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VSF Germany is an International NGO, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.

Accounts & Administration Assistant.

The incumbent will be based in Burao, Somaliland, providing support to the Somali Pastoral Dairy Development Project (SPDDPII) in Somaliland.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide financial, logistical and administrative support to projects
  • Implement donor financial regulations in the management of funds at field level
  • Manage the finance of projects and overall local procurement ensuring that donor and organization’s policies, procedures and systems are adhered to
  • Manage the project petty cash by keeping records of all field financial transactions and submit monthly returns to the Somalia main office or regional office
  • Prepare and manage cash flow projections
  • Support the Project Manager and field staff in drafting budgets, preparing field documentation, and submission of field returns.
  • Manage contracts with 3rd parties and supervise services rendered to projects
  • Post transactions into the computerized accounting system (Navision)
  • Supervise junior staff as appropriate if any.

    Key qualifications and competencies:

  • University Degree in Finance or Business studies and CPA 2 or its equivalent
  • Proficiency in Office Computer packages (word, excel) and experience in specialized accounting software. Knowledge of Navision an added advantage
  • 3 years minimum experience in finance and administration
  • Experience in a humanitarian or other international NGO and understanding of international donor regulations especially EC is desirable
  • Excellent communication and team work skills
  • Good written and spoken English is essential

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to:

    postal address (VSF Germany, Ngong Road, Piedmont Plaza, 2nd Floor P. O. Box 25653, Nairobi, Kenya)

    or via email address (Admin_Hr [at] vsfg.org and Somalia [at] vsfg.org) indicating their current and expected salary.

    Also include 3 professional referees and daytime telephone contacts.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Closing date for receiving applications is 10th January 2013 at or before 12.00am mid night.

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