Finance Manager Kenya (Open to nationals Only)

Females are highly encouraged to Apply.

What we are looking for

The purpose of the Finance Manager is to be responsible that the financial set-up is according to NRC standards and to support programme/project partnerships & localization.

What you will do:

Key objectives for this role include:

  1. auditor requirements.
  2. Implement NRC’s financial systems, routines and procedures.
  3. Maintain overall budget control and monitor cash flows.
  4. Management of financial team.
  5. Training of line managers and staff with financial responsibilities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Build a wider team of finance staff and partners through regular support and capacity strengthening/building.
  2. Provide analysis of the financial position for the Country Director & Country Management Group as required.
  3. Ensure anti-corruption training and risk-mapping is undertaken regularly for staff & partners.
  4. Part of the Country Management Group.
  5. Provide Support to partner organizations & Financial advice Support.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring

Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Financial Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Bachelor’s degree and CPA qualification.

• Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.

• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.

• Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems.

• Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

• Knowledge of the refugee context in Kenya.

• Experience of leadership in Country Management Group or equivalent.

• Sound knowledge of compliance and anti-corruption including investigation procedures.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Nairobi_Kenya
  • Contract: national fixed term contract– One Year (Renewable subject to funding)
  • Travel: 30%.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s country salary scale.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • Open to Kenyan nationalities only. Please note that his positionis re-advertised. Hence if you have applied earlier, no need to apply again.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

Kenya hosts more than 400,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers in the two camps Kakuma and Dadaab, as well as in urban areas. Most of the refugees are from Somalia and South Sudan. Some have lived in Kenya for decades, while many fled to Kenya during the 2010 drought and the civil war in South Sudan. Freedom of movement is constrained in the camps and livelihood and working opportunities are limited.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to seek refuge in Kenya. Somali citizens no longer automatically receive refugee status. In 2016, the Kenyan government announced that Dadaab will close, but this was blocked by the High Court in 2017. In 2019 and 2020 there were renewed calls for the closure of Dadaab and a roadmap for camp closure has been agreed upon between UNHCR and Government of Kenya.

Internal displacement in Kenya is often overshadowed by the refugee situation. Kenyans have been internally displaced by droughts, food insecurity and floods, as well as ethnic conflicts. The present situation in Arid and Semi-Arid Land counties across Kenya remains precarious due to more droughts.

You can also learn more about NRC’s operation in Kenya here.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC


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.

How to apply

Apply Here.

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