Finance Officer

Danish Refugee Council

South Area, Syria

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 Syria

DRC has been actively operating in Syria since 2008 mainly supporting refugees. In June 2012, DRC was authorized by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to expand its humanitarian efforts and provide assistance to IDPs and the vulnerable resident population countrywide. Since then, DRC activities have been focused on NFI distributions, Shelter, WASH, Protection, Education, Livelihoods and Mine Risk Education in six Governorates (Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dara'a, Aleppo, Hama, and Homs). While Protection/community service activities are provided to beneficiaries throughout our six Community Centers.

About the job

  • Provide financial and administrative support to DRC and partners as per DRC and donor regulations and procedures
  • Perform finance function in the area office in close collaboration with the finance team in Damascus

Duties and Responsibilities

Finance and accounting

  • Daily accounting (bookkeeping) according to DRC financial handbook
  • Manage petty cash including cash withdrawals, clear cash, personal expenses, and any other cash related transaction
  • Prepare weekly and monthly cash counts
  • Prepare journals, payments and maintain bank records.
  • Follow a given work plan leading to a timely book reconciliation and month end closure
  • Collect and maintain proper filing of all financial documentation (bank statements, vouchers, contracts, tender documents, etc.)
  • Represent finance in relevant cash distribution for programmatic activities and support at area office level
  • Represent finance in bid opening process for RFQ
  • Routine record keeping
  • Correctly use DRC Dynamics functionalities in area of concern
  • Assist the rest of the support team in further accounting tasks according to actual needs


  • Assist with collecting, reviewing, correcting and filing all financial progress reports from the partners
  • Support financial report preparations
  • Assist the rest of the DRC Syria finance team in further reporting tasks according to actual needs


  • Assist the finance team in collecting required supporting documents

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, at least 1 year NGO experience
  • Experience with carrying out admin tasks
  • Good communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Basic proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
  • Well-developed organizational and planning skills in order to meet deadlines


  • Diploma or equivalent professional qualification


  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Advanced English proficiency