Finance Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th August, 2018

Job Description

  • Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level.
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Be responsible for verifying of payments to contractors, & other payments as stipulated in the contract/agreement(s) & in line with NRC Financial policies and procedures.
  • Analysis financial information and prepare financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Maintain all financial records properly (hard copy and soft version).
  • Verification of staff salary payroll, perdiem, overtime, travel and other allowances.
  • Shall arrange hawala agent/money exchanger for transferring money to NRC office, and beneficiary payments.
  • Shall verify all purchase requests and cash advances.
  • Supervise, monitor the postbacks and report on monthly basis to SO Finance Department.
  • Shall do cash counts, reconciliation, pending checks and report to SO on monthly basis.
  • Establish control for the prevention of waste, fraud, and mismanagement.
  • On time payment to of tax to MTO account.
  • Be responsible for correction of errors in report as and when necessary.
  • Shall participate in all suppliers biding selection committees.
  • Induction training to newly hired staff (finance) when needed.
  • Monthly reporting to Finance coordinator related to finance section activities.
  • In coordination with PMs prepare bimonthly forecast and obtain an approval from AM and then send it to SO finance for final approval.
  • Request SO for transferring the money from SO to Kunduz office bank account.
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures (Finance).
  • Support project staff in financial matters (Finance).
  • Ensure development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures.
  • Ensure that budgeting, financial reporting and other financial processes take place in adherence to Financial Handbook, other NRC policies and donor, auditor and the authorities requirements.


  • University degree in finance or relevant
  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • At least 4-5 years work experience in finance field.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Education field
  • Education title: University degree in finance or relevant
  • Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect


  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • English

We offer

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected


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