Save the Children has a long history of engagement in Somalia and in Somaliland stretching as far back as 1954. Since 2000, both Save the Children Denmark and Save the Children UK have been working in Somaliland. In the past two years, Save the Children Finland has been financially supporting the work of both Save the Children Denmark and Save the Children UK in Somalia/Somaliland. From January 2010 SC UK, SC Denmark and SC Finland unified and formed Save the Children under the global initiative of Unified Presence of Save the Children.

Position title: Finance Assistant – National
Duty Station : Hargeisa
Salary:            Grade 5 of the National Staff Scale

To assist the National Finance Officer in the operation of Save the Children computerized accounting systems, to ensure that finance documents are correctly stored and easily accessible, to assist in ensuring financial controls in all project sites and to undertake periodic audit visit to field sites.
1.    Ensure that procedures are put in place to assure document security for a complete audit trail from the SUN accounts records to supporting documentation and vice versa.
2.    In cooperation with the Finance officer, check financial documents from field offices on monthly basis and ensuring transactions are in compliance with SCUK financial policies and procedures and the internal audit recommendations.
3.    Responsible for the filing of vouchers once sent to the National Finance Office and assist in retrieving of audit schedules for grant audits and liquidations.
4.    Maintenance, updating of the FBS by Importing, approving and exporting of Budgets in FBS into SUN
5.    Prepare and post Recharge journals and other entries at CON and ensure that they are posted into SUN Accounts prior to month end procedures.
6.    Take part in the month closure exercise at the supervision of the National Finance Officer and the Deputy Finance Director.
7.    With the National Finance Officer, carry out autonomous field checks and visits to support and build capacities of the Field Finance teams.
8.    Preparation and participation of internal and external audit exercises and subsequent implementation of the auditors’ recommendations.
9.    Perform other tasks as instructed by his/her supervisor.
Internal: Finance Team, Budget Holders, and Support Services.
External: Tax Offices, External Auditors, Regulatory Bodies, Bank, Insurance, Suppliers, Transporters, Alliance members and partners.
•    Degree or equivalent in accounting qualification


•    A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting.
•    Computers literate, proficient with excel and computerized accounting packages.
•    High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
•    Ability and willingness to work under high pressure travel to field offices and pressure  to meet tight deadlines

Desirable requirements
•    Sense of humor
•    Willingness to work for long hours with little or no motivation
Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Human Resources Officer
Save the Children
Hargeisa Office
Or email:
Latest date for receiving applications is 07th March, 2012; 3:30 p.m. Only short listed individuals will be notified.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer and encourages women to apply.  


REF: EOI/USSC/HAR/2012/001-0

The United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF Hargeisa Office), is soliciting applications from duly registered and suitably qualified companies to provide the following Services:-

1.    Warehouse Management
2.    Surface Road Transport ( Heavy Truck)
3.    Inland Light Surface Transport (Land-cruisers & Pickups)
4.    Customs Clearance & Freight Forwarding Services

Suppliers interested to do business with UNICEF must meet the following requirements:-
-    Complete and sign UNICEF supplier profile form
-    Submit certificate of incorporation as business concern duly registered to provide the type of services required.
-    Proof that it has the relevant and qualified expertise and capacity to provide the required services
-    Provide names of major clients that the company has previously dealt with
-    Provide proof of financial company capacity for two successive years
-    Demonstrate that the company has a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar business dealing with UN and NGOs in warehousing, clearing/forwarding and transport
(heavy truck and light truck) in Somalia.
-    Attach copy of previous contract reflecting dealing with UN/NGO based inside Somalia.
-    Provide bank account and international insurance with a recognized insurance company outside Somalia.
-    Prepared to accept UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions.

The office shortly intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) with detailed Terms of Reference. A response to this Request for Expression of Interest does not automatically qualify a company to participate in the RFP.   Responses will be carefully reviewed and will be used to select companies for RFP invitation.   Consequently it is important that the company meets the above requirements and provide full and accurate information.              

Interested suppliers are requested to obtain from the undersigned the UNICEF Supplier Profile Form & questionnaires. (All Forms can be collected from UNICEF office) and return back along with the required documents.    Existing UNICEF suppliers who have participated in UNICEF invitations to bid in the past are also requested to renew their interest by updating their records.

