Finance Officer – DRC

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Job Description

OrganizationDanish Refugee Council (DRC)
Workplace:Khartoum
Department/Country:Sudan
Contract type:National contract
Application due:03/08/2021

Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Finance Officer for its operations in Sudan. DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004 working across 4 area offices covering both immediate humanitarian needs but also engages in longer term development activities.

ABOUT DRC

DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

About the job

This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.   

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • To provide technical support in budget management, cash and document management while also offering guidance and support to the field office in all matters related to finance.

To be successful in this role we expect you to

  1. Review payment documents for accuracy, compliance with DRC/donor policies and completeness
  2. Review Balance sheet account analysis (liabilities especially reconciling advances, accruals, and un cleared cheques) on monthly basis
  3. Review and sign off cash counts daily together with the finance assistant
  4. Participate in BFU meetings and spear head guidance and direction in correct utilization of budget lines
  5. Support the preparation of donor reports in line with the deadlines
  6. Maintain an archiving system for transaction vouchers for all field officers in Khartoum, with proper referencing and ensure they are attached on system journals and TDL
  7. Prepare monthly Bank reconciliations for Khartoum office in both USD and SDG
  8. Support the finance assistant in developing a comprehensive filing system and ensure compliance with the system
  9. Review requests for payment submitted to finance for processing to ensure compliance with minimum documentation thresholds before approval
  10. Support donor and financial audits by retrieving requested vouchers and liaison with Country Finance Coordinator for missing files
  11. Support all DRC Dynamics related tasks and adjustments in line with the Dynamics road map for Sudan program

Required

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting and final certification in Chartered accounting certificate 
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in financial/accounting field
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Basic Proficiency in Powerpoint and Word
  • Advanced English Proficiency
  • Fluency in local language
  • Experience working in INGOs
  • Stable and robust character
  • Proven Management and supervision skills, team player and proven commitment to accountability practices
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills

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.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 12 months

Level: Non-Management, H

Designation of Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan (with frequent travel to other locations)

Start date: as soon as possible

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Marwa Adam, [email protected]

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.

Closing date for applications: 29 July 2021

Sifting of applications and Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis for this position due to the urgency of the recruitment.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

DRC as an employer

By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!

For jobs from Danish Refugee Council (DRC) visit: DRC Jobs Page

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