Norwegian Refugee Council Finance Officer (Risk and Compliance) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council

Finance Officer – Risk and Compliance (Kenyan Nationals Only)

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 Officer – Risk and Compliance provides support in ensuring that NRC Kenya, Tanzania and Eritrea missions consistently comply with all the legal regulations, financial requirements and humanitarian standards set by NRC and its donor partners, while ensuring that the Country Office has effective governance, risk management and control systems are in place.

Application deadline: 23/10/2019

Webcruiter ID: 4140859793

Duties and responsibilities

  • Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at country level
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines, and donor requirements
  • Prepare and submit reports and analysis
  • Support line managers in procedures and required support team trainings
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
  • Support project staff in financial matters
  • Ensure development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures
  • Review organizational risk management strategies to assure the management that risk is adequately managed
  • Design and deliver the training action plans informed by audit reports and financial reviews
  • Undertake regular systems review and conduct follow up on-the-job training for NRC offices
  • Review all monthly financial vouchers and provide a report for completeness and compliance with the NRC Kenya, Tanzania and Eritrea mission policies, plans and procedures
  • Ascertain the extent of compliance with the NRC Kenya, Tanzania and Eritrea missions’ policies, plans and procedures
  • Provide internal review reports, which highlight internal control weaknesses and include recommendations for appropriate action
  • Assist management in updating the operations manual to ensure adequate internal controls and internal checks
  • Identify any areas of risk exposure to the mission, discuss with Finance Manager and Country Director and address the risks identified
  • Act as the focal point for external audits, provide necessary documents required and responding to management letters
  • Monitor progress on the implementation of the recommended actions in internal and external review reports
  • Be the focal point for investigations
  • Provide program staff and implementing partners’ guidance/reference on sub-grant utility, reporting and accountability requirements
  • Carrying out implementing partner pre-selection assessments/risk analysis exercise
  • Conduct pre-award workshops for identified prospective implementing partners


  • Minimum 3 years of financial and grants management experience in an INGO or UN
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Practical experience hosting and working with external auditors
  • Experience of investigation techniques
  • Good ability to plan for different sets of scenarios in relation to external and internal audits
  • Solid experience of work with Windows-based computer software and modern accounting systems
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel and standard accounting packages
  • Excellent project management, accounting and expenditure verification skills
  • Knowledge of the country context
  • Keen sense of compliance with policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian sector and audit background an advantage
  • Ability to work independently with strong team player skills

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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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Accounting and Finance
Updated: October 14, 2019 — 12:06 pm