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Finance Coordinator

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to populations.

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Ethiopia in 2011. Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Kakuma ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

The NRC Horn of 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, Kakuma and Mandera.

The purpose of the Finance Coordinator is to provides support in ensuring that NRC Kenya Mission consistently complies with all the legal regulations, financial requirements and humanitarian standards set by NRC and its donor partners, while ensuring that the Country Office has effective governance, risk management and control system are in place.

Finance Coordinator reports to the Finance Manager


• Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at KCO level

• Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
• Prepare and submit reports and analysis
• Ensure proper filing of all support documents
• Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings
• Management of support team
• Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
• Support project staff in financial matters
• Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area
• Ensure development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures
• Assist the Finance Manager in maintaining overall Kenya Programme Financial Management - budget control and monitoring, cash flows and expenditures management, and financial accounting and reporting
• Conduct training in financial management and monitoring for the Finance Officers in the Area offices, Specialists, Budget holders/Coordinators and other relevant project personnel
• Oversee all financial requests made by the projects, and ensure that NRC’s external financial obligations are met
• Conduct regular field trips to Area Offices for monitoring purposes, compliance checks, conducting training or identifying need for training
• Risk Management -ensure financial risks in CO are well managed and be focal person for all compliance related matters
• Assist the Country Director in investigations, as and when needed
• Focal person for audits and ensure recommendations are implemented

General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Accounting; Risk analysis; Financial analysis; Financial reporting; CPA certification; Cost center monitoring
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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