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Posted: 18 September 2023
Location: Hargiesa, Somalia


Posted: 18 September 2023
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1 October 2023 Account-Finance Hargiesa, Somalia Full Time International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)
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(Based in Hargeisa, Somaliland)


Organisation Background:

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international nongovernmental organisation that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services, including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training. 

INSO provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs operating in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries. 

INSO is registered in the Netherlands with its headquarters based in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice. 

INSO Somalia/Somaliland

Founded in 2015, INSO Somalia and Somaliland assist NGOs in mitigating the challenges of working in an insecure operating environment. The platform enhances safety preparedness and support through the provision of specialized, coordinated, and focused safety-related support.

We currently support 164 NGOs in the HOA Country Office in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and field offices in Puntland, Galmudug, and South Central. 

As part of INSO Somalia/Somaliland, you will have a unique opportunity to develop or deepen your understanding of this fascinating and complex environment.


We are now hiring an Accountant.  This position is based in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Finance Manager, Horn of Africa, the Accountant will support the Finance Manager, Horn of Africa in maintaining the general accounting. The accountant collaborates with the Finance Officer, Finance Assistant, and field offices.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely process payments based on completed and authorized documentation, including suppliers, payroll and taxes, staff expenses claims, or operational advances. Perform and submit daily bank reconciliations.
  • Control the bank's cash level in foreign currencies, execute foreign exchange transactions, calculate exchange rates, and prepare revaluations.
  • Act as the focal point with the banks and other financial institutions as required. Requests swift messages and initiates investigations when a transfer is missing. Ensure bank signatures are up to date and compliant with procedures. Prepares and submits forms to add or delete authorized signatories,
  • Complete month-end closing according to the agreed schedule, including preparation of journal entries, accruals, prepayments, inter-company transactions, and revenue recognition reconciled properly coded and allocated to enable direct import to SUNSYSTEM.
  • Review and analyze monthly with the Finance Officer, the position of the balance sheet accounts. Undertake follow-up and recovery actions on open amounts as agreed with the Finance Officer.
  • Keep up to date an accurate ledger of amounts owed to employees (travel claims, severances, allowances, etc.) as well as recoverable amounts from employees (phone bills, open advances, etc.). Coordinate with Human Resources for reimbursements or recoveries to be made through the payroll.
  • Securely file the accounting and audit documentation. Upload the digital copies referenced chronologically in SharePoint.
  • Support the Finance Manager in coordinating external and internal audits and provide required analysis and documentation.
  • Substitute the Finance Officer functions in case of absence or vacancy.


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Preferably at least two years of relevant work experience in similar roles with NGOs
  • A professional certification in finance, accounting, or another relevant field
  • Experience in financial software systems, and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Donor/contract management experience and donor policy knowledge (preferably ECHO, FCDO, SDC and or BHA)
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to process large amounts of data
  • In-depth knowledge of financial regulations and accounting processes. 
  • Ability to handle budget.
  • Time management skills

Key Personal Competencies 

  • A proactive and outgoing with good communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, take initiative, and work with limited supervision
  • Team player 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy

INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection, and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.

How to Apply

Please submit completed applications to  with reference ACCOUNTANT in the subject line by 1 OCTOBER 2023. Applications should be in English and include:

  • A one-page cover letter detailing why you are interested in working for INSO and how your qualifications align precisely with the requirements for the role (2 pages max).
  • Updated CV (3 pages max).

Please do not send any additional information.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.