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Finance Assistant Afghanistan Oruzgan

Urozgan (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Urozgan (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-26

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Caution: This position is for Afghan National only

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the Finance Assistant position is to provide administrative or technical support in a specialist area of work, either support functions or Core Competences.

you can read more about this position at Job Description & NRC Grade Structure 

 Generic responsibilities 

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
  • Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team
  • Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise
  • Assists in the development of the department budget and ensures spending remains within acceptable variances;
  • Support the Manager in addressing any personnel matters within the department.
  • Verifies and records department staff compliance with the agency’s administrative and financial policies and procedures, including travel expense claims and staff attendance reports.
  •  Prepares financial, expenditures and payment authorization forms.

Specific responsibilities

  • Be in - charge of all financial matters in Uruzgan field office
  • Be responsible for verifying of payments to contractors, & other payments as stipulated in the contract/agreement(s) & in line with NRC Financial policies and procedures;
  • Analysis financial information and prepare financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Maintain all financial records properly (hard copy and soft version);
  • Verification of staff salary payroll, periderm, travel and other allowances;
  • Shall verify all purchase requests and cash advances
  • Shall participate in all suppliers bidding selection committees
  • Be responsible to make cash forecast on monthly basis and send to Herat office for the process
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
  • Prepare vouchers and their supporting documents
  • Assist to maintain hard and soft filing system
  • Maintain budget tracking sheet.
  • Maintain and follow supplier, landlord and payroll tax clearing forms
  • Prepare monthly tax reports
  • Prepare bank reconciliation of bank account.
  • Perform other duties as required from his supervisor    


  • Experience from working as a finance staff in a humanitarian/recovery context for at least 2 years.
  • Knowledge and experience within a relevant administration, craft or technical field.       
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities


  • University degree in Business Administration, economics or finance/accounting


  • Pashto
  • Dari 
  • English (Fluency in Ready, Writing and Understanding)

Behavioural competencies

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

We Offer:

  •     Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  •     Smart Phone with Top up Credit card with internet package on monthly basis.
  •     NRC will cover staff plus four (4) depended for medical insurance.
  •     One time Eid Bonus per year
  •     Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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