Finance Coordinator – Kismayo


Finance Coordinator – Jubbaland (open to Somali nationals only)
Kismayo, 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 of Finance Coordinator for Jubbaland Area Office based in Kismayo, 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. The duration of this post is 12 months with the possibility of extension.
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).

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Duties and responsibilities
Generic Responsibilities;
Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements Prepare and submit reports and analysis
Ensure proper filing of all support documents
Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings Management of Finance team
Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures Support project staff in financial matters
Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area
Specific Responsibilities;
Prepare and analyze the Balance Accounts Reconciliation for NRC Jubbaland Area office.
Prepare and analyze the Project Summary (executive BVA and cash request) for NRC Jubbaland Area office.
Assist the Finance Manager to have an overview of all project budgets for Somalia Program.
Contribute in the design, development and implementation of the grants management policies, procedures and practices
Participate in the preparation of the Administrative Budget for the Somalia mission
Take leadership in preparation of Jubbaland Area final reports and adherence to guidelines. Training of finance and non-finance staff on financial procedures and policies
Ensure monthly budget monitoring is done for each project Review and consolidate all grant management reports
Continually review the entire grant management system and provide recommendations to the Finance Manager on its improvement
Prepare financial reports to Somalia Country Office and donors Ensure timely transfer of funds to all NRC Jubbaland field offices. Ensure timely preparation of payments vouchers
Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in Finance and Budget management
Specific familiarity with grants proposal writing, and reporting to UNHCR, ECHO, BPRM, EC, SIDA, CIDA and DFID.
Good knowledge of financial reporting systems
Very strong computer based financial analysis skills
Good hands on experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Personal qualities
Knowledge of the context in Jubbaland Somalia Strong analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative)
Excellent one to one and group communication /information presentation skills Good understanding of various donors’ financial requirements
Experience in designing budgets with different donor formats (for e.g. DFID, EC, SHF, UNHCR, ECHO, NMFA, SIDA) and leading on anti-corruption training workshops
Experience working with Excel and other computerized accounting systems. knowledge of Agresso software package will be an added advantage.
Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Behavioural competencies
Managing resources to optimize results Managing performance and development Analyzing
Handling insecure environments Empowering and building trust
We can offer
Contract period: 11 months with the possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Kismayo, with frequent travel to field offices
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.
Additional Information:
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
Email and paper applications will not be considered.
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
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 ul mate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communies
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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