Finance Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council, Burkina Faso, Niger

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th January, 2019

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has started-up an emergency response both in Burkina Faso and Niger in 2019 under one country management leadership to respond to humanitarian needs of the displaced and conflict affected civilians in line with NRC’s ambition of being present where needs are. At present, NRC is looking at responding to needs within the following core competencies: Shelter/Wash, Education and ICLA (Information Counselling and Legal Assistance).

We are looking for an experienced Finance Manager with a strong ability to work in a team, a keen appetite for problem shooting and an interest in operations for our new country programme in Burkina Faso & Niger.

This is an opportunity to lead the set-up of a new country programme from all fronts: staff training/ capacity building, financial set up is according to NRC standard and to support programme/project implementation both in Niger and Burkina Faso.
As member of the Country Management Group, you will provide overall leadership to the above support function by ensuring that country set up comply with NRC policies, handbooks and donor/auditor requirements.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Financial Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems
  • Previous experience in West Africa
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Initiating action and change


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