Finance Assistant, Mogadishu, Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Finance Assistant, Mogadishu, Somalia

Job Info

  • Job Identification 13991
  • Job Category Finance
  • Posting Date 02/11/2024, 11:30 AM
  • Apply Before 02/24/2024, 08:29 AM
  • Job Schedule Full time
  • Locations South & Central

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences: Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across Ten countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan).  NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

Generic responsibilities:

The finance assistant is responsible for day to day financial accounting tasks at NRC Mogadishu office. the following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  • Comply with Financial Handbook and other NRC policies
  • Verify that all vouchers and supporting documents are according to standards set in the Financial Handbook, and enter them into the accounting system
  • Make approved payments
  • Record all cash movements
  • Follow up on advances and refunds
  • Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification
  • Maintain the filling system for all financial and accounting documents
  • Prepare periodic financial reports and submit for review

Specific responsibilities

  • Record all cash movements and undertake periodic cash counts
  • Assist in bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations.
  • Verify all invoices, vouchers and receipts and supporting documents and enter in the system as appropriate daily.
  • Make all approved payments while ensuring that they are properly supported.
  • Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions
  • Maintain a proper filing system for all financial and accounting documents.
  • Making copies and or scanning of all vouchers and the support documents before sending the country office.
  • Performing any other duty as delegated by the immediate supervisor

Professional competencies

Generic professional competencies:

  • Diploma in accounting , Bank & Finance or business administration.
  • Previous experience in Finance/ accounting is preferred
  • Previous experience from working with INGOs is preferred
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Computer skills (common Microsoft Windows and Office applications)
  • Sufficient working knowledge of English.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the operating context in Mogadishu Somalia

2. Behavioral competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environments

What We Offer:

  • Duty station:  Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Contract duration: up to December with possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions, terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

How to apply

Key Information – Please Take Note When Applying

  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered.
  • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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