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Finance and Administration Officer Job in Nairobi – Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)

Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer
Location: Nairobi
Reporting to: Executive Director
The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)
APSP is a network of individuals and organizations operating at sub-national, national and regional levels, with a commitment to promoting and strengthening the social contract between states and citizens through promotion of active engagement of African civil society in the shaping of Social Protection policies, programmes, and practices in Africa. APSP is now active in 25 countries in Africa

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.    Performance Management: Set performance objectives in consultation with staff. Monitor, coach and continuously appraise staff in the process of meeting the set objectives
2.    Treasury: Supervise the APSP’s banking arrangements to ensure adequate liaison with principle bankers and minimize APSP’s exposure to currency gains and losses
3.    Grant and Contract Accounting and Management: Lead and guide in the timely preparation of the APSP annual and quarterly financial review – status of annual budgets, phased budgets and program support cost funding
4.    Financial Management: Establish and maintain effective financial and accounting policies, procedures and systems for the APSP in compliance with GAAP, IFRS, local statutes and donor requirements. These should be documented in the Financial Manual and updated when necessary
5.    Governance & Partners support: Provide financial management support to partner organizations to track expenditures made from grants made by APSP.
6.    Human Resource, Administration and Procurement
·         Ensure compliance with local labour laws and other statutory requirements with regards to tax, pension, insurance, medical, and workman’s compensation.
·         Ensure that appropriate procurement policies and procedures are followed and an asset register for the APSP is maintained.
·         Ensure compliance with various donors financial and procurement procedures
·         Minimum of 5 years experience in management of a finance department of an NGO in a multi-cultural setting, having worked with and provided training to partners
Education Criteria:
·         A Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a certified accountant and a member of a professional body i.e. ICPA(K)
Applicants must submit 1 detailed CV, cover letter demonstrating why you qualify for this position, contact information for 3 referees and current and expected remuneration package.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you meet the requirements for the above position, please send you application to, to be received by 31st March 2011. (indicate the job you are applying for i.e. finance & Admin Officer in the subject box).
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