Finance Assistant

Company profile


The Nordic International Support Foundation

Job Details
Employer: The Nordic International Support Foundation
Job Title: Finance Assistant
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other

1. Role and responsibilities

To support the finance department in the day to day running of all financial matters in the country office in order to provide efficient and effective Finance Management in Nordic Support Foundation country program in Somalia.

Specific responsibilities

  1. Comply with Financial Handbook and other NIS policies
  2. Ensure timely preparation of payments vouchers
  3. Make approved payments
  4. Record all cash movements
  5. Follow up on advances and refunds
  6. Ensure timely transfer of funds to all NIS Somalia field offices.
  7. Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification
  8. Maintain the filling system for all financial and accounting documents
  9. Prepare the monthly payroll for approval
  10. Collaborate and upload the support documents in the system with FC on agreed time.
  11. Replace the Finance Coordinator during absence.

Other duties

  • Assist with any other duties assigned by the Finance coordinator/Finance and Administration Manager, as and when required.


Job execution is evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Level of results achieved, according to Country Strategies, Plan of Actions, Project Descriptions (donor applications), Budgets
  • Level of delivery according to deadlines and quality requirements
  • General contribution: working groups, strategy and policy developments, program developments etc.
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to changes and new requirements
  • Level of personal contribution in supporting colleagues, teambuilding and a healthy, positive and creative working environment
  • The FC as a role model for NIS (Does he/she adhere to the NIS values, the Code of Conduct, Security regulations etc.)



  • Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, and modern accounting-systems
  • Understanding of issues in complex emergencies and crisis contexts
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
  • Fluency in the English language, both written and verbal


  • Financial Management experience


  • Relevant university degree, preferably business administration/financial management OR other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience. Experience from accounting and management may compensate for lack of formal education.


  • Ability to work with stress and under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances
  • Willingness to travel to all areas of the country/region where the programme is implemented, on a regular basis


  • Knowledge of Somalia and/or the region
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit applications only according to the following procedure:
  • Follow the link below to fill the form and upload your application letter and an updated CV, which should include contact information for three work-related references.
  • Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The Closing date will be 05th May 2018.

Publish date: 2018-04-24 23:48:48
Premium Job: No
Back   Back   Print   Print   Company's jobs   Company's jobs     Views   Hits:432   Apply to this job   Apply       Add note     Add note        

You are here: Home