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  • Posted: Apr 15, 2024
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    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
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    Finance Coordinator - BORESHA - NABAD (Re advertisement)

    Overall purpose of the role:

    DRC is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to be a key member of BORESHA Project Management Unit (PMU) and contribute to ensure overall planning, implementing, and managing of the project, and assure progress towards achieving project goals and objectives. Based in Nairobi, with 20% travel to the field locations in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, the Finance Coordinator supports in day to day routine financial duties, review of budget/budget modifications and is the lead finance focal point for the PMU, Project Steering Committee, Technical Working Group and also acts as Technical Focal Point to all field operations from the three consortium members across all locations.

    The position is based in Nairobi (Kenya) and opened to national applicants.      

    The role will have the following key responsibilities :

    • Working with the Partnership and Sub-Award Coordinator, lead on assessing partner finance capacity and the development and delivery of finance capacity strengthening initiatives;
    •  Along with financial capacity strengthening initiatives provide technical assistance to Consortium and Implementing Partners as necessary to achieve and maintain high standards of compliance;
    • Ensure the proper systems (process and tools) for monitoring of compliance for Consortium and Implementing Partners are set up during the planning, implementation and close-out stage of the project;
    • Monitor the financial aspects of Consortium and Implementing Partners in line with donor requirements and partnerships’ agreed policies and procedures with support from the Regional Finance Manager;
    • Ensure that financial, logistics and HR management systems and records from all the Consortium and Implementing Partners are adequate in order to identify and protect the assets and interest of the partnerships;
    • Undertake regular compliance visits to assess the compliance of financial, HR and logistics systems of Consortium and Implementing Partners and put forward recommendation for improvements where appropriate with support from Support Services Departments;
    • Overseeing financial progress against agreed targets of the project, including monitoring of finance capacity strengthening initiatives targets among Consortium and Implementing Partners;
    • Ensure that Consortium and Implementing Partners finance reports are thoroughly reviewed in coordination with the level of risk assessed and in accordance with DRC and EU financial guidelines;
    •  Check the maintenance of a good filing system for all financial and accounting deliverables to ensure ease of access during internal/external audit;
    • Oversight of financial and administrative management of the programme overall (including liaison at Regional level, Country level and Consortium and Implementing Partners) ensuring compliance with DRC and EU rules and regulations;
    • Organizing and leading monthly BFU/TDL reviews meeting and monitor actual spending and advise Programme and Finance teams at Regional and Country Office level and Consortium and Implementing Partners Finance team on financial issues (overspends, underspends, compliance issues, clearing of outstanding advances etc.);
    • Preparing budget modifications where needed in collaboration with Programme and Finance teams and Consortium and Implementing Partners relevant focal points;
    • Minimizing financial risks by ensuring that partnership (implementing and consortium) members’ financial policies and procedures are strictly adhered to through predefined effective internal control systems;
    • Ensure completeness, accuracy and validity of information regarding the payment documents at the Regional Office level before payments are done, including salary and share cost allocation;
    •  Ensuring the implementation of recommendations raised through internal and external audits, compliance audits, financial strengthening initiatives etc.;
    • Coordination with consortium members and/or with NGO Liaison bodies to obtain relevant local tax laws/requirements and ensure all partners comply. This includes obtaining tax exemptions (i.e. Value Added Tax [VAT]) letters on yearly basis where needed;
    •  Coordination with the procurement and logistics departments of Implementing/Consortium members to ensure the relevant taxes (if applicable) are indicated in all supplier documentation and paid to the relevant departments in a timely manner;
    •  Providing financial management support for close-out process and external audit process.

    About you

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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 act in line with our vision and values.

    Experience and Technical comptencies (included years of experience)

    • Minimum 5 years of international practical experience in financial management.
    • Proven experience in managing large budgets.
    • Master’s degree in finance/accounting or business administration
    • 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.

