Finance Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, El Geneina, Sudan

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th June, 2021

Job Description

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, Gadarif and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States.

As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Finance Officer to be part of establishing NRC's programme in Sudan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Management of cash and bank account of the Geneina area office, including the forecasting
  • Ensure financial internal controls are in place while the banking and cash system is working
  • Post the entries on daily basis to Agresso. Make sure that the data has correct codes and as per the project documents and are signed according to the authorization table
  • Prepare the regular Agresso Bank reconciliations for all the balance sheet items
  • Proper close of the projects and year-end close
  • Enter the Agresso rebooking and keeping proper record of it
  • Preparation of financial reports as required by the Country Office Finance Manager
  • Ensure budget holders have access to the BvA and participate in monthly meetings with the budget holder at area level
  • Support budget holders and project teams in preparation of forecasts
  • Verify the purchase requests and payment requests and ensure signatories are according to authorization table 
  • Support the Area Manager in preparation of the master budget and new donor budgets and revision of existing donor budget
  • Train the staff on the Agresso and excel tools,  and support the project teams to understand the financial reports and provide trainings as required

Required skills

  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context will be preferred.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about keeping the bank accounts and record keeping
  • Fluency in both English and Arabic, written and spoken
  • Preferred to be located in Geneina
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Service minded, with strong organizational and planning skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
  • Good diplomacy and negotiating skills
  • Attention to details, problem solving skill, excellent time management skills


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