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IPPF Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Administrative Assistant and Project Accountant Vacancies

Administrative Assistant – Regional Director’s Office

Project Accountant
 - Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI) (National Post)

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), headquartered in London, UK, is the world’s largest voluntary organization working in sexual and reproductive health. It has more than 150 national Member Associations in 180 countries that serve 24 million clients through more than 50,000 outlets.

The IPPF Africa Region Office is based in Nairobi and serves 42 Member Associations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Visit our website for more information.

We are seeking qualified persons for the positions of Administrative Assistant and Project Accountant.

Administrative Assistant

The successful candidate will provide high level administrative support to the Regional Director’s office.

Main tasks

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to Board meetings and Regional Director’s travels; Assist in writing Board and Senior Management meetings minutes
  • Manage the Regional Director’s diary
  • Coordinate the follow of visitors into and out of the Regional Director’s Office
  • Receive, write and dispatch letters and documents from the Regional Director’s Office
  • Keep clear records and filing of information in the Regional Director’s office
  • Organize and maintain office administration process and information systems.
Minimum Requirements
  • A first degree in Social Sciences, business administration and/or development studies from a reputable university.
  • t least 3 years’ experience in a similar position with formal training and proficiency in MS Office applications, executive office management and proven analytical skills in an international NGO.
  • The incumbent should have outstanding interpersonal skills, be articulate, be tactful and be diplomatic.
Project Accountant

The successful candidate will provide effective accounting and financial management to Member Associations implementing the GCACI project

Main tasks:
  • Provide strong financial controls on matters relating to GCACI budgets and project funding
  • Coordinate the reporting deadlines and requirements for GCACI
  • Ensure that the expenditure meets donor requirements
  • Review and evaluate the financial component of project proposals
  • Be in charge of budget appropriation and grant recommendations
Minimum Requirements
  • Business related degree from a recognized institution with a bias in accounting
  • Three years experience doing similar or related work in a competitive environment
  • Currently pursuing professional qualification (intermediary level CPA, ACCA)
  • Has a working knowledge of computerised financial accounting
  • Is highly skilled in analyzing financial information
  • Have excellent communications skills, including report writing.
How to apply

Please email a cover letter outlining your suitability (maximum 1 page) and your CV to alternatively, apply using our online application form available at

Full Job Descriptions are at the same website

Closing date for applications 8th December 2010.

We regret only short listed candidates will be contacted.

IPPF is an equal opportunities employer!
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