Finance Officer

Danish Refugee Council

Sana'a, Yemen

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required :

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

DRC has been operating in the Middle East (ME) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman.

DRC Yemen’s response

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been operating in Yemen since 2008 using a protection of human rights framework. DRC initially worked in Yemen with mixed migrants coming from the Horn of Africa who are displaced by conflict and drought. Since then, DRC expanded its sectors of intervention and is now providing humanitarian assistance in nineteen governorates throughout the country. Current programme sectors include protection, food security & livelihoods, WASH, Shelter, humanitarian mine action and CCCM.

Overall purpose of the role

The position of Country Finance Officer (CFO) is crucial within the Consortium with primary responsibilities for financial and other support functions for the Consortium Management Unit in Yemen.


  • Support in coordinating the development of separate budgets, which includes preparing, revising, checking, and providing feedback, and finally consolidating separate budgets into a single budget based on donor templates.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals.
  • Monitor implementation vs spending across projects.
  • Ensure thorough and effective budgetary control for the consortium projects.
  • Support the finance coordinator in allocating the support cost in the new proposals.
  • Support in allocating all the operations costs and the support staff to use the correct consortium project and budget lines.
  • Provide monthly financial briefings to the CMU.
  • Support kick-off meetings, mid-term reviews, and closure meetings to ensure that information is shared effectively with relevant staff, including Consortium members.
  • Prepare and process consortium partners installments per project.
  • Maintain bookkeeping of sub-grantees installments, settlements, and reports in DRC ERP system (DRC Dynamics)
  • Review partners financial reports and upload them to ERP system (Dynamics) in a timely manner.
  • Support and lead the timely delivery of quality financial reports to donors and internal reports to the Consortium Management Unit and Steering Committee.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements at the budgeting stage and during implementation.
  • Contribute to the preparation of audits and lead the preparation for local audits
  • Provide CMU partners with effective support on the day-to-day financial implementation of the consortium projects.
  • Any other tasks given by the supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Commerce or Equivalent.


  • Native Arabic with good professional English, both written and spoken.