Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Nairobi, Kenya

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organisation. Our vision is to assist communities affected by displacement, protecting them from harm, safeguarding their legal rights, and empowering them towards a better future.

DRC East Africa & Great Lakes (EAGL) operates in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda in order to prevent displacement, support communities on the move and help people achieve durable solutions. In addition to its programmatic response, DRC supports initiatives focusing on mixed migration, durable solutions and borderlands, as well as advocacy and policy initiatives related to the displacement agenda at national, regional and global levels.

About the job

This Finance Coordinator provides overall advice, coordination, and technical support on finance to the project team.

This role has a regional focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the whole regional area. The role contributes to the development of strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to areas of operation under the project scope.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Support

  • Support the development and implementation of financial management capacity building of staff
  • Provide technical support and advice to the Finance team

Financial Management

  • In close cooperation with the Project Manager, reinforce existing procedures and systems for financial management and control in compliance with guidelines of DRC’s Operations Handbook, internal guidelines and donor requirements
  • Support timely delivery of quality financial reports to donors and internal reports to colleagues and HQ
  • Ensure compliance with relevant country statutory and other financial obligations such as tax, levies and statutory returns
  • Monthly financial briefings to the Project Manager
  • Ensure thorough and effective budgetary control in the Project
  • Liaise with the Project Manager on key financial issues for the project, including co-funding, financial reporting, key variances and any remedial action
  • Collecting cash forecasts from the Project Manager and requesting funds in a timely manner
  • Maintain a continuous overview of funding levels and pay particular attention to shared support costs, including staff salaries
  • Ensure all required documentation for financial audits in cooperation with Coordination staff and HQ
  • Ensure monthly meetings are held with the project manager to discuss key variances, reasons for these, and any remedial action that is required
  • Prepare for local audits
  • Contribute to the development of proposals with regards to budgeting in cooperation with the Project Manager

About you

To be successful in this role we expect the following:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ of international practical experience in financial management
  • Proven experience in managing large budgets
  • Competence in providing technical guidance and training
  • Proven experience in working with national partners, local/government authorities
  • Working experience with relevant donors (e.g. UNHCR, ECHO, OFDA, WFP, DFID or BPRM guidelines)
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or Business Administration

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: 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.

We offer

Contract length: 1 year, with the possibility of extension depending on funding and performance

Band: F Non-management

Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied

Start date: 15 May 2024

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National staff in Kenya; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

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: 25 April 2024

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

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