Finance Officer (NGO Jobs) at Norwegian Refugee Council, Uganda

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Position:  Finance Officer (Open in all NRC Offices in Uganda)

Reports to: Finance Coordinator

Supervisor of: None

Duty station: NRC operates in West Nile (Yumbe & Arua), South West (Isingiro & Kyangwali) as well as Uganda. Successful candidates will be deployed in any NRC Uganda office.

Travel: 20%

Duration and type of contract: 11 Months

Interested candidates MUST be willing to be posted in any NRC office accross Uganda.


Generic Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC and donor policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Implement delegated finance related duties.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.
  • Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work.
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Verification of PR,PO, advance, payment vouchers, overtimes, travel claims and NHF of  Program  and support departments.
  • Verification of procurement documents ( RFQ, BA, etc) for Program and support.
  • Follow up prepayment and accrual costs until the payment settle on.
  • Preparing rebooking requests.
  • Preparing monthly financial report and sending to Finance office.
  • Attend bid committee meetings.
  • Preparing  spending plan for support costs.
  • Work closely with Finance Technical Assistant to ensure that cash payments, record of transactions, cash forecast and securing supporting documents are done according to the organization policies and handbook.
  • Support the Finance Coordinator in day to day reconciliations and financial analysis
  • Provide assistance in timely monthly closing and ensuring Country Offices are able to close on agreed upon deadlines
  • Review financial reports and documents from the field offices and insure that they are timely received.
  • Work closely with logistic department to insure that asset register is updated regularly and match physical assets.
  • Provide training and support to finance and non-finance staff regarding generally accepted financial procedures and NRC internal controls.
  • Assist in year-end closing and audit document preparation
  • Participate in and facilitate country finance workshops and training as required;
  • Maintain open communication with Finance, program staff and others for all financial clarifications
  • Focal person for audit documents and facilitate the process.


Professional competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of  3 years relevant experience
  • 3 years’ of INGO experience is a plus
  • CPA2 qualification is added advantage
  • Knowledge of Agresso is added advantage.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strict attention to policy and practice detail
  • Very strong financial analysis skills
  • High integrity
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems in donor funded work
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator
  • Excellent computer skills with hands on experience on computerized accounting systems; and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

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