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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Finance Assistant / Accountant - Somalia NGO Consortium/ NSP Jobs in Kenya

Somalia Ngo Consortium/Ngo Safety Programe (NSP) is recruiting the following position:-

Position Description

Title: Finance Assistant / Accountant - Somalia NGO Consortium/ NSP

Location: Nairobi with infrequent travel to Somalia and Somaliland

Start of Contract & Duration: Negotiable (1 year renewable)


The NGO Safety Program (NSP) aims to reduce the risks posed to programe personnel and assets of NGOs operating in Somalia through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused security management support.

The Somalia NGO Consortium started as a mechanism for international and Local NGOs operational in Somalia to coordinate various activities and work together on specific issues affecting them.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Daily booking of all transactions and reconciliation of cash and bank balances
  • Monthly reporting to the NGO Consortium Focal Point/ Senior Administration and Finance Officer providing fully reconciled reports detailing income, expenditure and cash/ bank reconciliations, budget follow ups and tracking.
  • Assist in preparation and follow up of program budgets for NSP and NGO Consortium.
  • Ensure that all expenses are properly authorized before payment for NSP and NGO Consortium
  • Ensure that all payments are prepared on time and in accordance with all financial guidelines
  • Preparation of the payroll for NSP and NGO Consortium staff
  • Maintain filing systems for NSP and NGO Consortium in accordance with guidelines
  • Ensure that all bookings in cash-books are done on a daily basis for both NSP and NGO Consortium and in strict compliance with guidelines to include advances and pre-payments.
  • Creates spreadsheets to enable easy cash / required documents handling for both NSP and NGO Consortium
  • Provides Documentation required by Auditor and/or Donors for NSP and NGO Consortium.
  • Assist the Senior Admin./Finance Officer in the preparation of budgets and follow ups.
  • Maintain a schedule for payment of utilities and lease agreements for NSP and NGO Consortium
  • Provide leave cover for the Office Manager of the Somalia NGO Consortium
  • Performs other duties as required by Program Manager NSP and Focal Point of Somalia NGO Consortium
  • Degree qualification in accounting or finance and accounting i.e. CPA, ACCA
  • 2 years experience in an accountancy role
  • 2 years of experience in a similar position in a humanitarian organization.
  • Detailed understanding of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proven presentation/facilitator skills using adult learning methodologies
  • Donor relations, grants management and fundraising
  • Valid passport and driving license
Application procedure

For more information on this position, application procedure and detailed job description please refer to our website:

Applications should be sent not later than 5th March 2010.

Only short-listed applicants will be notified.

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