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8 Aug 2018

Finance Assistant

Job Description


Finance Assistant
Employment category:G6S1

Reporting to:Finance Officer

Direct reports:N/A



Authorization level:None

Advert No:DRC2018/075


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water & Sanitation.




The Finance Assistant will assist in all financial matters, supporting field payments and daily update of the cash books and the physical cash count.


·         Make payments, including preparing payment vouchers ensuring necessary authorization;

·         Responsible for scanning financial documents and will send to respective areas in Somalia.

·         Manage and account for the petty cash of the office;

·         Custody of check books and cash checks.

·         Ensure all the necessary documentation is collected, checked and attached to payment vouchers

·         Collect cash transfers made by HQ and deal with any other business with the bank.

·         Ensure telephone and electricity bills are paid in time every month

·         Undertake any other duties that may be requested by the Finance Officer, to facilitate the smooth running of the Finance Section in DRC/DDG.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

·         Minimum 2 years’ experience for finance assistant

·         Familiar with accounting packages such as QuickBooks and Peachtree


Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

·         Bachelor degree in business administration

·         Diploma in accounting.



·         Fluent in English writing and speaking

·         Native Somali language.


Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

·         DRC support staff(internal)

·         DRC program staff(internal)

·         Suppliers(external)




In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

 Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

 Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

 Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership  Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures

 Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values

TERMS AND CONDITIONS Availability: September, 2018


Other terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff


The position is open to Nationals ONLY.


Interested & qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their updated CV and a 1-page Cover letter clearly stating their motivation and why they are suited for the post to with the subject heading “Finance Assistant” not later than 21st August 2018.@ 04:30PM EAT


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test & oral interview.


(DRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer)

The Job description may not exceed two pages

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