Finance Coordinator at DRC, Hargeisa, Somalia

Deadline: 22 January 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Finance Coordinator in Hargeisa, Somalia. The duration of this post is 1 year.

The Finance Coordinator will support in day to day routine financial and Finance/administrative duties for SSIJ project, ensuring its coherence with overall Somalia Country Office strategy and with existing programming review of budget/budget revisions.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Finance Coordinator will perform the following functions:

  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of all financial deliverables and reports (donor and ad-hoc) in accordance with DFID/UNOPS guidelines.
  • Oversee financial management of the programme, ensuring compliance with DRC and DFID/UNOPS rules and regulations; submit regular reports to Program Manager/Finance Manager.
  • Organize and support monthly budget reviews meetings; Budget/Work plan vs actual spending and advise PMU on deviations, (overspends, underspends, compliance issues, clearing of outstanding advances etc.).
  • Coordinate with Program/Area Finance staff to rebook wrong postings.
  • Ensure that cash requests for the project is handled on time as per the agreed deadlines through the area office Finance staff.
  • Support the Finance Manager in internal and external audit process, and ensure the implementation of recommendations raised through internal & external audits.
  • Coordinate with implementing partners to ensure the on monthly cash book are shared as per the SGA for reviews, supporting on capacity building.
  • Other tasks as required by the PM/HoSS.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • At least 5 year’s work experience in field of finance/accounting/book keeping in an (I) NGO.
  • Experience in DFID budgetary requirements.
  • Experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple project partners.
  • Proven experience in NGO programme budget management, including reporting and compliance.
  • Experience in DFID will be an advantage.
  • Advanced experience/skills in MS Excel (experience in working with formulas).
  • Experience living and/or working in complex emergency locations preferred.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in English.
  • Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Organized team player, pro-active and with demonstrated strong personal initiative and decision making ability.
  • Proven solid analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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