Finance Assistant South Sudan Aweil

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NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council

Position:                                          Finance Assistant 

Reports to:                                     Finance Coordinator 

Supervision of:                               None 

Duty station:                                   Aweil   

Travel:                                             10%

Project number:                            SSFP0000

Duration and type of contract:   4months 

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities. 

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents 
  5. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Specific responsibilities 

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly. 

  • Comply with Financial Handbook and other NRC policies
  • Verify that all vouchers and supporting documents are according to standards set in the Financial Handbook, and enter them into the accounting system 
  • Make approved payments 
  • Record all cash movements 
  • Follow up on advances and refunds
  • Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification
  • Maintain the filling system for all financial and accounting documents
  • Prepare periodic financial reports and submit for review 
  • Other responsibilities as delegated by the line manager

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are: 

  • Program staff, Project Manager, field team
  • Juba finance Team 

Scale and scope of position

Staff: Nil 
Stakeholders: Suppliers, vendors 
Budgets: Various budgets for review
Information: Nil 
Legal or compliance: NRC financial and logistic policy, and Term of employment 
  1. Competencies  

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Value driven competencies

Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovated, Inclusive and Accountable. 

2. Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies: 

•            Experience from working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context

•            Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

•            Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

•            Fluent in English 

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

•            Excellent command on excel 

•            Finance degree

  •       Must be able to prioritize and have excellent multitasking and documentation skills. 
  •       Good problem-solving skills, diplomatic and self-directed. 
  •       High-level competency in computer skills (common Microsoft Windows and Office applications)
  •       Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation and leadership skills
  •       Fluent speaker of Arabic is an advantage

3. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 

•            The Job Description 

•            The Work and Development Plan 

•            The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template

•            The End-term Performance Review Template

•            The NRC Competency Framework

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