Regional Finance Technical Adviser - Middle East Office - Open to National Internal candidates only

Tags: finance English language
  • Added Date: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
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What we are looking for

An experienced Finance Manager or Adviser with flexibility to travel and work in volatile and complex contexts. You will also need to be capable of working collaboratively with others within a matrix structure.

Experience with NRC as an internal and national candidate is mandatory for this position.

What you will do

The purpose of the Regional Finance Technical Advisor position is toย provide technical support to country offices and Middle East Regional Office (MERO) in finance-related matters such as, but not limited to:

implementation of financial policies and procedures; budgeting, financial reporting and forecasting; capacity building of NRC staff in MERO; actingย as the point of contact for all Finance Managers in the region.

In this position you will:

Ensure technical development and support to NRC Country Offices(COs) - enforce the standardization of NRC tools and procedures across all assigned COs and support Finance Managers in the use of NRC systems and tools. Contribute to the development of policies, strategies, tools and new approaches, with a focus on innovation and piloting, including implementation of global initiatives for MERO and assigned COs. Coordinate Country Officesโ€™ budgeting and reporting, produce requiredย analysis and reports assigned by the Head of the Regional Finance Unit. Analyse financial performance of the assigned offices and report on deviations and recommend corrective actions based on financial reporting from Finance Managers in the region. Ensure oversight to budgeting, accounting, year-end procedures, auditing and other financial processes in line Financial Handbook, Annual Budgeting and Planning Instructions. Responsible for the timely preparation and consolidation of regional grants reports to donors in compliance with NRCโ€™s and donorsโ€™ rules and regulations as well as monthly forecast of expenses for all regional projects, maintaining the regional cost allocation system accurate and up to date. Responsible for revision of all regional budgets as needed, including the MERO Master Budget, following the decisions taken by the Regional Management Team (RMT) to distribute savings and overspending. Perform quality and compliance control on behalf of the Regional Head of Finance as assigned as well as identify, assess and follow up financial risks in all countries. Advise and train Country Office and MERO staff on the implementation of NRCโ€™s financial systems, routines and procedures at CO level. Perform regular trips to COs and upon request from Head of Regional Support unit to assist in the operations or cover for the Finance Manager for shorter periods. Carry out other duties assigned by the Head of the Regional Finance Unitย 

Please download theย detailed job descriptionย to learn more about the position.ย ย 

What you will bring

Minimum 3 years of experience as a Finance Manager, Advisor, Expert or similar positions in a humanitarian/recovery context. Knowledge and experience with NRC policies and procedures. Contextual knowledge or previous experience in the Middle East and North Africa is an asset. Understanding of and commitment to working collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues. within a matrix structure, including capacity strengthening. Bachelors degree in a relevant or related field. Ability to travel and work in complex and volatile contexts. Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic language is an advantage.

What we offer

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Duty station: Amman, Jordan. Contract: 12 months (Renewable based on performance and availability of funds). Travel: Approximately 20% within areas of operation. Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRCโ€™s Jordan national salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions. NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

We invite applications from all qualified and interested internal national candidates.ย Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.ย  Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled โ€œI am an employeeโ€ to be redirected to NRCโ€™s internal careers site. When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education. Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV. Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. If you have any questions about this role, please email mero.recruitment@nrc.noย with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short videoย to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity

Learn more about NRC 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.

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