Finance Coordinator, Coordonnateur financier, Yaoundé, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Finance Coordinator, Coordonnateur financier, Yaoundé, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Description

The purpose of a Finance Coordinator is to implement delegated area of responsibility. The following is a brief description of the role.


Generic responsibilities


Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at country office& area offices level;

Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements;

Prepare and submit report reports and analysis ;

Ensure proper filing of all support documents on office 365;

Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings;

Management of Finance team;

Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures

Support project staff in financial matters ;

Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area ;

Ensure development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures.

Specific responsibilities


Ensure that budgeting, financial reporting and other financial processes take place in adherence to Financial Handbook, other NRC policies and donor, auditor and the authorities requirements;

Provide up-to-date analysis and required reports of the financial situation in the projects and the programme to the Finance Manager, Grants Manager, Area Managers, PDMs, Project Coordinators ;

Assist Finance Manager in preparation of field Z costs and ensure that these costs are correctly charged;

Ensure accurate maintenance of all NRC financial and accounting files and transactions;

Facilitate monthly Budget versus Actual (BvA) reports with budget holder and follow up on action points;

Maintain Master budget update;

Be proactive in communication with donors to ensure that new donor requirements are taken on board;

Promote exchange of information and cooperation with relevant department in office as well as with PDMs and coordinators;

Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records;

Support Project Managers in budget preparation as well as proposals development;

Check and verify NRC Cameroon payrolls before payments are made;

Prepare and submit periodic financial reports as appropriate ;

Assign duties, supervise, train and appraise  Country & Area Finance Officers and Assistants.



Generic professional competencies:


Experience from working as a Finance Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context;

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;

Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile ;

Experience working with donors like NMFA/NORAD, GFFO, ECHO, USAID, UN, AFD and SIDA will be a strong advantage;

Should be bilingual, speaking and writing English and French;

Excellent computer skills;

Ability to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator;

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;

Strict attention to policy and practice detail .    

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting;

Certified Public Accountant (ACCA, CPA, CIA, CIMA);

Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience progressive experience in INGO or audit firms;

At least 2 years’ work experience in a similar role within a non-governmental organization (NGO), donor or multilateral agency.

We Offer


Beginning: July 2021


Fix term contract of 12 months


Duty Station: Yaoundé with 40% of field travel


Salary and Benefits: Grade 7 step 1 NRC Cameroon salary grid




About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.


Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.

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