Roving Finance Manager - Region Horn of Africa

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, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, 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
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Job description

  • Implement NRC’s financial systems, routines and procedures at national level
  • Maintain overall budget control and monitor cash flows
  • Ensure that budgeting, accounting, year-end procedures and other financial processes take place in adherence to Financial Handbook, other NRC policies and donor and auditor requirements
  • Management of financial team at country office
  • Training, development and internal “audits” of financial teams in all offices
  • Support and training of line managers with budget responsibilities
  • Provide CD and programme staff with monthly financial analysis and reports
  • Implement anti-corruption policy
  • Any other task included in Deployment ToR
  • Act as in-country mentor and trainer to newly recruited FMs
  • Provide support to FM and CD when a country programme requires additional external support i.e. during start-up, emergency response phases of operation and closing down of a country office.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a senior Financial Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license

Education field

  • Finance / Economics

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Knowledge of the context in the Horn of Africa and Yemen
  • Experience of financial systems and structures development
  • Experience of leading Finance units during start-up, exit or emergency response phases of operation
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Analysing
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Coping with change


  • English

We offer

  • Duty Station: Nairobi
  • Duration of Contract: 12 months contract with possible extension
  • Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions. The candidate will observe NRC's code of conduct and working hours for the NRC office in Nairobi.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vanancies