Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Cmu Finance Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Uganda, providing refugees and internally displaced people with Emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives. NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood & Food Security, Protection and ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance). 

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Uganda the Consortium Coordinator" id="link" class="link">Finance Coordinator is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.   

  1. Ensure that all required NRC and donors Financial Management policies, systems, procedures and standard forms are in place to enable adherence to the generally accepted accounting practices and standards 
  2. Carry out overall Coordination and verification of all payment vouchers/other documents for the partner
  3. Ensure that all procurements, payments and other transactions are in line with donors’ financial guidelines, rules and regulations for procurement, Accounting and Reporting
  4. Maintain overall NRC consortium funds budget control and monitor cash flows and expenditures relating to the projects. 
  5. Undertake the day to day responsibility for all NRC consortium financial and grant management issues. 
  6. Be the focal point for NRC consortium projects budget preparation, monitoring and budget revisions including the downstream partner.
  7. Assist the NRC consortium Project staff in translating their work plans into budgets in accordance with the Project budget. 
  8. Prepare NRC consortia financial Interim Reports in collaboration with the FC/FM as required by the donor. 
  9. Receive and verify the interim and final financial reports from implementing Consortium members.
  10. Prepare NRC and consolidated consortium financial reports in accordance all  donors requirements
  11. Attend the major Procurement/Bidding Committee meetings related to consortium funded projects 
  12. Conduct training in budget monitoring, Anti-corruption NRC led consortium projects financial and procurement regulations for relevant NRC and Consortium staff members
  13. As per donor’s requirement, prepare monthly, quarterly and interim reports for consortium projects.
  14. Share lessons learnt and good practices between the consortium members on financial and Grants Management
  15. Any other duties assigned by supervisor.
    • University degree in Accounting and Finance 
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Associate of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants (ACCA) or equivalent
    • At least 5 years of financial and grants management experience in an INGO. Experience of managing consortium project will be an added advantage. 

      Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

    • Understanding of issues in Complex Emergencies and crisis contexts 

  16. Ability to work with stress and under high time and other pressure
Excellent ability to work independently with very limited supervision Fluent in English, both written and verbal Excellent working knowledge of Excel and standard accounting packages Willingness to travel on a regular basis to all areas where the funded project are implemented. Flexible and creative

Behavioral competencies

Planning and delivering results Empowering and building trust Communicating with impact and respect Handling insecure environment 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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