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Kirkuk (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



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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 Technical Officer

The purpose of Finance Technical Officer position is to implement and monitor NRC’s financial management activities in Kirkuk Office. The Finance Officer - Technical role is to assist in day to day implementation of financial responsibilities.

Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Implement financial systems and procedures according to Financial Handbook and other NRC policies at office level
  • Prepare bank accounts and cashbox reconciliations
  • Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment
  • Ensure timely payment of staff salaries, contractors, suppliers, and other expenditures
  • Ensure sufficient cash in the bank and in the cash boxes
  • Prepare monthly financial reports
  • Ensure filing of all financial documents according to NRC standards
  • Supervise, train and develop financial staff
  • Support project staff in financial matters
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Our Ideal Candidate:

University degree or relevant to the assignment with minimum (2) two years of experience from working as a Finance Officer/recovery context. S/he should have professional knowledge of auditing, and previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.Good knowledge of English.

Additional Information:

Contract period: (11) eleven months

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

Duty station: Kirkuk.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please find attached the job description.


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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kirkuk (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-18

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