Job Description


Job Purpose

The main objective for the Finance Manager position is to oversee financial setup according to NRC standards and to support programme/project implementation. The position holder will ensure that NRC Jordan is well positioned to respond to current and future needs and shall demonstrate strong engagement and leadership in all major Finance actions while ensuring Capacity Building of Finance teams across the country.

The Finance Manager has direct and indirect management for around 18-20 staff who are responsible for all aspects for Financial Management including, accounting and budgeting and reporting.

The role plays a key function in supporting the Country Management Group, Project Managers and other senior staff in ensuring they have access to accurate and timely financial information to support good and effective Program Management and decision making.

What makes this position attractive

Its a leadership role - the position leads the Finance Department in NRC Jordan and is part of the leadership/country management team in Jordan. It presents an opportunity to work with some of the major donors. Its an opportunity to work for an international organization and one of the leading INGO's in Jordan A challenging and exciting opportunity with an a dedicated team to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee; 

We are also looking for people who share our values: 

To be dedicated in what we do;  To be innovative with our solutions;  Empowering and building trust To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family. 

What you will do

Ensure that country standard financial systems are established and maintained in line with NRC Financial Handbook, donor and local legislation requirements in order to provide appropriate levels of Security and controls over the organization's resources and operations.  Elaborate, review and update Finance Standard Operating Procedures for NRC Jordan as required.  Maintain overall budget control and monitor cash flows and forecasts, oversee budgeting and monitoring of direct and shared costs, provide cost Analysis and make recommendations for determining effective resource utilization and no deficit. Provide strong leadership to the Finance team in all offices whether with a direct line management or technical, ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained. Provide financial advice to the budget holders, ensure adequate support is provided to programs and support functions ensuring the alignment of resource allocations with organizational priorities at budgeting and implementation stages. Provide timely, accurate and complete Financial Reporting and analysis that can be used for further improvement of service delivery and support informed decision making by CMG. Manage internal and external financial risks, highlight & resolve relevant issues with CMG as well as implement NRC anti-corruption policy. Update the Master Budget on regular basis and perform Area Office and project financial checks to ensure that all funding gaps are covered. Perform audit and compliance checks on all related Finance matters in all related offices and follow up on corrective measures as needed, perform quality control of area offices’ reports. Ensure that monthly accounting books closing is timely, accurate and compliant with NRC financial Handbook. Conduct budget management trainings and provide orientation on finance matters and tools to non-finance staff. Oversee and be responsible of mainstreaming protection guidelines in the NRC’s related activities as per NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and ensure that all breaches/concerns reported are properly resolved.

Professional competencies, skills & qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree in Finance or any related field. Minimum 3 years of experience of working as a Financial Manager/ Senior Finance Management role in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience of working in complex and fragile contexts. Experience of financial systems and structures development Proficient in MS Excel and accounting systems Fluent in English, written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Behavioral competencies

Managing performance and development Empowering and building trust Analysing Communicating with impact and respect Managing resources to optimize results Handling insecure environments Coping with change

What We Offer

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.

Additional information:

Grade:                                                         Grade 9

Reports to :                                                  Head of Support - NRC Jordan

Duty station:                                                 Amman, Jordan

Travel:                                                          up to 30%, mostly domestic  

Duration and type of contract:                      6 months, Renewable (Fixed term, renewable based on funding,                                                                                                  performance and need for the position)

Salary:                                                          Based Upon NRC salary Scale.

For more detailed information, find the detailed Job Description

We invite applications from all qualified and interested national candidates. Send in your application by latest May 28th, 2023. 

Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.

For any queries, please email us at with the "Job Title" as the subject. 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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