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Head of Finance Department, Somalia.

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About the job:

We are looking for a highly skilled Head of Finance who will ensure sound and transparent administration of funds by providing accounting and financial management consistent with the Action Against Hunger financial management framework and local legislation.

About us

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 7,600 staff in over 45 countries, we have reached over 20 million people with funding over USD 425M and responded to 37 emergencies in 2018.

How you will contribute

You will contribute to ending world hunger by..

Providing strategic and operational financial leadership to the program. You will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks from day to day financial management such as strategic financial analysis, budget forecasting, Mission financial planning, cash flow and risk management and providing leadership to the finance department, ensuring that all financial systems and reporting, internal controls and budgeting are conducted and delivered in an accurate and timely manner.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Ensuring that financial and budgetary needs and constraints are taken into account in the preparation of projects.
  • Prepare financial reports and submit as per schedule.
  • Take Lead in annual review of the long‐term Finance strategy
  • Provide solutions to budget challenges and strategically utilize financial expertise to ensure availability of sufficient funds.
  • Take lead in preparation of internal audits.
  • Supervise the office disbursements, all financial activities and fiscal reporting to ensure proper allocation of funding sources and compliance with donor requirements and Action Against Hunger’s internal controls.
  • Supervise Finance team and provide capacity building.
  • Representing the mission to outside bodies on issues of finance and budget and developing a network for the exchange of information and good practice.
  • Ensuring that financial and budgetary needs and constraints are taken into account in the preparation of projects.
  • Provide budgetary inputs for donor proposals and reports including budget narratives.


  • Minimum 6 years’ experience managing the finance functions of a non‐profit organization at Senior Management level.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Management will be an added advantage;
  • Requires extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, standard spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Strongly preferred to have excellent knowledge of, and working experience with SAGA and HOMERE.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support.
  • Play a good role of facilitator and team player in solving problems.

Our Core values

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values:

  • Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.
  • Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.
  • Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.
  • Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).
  • Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.


What we offer.

Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Context allowance
  • Training opportunities For an all‐inclusive list of benefits, check the Action Against Hunger Website

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Closing date for applications: January 31, 2020The applications will be assessed on rolling bases

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