial Handbook, NRC policies, and 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 the anti-corruption policy
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the country strategy
  • Build the wider team of finance staff through regular support and capacity building
  • Provide analysis of financial position for the Country Director as required
  • Ensure anti-corruption training and risk-mapping is undertaken regularly
  • Assist the Country Director with other responsibilities
  • Part of the Country Management Group


  • 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 English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the refugee context in Kenya
  • Experience of leadership in CMG or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of compliance and anti-corruption including investigation procedures

Education field: Finance / Economics

Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities:

  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments

Language: English


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