Controller At Norwegian People’s Aid

The vision of Norwegian People’s Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 30 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA’s international work covers three core areas: Mine Action and Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises response.

Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to impact millions of people for decades to follow. NPA Mine Action and Disarmament’s vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Currently, NPA has more than 22 Mine Action Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.
We are now seeking a new Finance Controller for our department for Mine Action and Disarmament in Oslo. As our new Finance Controller you will work closely with and support the management in a selection of country programmes.

You will join the Head Office team in Oslo with frequent travels to programmes. You will be met with high expectations in a dynamic work environment. In a challenging environment your contribution to good financial control will be essential. Our ideal candidate enjoys working internationally. You will work closely with Program Advisors at Head Office and our international management teams to prepare and improve financial reporting, ensure compliance and strengthen performance and sound financial management.


  • Advise and guide international senior management on financial compliance, best practice and financial management
  • Quality assure application- and reporting processes to donors and contribute to effective processes
  • Build capacity and conduct trainings in country programs and at Head Office
  • Contribute to financial viable decision making both at Head Office and in country programs
  • Continuously assess risk and contribute to the management and control of financial risk
  • Perform visits to country programs, report on findings and suggest improvements

Knowledge, experience and skills required

  • Relevant education at bachelor or master’s level within accounting, finance or business administration
  • Experience in accounting or financial management
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Agresso experience is an advantage
  • Ability to take initiative and see things through
  • Good collaboration- and communication skills
  • Pedagogical mindset

We offer

A rewarding and meaningful job for an organisation that works for safer societies through mine action, arms management and destruction initiatives, and education and training designed to improve the preparedness and protection of civilians impacted by war and conflict. As one of the world’s three largest and leading NGOs in the sector, Norwegian People’s Aid will maintain this position through increased focus on disarmament and the protection of civilians in our advocacy work towards a more equal and just distribution of power and resources. A job within an organisation that challenges power and injustice while working to protect life and health, working both through long-term partnerships and humanitarian aid.
A diverse and exciting international working environment in our office in Oslo, with committed and competent colleagues.
Permanent job, Flexible working hours, reduced working hours May 15th-September 15th, good pension and insurance schemes, 5 weeks holiday

Application deadline: 22th August 2021

Before you apply ……

we kindly ask you to carefully read NPA’s Code of Conduct, our Safeguarding policy and the Anti-Corrupion Policy before you submit your application. If you are the selected candidate for this position you will be asked to complete and sign a Safeguarding self-declaration as well as our Code of Conduct.

In addition we advise foreign applicants to reassure that you already have, or will meet no difficulties in obtaining, the right to live and work in the EU/Norway, as this is a requirement/pre-requisite.

How to apply

Please apply online as instructed on our website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.

Contact person

Heidi Tienhaara

Head of Controlling

+47 91624293

Anne Cawthorn

Section Manager SRM, DMAD


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