Finance Specialist at DRC, Tripoli, Libya


Deadline: 3 June 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Finance Specialist in Tripoli, Libya. The duration of this post is 6 months.

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The Finance Specialist is responsible for financial management and compliance in the Tunisia and Libya mission.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Finance Specialist will perform the following functions:

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  • Support
    • Support the development and implementation of financial management capacity building of staff
    • Provide technical support and advice to the country finance teams
  • Financial Management
    • In close cooperation with Managers in geographical area 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 relevant Manager.
    • Ensure thorough and effective budgetary control in the country programs.
    • Liaise with relevant Managers on key financial issues for all programs in the country, including co-funding, financial reporting, key variances and any remedial action.
    • Collecting cash forecasts from all Programme Managers 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 project managers 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 Managers.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Minimum 3 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.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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