Systems Accountant Officer

Job Details
Employer: Federal Government of Somalia
Job Title: Systems Accountant Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other


Systems Accountant Officer

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Systems Accountant Officer

Department:Finance and Administration

Reporting to: Head of Finance Section

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station:

Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Provide support to MPWRH and Admin/Finance department in particular by overseeing the technical level accounting work including the preparation of financial reports, accounting records, and statistical records. Maintain a high level of accounting and financial systems knowledge to ensure continual development and improvement of accounting and reporting systems. Maintain a good level of statutory financial reporting requirements, administrate the accountant operations within the Ministry’s staff payroll, maintain the services of bookkeeping and manage the accounting system in addition to assisting and/or training staff in the use of computer system, spreadsheets, and other financial software.

Scope of Service

Reporting to the Head of Finance section, the incumbent is responsible for:

o The tasks described under ‘Purpose of the Position’

o Analysing financial information needs of MPWRH by reviewing existing systems and working out the best way to meet those needs through the design of new systems.

o Assisting the Financial Officers in reviewing budget proposals of grantees and sub-contractors

o Ensure proper and complete documentation and filing for easy retrieval of all accounting related documents;

Duties and Responsibilities, include, but not limited to:

o General accounting tasks, including reconciling and maintaining balance sheet accounts and general ledger operations, preparing journal entries, preparing monthly closing and financial reports, preparing account/bank reconciliations

o Ensure all expenses are within assigned project budget and verify the completeness of all required supporting documentation for all payments vouchers

o Ensure account receivables and payables activities are performed accurately and timely

o Settle amounts due, or recover outstanding receivables

o Ensure timely and accurate monthly and year end closure of accounts, including bank reconciliation, and submit reports to his/her superior as per prescribed deadlines

o Participate in preparation of annual work plan and budget estimates for all project activities,

o Prepare advance requests for MPWRH funding in the applicable format;

o Prepare periodic and ad hoc financial reports required by MPWRH and other relevant agencies.

o Participate in quarterly work planning and progress reporting meetings

o Assist MPWRH in project budget monitoring and revision;

o Prepare project budget revisions periodically and when required

o Review, arrange payment and record all the project expenditure’s vouchers in accordance with financial regulations of MPWRH and the Government;

o File all financial documents and prepare necessary conditions to work with audit agencies or financial inspection agencies as required;

o Prepare direct payments and all supporting documents to be delivered to MPWRH for issuing checks and monitor their issuing and ensure delivery to beneficiaries

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Master’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Administration, or related field;

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant Accounting

o Excellent organizational, accounting and financial skills;

o Demonstrated leadership skills;

o Strong IT skills for set-up of financial and accounting systems

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and other accounting/financial software;

o High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills

o High ethical standards and sound independent judgement

o Good interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal) with all levels within the ministry.

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.


o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “Systems Accountant Officer MPWRH & 00026/18– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates is highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Publish date: 2018-08-07 23:19:59
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