Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Ad Interim Finance Coordinator at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Ad Interim Finance Coordinator
Location: Yola, Adamawa
About the Job
  • Under the supervision of Acting Head of Support Services (HoSS) the temporary surge support Finance Coordinator will ensure immediate technical finance support to DRC Nigeria
  • The post will support Acting HoSS by managing some aspects of donor reporting, audit requirements and normal operational activities.
  • The requirement is due to the go-live activities related to DRC Dynamics ERP application that will create additional workload for the regular team
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
  • Conduct required meetings with project managers to discuss key financial issues are identified and any remedial action that is required
  • Support the development of proposals with regards to budgeting (if required – no upcoming proposals envisaged)
  • Liaise with different internal and external stakeholders for finance matters at country, regional and HQ level
  • Provide technical supervision to the Finance Team spread in between different geographical locations
  • Support timely delivery of quality financial reports in accordance with the donor portfolio / rolling action plan
  • Support thorough and effective budgetary control in the country programs
About You
  • To be successful in this role we expect you to [quickly get hold of your environment, resources and interlocutors to tackle short term priorities ].
Moreover, we also expect the following:
  • Minimum of 5 years of international practical experience in a senior financial management position
  • Working experience with relevant donors (e.g. UNHCR, ECHO, OFDA, WFP, DFID or BPRM guidelines)
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Proven experience in managing large budgets
  • Competence in providing technical guidance and training]
  • Prior knowledge of an ERP type financial accounting application would be helpful (SAP, Oracle, Dynamics or equivalent)
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
We Offer
  • Contract length: 1 month renewable
  • Band: NM-G
  • Designation of Duty Station: YOLA, Nigeria; Unaccompanied/Non-family Duty Station
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact [contact person].

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline 11th February, 2020.
Application Process
  • All applicants must upload a Cover Letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered.

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