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Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Libya

Danish Refugee Council has operated in Tunisia since March and in Libya since August 2011 in close cooperation with Danish Demining Group (DDG) . DRC has engaged mainly in the sector of protection targeting Third Country Nationals, refugees and returnees in Tunisia and Libya. The responsibilities of the Finance and Administration Manager covers the whole DRC operation, including DDG.
In the frame of its programme in Libya and Tunisia, DRC is looking for a Finance and Administration Manager.
• Supervise all administrative and financial matters related to DRC/DDG in Libya and Tunisia;
• Support the operations on all matters related to field operations (primarily national and international personnel, payroll and disciplinary actions);
• Provide support to financial and administrative staff in financial and administration procedures;
• Prepare and deliver administrative and financial reports in a timely manner;
• Establish and maintain continuous liaison with the DRC administrative and financial functions in Copenhagen;
• Prepare timely monthly cash forecast for the programme
• Ensure compliance to DRC Operational Handbook as provided by DRC Head Quarters and donor requirements;
• Supervise the appropriate DRC accounting system – Navision;
• Plan and monitor international and national staff employment according to programme budget lines to maintain full compliment of staff members;
• Assist the Country Director with administrative and financial matters when writing proposals and reports to the stakeholders/partners;
• Focal point for matters related to bank and insurance;
• Other duties as assigned
• Previous experience in financial/administrative management for an international non- governmental organisation (NGO)
• Proven human resources management skills;
• Above average interpersonal and staff development capabilities;
• A working knowledge of NAVISION financial software and/or similar programs;
• An understanding and familiarity of the legal principles of international financial transactions;
• Proven experience in effective report writing and proposal development for donor appeals;
• An understanding of indigenous customs and courtesies as well as an ability to relate to local cultural sensitivities (experience in the Middle East and/or North Africa is an advantage);
• Diplomatic, patient and persistent;
• Fluency in written and spoken English. Arabic and French is a great asset;
• A proven knowledge of Word, Excel and internet
For specific questions about the job, please contact Country Director for Libya and Tunisia, Ms. Joann Kingsley, ph. +218 917 169 580
Commencement: A soon as possible
Duty Station: Tripoli, Libya
Contract: 4 months with a possible extension
Salary and other conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates (can be found on under Vacancies). The position is placed at level B3.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations namely refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration.
Under its mandate, DRC International focuses on protection, relief, rehabilitation, post-conflict recovery, capacity-building, humanitarian mine-action, and advocacy. Over the years, DRC has developed particular expertise in relation to the following core sectors:
• Housing and Small-Scale Infrastructure • Production and Income Generation • Food security & Agricultural rehabilitation and Development • Non-food items, Displacement-related Law and Information • Social Rehabilitation • Capacity Development of Duty-Bearers and NGOs (including networking) • Humanitarian Mine Action (DDG – Danish De-mining Group)
DRC International’s activities are funded by money raised from the Danish public and by project grants from the Danish government and other bilateral governmental donors, the European Union, and the United Nations. DRC are also funded by selling advisory and consultancy services related to the humanitarian aid sector.
How to apply: 
Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. Please forward the application and CV, in English and marked “Finance & Administration Manager - Libya”, no later than 18. November 2011.
DRC only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies > Current Vacancies > Finance & Administration Manager - Libya. Please remember to upload both a letter of application and your CV and do not attach any written recommendations. CV-only applications will not be considered.
NB. Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment DRC reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the advertised closing date for applications.
Should you have any questions about the application process problems or with the on-line application system, please contact Anne Oxholm at

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