Finance Assistant – Kibondo, Tanzania (National Position) - Tanzania

Kibondo

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, emergency food security, 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.

In mid-April 2016, NRC conducted a pre-assessment mission in the refugee camps in north western Tanzania and the assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention and NRC therefore decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo town, to respond in Mtendeli and/or Nduta refugee camps. The initial interventions will focus in three sectors; shelter, WASH and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms).NRC is therefore seeking a Finance Assistant for the NRC Office in Kibondo, Tanzania. The Finance Assistant reports to the Finance Coordinator.

Job description

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
  • Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment
  • Ensure timely payment of staff salaries, contractors, suppliers and other expenditures
  • Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes
  • Ensure sufficient cash in the bank and in the cash boxes
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management (i.e. procurement tracker, vendors’ database)
  • Ensure proper filing of financial documents according to NRC standards
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years’ similar experience from working with Finance in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Relevant educational background combined with professional experience
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages

Education field

  • Finance / Economics

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity, and communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

Language

  • English

We offer

  • Duty station: Kibondo, or another location in North Wester Tanzania, where NRC supports the refugee response
  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: 3 months (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Tanzania

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kibondo
  • Grade: Services and Support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Finance and Banking
    • Finance and Banking
    • Finance and Banking
    • Administrative support
    • Administrative support
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-01

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