Job Description

Title: Temporary Finance Assistant – Burao - Somalia National

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.

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.


TITLE:  Temporary Finance Assistant

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Support team/Finance Department.




CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


To assist the Burao 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


Reports to: Burao Finance Officer

Staff reporting to this post: None at this time

Role Dimensions: Save the Children operates across all zones in Somaliland and currently has three offices and staff over 160.


1.    Maintain daily cheque payments Tracker and ensure all transfer slips to be attached to the related payment vouchers.

2.    Responsible for archiving all cash, bank, accruals and General Journal Ledger documentations.

3.    Ensure all outstanding staff advances (floats) are reconciled on weekly basis and report float control sheet status to the Finance Officer weekly.

4.    Responsible for verification of transaction completeness in terms of supporting documentation, budget codes and approvals once filling.

5.    Assist the Finance Officer in running accurate monthly and timely financial management information.

6.    Assist Finance Officer with Month-End Closure tasks and reconciliation of control accounts.

7.    Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

8.    Establish an effective working relationship with other business partnering departments

9.    Perform other duties that is assigned by the Area Finance Officer.

10.  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 Policy.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


·         holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         willing to take disciplined risks.


·         honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Skills and Qualifications


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, AGRESSO, 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 style

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Adult Safeguarding.

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy, all employees are also expected to carry out their duties in accordance with SCI protection from sexual exploitation abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

How to apply

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

Qualified persons with disabilities and qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs:-

Closing Date will be 14th September 2022