Somalia: Finance Manager,Somalia 

Title Finance Manager,Somalia

Location Somalia

Department Name

Program Delivery

Pact Overview

Pact Overview:
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department Overview:
Pact seeks a Finance Manager for the anticipated Bilateral Labour Intensive Stabilization Programme in Somalia, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The programme will provide immediate benefits to communities in areas newly recovered from Al Shabaab, or in areas under threat by militant groups, as well as strengthen the ability of the government, including local authorities, to function and provide relevant services for Somali citizens.
Position Purpose:
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Finance Manager for the anticipated Bilateral Labour Intensive Somalia Stabilisation Programme will oversee the development and implementation of the programme’s financial systems, including the preparation, negotiation, and monitoring of grant agreements with grantees.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria to manage the programme’s finance systems
  • Work with program staff on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance of all donor requirements
  • Prepare and review monthly financial reports from field programs for completeness and accuracy
  • Lead oversight and coordination of all banking activities and administration
  • Provide training/mentoring for staff where necessary in financial management and grant compliance
  • Coordinate with other departments for training/mentoring of sub-grantees where necessary in the administration of the programme’s sub-agreements with partners Basic Requirements:

  • A college or post-graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field

  • At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, working in the field of international development, preferably in East Africa with specific experience in Somalia or other fragile and conflict affected states

  • Experience overseeing the financial systems of large and complex programs with several sub-awardees
  • Ability to travel and work in Somalia
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language​Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Somali language

  • Somali nationals strongly preferred

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