Apply: DRC Finance Coordinator

Finance Coordinator

Deadline: 21 October, 2023

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has announced a vacancy for the role of Finance Coordinator.

DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).


  • Develop a country master budget for SMT-informed decision
  • Serve as the country focal point for DRC dynamics budget management and master budgeting, including providing support and troubleshooting on any issues raised and providing training to other staff
  • Provide cost allocation based on gaps and ensure all actual gaps for each area are considered and taken into account when budgeting for each proposal
  • Ensure timely budget preparation and ensure a well-coordinated budget preparation with all the programme sectors and field offices
  • Manage the internal budgeting tool with fixed lines to ensure all relevant costs are accounted for
  • Ensure flagged amendments are concluded
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of budgets for new project proposals
  • Ensure that new budgets follow internal DRC guidelines, external donor guidelines and respect the 80-20 rule
  • Work closely with the finance manager and head of support services to ensure inclusion of relevant support costs in new budgets and cost recovery of funding gaps as reported in the country master budget
  • Suggest corrective action to be taken by SMT to fill the gaps
  • Ensure budget follow-ups are setup in DRC dynamics as soon as grants are signed and serve as the main focal point for setting up the work breakdown structure for each budget
  • Coordinate the budget follow-up and forecasting tool that will show financial progress against the programme achievements
  • Follow up with each area manager and budget holder on spending and eligibility of costs incurred/posted to ensure 100 percent utilisation on grants
  • Enforce regular monthly review process
  • Monitor burn rates and implementation progress and flag grant underperformance and compliance issues


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Five years, minimum, of proven progressive experience in finance-related positions
  • Three years, minimum, of experience working for INGOs
  • Proven experience in working with financial management of projects funded by humanitarian donors
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of financial compliance and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent skills in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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