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Finance Coordinator for NRC Daadab Job in Kenya

Only Kenyan Nationals are eligible to apply for this position.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. 

Since 2004, NRC has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced and refugee populations. NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine. 

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Molo) and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Dolo Ado).

Finance Coordinator will make sure the finance department in Dadaab functions efficiently in all areas of financial budgeting, expenditure, accounting, monitoring and reporting.

Reference no.: 1449481622            

Deadline for application: 24.06.2012

Job description
  • Ensure financial management systems and procedures are in place and that NRC’s and donors’ accounting practices and standards are adhered to
  • Ensure financial management policies, systems and procedures are in place and that NRC’s and donors’ accounting practices and standards are adhered to
  • Assist the Area Manager preparing budgets and cash forecasts, and in maintaining overall budget control through proper monitoring of cash flows and expenditures
  • Oversee all financial requests made by the projects, and ensure that NRC’s external financial obligations are met
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of all NRC financial/accounting files and transaction records
  • Monitor and disburse program budgets as per approved expenditures and budget lines
  • Provide up-to-date analysis and regular reports of the Area’s financial status
  • Support Project Managers in proposals development and their budgets preparation
  • Prepare and submit periodic financial reports as appropriate
  • Assign duties, supervise, train and appraise finance staff.
Personal qualities
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strict attention to policy and practice detail
  • Very strong financial analysis skills ,high integrity
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems in donor funded work
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator
  • Excellent computer skills with hands on experience on computerized accounting systems; and Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
Job location: Kenya

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPAK)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in large organizations
  • At least 2 years’ work experience in a similar role within a non-governmental organization (NGO), donor or multilateral agency.
We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible
Duty station: Dadaab
Duration of Contract: Up to 31st December, 2012 with possible extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the office in NRC Daadab.
Recreational and social facilities are extremely limited, and accommodation is in the NRC Compound in Dadaab

To apply:
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please visit our website on for more information and how to apply. 

The closing date for applications is the 24th June 2012.
Only applications received online shall be considered.
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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