Grants Finance Adviser - United States
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Washington DC (United States)
Grade: Unspecified
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Background

The NRC USA office has two primary functions: raising money for NRC's overseas programs that meet the needs of conflict-affected refugees and internally displaced people and providing humanitarian policy advice to the administration, Congress, and peer non-governmental organizations. NRC receives financial support from the USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the US Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, as well as private foundations, corporations, and individual donors. The Grants Finance Advisor role is responsible for monitoring and control of the financial aspects of NRC’s United States Government (USG) grants portfolio and provides a help-desk role on the financial and administrative aspects of USG grants for the finance staff of NRC's country offices. 

About the role

The Grants Finance Adviser will assist with further professionalizing NRC’s donor work, including through contribution to quality improvements in donor submissions as well as improved adherence to donor rules and regulations. This role will include being responsible for monitoring and control of the financial aspects of NRC’s United States Government (USG) grants, and a help-desk role on the financial and administrative aspects of USG grants. The Grants Finance Adviser will also work closely with the Washington-based Institutional Partnerships Adviser. 

The day to day

  • Monitor and control the financial aspects of NRC’s USG grants. This includes the following tasks:
    • Undertake quality check of proposal budgets, budget narratives, and financial reports to ensure that they are in line with donor requirements;
    • Monitor liquidity in the awards and secure payment from donors;
    • Coordinate the submission and assure the accuracy of quarterly reports and fund requests for USG grants;
    • Serve as the liaison with USG agency financial staff for all grant-related matters;
    • Coordinate award closeouts related to financial aspects;
    • Support and advise on USG audits;
  • Provide an internal help-desk function for donor-related financial and administrative issues, including the following tasks:
    • Develop and update procedures, guidelines, tools, trainings, etc. related to the financial and administrative aspects of USG award management;
    • Provide strategic and technical support to NRC USA, NRC Head Office, Regional Offices, and Country Offices regarding USG financial requirements;
  • Conduct trainings in financial management on USG awards for relevant colleagues;
  • Serve as a project finance manager for any USG cooperative agreements managed directly by NRC USA, including setting up budgets and producing financial reports.

As our prospective candidate, you have the following;

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  • University degree or equivalent qualification;
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience demonstrating knowledge of international non-profit grants financial management practices;
  • Strong skills in Excel, Unit4/Agresso, or a similar ERP system;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and service mindedness;
  • A reliable self-starter with keen attention to details;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Training/facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management of USAID or other USG grants in an international context;
  • Knowledge of USG Code of Federal Regulations (i.e. 2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Single Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and 2 CFR 700.

As part of our team, you will enjoy the following;

  • A challenging opportunity with an international team dedicated to people forced to flee;
  • Duty Station will be Washington; 
  • A permanent position with a 40 hour-week;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

Expected start date: As soon as possible.

The preferred location for this position is Washington, DC. Candidates, therefore, need to be either U.S. citizens or have the right to work in the U.S.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation's values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive, and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.

We are happy about early applicants.

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