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Finance Technical Assistant At The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Date Posted: 03/Jul/2019
Deadline: 17/Jul/2019

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.

Finance Technical Assistant

Ref. nr.: 4104912804
Locations: Gwoza/Pulka, Borno, Adamawa
Full or part time: Full Time
Contract Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/12/2019

Job Descriptions

  • NRC is looking for a Finance Technical Assistant for our Field office in Gwoza/Pulka, Adamawa State, Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Finance Technical Assistant is to support programme activities in Gwoza/Pulka
  • The Finance Technical Assistant reports to the Finance Officer.
  • Take day to day responsibility of managing petty cash and cash box.
  • Take day to day responsibility of managing cheque payments.
  • Maintain up to date records, project accounts on the system to ensure that timely, accurate and appropriate information is available and reported.
  • Preparation of payment vouchers for cash and cheques and ensure timely settlement of all undisputed invoices.
  • assist the finance officer to perform cash and bank reconciliation.
  • Ensure daily, weekly, monthly and periodic cash count is done
  • Assist Finance officer in tracking advance and ensure that clearance of advance is done on time.
  • Ensure that all support documents are complete and accurate before the financial transaction is done.


  • Preferably a degree in Finance, Economics or any other related Course
  • Ability to work as a member of the team
  • Previous (2yrs) experience working in an accounting department (preferably NGO)
  • ICAN, ANAN, ACCA is an added advantage
  • Microsoft Office Application
  • Knowledge of Local Language (Hausa, Kanuri)

Education field:

  • Finance / Economics

Education level:

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Miscellaneous info:

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Personal qualities:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.


  • Hausa
  • English

We Offer

  • Commencement: ASAP/September 2019
  • Duration: 4 months (One yearrenewal)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. Grade level 4, Step 1
  • Duty station: Gwoza/Pulka, with occasional travels. Travel outside Gwoza/Pulka is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.

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