Finance Assistant – Bossaso, Somalia
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- Post date:25 Jul 2020
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Finance Assistant – Bossaso (National Position)
Somalia, Norwegian Refugee Council
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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is currently looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player for the post WASH Officer – Engineer based in Bossaso, Somalia.
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.
NRC in Somalia
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).
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the recruitment process and start date may be delayed. Nevertheless, we encourage qualified candidates to apply and we will inform shortlisted applicants of any changes as the process evolves. Thank you for your understanding.
Application deadline: 08/08/2020
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Title: Finance Assistant – Bossaso (National Position 1)
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100
Webcruiter ID: 4267658082
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Duties and responsibilities
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
Record all cash movements and undertake periodic cash counts
Assist in bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations
Follow up on advances and refunds
Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification
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
Send monthly reports to the Nairobi office
Assist in preparation of financial reports, budgets and budget monitoring for projects
Any other assignment as may be required by the Line Manager
Diploma in Finance and Accounting or any related discipline.
Certified Public Accountant level II
Diploma with Minimum of 3 years and Degree with 2 years relevant experience.
Experience working as Finance in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge of English and local Language-Somali
Knowledge of the context in Puntland Somalia is an essential
Experience of working with INGO in a similar capacity will be an added advantage
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present complex technical information
Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
Cultural awareness and experience of working of different stakeholders
Excellent interpersonal skills
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
Accurate and keen to detail
We can offer
Contract period: 4 months, extension depends on performance and fund availability.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Bossaso
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.
NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct
and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable .
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!!!
, +252 Bossaso, Somalia
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
We work in crises across more than 30 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities
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.
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