Finance Assistant (Tanzania Nationals Only) – Tanzania

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, emergency food security, 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.
In mid-April 2016, NRC conducted a pre-assessment mission in the refugee camps in north western Tanzania and the assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention and NRC therefore decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo town, to respond in Mtendeli and/or Nduta refugee camps. The initial interventions will focus in three sectors; shelter, WASH and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms).
To apply for this position please go to NRC website at and follow the “VACANCIES” link.
Email and paper applications will not be considered.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships
The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the finance functions responsibilities

Job description

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/ Both offline and online.
Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes
Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment
Review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorisation and clarity on the invoices
Follow cash advances and their purposes and ensure value for money when verifying accountabilities, and also ensure that accountabilities are prompt and cleared before reports;
Make all payments including field payments to beneficiaries or incentive staff, after approval by the line manager, and after compiling and verifying the accuracy of necessary documents
Provide cash advances to staff when duly approved
Record all cash movements and undertake daily cash count
Assemble documents for data input in the accounting system, verifying project numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs against checklist
Voucher preparation, signing voucher on requester, verifier, authorizer, writing cheques signing it on two account signatories
Prepare documents for 1560 clearance
Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions
Maintain proper filling system for all financial and accounting documents
Assist in preparation of monthly closing report
Upload of necessary payment document to the system/ esp. after payment attachments/ Updating Filling tree.
Other assignment assigned by supervisor


University degree/Diploma in Finance/Accounting.
Experience from working as a Finance Officer or Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English, oral and written
Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
Experience in community mobilization
Knowledge of Kirundi
High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)

Education field

  • Finance / Economics
  • Education title: Bachelor Degree In Finance

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environment
Managing resources to optimize results

We offer

Duty station: Kibondo
Contract period is for 6 months 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 Kibondo.
Deadline for application: 23/06/2019