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Finance Coordinator South Sudan Mayom
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Posted 1 week ago
Job Description

Job Description

A job description is a written statement that describes the employee’s role and responsibilities. The role and responsibilities shall be executed within the NRC framework. The job description facilitates the recruitment process by stating the necessary competencies. It is mandatory for all positions.

Position:                                          Finance Coordinator

Reports to:                                     Area Manager

Supervision of:                               Finance Officers

Duty station:                                  Koch

Travel:                                             25%

Project number:                            SSFM 2202

Duration and type of contract:   May-December 31, 2022

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of a Finance Coordinator is to implement delegated area of responsibility.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Implement and strengthen NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
  2. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor and South Sudan requirements
  3. Prepare and submit reports and analysis as required
  4. Ensure proper filing of all support documents
  5. Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings
  6. Management of support team
  7. Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
  8. Support project staff in financial matters
  9. Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area
  10. Ensure development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures

Specific responsibilities

  • Develop the monthly budget Vs Actual reporting for project managers
  • Ensure accurate and verified postings at field level
  • Verify and approve expenses related to particular grants by participating in bid committee
  • Liaise with Juba country finance office for timely staff salary, supplier payments and fund request for area
  • Develop, finalize and update the area master support budget regularly
  • Build the capacity of staff as supervised and make sure delegation of roles and responsibilities are clear at the finance department
  • Undertake proposal and grant application reviews to assess compliance with NRC and donor guidelines
  • Participate in the closure of  projects
  • Other duties as assigned by line manager

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • All departments: Make sure that all the departments’ heads generally aware of financial procedure and abiding with process
  • Program staff: Provide timely and technical support to all the program and support
  • HR department: Particularly in relation to payroll.

Scale and scope of position


3 Finance Officers and Finance Assistants


UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies




HR Agresso

Legal or compliance:

Finance manual and financial procedures

  1. Competencies

1. Value driven competencies

Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovated, Inclusive and Accountable.

2. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

•            Experience from working as a Finance Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context

•            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

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Degree or Diploma in the field of Accounting or Business Administration and Finance
  • Previous experience working with other NGO’s on finance related issues
  • Must be able to prioritize and have excellent multitasking, documentation and reporting skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills, diplomatic and self-directed.
  • High-level competency in computer skills (common Microsoft Windows and Office applications)
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation and leadership skills
  • Fluent speaker of Arabic is an added advantage.

3. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

•            The Job Description

•            The Work and Development Plan

•            The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template

•            The End-term Performance Review Template

•            The NRC Competency Framework

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps 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.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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