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Finance Manager (FM)

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Position title: Finance Manager (FM)


Department of Mine Action and Disarmament (DMAD)

Last revised (date/title):

April 2019 / HR advisor DMAD / Controller DMAD

Project number:

Line manager:

Country Director / Programme Manager
Responsible for line managing: National finance staff
Additional reporting line: DMAD department at HO / Finance department at HO – fill in as applicable
Job purpose:
The Finance Manager is the head of financial management, accounting and reporting for projects in (country). The position reports to the Country Director / Programme Manager, and is part of the NPA (Somalia) Senior Management Team.

All responsibilities and reporting have to be carried out in accordance with the strategic objectives of NPA, the Regulation for Delegation of Authorisation and other relevant procedures and guidelines in the Quality Management System, as well as approved local guidelines, regulations and issued memos, and donor rules and regulations.

The position is based in (Mogadishu) with local/regional travel as required.

General responsibilities

·         Overall responsibility for NPA (Somalia) Programme’s finance management including accounting, auditing, monitoring activities and daily smooth running of the financial operation.

Specific duties

·         Responsible for quality assurance of accounting and financial control as per Norwegian People’s Aid policies, rules and regulations (Financial Handbook) and relevant national legislation. Special attention must be given to implementation of anti-corruption guidelines.

·         Responsible for forecasting processes and associated monitoring and reporting.

·         Prepare monthly budget against actual reports for dissemination to budget holders on a timely basis for prudent budget follow up.

·         Line Manager for all finance and accounting staff in NPA country programme.

·         Develop skills and capacity within finance and programme staff in finance management and monitoring.

·         Perform regular field visits and ensure adequate internal controls are in place.

·         Facilitate and coordinate internal and external audits in country and follow up on recommendations.

·         Responsible for monthly and annual reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer at NPA Head Office.

·         Maintaining the integrity of the balance sheet by ensuring prompt preparation of month end balance sheet reconciliations (TBR).

·         Manage the cash flow and ensure there is adequate cash in-country for activities/operations.

·         In cooperation with the senior management team ensure compliance with donor requirements in all programmes, and ensure donor financial reports are prepared as per contractual obligations.

·         Liaise closely on technical and compliance issues with the Head Office Financial Controller.

·         Participate in the planning and budget process.

·         Support Capacity Development of NPA partners as instructed by Country Director

Required qualifications:
Must have:

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting with 5 years’ experience working with International NGO or a University Degree with 10 years working experience with an international NGO.
  • Relevant higher education
  • Experience in similar finance management position
  • Working knowledge of accounting system/s
  • Good understanding of ICT-systems and experience with MS Office applications, including advanced user level in excel
  • Experience with capacity development of staff
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English


  • Experience in working with international donors including US, DFID, EU
  • Experience managing multiple grants
  • Finance management in mine action programmes
  • Experience working for INGOs or international organizations is preferable
Personal Competencies:
  • Structured, accurate and efficient
  • Strong and capable leader
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cope under pressure and flexible to handle changing priorities
All National staff are expected to undertake the following:
  • Work within the framework of NPA’s core values and promote NPA’s vision of Solidarity in Action
  • Work towards achieving programme and/or department objectives
  • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all NPA policies and procedures
  • Responsibility for keeping up to date with relevant developments within field of expertise
  • Fulfil their role in a manner appropriate to the cultural context and within the local legal framework
  • Understand and uphold the standards outlined in NPA’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with NPA’s work, and reporting concerns if they do arise

How to apply

All interested applicants should be directed their Cover Letter and CV to Human Resource Department by this email address HRsomalia@npaid.org  the closing date will be 30th November 2019

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