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Regional Head of Finance EA & Yemen

Specific Responsibilities

Financial Leadership and Management :

  •  Contribute to the development of the multi-year strategic and financial plans and being accountable for ensuring and monitoring delivery against the financial plans through targeted financial analytical review and high accuracy in forecasts.
  •  Manage the regional office budget, providing accounting, payroll, grant management and financial management support to the regional team.
  •  Ensure that cost recoveries from country offices and hosting fees are secured and booked on monthly basis.
  •  Ensure integrity of the accounts of the countries within the region. Make sure that main policies and procedures are well understood; accountability is clear, balance sheet accounts are reconciled on monthly basis and deadlines for monthly closure are respected.
  •  Internal control – ensuring that funds are used as intended. Accountable for control of assets and liabilities, ensuring costs are accurately charged against budgets
  •  Provide decision support to the Regional Director and Regional Management Team based on accurate financial analysis: Forecasts, Spending rates, Master budget monitoring, audit findings etc…
  •  Champion of cost effectiveness in general ensuring that countries and regions are operating with a sustainable cost base.
  •  Contribute to development and implementation of global finance strategy. Helping develop the overall functional strategy for NRC, lead or participate in specific initiatives on behalf of the whole organisation and drive implementation of agreed strategies within the region and the organization as a whole

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Staff development and mentorship:

  •  Ensure Country Finance Managers s and regional finance staff have the right finance skills and experience to carry out their roles.
  •  Manage the regional finance team, defining expectations, providing leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluating direct reports regularly.
  •  Be responsible for the recruitment and training of staff as appropriate and ensuring availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.
  •  Manage the performance of all staff in the regional finance unit through staff development and performance management systems. Establishing results-based system and follow up.

General Professional Competencies

  •  5 or more years in senior level of financial leadership, management and oversight experience in a large international NGO or organisation (preferably the humanitarian field)
  •  Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, in order to develop a understanding of the particular demands facing accounting and financial management within an international context
  •  Relevant qualifications (Eg Accountancy, MBA)
  •  Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  •  Fluency in English, both written and verbal

DevOps/Backend Developer D-Team

What you will do

You will work closely with other members of NRC’s D Team (Digital Transformation Team) to improve NRC infrastructure (Backbone)’s resilience, security, performance, and automation opportunities. You will provide developers with useful tooling to develop, deploy The position will also contribute to providing strategic direction, development/security standards, DevOps training for other technical staff to improve and leverage overall development practice in NRC. Some of your day-to-day tasks will include;

  • Maintain and up keeping of NRC’s Kubernetes (Staging + Production) clusters – hosting global applications, including data backup and restore functions;
  • Write manifests and manage automated deployment of application stacks to NRC’s Kubernetes clusters;
  • Setup and maintain automated CI / CD workflows (Continuous integration & continuous delivery);
  • Prepare technical documentation and specifications on a regular basis;
  • Create unit test plans; contribute to functional/UAT test plans as needed;
  • Provide technical oversight of external consultants’ work that includes custom design and assist in handover of these to NRC (to ensure long-term ownership);
  • Support the recruitment of future NRC technical staff and support the evaluation of external technical consultants;
  • Perform data migration and other integration work in a safe and controlled environment – validating these actions before going to live (production) systems;
  •  Communicate and represent NRC with partners, consultants, and service providers at a technical level.
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What you will bring

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, software engineering, or related subjects, or demonstrable expertise in the field;
  • Advanced analytical skills and problem-solving attitude;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Capable of operating in an “Agile” environment and high levels of uncertainty;
  • Comfortable working remotely within a geographically distributed team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Other languages are an asset;
  • Working knowledge of automating infrastructure in a cloud environment, preferably Azure;
  • Previous experience in working with infrastructure as code(Terraform) and service mesh (Istio): Ability to comfortably use and configure Istio Service Mesh features, such as: 
    • Authorization Policies
    • Ingress and Egress gateways (with or without SNI proxy-)
    • Request Authentication Policies
    • Virtual services, Gateways
  • Knowledge and implementation of containerization and container orchestration: We use Docker, Kubernetes, Kustomize, etc;
  • Preferable skills in Cloud security and cloud network;
  • Application operations knowledge (Backups, monitoring, deployment) will come in handy;
  • Knowledge of one or more programming language (Go, Python, etc) and/or scripting language would be desired.

Global Roving Access Advisor

What you will do

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Serve as a key member of the global project team delivering BHA/USAID funded grant.
  • Develop and deliver humanitarian access trainings within the region to a diverse audience including frontline staff and key decision makers.
  • Support to research quality and evidence gathering on topics related to access and negotiations.
  • Logistics, financial management, M&E and reporting as appropriate
  • Clearly articulate humanitarian principles and how they can be operationalized; to generate support for principled humanitarian action
  • Represent NRC externally in access coordination mechanisms, including contributing to collaborative approaches, drafting access SitReps, joint operating principles, and more.
  • As needed, provide support to NRC regional and country offices: Advise the NRC Country Offices on how to plan for and deliver programmes in high risk and/or hard to reach areas, particularly supporting programme criticality determinations at country level, and the practical implementation of this advice. Draw on this experience to contribute to the evidence and curriculum development within the OFDA project outputs. This may include “gap filling” missions for Regional Advisors.

What you will bring

  • Minimum 5 years experience in humanitarian work in conflict/post-conflict environments/volatile contexts
  • Master’s Degree in related field (or Bachelor’s with equivalent work experience)
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of humanitarian access and familiarity with industry access tools, resources, and methodologies
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Experienced trainer and mentor with knowledge of skills development capacity
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills and profile
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of humanitarian principles and how to operationalize them within programming
  • Demonstrable technical knowledge of and experience managing and/or advising on humanitarian access
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience dealing with protection concerns in high risk settings
  • Direct experience negotiating with parties to conflict and advocating for principled responses.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including capability to negotiate with stakeholders
  • Experience in project management, particularly budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. French, Spanish, Arabic (or other critical language) an asset.

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