Finance Assistant – Hargeisa

  • Hargeisa
  • Full time
  • 1 month ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Jun 29 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 2 years

Job Description

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

ROLE PURPOSE: To assist the Area Finance office in the operation of Save the Children Somaliland archives, to ensure that all financial documents are correctly stored and easily accessible, verify support documents in all projects are properly arranged.

Location: Hargeisa

Duration: 12 Months


  • Maintain daily cheque payments Tracker and ensure all transfer slips to be attached to the related payment vouchers.
  • Responsible for archiving all cash, bank, accruals and General Journal Ledger documentations.
  • Ensure all outstanding staff advances (floats) are reconciled on weekly basis and report float control sheet status to the Finance Officer weekly.
  • Responsible for verification of transaction completeness in terms of supporting documentation, budget codes and approvals once filling.
  • Assist the Finance Officer in running accurate monthly and timely financial management information.
  • Assist Finance Officer with Month-End Closure tasks and reconciliation of control accounts.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Establish an effective working relationship with other business partnering departments
  • Perform other duties that is assigned by the Area Finance Officer.
  • Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way that reflects Save the Children's commitment to safeguarding children in accordance the Child Protection Policywith the with physical stock balances


  • Minimum of Degree or equivalent accounting qualification
  • About 2 years within a busy working environment
  • Computer skills especially in Ms Excel, spread sheets, Ms Word and other Accounting packages will be added value
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Ability and willingness to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Supportive personnel management styleAbility to work independently on his or her own initiative.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.