Work as an Area Finance Coordinator in Nigeria Yola, Yola, Nigeria

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Area Finance Coordinator Nigeria Yola

Yola, Nigeria

Job Description

These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.

If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Area Finance Coordinator to join our team in Yola, Adamawa State. You will be responsible for the overall finance day to day support functions for the NRC Area South office.


Role and responsibilities

The purpose of a Finance Coordinator is to implement delegated area of responsibility.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
Prepare and submit reports and analysis
Ensure proper filing of all supporting documents
Support line managers in procedures and required support team trainings
Management of finance team
Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedure
Support project staff in financial matters
Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area
Ensure development and implementation of financial systems and procedures

Specific responsibilities

Ensure that area office setup adheres to global and local Financial Handbook, NRC policies, donor and audit requirements.
Training of budget holders and staff with financial responsibilities on budget preparation and budget monitoring
Updating the Area Office shared costs spending plans every month.
Ensure that all the relevant staff know how to use Agresso Accelerator and can load reports from Agresso.
Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment and check expenses related to particular grants by verifying PR/PO
Represent finance and participate in the bid committee.
Ensure supporting documentation is secured both online and in hard copy.
Liaise with the country finance office to ensure timely payment of staff salary, supplier payments, other expenditures, and fund requests for area office.
Support the AM and Support Manager to prepare, review, and monitor the shared cost and master budget for the area office.
Support in the training and implementation of the anti-corruption policy
Develop the monthly Budget Vs Actual reporting for project managers.
Ensure accurate and verified postings at field level.
Assist the Area Manager and budget holders in budget preparation.
Develop, finalize, and update the area master support budget regularly.
Build the capacity of staff as supervised and make sure delegation of roles and responsibilities are clear at the finance department.
Undertake proposal and grant application reviews to assess compliance with NRC and donor guidelines.
Participate in the grants Opening meetings and closure of projects.
Other duties as assigned by the line manager.


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories: 1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

Experience working as a Finance Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context.
BSc Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

Good knowledge of the area and context of Adamawa State
Good communication skills
Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage.
Experience with start-up, exit, or similar
Experience with capacity building of staff and training

2. Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environments.
Managing resources to optimize results.
Planning and delivering results.
Managing performance and development.
Empowering and building trust.
Below is a brief summary of the role. Please download the Job Description for further details.

What’s in it for you?

Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think creatively. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Learn on the job: NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies. NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes.

Additional Information:

Duty Stations: Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria

Duration of contract: 12 months (Renewable).

Grade Level: Grade 7 in NRC’s grading structure

Reporting line: Area Support Manager

Travel: 20%

This position is open to Nigeria Nationals only. We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. Female candidates are strongly advised to apply.

About Us

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.

About the Team

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

Job Info

Job Identification 13780
Job Category Finance
Posting Date 01/29/2024, 04:17 PM
Apply Before 02/12/2024, 04:14 PM
Degree Level Bachelor’s Degree
Job Schedule Full time
Locations Yola

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