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Regional Finance & Administration Manager Job in Kenya

The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, an International Development Organization aimed at empowering the rural poor and strengthening local institutions to eradicate poverty seeks to recruit a suitably qualified candidate for the following position based at the Africa Regional Center (IIRR-ARC), Nairobi, Kenya.

Regional Finance & Administration Manager

Job Summary
Provide efficient, timely and accurate financial management information and expertise to enable timely management decision-making and safeguard the organization’s assets from loss arising from fraud or error and ensure compliance with organizational policies and regulatory requirements.

This position will coordinate and take leadership in the finance of the Africa region which includes the regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan and new offices in Africa that will be established in the future. This position also represents the Africa Region Finance to the headquarters.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop and/or implement financial and administrative systems and procedures in accordance with the standard policies to ensure efficiency in financial and administrative processes in the region.
  • Oversee, monitor and assist in the day-to-day performance of accounting operations and financial management functions in accordance with IIRR policy and procedures in the region.
  • Ensures accurate and timely generation of periodic (monthly, quarterly, and half yearly) and specialized reports for IIRR Management, donors review and approval.
  • Lead review and budget preparations for the institutional and donor funding.
  • Responsible for overseeing the region’s procurement of goods and services, logistics, communication, security and office running in line with IIRR and donor policies/requirements.
  • Monitor and support IIRR field and partner operations.
  • Coordinate external audits in the region
  • Ensure effective and efficient payroll administration.
  • Review the Africa Monthly Financial Consolidated Report to be forwarded to headquarters.
  • Coordinate with other accountants across the Institute.
  • At least a Masters Degree in Financial Management or related business field
  • CPA (K) or ACCA Certified
  • At least five years experience in a similar position in the NGO Development sector.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent business management/enterprising skills
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Application (MS-Excel, MS-Word,MS-Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge in US GAAP or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and QuickBooks Accounting System will be a plus
If you are interested in the position, send us your application, and resume stating your current remuneration package by 27th May 2011 to:

Regional Human Resources Manager,
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction,
Africa Regional Center,
P. O. Box 66873-00800,


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