The UN Joint Programme for Local Governance and Decentralised Service Delivery (JPLG) is a 5-year programme implemented by the ILO, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNDP and UNCDF. Established in 2008, the programme has commenced its 3rd phase (2018 – 2023), the objective of the programme is the achievement, within Somalia and Somaliland, of local government institutions that contribute to peace and stability by effectively and accountably responding to the needs and rights of all Somalis. This is to be achieved through three outcomes i) Policy, legal and regulatory frameworks on local governance finalized ii) Local governments’ have the capacity to deliver equitable and sustainable services, promote economic development and peace iii) Local governments demonstrate improved engagement of citizens, with an emphasis on women and marginalized groups. The programme is aligned to the United Nations Strategic Framework (UNSF) Outcome 2.3: Strengthened local governance through the provision of basic and public services will contribute to peace and stability, and the National Development Plan (NDP) Priority 2: Peace, Security and Rule of Law, and the Comprehensive Approach to Security (CAS). The Programme places a strong emphasis on gender and women in local governance, human rights and good governance principles of transparency, accountability and participation.
Within the JPLG, ILO supports the Federal State Ministries of Interior and Public Works, Municipality of Mogadishu as well as target districts through institutional and organizational reform. ILO provides technical assistance and material support to help local governments to improve their functions as service providers and increase public investment in basic services and participation in local governance and development (communities, civic society and private sector).
2. Reporting line
Under the overall responsibility of the CO-Addis Ababa Director, the Finance and Administrative Assistant (FAA) will work under the guidance and technical supervision of the Project Manager of the project in Mogadishu, in collaboration with the Finance Unit of the CO-Addis Ababa and the ILO Regional Office for Africa. S/he will perform the following duties:
3. Main duties and responsibilities:
4. Qualifications requirements: education, language, experience and competencies.
Education: Completion of secondary school education, plus formal training in accounting and/or finance from a recognized commercial school or equivalent.
Experience: Six years of progressively responsible experience in Finance and administration.
Languages: Excellent command of English and Good knowledge of Somali.
· Extensive knowledge in appropriate software such MS including Excel and Word processing.
· Extensive knowledge of financial rules regulation and accounting principles.
· Extensive knowledge of standard administrative procedures.
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
· Good organizational skills.
· Ability to create and maintain electronic and paper filing systems.
· Ability to produce clear financial reports.
· Demonstrated analytical skills, high standards of ethical conduct including confidentiality, accuracy and attention to details.
· Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
· Knowledge of operations in an UN organization would be an advantage
How to apply:
“Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position”.
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