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Financial Analyst Job in Kisumu – American Embassy Nairobi

VA-18-11
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Financial Analyst

Opening: November 23, 2010
Closing: December7, 2010

Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Salary: Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP- 5
Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-405-9
(A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior qualifications).

Note: all ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits allowing employment in country prior to applying for this position.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kisumu has an opening for the position of Financial Analyst. The position will be available immediately.
Basic Function:
The incumbent reports to the Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA) Nyanza Branch Associate Director for Management, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kisumu, Kenya, with chief responsibility for day-to-day financial tracking and analysis of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief funding for DGHA.
In this capacity, the incumbent will provide advice and guidance on the program’s financial status based on analysis and audit of fiscal records. The financial support services include program budget forecasting, tracking grant awards and disbursements, cost analysis of cooperative agreements, and providing budgetary advice to technical program officers.
The incumbent interprets U.S. Government (USG) financial and account management procedures, reviews technical program documents for budgetary and cash flow implications, and ensures efficient use of financial resources. Incumbent will serve as a liaison between CDC DHGA Nyanza Branch and the CDC DGHA Kenya Finance and Cooperative Agreements Branch.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as well as the application for  employment form is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact HR Office on 363-6091.
Qualifications Required:
Note: All must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Auditing, Commerce or Finance is required.
  • At least Five (5) years progressively responsible work experience in accounting, auditing, or financially oriented business management is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) English ability is required and Level IV (fluent) Kiswahili ability also required.
  • Must possess advanced computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Must have intermediate experience in data analysis and data entry.
Selection Process:
When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen eligible family member (usefms) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidates specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official.
If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.
To Apply:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) found on: http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/emplyform.pdf
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit application to
The Human Resources Office,
P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621
Nairobi, Kenya.

Point of contact
Telephone: 254-2-363-6091
Fax: 254-2-363-6097

The U.S. Mission in Nairobi provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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