Finance Assistant (Females Only) (Balkh, Afghanistan) 321 views

Job Description

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team
Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific responsibilities

Review the supporting documentation Purchase Request, Purchase Orders and other implementing documents and make the necessary corrections as needed regarding the project numbers, account number or other information and billing disputes.
Verify calculations of the amounts claimed for payment and submit to the Senior Management for authorization to proceed with the payment process.
Scan of financial documents and submit to SO for tax payment.
Cash payments and advance clearances.
Receiving and expending funds and maintaining accurate records of the same, with receipts.
Maintain and update hard copy files of documents and maintain an accessible filing system for use by the office staff.
Translation of receipts and any other finance related document when required.
Prepare vouchers as requested.
Perform office cash boxes related activities and cash transactions in multiple currencies.
To enter all office cash transaction in the office cash boxes.
Getting the monthly exchange rate from SO.
Cash counts and computed with Bank Statement.
Cash distribution to the NRC beneficiaries when required.
Cash withdrawals from the bank
Copy all financial documents
Written correspondence as necessary
Public relations on finance issues
Maintain complete files for all pending and processed payments for audit
Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor


About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.

Job overview

The Finance Assistant will help implement and monitor NRC’s financial management activities in the North region area office, focusing specially Mazar area. The finance assistant role is to assist in day-to-day implementation of financial responsibilities as defined.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:


At least two years’ relevant progressive experience.
Good written and spoken Dari/Pashto. Good spoken English.
Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area, preferably with UN or INGOs
Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.


Bachelor in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or secondary education with specialized certification in Finance.

Behavioral competencies:

Planning and delivering results
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environment
Empowering and building trust


Local Languages
English (intermediate fluency both written and verbal)

We offer:

Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents. 
Eid Bonus once per year.
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
Top up Credit card on monthly basis. 

Vacancy Number


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Years of Experience

At least 2 years


Until 31 Dec 2021 (extendable)


As per NRC salary scale

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

How to Apply:

Options 1: Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to send their CVs along with a cover letter to below mentioned e-mail. Please make sure to clearly state the (VA-2021-043) in the subject line of your email. 

Submission email:

Contact no:                   0728932314

Option 2: interested qualified candidates can also submit their hard copy CVs with a Cover Letter stating the position title (Finance Assistant) & VA (VA-2021-043) number; to below addresses:

NRC Mazar-e-Sharif Office Address: House# 79, Guzar e Hazhda Chaman, District 5

NRC Sar-e-Pul Office Address: 1st Street, Guzar e Chaman Shahr-e-Now, District 1

Options 3: Interested qualified candidates can also apply by clickin on below link:

NRC People Online Application Form

Note: All applicants are supposed to create and properly fill online CV profile in the NRC People site, example (personal, education, experience background etc..) and only attaching CV will not be enough.

We will only inform those candidates who are short-listed
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