Consortium Finance Coordinator (National Position)
NRC in Iraq
Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.
The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution. NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.
Role and Responsibilities
- Ensure that all required NRC and USAID financial management policies, systems, procedures and standard forms are in place to enable adherence to the generally accepted accounting practices and standards
- Carry out overall coordination and verification of all payment vouchers/other documents.
- Be the focal person for all consortium External audit and verification exercises.
- Ensure that all procurements, payments and other transactions are in line with USAID financial guidelines, rules and regulations for procurement, accounting and reporting
- Maintain overall NRC consortium funds budget control and monitor cash flows and expenditures relating to the projects.
- Undertake the day to day responsibility for all consortium financial and grant management issues.
- Be the focal point for the consortium projects budget preparation, monitoring and budget revisions
- Assist NRC consortium Project staff in translating their work plans into budgets in accordance with the Project budget.
- Prepare NRC consortium financial Interim Reports in collaboration with the Chief of Party as required by the donor.
- Receive and verify the interim and final financial reports from implementing Consortium members.
- Prepare NRC and consolidated consortium financial reports in accordance with USAID Financial reporting requirements
- Attend the major Procurement/Bidding Committee meetings related to NRC Education consortium funded project.
- Conduct training in budget monitoring, and USAID financial and procurement regulations for relevant NRC and Consortium staff members
- As per donor’s requirement, prepare monthly, quarterly and interim reports on NRC lead Education consortium project.
- Share lessons learnt and good practices between the consortium members on financial and grants management
Our Ideal Candidate
- Minimum 2 years of experience from working as a Finance Coordinator or Finance Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
- Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal .
- Valid driver’s license
Contract Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Erbil - Country Office
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
For more detail about the position please click on Job Description
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.
NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities
NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.