27 Mar 2017

Finance & Admin Officer Job Vacancy

The Somalia NGO Consortium is a voluntary mechanism that brings together local and international NGOs working in Somalia to encourage information sharing, cooperation, coordination and joint advocacy in order to better work together to improve the lives of Somalis affected by conflict, natural disasters, poverty.

The Consortium aims to facilitate a more coherent NGO voice and assist NGO members to channel
their concerns and suggestions to appropriate decision makers in the most effective format. Having already established itself in Nairobi, Garowe and Hargeisa, the NGO Consortium is in the process of establishing its presence in Mogadishu to better serve the needs of members present.

The purpose of the Senior Finance & Admin Officer is to manage all financial and admin support activities for the Somalia NGO Consortium.


  • Before posting an invoice the Finance Officer must ensure all documents have sufficient approval and signing authority
  • Check the mathematical accuracy of the transactions
  • Inspect the Purchase Requisition Form (PRF) to obtain the expense coding information
  • Determine whether the vendor has an outstanding balance and modify the entry to reflect the outstanding balance
  • Before posting a disbursement (cheque or cash) request form, you must determine whether; the request is adequately supported by documentation and has been properly approved
  • Before posting a Travel Expense Report (TER), will ensure that there is sufficient signature authority for payment
  • Scrutinize and ensure that all payments made are related to mission policy, are clearly documented and conforming to donor regulations
  • Review and ensure all salary and benefits payments for contract staff and consultants are valid and supported by current contracts
  • Review entries in PAMODZI related to the NGO consortium and ensure they are properly entered with correct account codes and fund codes
  • Liaise regularly with budget holders

Job Qualifications

  • A Business related degree/diploma
  • A holder of a CPA II
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in accounting, with preference for additional experience in financial management
  • Understanding of computer applications in respect to basic accounting, payroll management, cash control, etc.
  • At a minimum this would include an understanding of PAMODZI/people soft or any other accounting system and Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good supervisory skills and experience
  • Good communication skills in both verbal and written English

How to Apply
Candidates who are interested in the position should send their applications online to to be received no later than Friday, March 31st 2017, 6:00PM. The applicant should be titled “Senior Finance & Admin Officer” and should include the following:

  1. Maximum one page expression of interest/cover letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. 2 references

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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