Finance assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Kyyiv, Ukraine
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Job Summary

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs 

NRC is looking for Finance assistant in our office in Severodonetsk, Ukraine.

job description

• Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines 
• Implement delegated financial function portfolio according to plan of action as well as to Financial Handbook and other NRC policies including SOP’s 
• Maintain the filling system for all financial and accounting documents and ensure filing of all financial documents according to NRC 
• Support project staff in financial and administrative matters 
• Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function 
• Contribute to specific protection risks and needs analyses 
• Support the Finance Officer with payments both bank and cash 
• Check vouchers and supporting documents and make monthly compliance report 
• Supporting finance team with filing, scanning and maintaining organized filing system with all financial and accounting documents and ensure filing is done according to NRC standards 
• Participating in reconciliation of deliverables 
• Assisting in preparing data for analysis and reports


• Experience from working as a Finance Assistant/Accountant 
• Professional knowledge of accounting 
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities 
• Knowledge of English, both written and verbal (Basic Level) 
• Knowledge of the context in the areas NRC operates 
• Fluency in Ukrainian/Russian both written and verbal 
• Knowledge of legal tax base for the representation office 
• Knowledge of accounting and financial systems 
• Good computer skills in MS Office 
• Auditing experience

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

• Planning and delivering results 
• Empowering and building trust 
• Analyzing 
• Handling insecure environments

We offer

Contract period: 12 months with the possibility of extention. 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC country policy, medical insurance, training opportunities 
Duty station: Severodonetsk, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Approx 25 days travel