Finance Assistant Intern – Mogadishu


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Position:                   Finance Assistant Intern
Location:                  Mogadishu, Somalia.
Reports to:               Senior Finance Officer
Background:           Relief International is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communitie

Make all payments in accordance with RI finance procedures and finance checklist: – Review supporting documents for each payment to ensure completeness before payment is done and prepare payments vouchers for every payment.
Make sure that expenditures have been verified with the correct coding, approval before payment is processed.
Prepare monthly financial  reports  and  submit  to  Senior Finance Officer a report, containing- cashbook and bank reconciliation.
To post the transactions in NetSuite on weekly basis and inform the Senior Finance Officer to review and approve.
Daily capturing of Petty Cash, Bank and WCA transactions on Offline Spreadsheet and reconcile with the Petty Cash, Bank & WCA register balances and verify the balances with the actual physical balances on daily, monthly and on demand basis.
Plan and organize weekly and monthly cash counts and file signed records on cash count file.
Ensure that unused cheque pads received from bank are complete, keep records for their issuance, and maintain proper records of books.
Ensures that the Field financial and related documents are properly filed in well labelled with correct information on each file box every month and to be ready at any time to be transferred to the central archives as needed.
Comply with all relevant RI policies and procedures with respect to Child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
Ensure the effective and efficient use of all RI resources in order to keep costs low and ensure the security of staff. This includes spot checks and inventories as appropriate, as well as annual srock take procedures.
To perform any other work/job as assigned by the Senior Finance Officer/Finance Manager/Field Manager.
Perform any other duties assigned by Supervisor, Finance Manager or Field Coordinator.


Understand and adhere to Relief International established policies and procedures for administration, finance, procurement, data management and beneficiary data protection, child protection, Code of Conduct (including Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Harassment) and security management;
Reinforcing and ensuring compliance to policies and procedures and support of Child protection Focal Point;
Be flexible and willing to support the team as is needed.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance is required or related discipline.
Excellent Excel skills.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience.
Language Requirements:  Fluency in written and oral English and local language is required.
Computer Literate – Microsoft Office.
Teamwork Skills.

Relief international’s values:
Relief International (RI) is committed to upholding the rights of all children and vulnerable adults that we serve and those that we interact with in the course of our work to be protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) six core principles on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). RI has zero tolerance to beneficiaries’ and staff abuse and exploitation.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

Transparency and Accountability
Agility and Innovation

Applicants should send their applications (CV and cover letter with 3 referees) to indicatethetitle as “Finance Assistant Intern,Mogadishu”in thesubjectline.
The closing date for applications is January 10, 2020. Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
RI is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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