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Finance Officer (Partnership) HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-06-25 06:05   Accounting / Financial Services   Abuja   28 views
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The Finance Officer shall foster partnerships, to build strong, transparent, and accountable financial and programmatic interactions. He/she will work to establish clear processes, policies, and controls to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources by local partners.
The Finance Officer will ensure that all financial transactions and reporting by partner organizations adhere to relevant regulations, donor requirements, and organizational policies.
He/she will contribute to the long-term sustainability of local organizations by helping them develop robust financial management systems, fostering transparent and accountable financial practices within NRC’s localization priority, to enhance the impact and sustainability of NRC aid efforts in Nigeria.


Responsible for conducting Downstream partner financial capacity assessments during the Downstream partner identification process.
Initiate implementing partner meetings in line with the Project Cycle Management viz; Grants Opening Meeting, Project Review Meetings and Grant closing meetings.
Responsible for verifying supporting documentation of costs charged to NRC by Downstream Partners in line with the procedures and regulations stipulated in the Downstream Partners agreement, for cost eligiblility.
Ensure all original documents for the Downstream partner are stamped with NRC and/or donor stamp.
Conduct periodic visits to the partners during the project implementation to support on Financial and reporting issues.
Conduct regular meetings with Downstream Partners in consultation with the Partnerships Manager, to ensure issues identified during the implementation period of the project, or issues that may arise ,are resolved in a timely and precise manner.
Responsible for reviewing Downstream Partners’ financial reports and ensuring that the Downstream Partner does not overspend or underspend on budgets. Responsible for recording and tracking Downstream Partners payments and updating progress on the grants/partnerships trackerr.
Monitor Downstream Partner financial management, including each member’s expenditure and performance level.
Provide support and training to Downstream Partner on financial and controls matters.
Responsible for audit confirmation correspondence to Downstream Partners and coordinate with DPs on audit requirements.
Responsible for the archiving of partner Financial supporting documents unto the NRC intranet site.
Work closely with the Partnership Manager in providing required key Financial and implementation performance information timely.
Acts as cover to the Country Office Finance Officer during leave periods.
Any other duties as delegated.

Critical interfaces
Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Finance Manager & Finance Coordinators
Partnerships Manager & Partnerships Coordinator
Area Managers, and Project Managers
Head of Support & Head of Programmes

Required professional competencies:

3 years’ experience working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
BSc Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
3years experience working with Implementing partners.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Good knowledge of the area and context in Adamawa & Borno States
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

Company Description
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
What is NRC?
NRC promotes and protects the rights of refugees and peopl... read moree who have been displaced within their own country. We take action during situtations of armed conflict, and engage in other contextes where our competences will add value.
The majority of our 5000 staff members are national employees in NRC’s projects in around 25 countries worldwide. All our projects are supervised by the NRC Head Office in Oslo.
NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. Today NRC is organised as an independent, private foundation. We cooperate closely with the UN and other humanitarian organisations, around the world as well as in Norway.
What does NRC do?
Programme Activities:
NRC’s main activity is the deliverance of humanitarian aid through programme activities in the field. NRC specialises in five programme areas, or core competences - Shelter, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, and Information Counselling and Legal Aid (ICLA). The core competences are adaptive to different contexts and mutually reinforcing.