Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Regional Finance Controller

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description



The Central and West Africa Regional Office (CWARO) located in Dakar, Senegal, supports and provides oversight to NRC’s Country Programs in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. All countries are experiencing a deterioration of the Security situation, increasing humanitarian needs, and growing displacements due to conflict and Climate Change.  NRC’s programs and Advocacy support families affected by conflict in the sectors of Shelter, Food Security and Livelihoods, Education, Water and Sanitation, Camp Management, Protection, and Legal Assistance.  NRC has over 1,600 employees working on the NRC regional response.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the position is to support the Country Offices(COs) in the implementation of Finance in accordance with NRC policies and procedures. The Regional Finance Controller can also perform quality and compliance control on behalf of the Regional Head of Finance. 

The employee is responsible for ensuring access to documents including NRC handbooks and guidelines on the intranet, and other information necessary to the position

The following is a brief description of the role-

Ensure that country set-ups adhere to Financial Handbook, NRC policies, donor, and auditor requirements by conducting routine country field visits and monitoring NRC structures’ compliance with internal financial systems Implement NRC’s financial systems, routines, procedures, and initiatives Provide technical input and advice on NRC Financial Handbook, guidelines, and tools Contribute to the development of countries' procedures and SOPs when necessary Provide input on operational financial support in proposal development and Project Implementation  Implement and follow up on audits and evaluation findings in support of the smooth running of the Country Office Deliver training, including coaching of Central West Africa (CWA) finance staff, on NRC’s finance policy, systems, tools Deliver training on anti-corruption guidelines and support COs in investigation processes when needed Provide coherent and coordinated feedback to Regional Office Management about the needs and challenges of finance units within the region Organize regular meetings with COs Finance Managers and contribute to adapting NRC standards to the local context


1. Professional competencies: 

Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a senior Financial Manager  Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile  Solid knowledge of Computer Software and modern accounting systems Fluency in English, proficiency in French

2. Behavioural competencies

Planning and delivering results Analyzing Handling insecure environments Working with people Communicating with impact and respect Coping with change

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What we offer:

Grade 9 on the NRC scale An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause Contract period: Open-ended

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture which empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. 

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site.

Kindly send any questions that you may have in relation to the application process to: Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile 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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