Finance Officer

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Norwegian Refugee Council


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If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Logistics Officer to join our team in Abuja, Federal Capital. You will work closely with local NGOs and CSOs that are implementing partners of NRC Nigeria to strengthen their financial management capacities, manage financial plans and budgets for partnership implementation. This involves allocating resources, forecasting expenditures, and ensuring alignment with project objectives. The position holder shall closely track the utilization of funds by partner organizations, monitor expenditures, and ensure compliance with funding requirements, ensuring regular financial reports to stakeholders for transparency and accountability. This includes managing funding applications, and ensuring timely disbursement of funds/ resources to implement planned initiatives.

The Finance Officer shall foster partnerships, to build strong, transparent, and accountable financial and programmatic interactions. He/she will work to establish clear processes, policies, and controls to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources by local partners. The Finance Officer will ensure that all financial transactions and reporting by partner organizations adhere to relevant regulations, donor requirements, and organizational policies. He/she will contribute to the long-term sustainability of local organizations by helping them develop robust financial management systems, fostering transparent and accountable financial practices within NRC’s localization priority, to enhance the impact and sustainability of NRC aid efforts in Nigeria.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for conducting Downstream partner financial capacity assessments during the Downstream partner identification process.
  • Initiate implementing partner meetings in line with the Project Cycle Management viz; Grants Opening Meeting, Project Review Meetings and Grant closing meetings.
  • Responsible for verifying supporting documentation of costs charged to NRC by Downstream Partners in line with the procedures and regulations stipulated in the Downstream Partners agreement, for      cost  eligiblility.
  • Ensure all original documents for the Downstream partner are stamped with NRC and/or donor stamp.
  • Conduct periodic visits to the partners during the project implementation to support on Financial and reporting issues.
  • Conduct regular meetings with Downstream Partners in consultation with the Partnerships Manager, to ensure issues identified during the implementation period of the project, or issues that may arise ,are resolved in a timely and precise manner.
  • Responsible for reviewing Downstream Partners’ financial reports and ensuring that the Downstream Partner does not overspend or underspend on budgets. Responsible for recording and tracking Downstream Partners payments and updating progress on the grants/partnerships trackerr.
  • Monitor Downstream Partner financial management, including each member’s expenditure and performance level.
  • Provide support and training to Downstream Partner on financial and controls matters.
  • Responsible for audit confirmation correspondence to Downstream Partners and coordinate with DPs on audit requirements.
  • Responsible for the archiving of partner Financial supporting documents unto the NRC intranet site.
  • Work closely with the Partnership Manager in providing required key Financial and implementation performance information timely.
  • Acts as cover to the Country Office Finance Officer during leave periods.
  • Any other duties as delegated. 
  •  Critical interfaces 

Relevant interfaces for this position are:  

  • Finance Manager & Finance Coordinators
  • Partnerships Manager & Partnerships Coordinator
  • Area Managers, and Project Managers 
  • Head of Support & Head of Programmes

QUALIFICATIONS

Required professional competencies:  

  • 3 years’ experience working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context 
  • BSc Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration  
  • 3years experience working with Implementing partners.  
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal  

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:  

  • Good knowledge of the area and context in Adamawa & Borno States 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity 
  • Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage 
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar 
  • Experience with capacity building of staff and training 

Source: https://ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_2019/requisitions/job/15240

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