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    Economic Recovery Officer- Financial Inclusion

    Overall purpose of the role:  

    The overall responsibility of the Economic Recovery Officer- Financial Inclusion is to implement a financial inclusion activity in a project funded by DANIDA and led by DRC in partnership with DanChurch Aid (DCA) and Turkana Pastoralist Development Organization (TUPADO). The role will directly report to a Financial Inclusion Team Leader and support the day-to-day implementation of the financial inclusion related activities in the project as well as contribute to the engagement of the key financial service providers. In addition, he/she will undertake other duties as assigned by the Team Leader in a matrix management arrangement in coordination with the Project Manager to ensure the project expectations are met. 

    Responsibilities: 
    R1. Project Management/Development, Monitoring & Evaluation: 

    • Plan, undertake and support the broad implementation of financial inclusion activities in P2P project.  
    • Remain abreast of topical developments related to economic recovery and financial inclusion that will promote community participation in the financial sector hence improving their economic/livelihoods well-being.  
    • Promote sector learning and knowledge management in the financial inclusion sector through: collating findings/ information collected from the field as well as routine monitoring to draw lessons. 
    • Lead in community mobilization, sensitization, formation of groups and training on VSLAs as well as FED (financial enterprise development) to promote financial inclusion amongst the vulnerable and unbanked communities. 
    • Develop and or adopt sector guidelines and tools in support of financial inclusion activities implementation.  
    • Submit timely and high-quality activity and donor and internal progress reports.  
    • Work closely with the Protection, MEAL and Advocacy/Communication teams to enhance program integration through well-thought-out strategies.   
    • Ensure Financial Inclusion component growth in scope through identification of gaps and developing possible solutions. 
    • Work closely with MEAL unit to identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action point.  
    • Support the Economic Recovery team in project kick-off, review and project closure meetings including periodic program review and planning meetings and external meetings as often and as requested by the supervisor. 
    • Ensure project staff adhere to CHS Principles in project implementation; participate in CHS audits and support M&E plan. 

     
    R2.Coordination & Partnership: 

    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including refugee and host community members and leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, DRS (Department of Refugees Services), FSP (financial Service Providers) and other DRC team members including partners to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination on response activities. 
    • Promote collaboration and synergy between refugee-focused interventions and the host communities. 
    • Actively participate and engage in relevant coordination meetings and collaborate with other agencies of relevance/value add to DRC’s agenda.  

    R3. Budget Management: 

    • Provide support to ensure sound budget expenditure, adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements as related to the financial inclusion activities.  
    • Draft spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on financial inclusion activities and budgets. 
    • Participate in Budget Follow-up meetings to ensure the budget is tracked and over/under expenditures are addressed in time. 

    R4. Staff Supervision: 

    • Mentor, provide technical supervision and capacity building support, and facilitate the performance development of community incentive staff.  

    R5. Technical Implementation: 

    • Implement technical activities related to financial inclusion including building the capacity of VSLAs as well as work with digital partners to digitize VSLAs. 
    • Provide technical leadership to other project staff on best practice around financial inclusion and business practices, focusing on community engagement. 
    • Conduct training in financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills, working with micro-businesses to strengthen business plans and operations.

    Experience and technical competencies:

    • Minimum of 3 years + of field experience in implementing economic recovery/livelihoods programming in an International NGO’ or other relevant agency 
    • Experience implementing Financial Inclusion interventions and models (VSLA/GS&L, Financial Education, savings groups-bank linkage) is an added advantage.  
    • Technical experience in financial inclusion programming including working with VSLAs, developing the capacity of micro-enterprises, working with micro-loans and formal financial institutions, providing financial inclusion training. Experience working with sharia finance an advantage.  
    • Experience in working with digital service providers and digital financial services including the implementation of digital solutions.  
    • Strong project management skills, with experience managing multiple location, sector project budget.  
    • Experience working in urban displacement responses and in multi-sectoral interventions. 
    • Experience in the digitization of savings groups project, enterprises, or social associations is an added advantage.  
    • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding working environment. 
    • Good analytical and strategic planning skills. 
    • A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, partners, local organizations, and other stakeholders. 
    • Good level of communication and interpersonal skills.

    Education:

    • A degree in relevant field (Business Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship or Community Development or its equivalent).  

    Language:

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.  

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