World Vision International – Somalia Program Senior Field Accountant Job Vacancy

Senior Field Accountant  

(Nairobi based but with frequent travel to Somalia)

World Vision International – Somalia Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and result oriented individual to fill the above mentioned position.
The Senior Field Accountant will seek to strengthen existing financial controls in the field locations with a view to improving internal controls, policies and procedures. 

He/she will also provide guidance and technical support in field the financial management, risk assessment, reporting and budgeting processes.
Major Responsibilities

  • Visit each of the field locations (Somaliland, Puntland and Doolow) to assess and evaluate the existing financial controls, recommend and implement improvements where necessary.
  • Facilitate preparation of monthly financial reports by reviewing and consolidating project programs expenditure reports against budgets and subsequent discussions with Area Program Management.
  • Review and analyze sun system reports for the program and projects such as core reports, financial reports, and advances on monthly basis and share the analysis with field management teams.
  • Conduct regular capacity building for field finance staff financial policies/procedures with a particular focus on budget management and donor rules / regulations.
  • Provide financial technical support for budget preparation for proposal writing in line with donor requirements and partnership guidelines.
  • Ensure all standard cash controls are in place with special emphasis on cash counts and reconciliations to the cashbooks.
  • Facilitate projects audit exercise, monitor implementation of audit recommendations, management response and provide regular consolidated reports to World Vision Somalia’s management.
  • Advice and work with the field finance teams, field logistics teams as well as the Nairobi Supply Chain team in updating the field inventory systems to ensure proper inventory control procedures are in place and adhered to.
  • Facilitate timely monthly funding for programs/projects against approved budgets and cash flows.
  • Ensure that the Fixed Assets Registers are to up to date in each field location and all assets are tagged physically.
  • Review the payroll system calculation.


  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance with professional certification in CPA or equivalent
  • 5 years of experience in Financial Management.
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & Sun-systems software.
  • Demonstrated ability in supervision.
  • Experience in managing donor funds.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.
  • Computer Literate in MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of grants operations, finance services and practices is an added advantage.
  • Must be a professional able to stand above denominational diversities.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their detailed CV’s together with names and addresses of three referees to the address below clearly marking on the application ‘Senior Field Accountant’. 

All applications should be received by November 21, 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
People and Culture Director
World Vision International – Somalia Program
P.O. Box 56527 – 00200
Nairobi, Kenya

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