Job Vacancy at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Tanzania – Finance Technical Assistant

Kibondo, Tanzania, United Republic of
Job Identification 2529
Job Category Finance
Locations Kibondo

Posting Date 07/12/2021, 3:42 PM
Degree Level Bachelor’s Degree
Job Schedule Full time

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


  • ​​​​​Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents (Naming/Numbering, Stamping, Filling…)
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function.
  • Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes.
  • Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment.
  • Review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorisation and clarity on the invoices.
  • Follow cash advances and their purposes and ensure value for money when verifying accountabilities and also ensure that accountabilities are prompt and cleared before reports.
  • Ensure timely payment of staff salaries, incentives, contractors, suppliers and other expenditures.
  • Make all payments including field payments to beneficiaries or incentive staff, after approval by the line manager, and after compiling and verifying the accuracy of necessary documents.
  • Provide cash advances to staff when duly approved.
  • Record all cash movements and undertake daily/Weekly/Monthly cash count.
  • Assemble documents for data input in the accounting system, verifying project numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs against checklist.
  • Voucher preparation, signing voucher on requester, verifier, authorizer, writing cheques signing it on two account signatories.
  • Prepare documents for 1560 & other accounts clearance.
  • Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions.
  • Maintain proper filling system for all financial and accounting documents.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly closing report
  • Other assignment assigned by supervisor.

Professional competencies:

  • University degree/Diploma in Finance/Accounting.
  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer or Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, oral and written
  • Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio.
  • At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • Knowledge of Kirundi.
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Managing resources to optimize results

Duty station: Kibondo, Tanzania (with frequent travels to the refugee camps)
Duration and type of contract: 5 months with possibility of extension subject to funding availability

About Us
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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.

About the Team
NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Apply Before 07/25/2021, 2:59 PM



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