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Job Description: Account Assistant, Hargeisa 
 
About Action Africa Help International: Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an African-led, regional organisation, working in East and Southern Africa to improve the lives of livelihood-challenged communities. 

AAH-I has country programmes in Kenya, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia. 

It brings over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.  

More recently, it has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralist communities and communities in urban slums. 

AAH-I works with communities, local governments and other development partners in:
  • Basic services (health, education, water, hygiene and sanitation)
  • Food and income security
  • Environmental management and responsiveness to climate change
  • Governance, civil society strengthening and peace building
  • Humanitarian relief and recovery
  • Research to provide the evidence base for, and to improve delivery of, the above.
Job Role: The Account Assistant, Hargeisa is responsible for ensuring that project accounts are managed effectively according to AAHI and donor financial policies and procedures. The job holder works with the Project Manager and Country Finance Manager to prepare periodic financial reports as required. 

Contract Terms: The Accounts Assistant, Hargeisa, will report to the Country Finance Manager for Somalia. The post is based in Hargeisa and will be for 40 hours per week. Her/his performance will be reviewed bi -annually as part of AAH-I’s performance appraisal process. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure accurate and up to date financial systems are implemented in the project
  • Assist  the Project Manager to prepare  budgets based on planned project activities using the approved finance guidelines or given donor regulations
  • Establish controls using fund codes in line with finance  policies and procedures established by AAHI and donors
  • Prepare any budget realignments/adjustments in collaboration with the Country Finance Manager
  • Monitor project expenditures and flag any issue of concern to the Country Finance Manager and Project manager and engage them to address these issues.
  • Use the approved guidelines to assist  the Project Manager to prepare and monitor budgets
  • Prepare monthly finance and variance reports for the project under implementation. 
  • Collate donor financial reports and submit to the Country Finance Manager in advance to allow adequate time to discuss, edit and make necessary modifications before final approval and submission.
  • Analyse and advise the Project Manager on project cash flow management
  • Prepare “ad hoc” management and financial information and reports required internally.
  • Track in detail all commitments, purchases and outstanding items and prepare status reports
  • Analyse the financial situation of the projects in and advise the Project Manager accordingly.
  • Record on a timely basis all financial transactions and monitor them to ensure that they are accurate, complete and reliable as entered in the ledger.
  • Responsible for all cash and bank reconciliations
  • Lead project audits with support from the Country Finance Manager
  • Ensure compliance to all statutory requirements
  • Facilitate processing of advances and liquidation of project  costs
  • Work with the project manager to consolidate  monthly cash projections of the project
  • Work within the fiscal year definitions of AAH and donors
Expected Results
  • Accounting systems are maintained and up to date
  • Compliance to all organizational and legal requirements
  • Bank and Cash statements reconciled and up to date
  • Project audits supported and gaps closed (audit recommendations implemented).
  • Financial  reports from the field are prepared on time and submitted to the Project Manager, and Country Finance Manager
  • Cash flow is monitored and maintained at acceptable levels
  • Finance systems are accurate and maintained as per laid down financial procedures
Essential skills and experience
  • Certified Public Accountant 3 or equivalent
  • Understanding of computer applications in respect to accounting, budgeting and cash control.  As a minimum, this would include an understanding of MS Office & financial software
  • A good command of both written and spoken English, Somali and Arabic
  • High degree of integrity and analytical skills.
Additional Considerations
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
  • Only Somaliland National candidates can apply for this vacancy. 
  • An application letter should include contact information for three work – related referees.
Method of Application 
 
If you meet the above qualifications and requirements and interested in the Job, please apply in confidence. 

The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016 at 04:30 pm. 

Applicants should send with a cover letter and their CV to the email address recruitsomaliland@actionafricahelp.org 

Please put “Accounts Assistant – Hargeisa as the subject heading. 

