Finance Assistant Cameroon Batouri, Batouri, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Finance Assistant Cameroon Batouri, Batouri, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle


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


Generic responsibilities

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action

Prepare and develop status reports as required by management

Ensure proper filing of documents

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.

Take day to day responsibility of managing petty cash and cash box.

Take day to day responsibility of managing cheque payments.

Maintain up to date records, project accounts on the system to ensure that timely, accurate and appropriate information is available and reported.

Preparation of payment vouchers for cash and cheques and ensure timely settlement of all undisputed invoices.

Assists the finance coordinator to perform cash and bank reconciliation.

Ensures daily, weekly, monthly and periodic cash count is done.

​​​​​​​Assists Finance Coordinator in tracking advance and ensure that clearance of advance is done on time for all Batouri office staff.

​​​​​​​Follow up of accruals and other liabilities in the BRS to ensure they are cleared before 15th of the ensuing month.

​​​​​​​Ensures that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before the Finance Coordinator posts the financial transaction.

​​​​​​​Ensure monthly compliance checklist documents are uploaded on the Filling Tree

For field office budget and all project budgets, reviews, and assists in the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements, including some programmatic aspects.

Assists Field Coordinator in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submission.

Provides input into the preparation of allotments, ensuring appropriate expenditures.

Monitors budget implementation/expenditures for field office budget and all project budgets.

Reviews requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) correct objects of expenditure have been charged, and (b) availability of funds.


Generic professional competencies:

Bsc in Accounting or Holder of HND certification

ACCA part qualified or fully qualified candidate

Experience from working as a Support Function Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts at least 2 years

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Some knowledge of English

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word

Attention to detail and accuracy.

Good in oral and written English/French.

Good knowledge of the Centre and Eastern Regions context

We are offering a 12 month fixed term contract renewable depending on the availability of funds

Position based in Batouri with 10% travel in the field

Desired start date: October 2022


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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 is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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