Finance Assistant – Mogadishu Office


Vacancy Announcement

Finance Assistant – Mogadishu Office

Job Title:

Finance Assistant

Reports to:

Assistant Country Financial Controller – ACFC, Mogadishu

Direct Reports:


Liaises with:

Internally: ACFC, Mogadishu finance team

Job Location:


Contract Details:

Six (6) Months

Job Purpose:

As Finance assistant, ensure supporting documents checked for completeness, adequate

authorization and coding prior to the issuing of the payment. All payments are recorded in

the cashbooks and supporting paperwork is filed on daily basis following Concern


The performance of this role will require flexibility as the exact duties will vary depending

on a number of factors in Somalia. Additionally, excellent time management skills will be

required to cope with the disparate duties.

Main duties &

Main duties


ü Effectively handle the day-to-day Mogadishu Office financial transactions which

include receiving cash, making payments, and recording transactions in the excel

cashbooks on daily basis.

ü Ensure that cash is securely managed at the Mogadishu Office and cash handling

procedures adhere to Concern guidelines.

ü Make payments at the Mogadishu Office by presenting cash requirements to the

Finance Officer to meet due programme expenditure.

ü Review and ensure that all expenditures are adequately approved, properly coded

and supporting documentation adhere to Concern and donor requirements.

ü Maintain floats record and ensure that they are properly accounted for upon their


ü Maintain accurate cash books and ensure they are submitted to the Finance Officer

on the 2nd of the following month for review.

ü Carry out weekly cash counts and ensure that the finance officer sign off the cash

count sheet after verification.

ü Carry out physical inventory count of the Mogadishu Office on quarterly basis and

provide fixed asset information to the Finance Manager.

ü Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records all the time.

Communication and Reports
Ensure regular communication with the Finance Manager, Finance officers and cash facilitator is maintained at all times.
Sharing the cash and cash facilitator books with the senior finance officer on
monthly basis.
Undertake other appropriate tasks as requested by the Finance Manager.
Assist the senior finance officer – partners in keeping partner filling up to date.


Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information acquired in the course of duty,

relating to the practices and business of Concern Worldwide, to any other person

or Organization except in normal execution of the above duties.

Ensuring strict guardianship and security of financial data and documents at all

times, including secure storage, accurate & complete filing and limiting access to

the finance office to authorized personnel only.

Ensuring strict adherence to Concern Somalia Financial Procedures and Fraud Policy

and remaining within the boundaries of these policies at all times.

Ensuring, along with all staff, that all activities are implemented and managed in a

transparent participatory manner and in line with Concern Worldwide policies and


Concern’s Code of Conduct (CCoC) and its associated policies

ü Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the (1) Programme Participant

Protection Policy; (2) Child Safeguarding Policy; and (3) Anti-Trafficking in Persons


Person specification:

ü Diploma in Accounting or Business Administration or any other related fields

ü At least 1 year professional experience with INGO’s

ü Good interpersonal and communication skills

ü Commitment to working in a team

ü Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task

ü Strong computer skills especially spread sheets

Disclaimer Clause
This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time

to time.

How to Apply
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their

applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email

to with the subject title “Application for Finance

Assistant” by
Tuesday, 6th January 2020.

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Concern has Code of Conduct (CCoC) and its associated policies which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.
Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.
Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal

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