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Finance Policy and Process Advisor


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: Closed

Would you like to support the work of one of the world’s largest NGOs? Are you passionate about defining policies and processes and finding efficiencies and synergies that can meet the current and shifting demands of an organisation? Then you could be the right fit for the Finance Policy and Process Advisor position in DRC.


Who are we?

DRC introduced a new global ERP system in 2019, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (internally called DRC Dynamics). The ERP system launch led to constant effort for further implementation, support, and optimisation; and prompted the need for review and further development of finance policies and processes. The position is a part of the Policy, Process and Tools Team, which consists of 6 colleagues, under the Finance, Risk and Supply Chain (FRISC) department and will report to the Head of Finance Policy, Processes and Tools. The vision of the department is to support the operations in delivering on DRC’s mandate, while ensuring that the funds provided to DRC are being utilised to the maximum benefit of refugees and internally displaced people.


About the job

The purpose of the position is to develop and continuously improve the financial policies and processes of DRC, rolling out the updates and support implementation efforts. The Finance Policy and Process Advisor will be a key position in setting the framework on core financial matters and strengthening the control environment of DRC. The position will include providing technical support and guidance on the financial policies and processes as they are applicable across DRC globally. The position will report to the Head of Finance Policies, Processes and Tools.


More specifically the position will have the following responsibilities: 

  • Lead the development of the assigned finance policies and processes
  • Identify stakeholders, form reference group, facilitate workshops for data gathering and conceptualise inputs into sustainable policies and processes
  • Act as subject matter expert for the policies & processes developed and enrich the group discussions with best practices
  • Run review sessions and consolidate the inputs as appropriate
  • Roll-out of finance policies and processes across the organisation to the relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure coherency and consistency with the other DRC’s finance policies and processes
  • Act when gaps or issues are discovered to ensure future proofing
  • Provide technical support and advise on financial policies and processes
  • Capture business needs for new policies and processes and support the planning efforts
  • Stay up to date with finance best practices, especially INGOs practices


About you

Your ability to work and collaborate with colleagues across departments will be key to successfully developing and implementing new and improved policies and processes in the organisation. You will also need a passion for financial systems and technical tools. You are someone that is not afraid to ask questions and motivated to bring about change. A people person who can communicate clearly, can zoom-in and out on the matters, and is considerate of different cultures and ways of working. This position is only for those that have the passion and drive to work for one of the world’s largest NGOs.


All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.


Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • Experience in developing and documenting finance policies or/and processes, preferably in a humanitarian organisation
  • An ability to work with continuous development of generic concepts
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex processes in an easy to comprehend manner
  • In depth knowledge and experience of financial systems and tools (Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics considered an advantage)  
  • Knowledge of applicable international accounting standards
  • University degree or equivalent within a relevant area (finance, business management, accounting)


  • Training experience and presenting to participants of varying capacities
  • Experience in using O365 applications
  • International accounting qualification


We offer

Contract length: permanent contract, 37h per week

Work place: DRC HQ, Borgergade 10, Copenhagen, Denmark

Start date: May 2024 

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the agreement between DRC and Academic Union. This is a national position for which local terms and conditions apply.


Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Apply online on our page Current Vacancies at

Closing date for applications 5 April 2024. We expect to conduct interviews between 1-3 May online via Teams.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. 


Further information

For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Ali Al Mokdad, Head of Policies, Process and Tools by email at

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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