The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender-based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Overall Purpose Of The Role:

Working closely with the grants and finance teams, ensure that budgets and financial reports are accurate, in line with DRC, donor, and government rules, and submitted in a timely manner.



  • Support in collecting budgeting information from HR, SC and IT, and Admin Department and update the unit price information in Share point folder and maintain oversight of regular operational costs.
  • Support in donor budget preparation process, budget monitoring, analyze variances between budget and actual expenditures, and communicating for the areas that need more attention or corrective measures to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support in the budget development process, using DRC’s internal budgeting template, including the development of BOQs for specific activities and respond to budget-related questions.
  • Convert an internal budget template into a relevant donor template.
  • Support the DPM – B&R in budget re-alignment.


  • Review all financial transactions in DRC’s Dynamic system to ensure that costs are correctly coded.
  • Flag any mistakes with relevant budget holders and once approved, re-book on monthly basis, ensuring that these are done on time.
  • Support the production of monthly budget versus actual reports in a timely manner
  • Prepare accurate financial reports for internal review and submission to programs team, regional office, and/or headquarters on a timely basis and follow up on questions raised.

Financial management:

  • Support accurate and timely filing of financial documents
  • Review partner expenses with budget holder (program accuracy) and awards (eligibility of expenses) and work with the accounting department for posting into DYN.
  • Facilitate partner advance and reimbursement requests
  • Train and support FO finance staff in the DRC Finance System, how to review TDL, BvA, and other areas of budgeting and reporting
  • Regularly visit area offices, providing technical support, training, and spot checks of financial transactions to ensure compliance with DRC financial rules and regulations.
  • Capacity building of finance and non-finance staff to improve financial management and compliance.
  • Follow up in clearance of commitments and pending transactions
  • Perform other ad-hoc tasks as required by immediate supervisor.  

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • 2-year work experience in finance and/or grants, in particular with budgeting and reporting
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to transform complex spreadsheets into meaningful narrative reports
  • Experience with data analysis and preparing and addressing variances between actual and budgeted expenditure
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • Strong attention to detail, with experience reviewing transaction lists
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills;
  • An energetic, flexible and proactive approach with the ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team setting
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload; work effectively under pressure, and organize and prioritize work to ensure deadlines are met
  • Willingness to travel, as the role will require regular visits to DRC Area Offices
  • Commitment to DRC values


  • B.A Degree in Accounting from a recognized university or college


  • Fluent in written and spoken English.