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AMREF Assistant Programme Accountants Jobs in Kenya

AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non governmental organization based in Africa. AMREF works with and through African communities, health systems and governments, and aims to close the gaps that prevent people from accessing their basic right to health.

With headquarters in Kenya, AMREF has programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan and South Africa. Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.

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AMREF in Kenya is looking for individuals, who are well organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, to fill the following positions.

Assistant Programme Accountants 
Two Positions)

Ref. No.:-KCO/HR/042/2010

Reporting to the Programme Accountant, the incumbent shall be responsible for providing general accounting support and will be based in Nairobi.

Specific areas of responsibility:
  • Assisting in financial management and cash flow planning.
  • Supporting the various projects in budget implementation and monitoring.
  • Accurate coding of payment vouchers and files for data processing and/or payment.
  • Reconciling control and balance sheet accounts under own management and clearing all reconciling items periodically.
  • Updating data in the SUN Accounting System.
  • Monthly reconciliation of suppliers statements against ledger statements and liaising with the respective suppliers in a bid to clear any reconciling items.
  • Monthly preparation of internal recharges/recoveries.
The candidate should have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance option) with at least CPA Part II or its equivalent. Two (2) years work experience in large and busy NGO. In addition the candidate must have sound ICT knowledge:- Word Processing, Spreadsheets & Databases. Experience in SUN accounting system will be an added advantage.

The candidate should have high level of honesty, integrity, confidentiality and ability to work under minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills and a team player.

These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter and send a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement, which should include evidence of competence against key criteria, remuneration requirements and contact details of three work related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email to

The closing date for submitting applications is 29th October 2010.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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