World Vision International Somalia Program Grant Accountant – SomReP Job Vacancy

Grant Accountant – SomRep
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 Grant Accountant will be actively involved in making departmental payments to our service providers, suppliers and Sub-Recipients (SR) and also report on grant spending for World Vision Somalia SR

Major responsibilities

  • Payments to Service Providers; housing expenses for SomRep International Staff, school fees for International Staff Children and Travel agent who facilitate SomRep travel needs both locally and Internationally-pay Tickets and Travel transfers, legal fees, per diems for National SomRep partners after their field visits and attending Quarterly Review meetings.
  • Data entry of SomRep payments to Interface to be incorporated in the ledger after being reviewed by Grant Analyst.
  • Confirmation from Administration and P&C department on expenses to be incurred by the office and those to be charged to individual accounts –policies issues on expenditure limits, for example school fees for the dependents.
  • Ensure lack of back log on payments and maintain good relationship between SomRep program and creditors.
  • Present the SR funding request for approval.
  • Prepare payments online on Citi-direct system of payments.
  • Timely disbursement of funds to SR.
  • Consolidate SR quarterly report and send to SomRep Grant Analyst for review and subsequent submission to WVUS.
  • Review and where necessary provide appropriate expense codes for items requested by partners to ensure accurate posting of expenses.
  • Prepare analysis of grant expenditure for management action to help in monitoring the burn rate for FFP project.
  • Preparation of timely FFP grant reports whenever required.
  • Assists auditors to receive required information for SomRep program from other departments, for example Supply Chain department, P&C and World Vision Somalia Finance Office on issues of implementation of SomRep activities on the ground.
  • Inform Grant Analyst on bank balances to ensure the Accounts are not overdrawn and money is available to make required payments.
  • Ensure all copies of final signed Grant agreements documents with USAID and WVUS and with sub- recipients are available on file.
  • Ensure good storage of financial reports and records pertaining to the FFP program in line with SomRep program and donor requirements.
  • Attend program technical meetings and give feedback and updates on financial aspect of FFP grant.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • B.A Degree Accounting/ Commerce/Finance Option and CPA or ACCA qualifications
  • At least 3 years of experience in Finance and Grants management.
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & Word.
  • Ability to work with different partners and INGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.
  • 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.
  • 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 ‘Grant Accountant’. 
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. 
All applications should be received by September 4, 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People and Culture Manager
World Vision International – Somalia Program

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