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Job Title: Compliance Officer

Company: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND  

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit  


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.


The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.

. – In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.

. – In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter/NFI sectors. NRC is therefore seeking a Compliance Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The Compliance Officer reports to the Finance Manager.


Tasks and Responsibilities: – Performing internal Audit duties – Establish a good tracking system for procurement and purchases – Ensure that all purchases have the relevant documentation – Ensure that weekly, monthly compliance report is done for field office and country office. – Assist to prepare donors finance reports and proposals – Conduct quality check for all procurement and purchases – Ensure that transactions are coded with the correct Donor, account, activity and location codes – Establish a good system of vetting vendor invoices, contracts and documentation before payment by Finance – Conduct spot checks for compliance and adherence to NRC and Donor guidelines – Ensure proper audit trails are established for all procurement and financial documents. – Ensure that all financial documents are clearly stamped with Donor codes, paid stamp before archiving. – Follow up on Audit findings for compliance and adherence – Ensure proper allocation of costs to  approved budgets and account codes – Prepare compliance report on a weekly, monthly basis – Follow up on any other duties as assigned by line manager.


Qualifications: – Experience from working as a Compliance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context – Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts – Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities – Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word – Must be able to work under pressure


Personal qualification: – Relevant experience in Finance/Compliance and knowledge in Microsoft Office. – Excellent inter personal and communication skills – Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision. – Highest standards of ethics and integrity – Organised and a good planner and possess significant understanding of complex emergencies – Ability to work in insecure environments – Communicating with impact and respect – All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable


We offer: – Commencement: ASAP – Contract period: 12month – Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions – Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

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