Job Description


A job description is a written statement that describes the employee’s role and responsibilities. The role and responsibilities shall be executed within the NRC framework. The job description facilitates the recruitment process by stating the necessary competencies. It is mandatory for all positions.

Position:                                          Coordinator" id="link" class="link">Finance Coordinator 

Reports to:                                     Area Manager

Supervision of:                               Finance Officer

Duty station:                                  Shire     

Travel:                                20%                                    

Project number:                            ETFM 2301/02

Duration and type of contract:   6 Months and 15 days with possibility of extension 

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of a Finance Coordinator is to implement delegated area of responsibility. 

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic Responsibilities (max 10)

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development Plan.

Implement NRC’s financial systems and procedures at area level Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements Prepare and submit reports and Analysis  Ensure proper filing of all support documents Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings Management of support 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  Provide training to Finance and non-finance staff in the area

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. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

Ensure in Coordination with relevant programme staff that expenses are incurred consistent with grant agreements and budgets Ensure proper tracking of all purchase requests in Agresso from source to payment Assist the Finance Manager in reviewing and consolidating all grant management report Support Technical specialists/Coordinators in proposal writing, budget preparation and monitoring Monitor expenditures, planned costs, committed costs and identify cases of budget over spent and under spent to provide relevant information and advice to the budget holders for informed management decisions

Ensure the Shire Area operation consistently meets all donor and NRC rules and regulations pertaining to Finance and procurement

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies: 

Masters/Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field Minimum Three years of experience from working as a Finance Coordinator or  with more than five years’ experience with Senior Finance Officer  in a Humanitarian Organization /Recovery Context (INGOs’ and NGOs’) 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/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

Local language Understanding of various donors requirement to work under pressure

Behavioral competencies 

Managing resources to optimize results Managing performance and development Analyzing Handling insecure environments Empowering and building trust Working with people 
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