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Finance Officer – Borama

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Job Description

SAVE THE CHILDREN

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

ROLE PROFILE

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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 Borama

Position: Finance Officer

Duration:  12 Months

Duty Station: Borama

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 URL Link:

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001X3&lang=en

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Wednesday 1st April 2020 @ 11:59pm.

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

SAVE THE CHILDREN

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

ROLE PROFILE
Finance Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Finance Department GRADE: 4
LOCATION: Borama POST TYPE: National

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3: The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

ROLE PURPOSE:

To assist the Field Manager & Budget Holders in the operation of Save the Children Borama office in Finance Including computerized accounting systems to produce analytical reports..

Direct Reports to: Borama Field Manager/ Technically Reports to: Area Finance Coordinator Staff directly reporting to this post: (Currently one Finance Assistant based in Borama) 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

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia/Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 650 staff and current expenditure of approximately USD 100 million each year.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Ensure monthly financial diaries are strictly adhered to meet the CENTRE deadlines

Ensure daily capture of data to the system, validate before posting transactions from GLACOS to AGRESSO Accounts and report any differences to the Area Office.

Reconciling balance sheet/control accounts for Borama transactions on a monthly basis

Ensure proper files are maintained in the Finance Department to enable a complete audit trail from the AGRESSO account records to supporting documentation and vice versa.

Ensure prompt monthly submission of Bank and Cash vouchers to the Area Office.

Carry out weekly and monthly cash (Including Float) and bank reconciliation in AGRESSO accounts with the Cashier and Accountant.

Verify completeness and accuracy of all payment supporting documentations before release and Checking the Budget holder approval and Authorizations limits.

Ensure realistic cash forecasts are provided by budget holders, assist the Finance Manager in collating cash requests and Monitor the cash and banks balances and ensure minimum bank balances at all times

Maintain updated electronic copies of project budgets and work with project managers and project teams in the monthly budget monitoring and variance analysis meetings.

Prepare Payrolls on time, insure the deduction of salary Advances/Loans and Deposit staff salary on their accounts before 25th of every month.

Preparation and participation of external audit exercises with external auditors for Grant Audits and subsequent implementation of recommendation.

Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

Organize and plan training sessions for newly recruited Hargeisa based Budget holders and project staffs for the existing SC financial policies and procedures

Establish effective working relationship with staff under your line-management responsibility conducting routine supervision meetings and annual performance appraisals

Support the project teams to produce monthly, quarterly, mid-term and final financial reports 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 safe guarding children in accordance the Child Protection Policy.

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

Accountability:

Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Essential:

Degree or equivalent accounting qualification

Minimum 4 years similar work experience within a busy working environment

Computer skills especially in Ms Excel, spread sheets, Ms Word and 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

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedure

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

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 to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

CODE OF CONDUCT

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.

CODE OF CONDUCT

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.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

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