Administration and Finance Officer – Hargeisa, Somaliland

Government of Somaliland – MoH

Administration and Finance Officer – Hargeisa, Somaliland

Job Description

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Date: 20/05/2021

Human Resource Department

Vacancy Advertisement

Job Description

Position Type:  Administration and Finance Officer For Somaliland National Mental Health Programme at the Ministry of Health Development of Somaliland

Vacant Positions (1 Position)

Grade: A

Salary Scale: Negotiable

Working Hours: 48 Hour per week

Job Title: Finance and administration officer

Duration: 1 year contract (After three months’ probation period) with the possibility of extension

Employer: Ministry of Health Development of Republic of Somaliland

Duty Station: Hargeisa Office, Somaliland

Posting Period: 25 May2021 to  09 June 2021

For Somaliland Nationals Only


Realizing the immense need in the area of mental health in Somaliland, the government of Somaliland with the leadership of the ministry of health is taking bold steps to reform the mental health system throughout the country. To make this work possible, the government has created a special fund for mental health which will be raised through taxation. This huge national programme will be led by the mental health section at the ministry of health development. Efforts are underway to strengthen the managerial capacity of the mental health section to lead this programme in an efficient and fruitful way. Thus, the ministry of health development is delighted to announce a position for Finance and Administration officer within the mental health section.


  • Manage the day-to-day human resource, financial and administrative functions of the office
  • Ensure compliance with financial internal controls, and ensure that transactions are processed and assets managed in accordance with MoHD Rules and Regulations
  • Prepare monthly/annual accounts closure, including bank reconciliations and submission of timely and accurate reports
  • Develop and monitor field/Regional office budgets
  • Support the office on audit, financial risk management and fraud prevention issues
  • Able to work in harsh conditions and willing to make field trips to regions
  • Any other duties requested by the section head which is relevant for the work.

Qualification and Experience:

  • A Minimum of Bachelor of Business and Public Administration related discipline from a recognized University or equivalent professional qualification
  • A Master’s Degree In Business Administration will be an advantage
  • Minimum two years of documented experience in administration and Finance.

Competences and Skills

  • Administration and Financial Management.
  • Documented knowledge and good working experience with Microsoft word and MS excel.
  • Understanding of how the health care system works is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong competence in both written and spoken English is a requirement.
  • Can work both independently and as a team.
  • Previous knowledge or experience in working withmental health isan asset.

Documents Required:

  • Application Letter
  • Updated CV
  • Copies of certificates and other supporting documents
  • Names and contact modalities of two references and your relation to them.
  • National ID Card


How to Apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications electronically (no hard copy) via email the Following emails: with cc to: and

Subject of the email as “Mental Health section: Application for Admin & Finance Manager” Deadline for receiving the application is, 2:00 pm Wednesday, 09 June 2021.  

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for consideration.





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