Finance Coordinator at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Finance Coordinator


About Norwegian Refugee Council

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.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Coordinator

Job Identification: 15148
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Employment Type: Contract
Duration of contract: Till 31st Decemeber (Renewable)
Job Category: Finance
Grade Level:  Grade 7 in NRC’s grading structure
Reporting line: Area Support Manager
Travel:  20%


Job Description

  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.
  • If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Area Finance Coordinator to join our team in Yola, Adamawa State.
  • You will be responsible for the overall finance day-to-day support functions for the NRC Area South office.



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

The following is a brief description of the role:
Generic responsibilities:

  • Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
  • Prepare and submit reports and analysis
  • Ensure proper filing of all supporting documents
  • Support line managers in procedures and required support team trainings
  • Management of finance team
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedure
  • Support project staff in financial matters
  • Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area
  • Ensure development and implementation of financial systems and procedures.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Ensure that area office setup adheres to global and local Financial Handbook, NRC policies, donor and audit requirements.
  • Training of budget holders and staff with financial responsibilities on budget preparation and budget monitoring
  • Updating the Area Office shared costs spending plans every month.
  • Ensure that all the relevant staff know how to use Agresso Accelerator and can load reports from Agresso.
  • Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment and check expenses related to particular grants by verifying PR/PO
  • Represent finance and participate in the bid committee.
  • Ensure supporting documentation is secured both online and in hard copy.
  • Liaise with the country finance office to ensure timely payment of staff salary, supplier payments, other expenditures, and fund requests for area office.
  • Support the AM and Support Manager to prepare, review, and monitor the shared cost and master budget for the area office.
  • Support in the training and implementation of the anti-corruption policy
  • Develop the monthly Budget Vs Actual reporting for project managers.
  • Ensure accurate and verified postings at field level.
  • Assist the Area Manager and budget holders in budget preparation.
  • 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 grants Opening meetings and closure of projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by the line manager.



These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance:
Generic professional competencies:

  • B.Sc Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Experience working as a Finance Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience 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:

  • Good knowledge of the area and context of Adamawa State
  • Good communication skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage
  • Experience with start-up, exit, or similar
  • Experience with capacity building of staff and training.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Handling insecure environments.
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Planning and delivering results.
  • Managing performance and development.
  • Analyzing
  • Empowering and building trust.

What’s in it for you?
Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility:

  • At NRC we think creatively. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face.
  • You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.
  • Learn on the job: NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt.
  • At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies.
  • NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff.
  • This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes.

Application Closing Date
30th June, 2024 (01:00).


How to Apply

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  • This position is open to Nigeria Nationals only. We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
  • Female candidates are strongly advised to apply.

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