Job announcement: Finance Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council is looking for Finance Officer Cameroon Bamenda. 

Job Description 

The purpose of the position is to support the implementation of all NRC Programs in the North-West. The Finance Officer will work closely with all the finance team members, to ensure that financial procedures and processes are respected, while providing the necessary support needed by the program and support teams in the execution of the ongoing projects. He/she will work under the supervision of the Field Office Coordinator, who will provide him/her full support in the implementation of all relevant activities.


A. Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.
  • Implement delegated finance support function portfolio according to the plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Updates the finance filing tree with all vouchers, bank statements, and cash counts relating to
  • field office daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the finance functions.

B. Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for keeping up to date list of NRC Bank account signatories in the field office.
  • Responsible for introducing or removing NRC bank Account signatory.
  • Be responsible for bank transactions in line with NRC policies and procedures.
  • Posting of deposits and costs into bank cash boxes.
  • Ensures timely obtaining monthly bank statements and reconciles bank accounts within the stipulated period.
  • Responsible for the release of payment to contractors & other payments as stipulated in the
  • contract/agreement(s) & in line with NRC policies and procedures.
  • Ensures control for the prevention of waste, fraud, and mismanagement before processing
  • the payments.
  • Assists other non-finance staff in the use of financial tools in line with NRC policies.
  • Ensures a BVA review meeting takes place in the field office after each period closure and encourages CC leads to propose correction on any overspent lines or mismatches.
  • Ensures the treasury situation of the field office is in check to always avoid any treasure deficit problems at the field office level.
  • Prepares weekly cash reconciliations for the field office.
  • Prepares Cheques and online bank transfers for timely execution.
  • Supports through guidance; the field office in preparing and updating the spending plans.
  • Prepares draft financial reports for projects under field implementation for review by FM as
  • per the grants reporting deadlines.
  • Reconciles finance and program deliverables (RoD) for all projects in the field office with
  • technical assistant of the finance and compliance coordinators.
  • Participates in the budgeting process for all budgets developed in the area by giving valuable inputs, especially on MB coverage.
  • Make sure all the payments are processed on time.
  • Other duties as assigned.


C - Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Mastery of English with basic knowledge of the other official language
  • Intermediate level Excel knowledge, together with Microsoft Office suite
  • Knowledge of donor rules like ECHO, GIFFO, UNICEF, SIDA, USG grants, and NMFA
  • Knowledge of Pidgin is a plus.

D - Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

These include the following criteria but are not limited to

  • ACCA, CIMA, CAT finalist student
  • First Degree in Accounting, Finance, and Management
  • Final year Master’s Student in any state-recognized University
  • HND Diploma in any Accounting and Management Background with at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience relating to the above profile

We offer

  • Beginning: September 2023
  • Duration of the contract: 12 months, renewable depending on the availability of funds
  • Salary / Benefits: In accordance with NRC’s Salary Grid.
  • Duty station: Bamenda



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