GS FSRP Financial Specialist

Full time Galmudug State of Somalia in Accounting / Finance Email Job

Job Description




Name of the Project: Somalia Food Systems Resilience Project (S-FSRP) Assignment Title: GS FSRP Financial Specialist
Project ID: P177816
Deadline Date: 16th March 2024

Ref No. SO-MOAI-379684-CS-INDV


The Somalia Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP) is part of a regional initiative by the World Bank to provide a comprehensive framework to intervene at both the national and regional levels. This Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA) aims to tackle the underlying structural challenges of food insecurity and reduce beneficiaries’ vulnerability to unpredictable climate, crisis, and conflict events. It seeks to achieve this by rejuvenating Somalia’s agri- livestock research institutions, seed systems, and extension services and developing community institutions that can anchor adaptation of climate-smart agri-livestock practices, strengthening the availability of water and improved rangelands management for resilient agriculture and livestock production; support animal health services, enhancing the integration of the production systems to domestic and regional markets, with appropriate investments in food safety and value addition, and establishing an enabling policy and institutional framework at a sub-national, national and regional level capable of supporting food systems resilience for Somalia.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) for Somalia Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP) will be ‘to increase preparedness against food insecurity and improve the resilience of food systems in targeted project areas of Somalia. Progress toward the PDO will be measured using five PDO indicators and intermediate indicators. All relevant indicators will be disaggregated by gender (men and women) and age (youth and adult). The five indicators are.

The Galmudug State of Somalia is establishing a core multi-sectoral Project Implementation Unit (PIU) supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. The role of the PIU is to support the management, coordination, implementation monitoring, and evaluation of project activities. The PIU will be staffed with the following positions: – State Project


Coordinator, Finance Management Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Safeguards Specialist, M&E Specialist, and other technical Agricultural and Livestock specialists.

2. Scope of Work and Responsibilities

Reporting to the State Project Coordinator (SPC), the FMS will be responsible for managing project finances in accordance with the requirements of the Financing Agreement and related documents (Project Implementation Manual, Procurement and Financial Management Manual, etc.), including verifying the availability of funds against approved work plans and budgets (AWPBs) and all expenditure requests before payments are made.

S/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (ToR) found at,, or can be provided upon submission of the application (in person or by email to the address below)

3. The proposed duration for the assignment is twelve (12) calendar months from the start date.

4. Selection Criteria

The selection shall be based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and skills, followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience, and competencies include:-

  • Master’s degree in accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field from a recognized university. Professional accounting qualification from a recognized professional body, e.g., ACCA, CPA, etc. is preferred but not a must.
  • 3 years of working experience in Accounting and Finance
  • Familiarity with financial management/accounting in a government ministry/department and donor-funded

    projects. Familiarity with the World Bank Accounting Guidelines will be an added advantage.

  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems such as QUICKBOOKS, PASTEL, etc. is preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of accounting, financial control, banking, procurement, and personnel policies and


5. The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation at Galmudug State now invites eligible consulting(“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).

6. Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017, August 2018, and November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

7. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

8. Interested Consultants may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except for public holidays.


9. Deadline for submission: Expressions of interest should be delivered in writing to the address below (in person or by e-mail) marked with the subject title of the position by 16th March 2024

FSRP Project
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigations
MoAI-Galmudug State
Dhusamareed District of Galmudg, Somalia
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