Norwegian Refugee Council Finance Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council

Finance Assistant (Kenyan Nationals Only)

Application deadline: 23/10/2019

Town / city: Nairobi

Webcruiter ID: 4140864748

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

The Finance Assistant is responsible for day-to-day financial accounting tasks at the Kenya Country office.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the 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
  • Record all cash movements and undertake periodic cash counts
  • Assist in bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations
  • Follow up on advances and refunds
  • Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification
  • Verify all invoices, vouchers and receipts and supporting documents and enter in the system as appropriate
  • Make all approved payments and upload all the support documents in Agresso
  • Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions
  • Maintain proper filling system for all financial and accounting documents
  • Prepare periodic financial reports and submit for review
  • In liaison with the Field Finance Assistants make payments on behalf of the Area offices.


  • Diploma in Finance/Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant level II
  • Experience from working with accounting in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Some knowledge of English

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments Integrity

We can offer

Duty station: Nairobi

Contract period is one year with possibility of 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.

CLICK HERE to apply online.

*Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position*

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Updated: October 14, 2019 — 12:00 pm