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Finance Manager

Bogotá (Colombia)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Managerial positions
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-11

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NRC began operations in Colombia in 1991 to assist populations affected by the Colombian conflict and its resulting displacement. Since 2017, NRC has also responded to the growing influx of people arriving in Colombia from neighboring Venezuela. Currently, from its office in Bogota, NRC also oversees and supports teams in Ecuador, Panama and Peru. NRC promotes integration between activities to offer a complementary package of services to beneficiaries. In Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru, NRC currently provides assistance in the following sectors of intervention Protection, Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Shelter and Settlement, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education and Livelihoods and Food Security, both to respond to emergencies and to promote durable solutions. NRC is looking for a national Financer Manager with strong leadership skills to be based in Bogotá. The Finance Manager will be responsible for the management of the finances of the operation in Colombia, Ecuador and Panama, as well as of accounting management structures, cash flows and recruitment of new staff. He/she is also responsible for ensuring compliance with NRC and donor standards for the financial setup. 



Specific responsibilities: 

  • Directs and supervises the Finance Department and provides consistent leadership to department staff through regular meetings, effective goal setting, delegation and communication. 

  • Conducts periodic training of the operation's employees on financial policies, procedures/tools and best practices. 

  • Leads and participates in special projects that further the development of the Accounting and Finance Department. 

  • Ensures that internal manuals and procedures (SOPs) are updated and aligned to new local and/or head office standards 

  • Technical line of the operation's financial personnel 

  • Responsible for the periodic review and update of BPO, Master Budget, Budget Monitoring tool among others. 

  • Responsible, together with the operation's accounting coordination, for compliance with the accounting standards of the countries of operation. 

  • Responsible for ensuring that accounting and financial information provided in tracking tools (i.e. Agresso) is updated in a timely manner. 

  • Direct interface with financial entities with which NRC maintains relationships in the operation, including banks. 

  • Responsible for ensuring the cash/financial flow of the operation.  

  • Updates management, monitoring and financial analysis tools, ensuring that these are used widely in the operation. 

  • Leads, together with the grants unit, the construction of budgets for new proposals. 

  • Ensures that the financial reports of ongoing and/or closed projects are of high quality and that they are submitted on time as stipulated in each contract/project. 

  • Participates in budget/proposal review meetings with donors as needed  

  • Participates in the selection, implementation review and drafting process of agreements of/with implementing partners and consortium/alliance partners. 

  • Supports other NRC operations in the region in their financial management/cash flow. 


About you:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as a senior financial manager in a humanitarian / recovery context. 

  • Professional in administrative sciences, economics, engineering or accounting, preferably with postgraduate studies in areas related to finance management.  

  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts. 

  • Documented results related to job responsibilities 

  • Knowledge of one's own leadership skills/profile 

  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems. 

  • Knowledge of own leadership skills/profile with ability to contribute to the development of the finance team 

  • Knowledge and skills in cash-based interventions and financial service provider evaluations. 

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. 

  • Excellent Excel skills (macros)  

  • Desired knowledge of Power BI and Agresso 

Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Experience with cash distribution systems in complex contexts is an advantage.  

  • Experience with projects financed by institutional donors is an advantage.  

  • Experience working with implementation partners 

  • Knowledge of the INGO sector is an advantage 

  • Knowledge of accounting/financial legislation and regulations in Colombia, Ecuador and Panama. 

  • Proficiency in the use of accounting tools and knowledge of procurement management tools. 

  • Teamwork skills. 

  • Verbal and written communication skills.  

What we offer:

  • Type of contract: Long term National or International Contract. Start date: By February/March 2022
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions
  • Duty station:  Bogotá, Colombia
  • Travel30% across Area Offices

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early

Please note fluency in both Spanish and English is required for this position

You may download the Job Description here

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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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