SEALED offers should be sent to:
Attention:      Operations Manager
             UNICEF Hargeisa Office
               REF:  EOI/USSC/HAR/2012/001-0   
This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We do not require bids or proposals at this stage; we merely seek your expression of interest in participating in the tender.

Closing Date for receiving supplier profile forms and support documents is 15th March 2012.



Title:                    Nutrition Programme Monitor               
Category and Grade Level:                 GS-5
Type of Contract:                                 Temporary Appointment  
Number of posts:            Two       
Length Of Contract:                            9 Months    
Duty Station:                            Mogadishu and Galkayo, Somalia
Date of Issue:                1st March 2012
Closing date of Application:        14th March 2012

If you are qualified and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the above post of Nutrition Programme  Monitor with UNICEF Somalia, South Central Zone Programme to be based in Galkayo and Mogadishu.           

If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.

The successful candidate will be offered a Temporary Appointment  for 9 months.  Further extensions will be based on organizational needs, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Purpose of the Post:

The nutrition monitor is responsible for the daily follow up of UNICEF partners’ activities. He/she is responsible for monitoring the reality and the quality of partners’ activities, and should be proactive in proposing and implementing solutions for improvements and problems solving. He/she works under the delegation of the program assistant.

Major duties and responsibilities:

1.    Under delegation from the Nutrition officer and Program Assistant where relevant, the NPM monitors the activities of the UNICEF partners in the field (70%)
a.    Monitor the reality of the partnership in the field. Each partner should be visited at least once after the beginning of the activities in order to ensure that these activities are really taking place and as feasible monitor regularly.
b.    Monitor the functioning of the nutrition partners’ activities and their consistency to the approved guidelines. Monitor the quality of the activities on the ground in coordination with the M&E specialist in the USSC, Galkayo office, CRO and the nutrition cluster.
i.    For nutrition treatment centres (TSFP, OTP, SC), monitor the performance beforehand through monthly reports provided. When visiting the centres, monitor hygiene, respect of protocols, knowledge of personnel, management of supplies, etc. (checklist provided).
ii.    For community approaches, participate to sessions conducted by CHW’s or CHP’s and ensure discussion is organised with community leaders, key informants, mothers to assess the quality of the activities being conducted including community acceptance and relevance.
iii.    Monitor availability and usage of programme supplies and report to NO or NPA in coordination with logistics, Call Centre and CRO
c.    Provide monitoring reports to the NO or NPA on a monthly basis for all partners being monitored with clear recommendations and action plan proposed to the partner for solving issues noticed. For each partner being monitored, a one page report should be sent to the partner for transparency purpose. Follow up plans should be defined for solving issues and shared with CRO and the partner for improvement.
d.    Provide weekly updates to the NO or NPA following the recommended format.
e.    Follow the humanitarian situation on the ground and participate, whenever relevant and feasible, to field needs assessments.

2.    Provision of technical support and training to the nutrition partners (30%)
a.    In close link with the monitoring activities, the NPM should provide partners technical guidance based on the gaps and issues noticed during the monitoring visits. Field practical mentoring is preferred to theoretical training sessions.
b.    Update a technical database for all partners and staffs mentored and trained and for monitoring activities

Qualifications, experience, competencies & Skills

•    Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization. Diploma, in nursing or nutrition will be an added advantage.
•    Five years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year is closely related to support of programme activities of which at least 2 years progressively relevant professional work experience in the field of emergency nutrition. Experience in the running of IMAM programs mandatory.
•    Proven ability to organize and prioritize work, manage and monitor the effective use and safekeeping of fixed assets and financial resources.
•    High sense of integrity with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
•    Fluency in written and oral English and Somali required;
•    Ability to communicate with tact;
•    Ability to work independently and accurately;
•    Drafting ability, organizational and analytical skills; and
•    Ability to operate Microsoft Office computer programmes.

How to apply:
If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter and curriculum vitae to the following address.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV and copies of academic certificates.   UN staff  are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).  Please quote the vacancy

Human Resources Officer          or            Chief of Field Office, CSZ
Vacancy Number 2012/001                    Vacancy Number 2012/001
UNICEF CSZ, Hargeisa                     Galkayo
Somalia                                      Somalia



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