Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)  - former (RWI - Revenue Watch Institute) USA HQ

Finance and Compliance Coordinator

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Last update: Nov 23, 2023 Last update: Nov 23, 2023


Deadline: Dec 4, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Senegal Senegal
Job type:Permanent position
English, FrenchEnglish, French
Work experience: <1 year
Date posted:Nov 23, 2023


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Job Title: Finance and Compliance Coordinator

Team: Operations Team; Finance Team

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Contract type: Permanent

Hours per week: 40 hours

Starting Salary: XOF 32,848,881.69 gross per annum + benefits gross per annum (further details will be provided during the selection process)

Application closing date: Open until filled. Please note that we will be reviewing applications regularly, and we may close the role early should we receive sufficient applications before. We therefore strongly encourage you to apply as soon as you can.

About the Role:

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join our country team in Dakar, Senegal. This position will play a central role in our day-to-day operations in Senegal and the wider Francophone region where we have offices. It will also be a key focal point for the Operations Teams in New York and London.

This is a varied position, with a focus on the finance and compliance aspects of our donor-funded projects. We have additional pending grants applications, including with USAID, that this position will help manage; with a focus on ensuring sector best practices, local legislation and other legal requirements are adhered to.

You will be joining us at a pivotal moment, as our work and presence in Senegal is gaining momentum, and work for organisation with a strong expertise and reputation in the field of resource governance. You will collaborate with staff, partners and stakeholders across more than 15 countries, and have scope to be hands-on in several key areas.

The jobholder will embrace and demonstrate NRGI’s values of rigor, collaboration, passion, integrity, and impact.

Experience & Technical Skills Required

  • Solid prior work experience within a similar finance and operations role, ideally gained within a non-government or international development organization.
  • Significant financial and grant management experience working with partners or being Lead of a consortium, responsible for financial report consolidation and compliance monitoring.
  • Proven track record of reliable and compliant financial management; Knowledge and experience of using NetSuite/ financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software would be an advantage.
  • Proven, strong organizational skills, including the ability to self-start, prioritize and proactively respond to evolving/ unfolding demands.
  • Experience in developing financial reports for donors and management including managing processes and analyzing financial data.
  • Ability to manage resources and deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrably strong customer focus, attention to details, high level of initiative
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken French and English is a must. Demonstrate good attention to detail with grammar, spelling and writing style that will appeal to key stakeholders.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft packages; word, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with staff at various levels of seniority.

This role might be for you if have…

  • You have a solid track-record as a finance administrator/coordinator, ideally working for other not-for-profits or international NGOs.
  • You have strong financial skills and can use them confidently, upholding standards, legal requirements and best practice.
  • You have a sound understanding of compliance, both in risks management and relating to international donor-funded projects.
  • You understand the need for maintaining good communication at all levels (internally and with stakeholders and other partners); and for having strong process and documentation in place.
  • You are passionate about your work, confident and wanting to have an impact in your day-to-day.
  • You can work as a team player, collaborating closely with others across multiple time zones, and can efficiently deliver on multiple time-bound tasks. You would like to apply your skills to support the advancement of NRGI’s mission.

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's level degree or equivalent preferred
  • Full or Part Accountancy qualifications an advantage

NRGI Background:

NRGI exists because decisions about how natural resources are governed determine the wellbeing of people in resource-rich countries, and of the planet. We partner with reformers in civil society and government to design and implement just policies based on evidence and the priorities of citizens in resource-rich developing countries.

In resource-rich developing countries NRGI has succeeded in supporting policy reform and implementation, ensuring that resource revenues benefit extraction-affected communities. We have also directly contributed to the growth and strength of engaged civil society organizations, accompanying them in their advocacy for transparency and monitoring of the extractives sector.

Internationally, NRGI is a leading player in the evolution of global extractive industry governance standards and their adaptation to drive the energy transition.


  • Medical coverage (Including dental, health, and vision): the premiums are fully paid for employees and dependents.
  • Generous pension contribution: 10% of the above gross salary payable after the first 6 months retroactively
  • 20 days annual leave and 13 days personal leave (country bank holidays included)
  • End of year shutdown: 10 days of leave when the organization closes.
  • Access to any other leave allowances and/or entitlements as applicable and in line with NRGI’s processes, such as sick leave.
  • Hybrid working – NRGI has a flexible working policy that includes an average of 2-3 days per week in the office.

What’s great about us:

  • An inclusive diverse global organization with a mission to create an impact in the world with staff in various locations like Belgium, Ghana, Peru, Senegal, M etc.
  • Training workshops to support professional development.
  • Flexible, Hardworking, and professional environment
  • Friendly, supportive, and collaborative team

Learn more: About us | Natural Resource Governance Institute


We invite people of all identities, including those from marginalized groups, to come together in support of our mission. We strive for an NRGI where staff can be themselves at work, feel that they belong, and are equipped to succeed. Achieving meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion—together—is among our highest priorities.

How to apply

You would need to register with us if this is your first application, having an account gives you access to review your applications with NRGI.

Submit your CV and cover letter in ENGLISH detailing your interest in the role and why you are excited to work with NRGI, ensure to highlight how your experience aligns with the responsibilities and requirements of the role, as well as NRGI’s mission and values.

Ensure you provide all relevant information prior to submitting your application and keep note of your password as you need this log back into the system.

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