Finance Coordinator (National Position) – Jigjiga, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia

NRC Ethiopia

Finance Coordinator (National Position) – Jigjiga, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia


Deadline May 15, 2021


Position:  Finance Coordinator

Reports to:  Area Manager

Supervision of: Finance officers, Finance assistants

Duty station:  Jigjiga with travel to the fields

Posting Date: 04/30/2021, 5:27 PM

Apply Before: 05/15/2021, 5:27 PM
Degree Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Job Schedule: Full time
  1. Role and responsibilities

The Finance Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of financial matters for the Jigjiga Area Office.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Implement NRC’s financial systems and procedures at area level
  2. Ensure adherence to Financial Handbook, other NRC policies and donor requirements
  3. Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area
  4. Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
  5. Train and develop the finance team
  6. Prepare and submit reports and analysis as required
  7. Ensure proper filing of all financial documents
  8. Support project staff in financial matters
  9. Supervise the Finance officers and assistants

Specific responsibilities

  • Responsible for Finance responsibilities of Project Cycle Management in Area, including supporting in Grant start-up, review and Closure meetings;
  • Host spending meetings, share on a weekly basis budget vs actual with Area Management Team
  • Coordinate, compile and review spending plans, and review progress and share up-to-date tracking
  • With the support of the CC Coordinators, lead the budget development process for new funding opportunities with closely coordination of the CC Specialists and Grant Unit.
  • Work closely with Area Support Manager/Coordinator as well as the CO Support team to ensure the payments per contractual agreement are done in a timely manner;
  • Ensure capacity building of all technical finance staff;
  • Additional tasks assigned by supervisor.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Experience from working as a Finance Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • MA/BA in Accounting or other related field
  • At least five years’ experience working in finance
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Knowledge of the context, culture and language of Somali region
  • Experience with budget development
  • Experience with Emergency Response
  • Experience with PCM tools
  • Understanding and experience of protracted crisis contexts

“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”


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