The Norwegian Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers and staff operating in 190 countries.
Our mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies.
To achieve this, we follow the seven humanitarian principles; Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.
Norwegian Red Cross strategic aim is to Improve the health and protection of the most vulnerable people affected by conflict, crises and climate change.
To achieve this, Norwegian Red Cross works with partners in the RCRC Movement. To enable improved humanitarian action, technical support is provided to improve financial management capacities of RCRC National Societies (Finance Development).
The purpose of the position is to improve results of Finance Development (FD) interventions through establishing and overseeing implementation of a FD service delivery model.
The strategic responsibilities for the position are :
Establish and oversee Norwegian Red Cross service delivery model and human resources set-up for FD
Oversee and implement Norwegian Red Cross FD standards, tools and resources.
The operational responsibilities for the position are :
Develop, support implementation of, and monitor, an efficient and effective FD service delivery model
Support the recruitment of, and technically manage, Norwegian Red Cross FD network members
Advises in the selection and resourcing of FD initiatives
Liaise technically with ICRC and other relevant Movement partners on the FD service delivery model
Provide technical quality assurance of all Norwegian RC interventions in Finance Development
Support the development, alignment, quality assurance and dissemination of FD technical standards, tools, and resources.
Provide technical advice to the establishment of a Movement Competency Network on FD, in support of the FD Competency Network Project Manager
Chartered Accountant or similar, with finance management consultancy experience
Minimum 10 years of experience of working in finance and accounting
Skills and knowledge
In-depth understanding and experience with the development, quality assurance and editing of technical standards, tools and training and the operationalization of those in humanitarian projects.
Experience with developing / working with networks / community of practice, preferably in finance.
English work proficiency required, knowledge of French and / or Arabic an asset
Understanding of the use of innovative tools and approaches in relevant technical discipline is an asset
We seek a person who
is a self-starter, makes things happen and is result oriented
adheres to company rules and procedures; execute plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results
uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, define clear priorities and allocate resources effectively
collaborate well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals
demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in own area and participates in continuous development
The position will be based at a Norwegian Red Cross regional office, either in Islamabad, Nairobi or Beirut
24 months with possibility for extension.
Why should you apply?
Meaningful : You ll be a part of the world's largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.
Impact : You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.
Career : You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world
A great place to work : You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.
Norwegian Red Cross striving to build a working culture based on respect, honesty and generosity.
We do a thorough background check on relevant candidate.