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Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) Job Vacancies

1.     Finance and Administration Manager
2.     Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
3.     Finance and Administration Officer
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non denominational development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social development in developing countries. AKF East Africa invites applications for the following positions based in Mariakani and Mombasa in the Coast Province of Kenya.
1. Finance and Administration Manager
Coastal Rural Support Programme, Kenya (Mariakani)
Reporting to the Programme Director, the Finance and Administration Manager shall have overall policy and management responsibility for the finance, human resources and administration functions for the programme.
Key responsibilities will include: monitoring project financial systems and ensuring compliance AKF, donor and legal requirements; financial reporting and documentation of receipts and disbursements; tracking disbursement of funds against specific grants; monitoring spending against budget; managing bank and cash transactions; managing assets according to AKF and donor requirements; facilitating internal and external audits; preparation and management of budget, cost allocation using iScala system; payroll management; risk management; cash flow analysis; human resources management and programme administration.
Minimum requirements



The ideal person should possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • Degree in Business and/or CPA(K)/ACCA . An MBA will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum 8 years of financial accounting and administration experience in a busy organisation, preferably in an international development organisation;
  • Experience in grants management – working with donor agencies and sub-grantees;
  • Experience in human resources management practice;
  • Excellent computer literacy especially in MS Office suite. Knowledge of iScala will be a distinct advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and train others in management of financial and administration systems;
  • Must be diligent, committed individual with high level of integrity and ability to work with a team, handle multiple tasks and deliver on deadlines.
2. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
East Africa Quality in Early Learning Project, Kenya (Mombasa)
Reporting to the Country Project Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer shall be responsible for monitoring project activity implementation, assessing the quality of project outputs, and evaluating outcomes and impact of project interventions.
Key responsibilities will include: evaluating the achievement of project outcomes using agreed indicators; analysing project results in relation to activities and inputs; providing continuous feedback on project progress, results and challenges to the project coordinator; analysing project effectiveness and sustainability; developing necessary data collection tools in collaboration with the programme team, collecting , maintaining and disseminating findings and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders; facilitating monitoring and evaluation reviews; building capacity of programme staff in monitoring and evaluation practices and data collection; working with the project team to ensure that monitoring and evaluation data is used to improve program quality and inform programmatic decisions; and writing project quarterly progress reports, annual performance reports and end of project following standard templates as may be provided by the AKF.
Minimum requirements
  • A degree in a related field. A masters degree will be an added advantage;
  • Professional training on Monitoring and Evaluation is desirable;
  • 3-5 years field experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects especially education projects;
  • Proven experience in research and monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Proven experience in capacity building in core M&E topics;
  • Computer literate with proficient in using Internet and Microsoft programmes especially Excel and Word and the ability to graph. Knowledge of Access or other statistical software like SPSS is an added advantage;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and meeting deadlines
3. Finance and Administration Officer
Kenya School Improvement Project (Mombasa)
Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Finance and Administration Officer shall have responsibility for preparation and management of project budget, financial reporting, policy and legal compliance; tracking fund receipts and disbursements, administration and facilities management.
Key responsibilities will include: coding, recording and documenting receipts and disbursements in the project’s
Accounting and Financial Information System; managing petty cash fund and payments; preparing and reviewing financial documents; carrying out banking transactions; tracking disbursements of funds against partner budgets; preparation and submission of financial reports; preparation, submission and follow up on funding requests; monthly budget analysis ; facilitating internal and external audits; office management and administration.

Minimum requirements
  • At least a Bachelor’s level degree in Accounting and or Finance . Fully or partly qualified CPA, ACCA or CIMA preferred;
  • Minimum 2 years accounting experience and familiarity with computerized accounting systems;
  • Knowledge of iScala will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of grant processes, procedures, and auditing requirements desirable;
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets preferably Ms Excel;
  • English and Kiswahili proficiency required;
  • Ability to work and pressure.
Interested applicants are requested to submit CV including names and email contacts of three referees and, cover letter explaining why you are best suited for the position by Friday 21st May, 2010 to the Regional Human Resources Manager, Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa, by e-mail to: akf.east-africa@akdn.org or mail
to The Aga Khan Foundation, Kenya, P.O. Box 40898, 00100, Nairobi
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)

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