CVs should not be longer than 3 pages 


Job Description:Community Facilitators, Hargeisa
1.    Community facilitator Arabic / Somali Tutor
2.    Community facilitator English / French Toefl certified
3.    Community facilitator Librarian
4.    Community facilitator Computer Instructor – ICDL Certified, Microsoft Certified developer trainer 
5.    Community facilitator Receptionist / Interpreter / Translator
6.    Community facilitator Preschool group collaborator – Early Childhood Certification
About Action Africa Help International: Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an African-led, regional organisation, working in East and Southern Africa to improve the lives of livelihood-challenged communities. 


AAH-I has country programmes in Kenya, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.

It brings over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

More recently, it has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralist communities and communities in urban slums. 

AAH-I works with communities, local governments and other development partners in:
  • Basic services (health, education, water, hygiene and sanitation)
  • Food and income security
  • Environmental management and responsiveness to climate change
  • Governance, civil society strengthening and peace building
  • Humanitarian relief and recovery
  • Research to provide the evidence base for, and to improve delivery of, the above.
Job Role: The community facilitator will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team in the Peaceful Coexistence Centre. 

This position will be involved in the implementation of UNHCR funded Self Reliance and Livelihood – to foster sustainable reintegration and peaceful coexistence project in partnership with communities, authorities and local Administration. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Act as primary link between the assigned target community and the project activity, work plan and performance indicators.
  • Support the Project officer in mapping out existing community structures, social groups especially women, youth, elders, business community, minority groups, peace committee and any other social group.
  • Map out and identify the critical mass through in-depth analysis on existing social structures and their demographic representation
  • Responsible for assisting the Project Officer in selecting target segment of the community in accordance with project selection criteria and process.
  • Liaise with relevant local community groups, local administration about establishing point of contact with all target communities (i.e. community entry)
  • Facilitate the selection of community structures- the taskforces through transparent manner
  • Facilitate community visioning and identifying their shared values aimed at creating collective identity and values in addressing their common needs.
  • Facilitate and provide support the community in mobilising their contribution thereby ensuring it is properly documented and recorded for post monitoring purpose.
  • Facilitate administration- community engagement through forums, call in radio programs, panel discussion and
  • Facilitate participatory and inclusive community planning and dialogue process for the community groups and local administrations.
  • Ensure activities are implemented  in close coordination with the community groups such as women, youth, minority, elders and Guurti and local administration
  • Collect data and information from the target communities for producing success stories and case studies.
  • Work closely with taskforce members and local administration in implementing community action plans and ensure there are proper documentation. Monitor the activities implemented through taskforces in close collaboration of local authority and other community groups
  • Facilitate dialogue and discussion meetings among the community groups and between the administration and the local community.
  • Facilitate community action plan review by the taskforces and other community groups.
  • Assist in the undertaking of conflict analysis of the targeted location
  • Ensure that security measures are implemented in accordance with the AAHI Somaliland security procedures and guidelines.
  • Responsible for the timely and quality compilation of data collected in Somaliland.
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports and share with the Project Officer.
Essential skills and experience

Essentials
  • Diploma on community development with 2 years of experience
  • Completed high school education with 3 years of experience with local or INGOs in peace building or the community development.
  • Able to speak and write in English
  • Candidates should be familiar with community development and peace building issues.
  • Candidates should be familiar with the region.
Female candidates will be given priority
Past similar work of experience
Proven past achievement in community voluntary activities

Additional Considerations
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Only Somaliland National candidates can apply for this vacancy.
  • An application letter should include contact information for three work – related referees.
Method of Application 
 
If you meet the above qualifications and requirements and interested in the Job, please apply in confidence. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016 at 04:30 pm. 

