Finance and Administration Manager at Center for Education and Development (CED)

On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

CED seeks to recruit a qualified Finance and Administration Manager to be part of its core team.

Location: 50% Nairobi, Kenya and 50% Mogadishu, Somalia

Closing date: January 25, 2014

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of this position will be accounting/financial management, logistics and office administration of the CED offices in Nairobi and Mogadishu under the technical supervision of the Program Coordinator. The Finance and Administration Manager shall be responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial management, accountability requirements and human resources management of the offices in Mogadishu and Nairobi as well as the field offices in other regions. This position must assure the contractual integrity of all agreements entered into by the office, managing the procurement process and looking out for the interests of the organization. The Manager will provide technical assistance to staff in implementing and complying with financial and administrative procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and serve as the financial liaison to donors and other implementing partners and implementing units.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 5 years of relevant work experience preferably with NGOs.
  • Proven financial analysis and forecasting ability
  • Proven experience in training and capacity building in the area of finance and administration.
  • Production and interpretation of management accounts
  • Proven ability to provide support, guidance and training to financial and non-financial managers and colleagues.
  • Good communication and reporting skills.
  • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment and very insecure environment
  • Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritization and time management skills.
  • Experience in financial management of donor-funded programs
  • Experience with computerized accounting and strong organizational and leader Excellent skills in MS office and common accounting softwares
  • Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or recognized professional degree, such as CPA or ACCA
  • Previous work experience in Somalia


Fluency in English

General Skills

1. Excellent interpersonal skills. 2. Capacity to work independently and within a team. 3. Flexibility and patience 4. Ability to handle multi-task and stressful situations. 5. Exceptional communication skills 6. Demonstrated sense of diplomacy and negotiation. 7. Good team management skills 8. Good planning and analytical capacities 9. Able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.

Contract period:

one year, with possibility of renewal

The applicants will be required to possess a high sense of responsibility, honesty, professionalism, confidentiality and integrity.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Kindly submit your application and detailed CV. Each applicant package will include the following:

  • Cover letter with the applicants current contact information
  • CV including work experience and education
  • Copies of Certificates

Three referees with their complete contact information Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews and tests. All applications should be sent to Abdullahi Ali Hassan, [email protected] and copied to [email protected] with the subject of the e-mail marked “Finance and Administration Manager”


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