Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Global Finance Adviser

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the Global Finance (GF) section which is responsible for the development and operationalization of the Centre of Excellence for Financial Management and processes in NRC. 

What we are looking for 

 NRC is seeking a highly qualified Global Finance Adviser as part of a team of finance specialists based in NRC’s Head Office, working globally providing expertise regarding financial management, policies, procedures, systems and tools. 

 What you will do 

Some of your generic responsibilities include: 

Responsible for the development of policies and strategies related to financial management, risk management, budgeting and funds management.  Responsible for the technical development of financial Management Systems, procedures and tools to ensure a leading role in the sector and accountability to donors and beneficiaries.  Responsible for the provision of Capacity Development through seminars, trainings, coaching and support along the technical reporting lines to Head Office (HO), Regional and Country offices. Responsible for compliance monitoring related to the application of and follow-up on finance procedures, management and tools across the organisation. Responsible for the representation of NRC at technical negotiations with donors related to financial systems, procedures and tools.  Responsible for providing Analysis of financial data and development of recommendations to senior management.

Some of your specific responsibilities include: 

Global Finance focal point for one of the five Regional offices in NRC Responsible for further development and follow-up of the roll-out and implementation of the fair shared cost allocation principles, tools and systems in specific countries.  Responsible for Coordination of the Global Resource Team for Fair Shared Cost Allocation methodology and a member of its Technical Advisory group.  Coordination of global roving resources for strengthening of country office implementation.  Contributing to the development, testing, roll-out/implementation and support on the financial tools and various Unit4 modules (Finance, Procurement) throughout the organisation. 

Please download the  Job Description learn more about the position.   

What you will bring 

Comprehensive educational background and working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures in relation to accounting, financial controls, procedures, financial management and financial Information Systems.  Ideally minimum 3 years of relevant Manager/Adviser experience within financial management, preferably within the humanitarian field.  Professional knowledge and experience with Excel and ERP-systems (preferably Unit4).  Strong numeracy and analytical skills.  Experience in guiding and training financial managers and controllers.  Project Management skills and experience is an advantage. Relevant experience within the humanitarian and/or development field is an advantage.  Fluency in English, both written and verbal.  Knowledge of French, Spanish and/or Arabic is an advantage.  Able to work independently, run processes and deliver timely end-results of good quality.

 What we offer 

Duty station: NRC Head Office in Oslo with flexible working environment (an alternative workstation can be discussed under some circumstances). 

Contract: Permanent.   

Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. 

We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative. 

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC 

Important information about the application process 

Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site. 

When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education. Please specify if you are already based in Oslo or intend to relocate to Oslo.

Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV. 

Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. 

We will be reviewing the applications and processing the applications as soon as we receive them, we therefore request interested applicants to apply as soon as you see the advert, latest by 13th August 2023.

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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