Location: Somalia (Bossaso)
Closing date: 30 Mar 2008
Job Description


Horn Relief is actively seeking candidates who are committed to its mission and vision.

Professional background
- 3 years of Financial Management experience, preferably on an Donor funded projects/ Programs.
- Relevant university degree, preferably in accounting or CPA (K) graduate OR other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience.

Essential skills
- Strong managerial skills to sustain the role as field accountant in and support to finance staff in field offices in Somalia
- Proven financial management, both in set-up, implementation and control experience,
- Proven experience of preparation of budgets and their management,
- Experience with INGOs in the same field,
- Good human resource development and management experience,
- Experience to develop linkages with INGOs, Government agencies and other stakeholders,
- Strong ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively
- Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, and modern accounting-systems
- Ability to manage dynamic sets of scenarios in relation to budgets and plans
- Proven skills and experience in report writing
- Understanding of issues in complex emergencies and crisis contexts
- Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
- Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
- Fluency in the English language, both oral and written
- Fluency in the Somali language, both oral and written a must

Personal qualities
- Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
- Ability to work in multi cultural environments in emergency and development settings, with a teams
- Ability and willingness to work and live in ‘uneasy’ circumstances.
- Willingness to travel in the area of duty on a regular basis
- A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.
- And it helps if you have a sense of humour

Desired skills as an added advantage
- Knowledge of Somalia and/or the region

All employees of the Horn Relief should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

START DATE: As soon as possible

Vacancies Contact
Applications should be submitted by March 30th,2008. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please. Horn Relief is an equal opportunity employer.
Each application package should include the following:
- Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information and salary history
- Resume (including detailed work experience, education/degrees)
- References (minimum of three, with complete contact information)
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.
All applications should be sent to Horn Relief at hrbosaso@hornrelief.org and cc vacancies@hornrelief.org with the subject line: Field Accountant