Finance Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Cameroon

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd July, 2018

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The purpose of the finance officer position is the daily management of project activities to ensure that operations comply with NRC standards and procedures.

Job description

  • Daily supervision of finance assistants
  • Reconciliation of NRC bank accounts and cash boxes
  • Establish a good tracking system for advances and ensure that clearance of advances is done on time.
  • Ensure that weekly, monthly finance reports are prepared on time.
  • Daily verification of POs, PRs Bid Analysis, per diem claim and other documents within the finance officer threshold
  • Verify that all transactions have complete supporting documents and ensure that all costs are timely booked into Agresso on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Support to ensure month end closure is completed according to the timeline provided in the finance handbook
  • Support to verify the monthly National Staff Payroll and posting
  • Follow up to ensure prompt processing of daily vendor payments and Ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before payment is done.
  • Ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before payment is done.
  • On a monthly basis ensure all deductions are timely remitted to statutory authority according to the provision of the law.
  • Collaborate with the financial institutions to ensure that queries related to payments are timely resolved (return payments, under/over payments of staff, suppliers and contractors incorrect account details etc)
  • Support the Finance Manager facilitate monthly BVA meetings, Project summary and spending plans
  • Facilitate daily cash counts and safeguard of cash in the office.
  • Facilitate audit activities
  • Perform other related tasks that will be assigned by line manager


  • Experience from working as a Finance officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in similar position preferably with an international NGO
  • Good knowledge of accounting packages; preferably Agresso
  • Good knowledge to initiate finance SOPs
  • Good knowledge of the South-West and North-West region context
  • Fluency in English and work knowledge of French are required
  • Minimum of master degree in related field or a first degree and an internationally recognized accounting or finance qualification such the ACCA,CPA,CIA,CFA etc
  • Good skills in Excel and Word

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council must adhere to our Code of Conduct and are expected to work in accordance with the core values of the organization: Dedication, Innovation, Integration and Accountability


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