Applicants should send with a cover letter and their CV to the email address recruitsomaliland@actionafricahelp.org  please put either the following
  • Community facilitator Arabic/Somali Tutor
  • Community facilitator English/French ToEFL/ToFFL certification 
  • Community facilitator Librarian
  • Community facilitator Computer Instructor – ICDL Certified, Microsoft certified developer trainer
  • Community facilitator Receptionist/Interpreter/Translator
  • Community facilitator Preschool group collaborator – Early Childhood Certification
As the subject heading. CVs should not be longer than 3 pages 


Job Description:Field Officer, Hargeisa 

2 Positions 
 
About Action Africa Help International:Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an African-led, regional organisation, working in East and Southern Africa to improve the lives of livelihood-challenged communities.

AAH-I has country programmes in Kenya, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.

It brings over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. 


More recently, it has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralist communities and communities in urban slums. 

AAH-I works with communities, local governments and other development partners in:
  • Basic services (health, education, water, hygiene and sanitation)
  • Food and income security
  • Environmental management and responsiveness to climate change
  • Governance, civil society strengthening and peace building
  • Humanitarian relief and recovery
  • Research to provide the evidence base for, and to improve delivery of, the above.
Job Role: The Field Officer, will be based in Hargeisa with regular visits to all field/site locations. 

As part of the implementation of food security and livelihood activities, the staff will monitor all aspects of project implementation, including community mobilization, identify and selection of beneficiaries, training project beneficiaries, M&E, documentation, standardization, in compliance with AAHI and donor’s policies and procedures. 

The staff will consult closely at all times with his/her supervisor and Manager.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist project officers in the implementation of livelihoods interventions for AAHI Somaliland
  • Fully participate implementation income generation, agriculture, and micro enterprises development activities.
  • Participate in developing work plans and attend meetings.
  • Ensure that proper sensitization and awareness amongst beneficiaries ensuring all project procedures and policies of project implementation are followed
  • Prepare and submit regular weekly updates, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to Project Officer as per agreed format.
  • Participate in distribution activities for at the project sites
  • Provide advice and facilitate training of target beneficiaries.
  • Liaise with the community leaders in identifying target groups for AAHI livelihood activities in urban, peri urban and IDPs settlements
  • Assist or empower the community to enable them to manage their issue by themselves and be able to sustain projects
  • Establish community participation in project implementation taking in to consideration issue regarding Age, gender, and diversity
  • Regular monitor activities implementation and report to the project Officer
  • Coordinate and facilitate the needs assessment survey of Refugees, IDPs and urban poor areas in collaboration with other staff, INGO or government.
  • Any other duties as requested by supervisor.
Reporting Arrangements: This position will report to the project Officer in Hargeisa.

Essential skills and experience

Essential:
  • Diploma or University degree in Social Science, Business Administration, Agriculture, Community Development, or any other relevant field of education.
  • Minimum of two years working experience in livelihoods, community development, and/or community mobilization.
  • Familiar with Progress out of poverty analytical skills and tools for PoCs at the bottom of the Pyramid
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental organizations, UN agencies and local communities
  • Good command in English, Somali, Arabic -spoken and written
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training
  • Good Computer skills, organizational and people centered management skills
  • Ability to represent the organization in key meetings.
  • Good communicator in working with local communities, local NGOs and local authorities Qualification and working experience in income generation, agriculture, and micro enterprises development.
Preferable:
  • Good negotiator in working with local NGOs and local authorities
  • Social science, agriculture, livestock or rural development graduate or with years of experience
  • Experience in livelihoods, micro enterprise, agriculture, or livestock management project
  • Ability to speak and write English, Arabic and Somali Language
Additional Considerations
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
  • Only Somaliland National candidates can apply for this vacancy. 
  • An application letter should include contact information for three work – related referees.
Method of Application 
 
If you meet the above qualifications and requirements and interested in the Job, please apply in confidence. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016 at 04:30 pm. 

Applicants should send with a cover letter and their CV to the email address recruitsomaliland@actionafricahelp.org Please put “Field Officer – Hargeisa as the subject heading. CVs should not be longer than 3 pages 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply!

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