Finance Assistant – Archive – Mogadishu Somali-National only

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Reports to: Finance Officer

Staff directly reporting to this post: No

Country Dimensions:  Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, etc.

  • Minimum 2 years proven work experience in finance/accounting within a busy working environment such as financial institutions, corporates or INGOs

  • Computer skills especially in Ms Excel, spread sheets and Ms Word

  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team

  • Ability to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines

  • Supportive personnel management style

    Desirable requirements

  • Working knowledge of Agresso accounting package
  • Previous work experience with INGOs
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

    How to Apply

    Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Application will be done Online, please visit our website at https://somalia.savethechildren.net/careers/details?jid=38971

    Application will be close on 17th Dec 2019.