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Finance Assistant – Dhusamareb, Somalia

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Finance Assistant (Dhusamareb),

National Position Somalia, Norwegian Refugee Council

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Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.

NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

NRC in Somalia

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as conduct or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Application d… 04/08/2020 Full-time/par… Full-time
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Employment … Contract
Council Percentage o… 100
Title: Finance Assistant Webcruiter ID: 4266555536
(Dhusamreb), National
Positions: 1
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Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential.

Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan. Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action Prepare and develop status reports as required by management

Ensure proper filing of documents

Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of program intervention.

This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly. Take day to day responsibility of managing petty cash and cash box

Ensure daily, weekly, monthly and periodic cash count is done Record all cash movements and undertake periodic cash counts Assist in bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations

Follow up on advances and refunds

Verify all invoices, vouchers and receipts and supporting documents and enter in the system as appropriate

Make all approved payments

Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions

Maintain proper filling system for all financial and accounting documents

Assist in preparation of financial reports, budgets and budget monitoring for projects Any other duties that may arise to support NRC’s goals and objectives.


University degree in Accounting, finance or relevant Fields

Minimum of 2 years working experience in accounting (preferably NGO).

Knowledge of basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel )

Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

Very good organizational and administrative skills

Strong team working and support role skills

Ability to work as a member of the team

Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleague when need arise.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience

Good and confidence in Excel and Word

Attention to detail and accuracy

Good knowledge of the Somalia country context

Behavioral competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency

Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environment

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect

We can offer

Contract period: 5 months with the possibility of extension.

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Dhusamreb

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose. NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Email and paper applications will not be considered.





The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ul mate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communies

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on

and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

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