Job Description

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position.

Position title                :      Finance Assistant

Reporting to                :      Finance Officer

Location                       :      Heliwa

Country                        :     Somalia

  1. Position Summary:

Finance Assistant is responsible for fulfilling the financial requirements SOS Children Villages Somalia. In particular, s/he ensures that all SOS financial procedures and requirements are implemented and adhered.  In addition, s/he ensures that SOS Procurement procedures and policies are also adhered.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Prepares payment vouchers, cheque and petty cash payments. 

  2. Ensures that all invoices are paid promptly and properly supported to protect the reputation of SOS Children’s Villages.

  3. Prepares monthly Bank Registers.  Submits registers, together with all supporting receipts and vouchers. To the finance Officer

  4. Manages all Dahabshil cash accounts and ensures balances are reconciled with the cashbooks at all times.

  5. Checks all payment documents for completeness and validity for all facilities in Somalia and provide feedback before submission to the Head of Finance

  6. Assists the project heads in the preparation of the annual detailed budget of the facility.

  7. Prepares and monitors expenditures, ensuring the facility is run as economically as possible, in accordance with the provisions of the annual budget. Reports any irregularities to Finance Officer


Skills and Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, / Business administration

  2. 2 years’ work experience as finance assistant or similar role

  3. Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures

  4. Advanced MS Excel skills

  5. Familiarity with accounting software ( e.g QuickBooks)

  6. Demonstrated Planning and organizing

  7. Organizational and time-management skills

  Attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors

  • Communicate effectively

 Safeguarding Commitment

SOS Children’s Villages Somalia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes. SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email     Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date is. 20th August, 2022

Competent Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.