Finance and Administration Manager

Plan International

Hargeisa, Somalia

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

The Country Finance and Admin Manager will provide overall leadership and strategic oversight of the accounting and financial management services function in Plan International Somalia in compliance with the Plan’s global policies and accepted accounting practices and develop and maintain an appropriate financial reporting system. The position will also participate and take responsibility for the management of country business risks.

Supporting the CD, the CFM has a vital responsibility to undertake internal and external representation on all operations with critical stakeholders, including RH, GH, and the NOs. The CFM will be a member of the Country Leadership Team (CLT) and provide high-level strategic leadership to the CO, working collaboratively with other CLT members.
The role will be responsible for supporting effective and efficient programme support services, including; effective liaison with Nairobi Hub Shared Services Centre for delivered Logistics and Procurement systems and procedures, Budgeting and Costing different supplies. Oversee, Managing Fleet, and Ensuring compliance to Procurement systems and procedures in the organization. In addition, the post holder is responsible for implementing innovative and effective use of resources in the Plan’s work at the CO & PAs to make program delivery effective.

Dimensions of the Role:

  • A member of the Country Leadership Team (CLT) and is expected to contribute to Plan International Somalia’s strategic direction in the country.
  • The role directly line manages the finance staff and logistics and administration officer and liaises with Nairobi hub Shared Service Centre for effective service delivery.
  • Upon delegation of the Country Director, the Finance and Administrations Manager may approve financial obligations, disbursements, and transfers to third parties up to a specified amount.
  • Strong collaboration with regional and GH Technical teams on Supply Chain and Admin
Technical Expertise, Skills, And Knowledge:
Education and Professional Qualifications:
  • Degree in Finance/Accounting related courses
  • CPA, ACCA, CFA, or other professional qualification in accounting
  • Minimum (7) years of progressive experience in finance with at least 3 years in leadership.
  • Proven experience in the implementation and use of any major ERP system.
  • Proven experience in Financial Analysis.
  • Ability to demonstrate and foster in team members a strong commitment to meeting the needs of other employees and managers for financial services
  • Knowledge of the sector and the financial management issues specific to it is an advantage
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, Control standards, and the reporting requirements of major international grant donors
  • Excellent proven financial analytical skills
  • Proven effective management skills leading teams across several sites and operating in a multi-cultural and matrix management structure
  • Strong negotiation, influencing, and networking skills.
  • Presentation and problem-solving skills in a complex work environment.
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Excellent planning, management, and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong communication in English (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills.