Finance Assistant Somalia Dhusamareeb ( National Position)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Budget and Accounting, Finance
  • Deadline:
    08/04/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION

P.S: Please ensure that you fill in all details before submitting your application. Empty and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Background

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. 

Roles and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities 

The purpose of the Finance Assistant position is day to day implementation of the Finance functions responsibilities .The following is a brief description of the role.

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Take day to day responsibility of managing petty cash and cash box
  • Ensure daily, weekly, monthly and periodic cash count is done
  • Record all cash movements and undertake periodic cash counts
  • Assist in bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations
  • Follow up on advances and refunds
  • Verify all invoices, vouchers and receipts and supporting documents and enter in the system as appropriate
  • Make all approved payments
  • Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions
  • Assist in preparation of financial reports, budgets and budget monitoring for projects
  • Any other duties that may arise to support NRC’s goals and objectives.

Our Ideal Candidate: 

  • We are looking for a university degree graduate in Finance, Business Administration , Commerce, Accounting Certified Public Accountant or any other relevant field minimum of  2 years’ work experience a similar positions.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Experience from working as a Support Function Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems, and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

What We Offer:

Contract period: Up to December 2023, with possible extension 

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Dhusamreb

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraging. 

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.