Finance Assistant (National Postition) Baghdad - Iraq

Baghdad


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, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

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, education, and emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. NRC is operating in Iraq since 2010 to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable people affected by on-going conflict in the region. It has its country office in Erbil, KR-I and has area offices in Baghdad, Dohuk, Erbil and Kirkuk.

NRC national program strategy for 2016 takes a whole of Iraq approach focusing on CCCM, WASH, Shelter, Education, Emergency Cash modalities, housing and land property (HLP) and Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). In 2016, NRC will continue to consolidate operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) by providing care and maintenance facilities in IDPs camps, strengthening the relevant government authorities and building systems more at community levels as opposed to household level for successful exit, while also considerably scaling up operations in the South-Central regions of Iraq (with focus on the Anbar and Baghdad Governorates). A further priority will be to reach populations in harder to access areas through working with implementing national partners, established community network contacts and UN-led Rapid Response Mechanisms (RRM). Target caseload will be people affected by displacement including IDPs in camps, IDPs outside of camps, host communities, returnees and refugees.

The purpose of the Finance Assistant is to implement delegated Finance of responsibility. The post will be based in Baghdad. Finance Assistant will be reporting to Finance Officer.

Job description

Support and Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
Support the adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
Ensure proper filing of all support documents
Support line supervisors in procedures and require support team trainings
Support the supervisor for the Management of Area offices financial team
Support the management to Implement anti-corruption policy
Management of the bank account and cash payment of Area office.
Prepare and check the supporting documents for the bank payments.
Entering the daily data into the excel sheet and support the supervisor to upload the data in Agresso.
Prepare the bank reconciliation on monthly process.
Keep safe the check books.
Make sure that all the cash payments are recorded correctly, with proper support and filed systematically.
Cash count and reconciliation on daily basis.
Keeping enough cash for the daily day to day use.
Track of NRC resources and its recovery for any personal use, like advances, personal mobile use etc

Qualifications

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about keeping the bank accounts, cash payments and record keeping
Reasonable knowledge in English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of the context in finance assistant
Knowledge of the local language Arabic

Education field

  • Finance / Economics

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

Diplomatic;
Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision in a challenging environment;
Pro-active, goal-oriented and results driven;
Flexible and creative
Excellent communication skills
Behavioral competencies
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environment

Language

  • Arabic
  • English

We offer

The post is for eleven (11) months contract duration, with possible extension. The starting salary for this position is IQD: 2,187,003 (monthly) and health insurance.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this post

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Baghdad
  • Grade: Assistant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Finance and Banking
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-13

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