Finance Assistant – Baidoa


Finance Assistant – Baidoa

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).

In response to the ongoing emergency response, NRC is setting up roster for programme roles that area office could use. We are seeking highly qualified, resilient, dynamic professionals to respond to the emergency and support affected people.

Generic Responsibilities 

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as conduct or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

  1. Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents
  5. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Specific Responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • 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
  • 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.


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff.

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Behavioral competencies 

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job.

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Degree in accounting/ Banking &Finance
  • Previous (2yrs) experience working in an accounting department (preferably NGO)
  • Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Ability to work as a member of the team
  • Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleague when need arise.
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the context in Somalia
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power point)

We Offer:

  • Contract period: One year contract with possibility of extension
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
  • Duty station: Baidoa


Follow this link to Apply:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Qualified Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Incomplete, email and paper application will not be considered.

Apply Before: 16/11/2022, 07:49