Norwegian Refugee Council

Finance Technical Officer Iraq Baghdad

Job Overview


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.

“This position is specifically tailored for individuals who hold Iraqi citizenship or permanent residency status.”


Purpose of the role

The purpose of the technical officer position is day to day implementation of the finance functions responsibilities.


What you will do

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC Finance policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents
  5. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  6. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  7. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  8. Prepare and submit reports and analysis
  9. Support line manager in procedures and require support team training

Specifically, you will;

  • Support the Area Support Coordinator and AM in monthly BvA process
  • Support budget holders with queries and questions
  • Responsible for managing the daily accounting activities at the Area office.
  • Ensure accounting and recording are in the line with NRC finance guidelines
  • Responsible for ensuring timely submission of the monthly forecast, and payroll.
  • Responsible for timely booking transactions in NRC accounting system using the correct budget codes
  • Responsible for the Audit process for Area Office, providing required documents by Country Office.
  • Deliver training for non-finance staff at the Area office when require.
  • Ensure proper filing of all support documents in accordance with the SSD country SOP
  • Regular visits to Sub Offices in Tuz and Ramadi (minimum monthly to each sub office)


 Professional competencies

  • Experience from working as a Support Function Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Written and spoken fluency in Arabic
  • Previous experience working with budgets and accounting with an INGO
  • Strong history of compliance to SOPs and regulations.
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Proven ability to coordinate with multiple departments
  • Proactive in problem solving and removing bottlenecks
  • Proven ability to share information
  • Ability to travel and stay in Tuz and Ramadi sub offices regularly

Behavioral competencies

NRC has identified the following behavioral competencies that are critical for all staff working with NRC

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Analysing
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Coping with change

What We Offer

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other… the members of our NRC family.


Contract Duration: until 31 December, 2024 (our contract renewal cycle runs from January to December)
Duty Station: Baghdad- Iraq with 40% travel to Tuz and Ramadi
Health Insurance is provided
Salary: G6/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.

For more information please read the Job Description

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