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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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 Ukraine is looking for Finance Officer in our Severodonetsk Area Office.

Role and responsibilities

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

Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention.

  • Consolidate financial reports, fund requests and budget of member agencies in a timely and up to a high standard as the grant calendar dictates.
  • Ensure the maintenance of high standard filing of Consortium records for all financial and accounting deliverables to ensure ease of access during internal/external audit
  • Play active role in organizing consortium staff coordination meetings and trainings
  • Monitor budget utilization of the consortium members pertaining to the relevant grant and take appropriate action on any significant variances.
  • Ensure that financial systems & records from all the implementing agencies are adequate in order to identify and protect the assets & interest of the Consortium.
  • Participate in the review, monitoring and capacity building of partners.
  • Work with consortium members to ensure that relevant donor finance rules are followed for all grants with periodical reviews of the finance documentation.
  • Provide support to consortium members to ensure consistent compliance with the terms of sub-grant agreements, including financial management and compliance with donor regulations, as needed.
  • Conduct visits to member agencies’ offices where necessary for periodical review of records and have a thorough understanding of activities in the field and recommend corrective actions for improvement.
  • Under the guidance of Finance Coordinator to keep track of lessons learned and share with consortium members during the course of implementation.
  • Maintain an efficient system of internal controls which comply with consortium financial guidelines to minimize the risk of fraud or misappropriation.
  • Ensure that all financial records & accounts are compiled timely, accurately and in line with international accounting standards & donor regulations.
  • Review and consolidate financial reports, fund requests and budget of member agencies in a timely and up to a high standard as the grant calendar dictates.
  • Monitor budget and maintain accounting records for the NRC component of the project.
  • Support the NRC finance team in month-end closure routines in close coordination with NRC’s Finance Manager.
  • Assist the NRC in the coordination and management of internal and external audit procedures.
  • Other duties may be 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Business or Finance.
  • Experience in a finance/accounting role, preferably in the International NGO sector.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office programmes such as Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to prioritize and have excellent time management, multitasking, documentation and reporting skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills, diplomatic and self-directed.
  • Good command of English

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous experience of working in or managing finance in a consortium model of working will be an advantage.
  • Experience in project start up and close out.
  • Experience in Audit and/or financial assessment

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 environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

We offer:

  • Type of contract: local employment contract till 31.12.2021, with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Severodonetsk, Ukraine

Please note that we will contact only shortlisted candidates.

NRC retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment.

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.


  • To apply please follow this link
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.
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The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises in 31 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures.

We deliver high-quality aid where needs are greatest. When we started our relief efforts after World War II, humanitarian needs were critical. They still are – and we’re still there, protecting people forced to flee and supporting them as they build a new future. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries, where we provide camp managementfood assistanceclean watershelterlegal aid, and education.

We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. NRC’s global provider of expertise, NORCAP, the world’s most used, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world. Our experts stand ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to support the UN and local authorities in humanitarian crises.

Around 14,000 humanitarians work with the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

Today, a record 68.5 million people are fleeing war and persecution. Not since World War Two have more people needed our help. The Norwegian Refugee Council assisted over 8.5 million people worldwide in 2018, and with your support, we can help even more.

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