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Finance Officer (National Position) Re-advertisement, Ramadi

Anbar (Iraq)


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

NRC in Iraq

The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire. 

NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Mosul.  We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile.  Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq.  Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.

Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters.  We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).

 

Finance Officer -Ramadi 

The purpose of the Finance Officer position is to implement day to day support functions, and implementation of the NRC finance policies and procedures. The main duty of Finance Officer is to support the program team to understand the financial reports and provide them with training. 

 

Role Specific Information

  • Preparation of the financial reports.  Support the program team to understand the financial reports and provide them with training.
  • Monthly meetings with the program team and support the program team and Area manager to make the forecast.
  • Sign off the PRs and prepare the monthly master budget to manage the area office cost. 
  • Prepare the Project BVAs and do any rebooking, with the supporting documents .
  • Draft the new budgets. Check the Agresso for any reclassification.
  • Other task related to the project budgets like any realignment and updating the Agresso for project followup.

 

Our Ideal Candidate:

A university graduate in a relevant field(s) with experience from working as a Finance Officer and in humanitarian/recovery settings, especially in complex and volatile environments. Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required.  Knowledge of Arabic and previous work experience in the Middle-East and Iraq will be a distinct advantage.

 

Additional Information:

Contract period: 4 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Ramadi

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

 

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: Anbar (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-15

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