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Finance & Administration Manager – Jowhar, Somalia

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  • Full-Time

Job Description


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.



About the Job

The Finance & Administration Manager is responsible for the integrity of financial and analytical accounting within the Sub Structure.

S/he oversees all financial resources and administrative activities such as management of premises and staff travel in the Sub-Structure.

This is a national/resident position based in Jowhar.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects accounting documents from the field and ensures appropriate bookkeeping for the Sub-Structure
  • Prepares the annual budget, monthly forecast and risk reporting, cost-control and analysis of budget deviations
  • In charge of financial management and maintenance of offices and residential premise; maintains an appropriate security set-up, including safe accommodation for all staff
  • Responsible for proper management of the premise and ensures that all the passive security measures put in place are functioning
  • Supports in all travel arrangements at the Sub Structure level
  • Supports the office in Jowhar in its Logistics activities, ensures proper storage of all goods and maintains the bin cards
  • Assists the Logistics team in Nairobi in transport management, cargo handling and storage, tax Exemption and import/export procedures
  • Ensures that vehicles are ready to be driven at any time with all the documents, equipment and tools, following ICRC standards
  • Supports the Human Resources function in organizing for interviews and written tests, appraisal process and absence management
  • In close collaboration with the Human Resources department ensures compliance to statutory reporting and remittance requirements
  • Supervises, coaches and evaluates performance for staff working in the Administration department at the Sub Structure level
  • Adheres to the monthly reporting timelines

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management or equivalent qualification in a related field of study
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position in Finance and Administration
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and practices strict adherence to timelines
  • Excellent analytical, team management skills and a problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent command of English and Somali language
  • Computer proficiency especially in MS Office suite
  • Good knowledge of the social, economic and political affairs of the assigned region
  • Possessing a strong degree of honesty and integrity, and a solid sense of ethics including the ability to appropriately handle confidential information

We Offer

  • A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 17th January 2022. Clearly indicate Finance and Administration Manager Jowhar in the subject line of your email message. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to sokrecruitment@icrc.org

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