YouthLink Somalia is a local humanitarian NGO operating in South and Central Somalia. YouthLink works to enable the poor and vulnerable communities to improve livelihoods and build their resilience through long-term development and life-saving programmes

Job Title:Senior Finance Officer
Reports to:Programme Director
Direct Reports:Finance/Admin Officer and Logistics Officer
Job Location:Based in Mogadishu, Somalia
Contract Details:1 year & RenewableThree Mont’s Probation Period

Paid Annual Leave

Job Purpose:Senior Finance Officer is responsible for the financial management, administration and operational support functions for YouthLink as per organization’s policies and procedures and play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward operational excellence.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:Financial Management●         Financial management includes planning and reviewing annual budgets, managing costs and payments through partners and suppliers, monthly financial reporting, and other ad-hoc financial analysis as required

●         Continue to improve organization’s finance system by adopting and implementing accounting best practices including identification of computerized Accounting software

●         Ensure that accounting records are maintained in a manner consistent with good accounting principles

●         Review expenditure for audit trail, confirm accounting codes, and ensure that expenditure is accurately recorded in dally books and reported in a timely basis to funding partner organization/Donors.

●         Ensure production of monthly management accounts and extrapolate into donor format & currency, ensuring accuracy and timeliness

●         Ensure that the procedures for procurement and purchasing of goods and services are in place and meet YouthLink’s and Donor’s standards of transparency and accountability

Operations and Systems:

●         Manage procurement, administration and transport according to plan and budget, and ensuring that the logistics and human resource are implemented to deliver organization’s programme objectives.

●         Develop capacity of Support staff to ensure continued integration system functions with programme functions.

●         Carry out systematic review to improve the efficiency of the support functions in line with policies and procedures.

●         As member of Senior staff,  actively participate and contribute proposal development and  strategic plan

●         Support the Programme director/Programme Coordinator in the management, review and effective implementation of Security operating procedures in place.

●         Developing and managing a strong systems  so that all support functions provide optimal support to the  YouthLink’s programme  service delivery to target beneficiaries/ communities

Support Staff Management and Capacity Building

●         Lead, manage and motivate the support staff ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance in mature and impartial manner

●         Provide orientation and training to staff support and programme staff on finance and supply chain procedures for cost-effective management and  to ensure that audit/ donor compliance procedures are consistently followed


●         Ensure the none-disclosure of any information of whatsoever acquired in the due course, related to business of YouthLink to any other organisation without authority except in execution of above duties.

●         Ensure strict guardianship and security of financial data and documents at all times, including secure storage, accurate & complete filing and limiting access to the finance office to authorized personnel only.

Job Specification:●         Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Management/Business Management Logistics/Administrative●         2 to 3 years in Budget management and operations and organizational policies and procedures, in an emergency or development field

●         Strong financial management skills

●         Good interpersonal, motivational skills and flexible/motivated

●         Strong staff management and staff development experience

●         Computer skills including accounting software, Microsoft Word and Excel

●         Good working knowledge of English (verbal and written) and Somali

●         Excellent organisational, communication, written and oral skills

●         Dynamic and willing to take initiatives to complete assigned tasks and work under pressure

●         Ability to multi task and work independently whilst being strong team player

●         Must be flexible and willing to adapt to a fluid situation

How to Apply:●         Bring your application (Cover letter, updated CV) with a least 3 references by hand to YouthLink Office at Km5 Bulo-Hubey Street |Wadajir District |Mogadishu by January31st  Or submit application by email to: admin@youthlink.so with subject line “Application for Senior Finance Officer”