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Tegemeo Institute Finance and Administration Manager Job in Kenya

Egerton University

Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy And Development


Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, is an institute of Egerton University mandated to conduct agricultural policy research in Kenya. The institute is looking for highly motivated, proactive service-oriented and energetic individual to fill the following position based in Nairobi.

Finance and Administration Manager

The successful candidate will head the Finance and Administration unit of the institute. He/she will be responsible for the day-to-day financial, human resource and administrative operations of the institute.

He/she will report directly to the Director, Tegemeo Institute.

Other key tasks shall include:
  • Prudent management of financial resources
  • Effective management of human resource and continuous improvement of administrative services.
  • Formulation of sound financial policies, procedures and accounting systems that ensure effective management of funds.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, IFRS and other financial, human resource and procurement laws and regulations.
  • Ensure timely preparation of budgets and implementation of budgetary controls.
  • Ensure compliance with donors’ requirements.
  • Ensure timely preparation of financial management reports.
  • Liaise closely with the University Finance Officer on matters related to finance and accounting.
Qualifications and skills

The preferred candidate should:
  • Hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting option) and have attained CPA (K);
  • Possession of MBA will be an added advantage.
  • Has attained a minimum of 5 years experience at a senior level in a busy accounting environment and have full knowledge of payroll administration;
  • Have a working knowledge of electronic accounting system and project accounting and be familiar with donor financial reporting;
  • Have an understanding of foreign exchange accounting, budget processing and the budgetary process and vote book control;
  • Possess a good grasp of MS office suite.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

The position carries with it a two year renewable contract, subject to six months probation.

Applications together with copies of certificates and a detailed CV including names of three referees should be sent to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (A&F),
Egerton University,
P.O Box 537 - 20115, Egerton.

Applications should be clearly marked “Finance and Administration Manager-Tegemeo” and should be received not later than 15th October 2010.

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