Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Finance Technical Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


The Finance Technical Officer will be in charge of managing daily finance activities in the Southern Iraq Area Office and ensuring the operation is compliant with NRC finance policies.

Generic responsibilities 

  1. Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at the Area Office level.
  2. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines, and donor requirements
  3. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  4. Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents 
  5. Support line manager in procedures and require support team training
  6. Day to day follow of finance implementation
  7. Ensure Capacity Building of project staff and transfer key skills  
  8. Prepare and submit reports and Analysis 

    Specific responsibilities 

    • Responsible for managing the daily accounting activities at the Area office.
    • Ensure accounting and recording are in the line with NRC finance guidelines
    • Responsible for ensuring timely submission of the monthly forecast, and payroll.
    • Responsible for timely booking transactions in NRC Accounting System using the correct budget codes
    • Responsible for the Audit process
    • Deliver training for non-finance staff at the Area office when require.
    • Ensure proper filing of all support documents in accordance with the Compliance country standard operations procedure.

      1. Professional competencies 

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

      Generic Professional Competencies 

    • Minimum 2 years of experience working as a Finance Officer or above in a humanitarian/recovery context

  9. Experience working in INGOs is preferred,
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Solid knowledge of Computer Software and modern accounting systemsFluency in English, both written and verbal. 

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

University degree in accounting or equivalent.Knowledge of the context in (Southern Iraq)Good communication & interpersonal skills are requiredGood knowledge of the Iraqi Labor Law

2.  Behavioural competencies

Handling insecure environmentPlanning and delivering resultsEmpowering and building trustCommunicating with impact and respect

3.Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 

•      The Job Description 

•      Goals and Performance Plan 

•      The NRC Competency Framework

Contract Duration: until 31st December 2023 - renewable based on funding and performance 
Duty Station: Ramadi - Iraq
Health Insurance is provided
Salary: G6/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
For more information please read the job description 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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