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10 May 2018

Finance Officer – STRERP Project

Job Description

About us
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save the
Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Hargeisa
Position : Finance Officer – STRERP Project
Durtion : 6 months
Duty Station: Hargeisa
Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.
Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Applications close on Wedensday 16th May, 2018 @ 3:30PM.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required

JOB TITLE: Finance Officer – STRERP Project
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Support, Finance
LOCATION: Hargeisa
Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
To assist the Finance Manager, Field Manager and Budget Holders and the National Finance & Grants Team in the operation of Save the Children computerised accounting systems including production of analytical reports
Reports to: Area Finance Coordinator
Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia/Land with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff.
Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A
Working Contacts:
Internal: Finance Team, Budget Holders, Project & support staff, internal audit and Hargeisa finance Unit
External: Tax Offices, External Auditors, Regulatory Bodies, Bank, Insurance, Suppliers, Transporters, partners.
 Review of Food, water trucking, Fodder and TVET beneficiary vouchers on regular basis and ensure that documentation are accurate and in line with STRERP Award policy and procedures.
 Arrange the documents, check that clear backup photocopy has been kept for the office and the original documents are sent to Hargeisa Office within the month for verification and liquidation.
 Produce BvA Reports on weekly bases for STRERP award to the management including Finance Manager and Finance Coordinator.
 Make sure that proper filing systems for STRERP Awards are put in place for audit trail. This includes the correct labelling and the arrangement of vouchers into the files showing pre-numbered reference numbers. Responsible that all the files are up to date for good internal controls.
 Assist the Somaliland Area Finance Coordinator in collating of STRERP cash requests and monitor the cash and bank balances to be minimum balances at all times.
 Regular travel to other field offices
 Accurate, timely and quality data submission to the Area Finance Coordinator twice a week.
 Share transaction list with the respective budget holders and compile recharges on monthly bases.
 Full responsibility to field finance office operation (Coordination, compliance) for STRERP Award.
 Checking of payment documents (Voucher) budget codes, balance, eligibility etc and signing.
 Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies, procedures, and STRERP procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
 Make sure that all transactions are in line with Save the Children internal compliance procedures and donor compliances.
 Support the project teams to produce monthly financial reports (BvA) in line with donor and SC requirements
 Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way, which reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance the Child Protection Policy.
 Carry out any additional task assigned to you by the line Manager – Area Finance Coordinator.

Delivering Results (Skilled)
 Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
 Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
 Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
 Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives
Developing Self and Others (Skilled)
 Shows awareness of their strengths and limitations and actively takes responsibility for their development
 Seeks out feedback to understand their areas for improvement
 Actively shares knowledge and experiences with others
Problem Solving & Decision Making (Skilled)
 Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions
 Knows when to involve others in a decision
 Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible
Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Skilled)
 Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards
 Keeps up to date with trends in their work area
 Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conducts
Working Effectively With Others (Skilled)
 Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
 Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
 Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups


 Minimum of Degree or equivalent accounting qualification

 Computer skills especially in Ms Excel, spread sheets, Ms Word and SUN Accounting packages
 High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
 Ability and willingness to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines
 Good communication and interpersonal skills
 Supportive personnel management style
 Good command of English written and spoken
 Proven ability to handle challenging work load
 Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
 Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
 Commitment to Save the Children values

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to
Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Application procedures:
Interested candidates are required to submit electronic CV and mandatory cover letter quoting “Title and the base location” on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to Applications will close on 16th May 2018
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

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