Vacancy Announcement Finance Officer (1 Positions)

Full Time
Afgoye, Mogadisho
Posted 1 year ago

Organization: Agro Pastoral Charity Organization (APCO
Position Title: Finance Officer
Location/Duty Station: Mogadishu Office and Afgoye District, Lower Shabelle
Announcing Date: 29/05/2023
Closing Date: 12/06/2023
Project Duration:12 months Contract with possibility of extension to availability of
funds and satisfactory job performance.
Commitment to Diversity: APCO is an equal opportunities employer.
Submission Email:
Organizational Background

Agro Pastoral Charity Organization (APCO) is a local non-governmental, nonprofit making organization founded in 1998, which supports vulnerable
populations, affected by humanitarian crises in Somalia. APCO provides
continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of
post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target
populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce
vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects
of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach
adapted to each context.
In partnership with Somali Humanitarian Fund (SHF), APCO is implementing a
Nutrition program, titled Provision of lifesaving nutrition assistance for droughtaffected population in Afgoye district, Lower Shabelle. So, APCO is looking for
a professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team
player Finance Officer.
Job Purpose
The Finance officer will support the program in terms of accounting and

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and report on the financial flow (cash forecast) required in the
  • Send the cash flow needs cashbook & cashbox and reconciliation on a
    monthly basis for approval to the executive director.
  • Ensure proper documentation for all payments and efficient reporting of
    the balances and ongoing debts to the Mogadishu office.
  • Responsible for the monthly accounting cash books according to APCO
    standards through Excel/SAGA.
  • Send on a monthly basis the documentation in order to the capital office
    with the cashier’s help. · Responsible for cross-checking allocations as
    per signed purchase orders; reallocations whenever approved;
  • Submit administrative and financial inputs to the Nutrition coordinator for
    the weekly meeting.
  • Supervise and support the cashier on the accounting and cash
    management· Follow up the implementation of APCO HR procedures at
    the base level and ensure that memo is well communicated to all
    employees of the bases.
  • Ensure that all contracts are signed by new employees and all
    documentation is sent to the Mogadishu offices.
  • Ensure valid contracts of staff at the base level are kept up to date ·
    Maintain control and check the system of the attendance of all staff at
    the base level and ensure updated Leave Follow-Up and the attendance
    sheets are sent to the Mogadishu office.
  • Ensure to send the entire leave request forms for the staff at the base
    level to the Mogadishu HR office.
  • Organize staff induction and management of appraisals with the line
    managers at the base level.
  • Control and supervise the filing of staff personal folders.
  • Any other duty that is in line with the position.
    Functional Competencies:
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new
    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures
    relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks.
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a
    professional discipline or technical speciality relating to the position.
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it
    in work assignments.
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current
    guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in
    work assignments.
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity.
  • Facilitating teamwork and encouraging open communication in the team,
    communicating effectively.
  • Managing conflict, Informed and transparent decision-making.
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encouraging the learning of others.
    Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the
    responsibility of each staff member.
    Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Logistics, Business
    Administration, Human Resources or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience, preferably in a similar
    position in an NGO.
  • A deep and clear understanding of humanitarian principles and
  • Sound understanding/experience in financial processing and
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish
    effective work relations at all levels.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited
    supervision, pro-active and a good team player.
  • High level of integrity and honesty.
  • Fluency in Somali and English language is a must
    Core Values and Critical Competencies.
    Respect Integrity Transparency &
    Commitment Excellence Diversity
    Initiating Action Facilitating Change Team Mobilization
    Stress Tolerance Collaboration Coaching and
    Adaptability Negotiation Conflict Management
    How to apply
    All applicants should drop a letter of application and updated CV (including 3
    referees) to and indicate the position applied for in the
    subject. The deadline for application deadline is 12/06/2023.
    Local candidates are encouraged to apply
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    APCO is an equal opportunities employer

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