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UN Jobs: NRC – Finance Coordinator Cameroon

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This is a Professional contract (NRC) contract. More about Professional contract (NRC) contracts.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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 is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

NRC is looking for a motivated, committed and qualified Finance Coordinator who will actively contribute to the achievement of NRC activities in Cameroon.


1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working as a Finance Coordinator 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 leadership skills/profile.
  • Holder of an advanced degree in accounting or finance, an international recognized accounting /finance designation like the ACCA, CPA, CIA, CIMA would be a plus.
  • At least five years’ progressive experience in INGO or audit firms.
  • Experience working with donors like NMFA/NORAD, GFFO, ECHO, USAID, UNHCR, SIDA will be a strong advantage.
  • Should be very bilingual, speaking and writing English and French.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change

2. 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:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust

The NRC is actively committed to diversity and inclusion and fully subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity. Recruitment is free, the NRC will never ask for money as part of a recruitment procedure. At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

What we offer:

  1. National contract of 12 months
  2. Grade 7 in NRC national scale
  3. Location: Yaoundé with 25% of field travel
  4. Potential start date: July 2024
  5. An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  6. A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields


Important information about the application process

  • For Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application (Cover letter and CV) in English or French, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.


Generic responsibilities

  1. Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at country office& area offices level.
  2. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements.
  3. Prepare and submit report reports and analysis.
  4. Ensure proper filing of all support documents on office 365.
  5. Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings.
  6. Facilitate monthly Budget versus Actual (BvA) reports with budget holder and follow up on action points.
  7. Maintain Master budget update.

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. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Provide up-to-date analysis and required reports of the financial situation of projects and programs to the Finance Manager, Grants Manager, Area Managers, PDMs, Project Coordinators and the head office (HO) in Oslo.
  • Ensure that financial control mechanisms are in place in the country operation, and that corruption and financial risks are minimized.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports, reconcile accounts with HO and RO if Applicable.
  • Assist Finance Manager in preparation of field Z costs and ensure that these costs are correctly charged.
  • Be proactive in communication with donors to ensure that new donor requirements are taken on board.
  • promote exchange of information and cooperation with relevant departments in the office as well as with PDMs and coordinators.
  • Support the team when needed.
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring, and reporting are according to procedures.
  • Support project staff in financial matters.
  • Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area.
  • Ensure development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures.
  • Check and verify NRC Cameroon payrolls before payments are made.

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