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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Norwegian Council

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia/Kenya is a two Country Program with four field offices in Dadaab (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Bossaso (Puntland) and Mogadishu (South Central). NRC has been present in Somaliland since early 2004 and expanded to Puntland in 2006, Mogadishu and Dadaab in 2007.

In a short time NRC established Education, Shelter/Sanitation, Distribution and Camp Management projects for IDPs, refugees and local population in Somalia and Kenya. NRC also has a coordination office in Nairobi, Kenya that was established in 2006.


Position Vacant: Finance Officer

Reporting to: Finance Coordinator

Duty Station: Nairobi

Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2011 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of monthly reconciliation of bank accounts and cashboxes. This includes ensuring that all field offices ‘cash counts, bank statements and bank reconciliations are sent to Nairobi Office.
  • Following up with all field offices that the cash forecast for the current month and the following month is received on time.
  • Preparation of the monthly Project Summary.
  • Verification of cash book reports from the various offices in accordance with the relevant budgets
  • Be the focal point for entering data into the financial accounting system and send monthly accounts to HQ
  • Registration of Projects and transferring project budgets into Agresso
  • Supervise, appraise and offer guidance to the Finance Assistant
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Business Administration.
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience with UN Agency or INGOs.
  • Good organizational, office management, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Able to work unusual hours under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good working knowledge of excel spreadsheets and word processing packages.
  • Knowledge of accounting packages and Knowledge of Agresso Business World accounting Package would be an added advantage.
Position Vacant: Grants Officer

Reporting to: Grants Coordinator

Duty Station: Nairobi with frequent travel to the field offices in Somalia

Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2011 (with possible extension

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Review and analyze the monthly Project Summary.
  • Participate in the preparation and review of project budget proposals and all budget revisions
  • Ensure that the budget monitoring is done for all NRC Somalia projects on monthly basis (NRC Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central Somalia). Based on the budget monitoring and procurement plan, provide analysis and recommendations on the status and feasibility in future spending to the PMs/AMs and FAM/GC. This will require frequent field visits to work with PMs on budgeting issues.
  • Ensure that NRC Somalia mission is meeting all donor and NRC rules and regulations pertaining to finance and procurement
  • Prepare all donor financial reports
  • Organize NRC and donor rules and regulations training to Project staff, finance, administration and logistics staff (including PMs and AM).
  • Review of cash boxes from the field for accuracy of donor and budget codes
  • Verification of payment vouchers before forwarding to FAM for authorization.
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Business Administration
  • CPA Part 2.
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience with UN Agency or INGOs.
  • Good working knowledge of excel spreadsheets and word processing packages.
  • Good organization skills, office management skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present financial information and present good reports
  • Familiarity with financial regulations and reporting to UNHCR, ECHO, BPRM, EC, SIDA, CIDA and DFID
  • The position is widely travelled between Nairobi and Somalia and therefore has exposure to road travel risks and security risks in Somalia. The position is also subject to working unconventional hours
Deadline for Applications: 15th March 2011

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
P O Box 21211-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Email Address: recruitment_nb@som.nrc.no

Or

Norwegian Refugee Council, Dadaab Field Office
P.O Box 05, Dadaab

Applicants should hold valid travel documents.

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.

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