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Horticultural Project Program Accountant and Communication Manager Jobs in Kenya

Program Accountant

A Horticultural project with an initiative to raise the incomes and food security levels of small-scale farmers through increased productivity and improved marketing of horticultural crops and products, including dried legumes and root crops wishes to recruit a Project Accountant based in Nairobi.

  • Payroll preparation and calculation of tax liability.
  • Verification of accuracy of invoices and expense reports submitted for payment.
  • Preparation of checks and supporting documentation for payment of payroll and expenses.
  • Management of program funds.
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts at the end of each month.
  • Preparation of reports to the U.S.-based management office on the accounting activities of the project.

  • Assuring full compliance with US and Kenyan government regulations including the filing of any corporate tax documents.
  • Assisting with the financial management and internal auditing of the program.
  • Carrying out internal audits of grantees
  • Applicant should have a recognised professional accounting qualification (partial qualifications will not be considered), plus at least five years experience in budget preparation and financial management.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and QuickBooks is required.
  • Experience with PeachTree a plus.
  • Prior accounting experience on USAID-funded projects would be advantageous.
Communication Manager

  • Production of all publications including the monthly Industry Update on Kenyan Horticulture and other technical analyses;
  • Preparation, editing and distribution of internal reports;
  • Management of project website, including strategy to increase viewership;
  • Preparation and management of stands at trade shows, both within Kenya and internationally, for the project and partner organizations
  • Applicants should be outstanding verbal communicators with excellent writing and computer skills.
  • An appropriate degree or similar qualification and at least five years work experience as a communications or public relations specialist in a relevant organization are essential.
Applicants should send CV and salary history to by August 18, 2010.
Only applicants selected for interview will be acknowledged.

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