Finance Assistant - Mogadishu (National Position) - Somalia

Job Details
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Job Title: Finance Assistant - Mogadishu (National Position) - Somalia
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Other

Finance Assistant - Mogadishu (National Position) - Somalia 

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs 

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). 

NRC’s Eastern Africa and Yemen operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination. 

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities 

Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at Email or Paper applications will not be considered. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Job description

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines 
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action 
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management 
  • Ensure proper filing of documents 
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function 
  • Take day to day responsibility of managing petty cash and cash box 
  • Ensure daily, weekly, monthly and periodic cash count is done 
  • Record all cash movements and undertake periodic cash counts 
  • Assist in bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations 
  • Follow up on advances and refunds 
  • Verify all invoices, vouchers and receipts and supporting documents and enter in the system as appropriate 
  • Make all approved payments 
  • Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions 
  • Maintain proper filling system for all financial and accounting documents 
  • Assist in preparation of financial reports, budgets and budget monitoring for projects 
  • Any other duties that may arise to support NRC’s goals and objectives


  • Preferably educated to degree standard or equivalent 
  • Ability to work as a member of the team 
  • Previous (2yrs) experience working in an accounting department (preferably NGO) 
  • Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleague when need arise. 
  • Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience 
  • Good and confidence in Excel and Word 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Good in oral and written English 
  • Good knowledge of the Somalia country context

We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible 
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension 
Duty Station: Mogadishu 
Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions. 
The candidate is to observe NRC's four core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, accountability and the Code of Conduct for all staff

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Miscellaneous info

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