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Finance and Administration Manager, East Africa Job in Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Special Requirements: Kenyan National or somebody who has a Kenyan work permit

Reports directly to: BBC WST Country Director East Africa (based in Nairobi)

Line Manages: Finance and Administration Assistant, Office Assistant

The BBC World Service Trust

The BBC World Service Trust uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries.

To achieve this, the Trust partners with civil society, local media and governments to:
  • Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues.
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.
Overall Purpose of the Job

Accountable for all aspects of the Finance, Administration and Logistics functions of the BBC World Service Trust in Kenya and Somalia.

Including maintaining the financial integrity of the Trust’s operations in Kenya and Somalia, and ensuring full compliance with policies & procedures, particularly around cash, advances, banking and assets and ensuring compliance with all financial reporting and forecasting requirements of donors and others, and ensuring the smooth flow of funds from donors.

Person Specification - required knowledge, skills and experience
  • Fully Qualified Accountant – ACCA or CPA – with original copies of qualification documents.
  • At least 3 years working at a senior management level within a recognised NGO or INGO.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time. In particular, experience of managing multiple budgets at the same time.
  • Working knowledge of donor compliance rules and regulations for the major donors (particularly EC, UNDP and UNICEF)
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of operating computer-based financial management systems.
  • Competent to advanced level in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong team player; able to
  1. work effectively under pressure,
  2. demonstrate patience to team members,
  3. explain financial responsibilities to team members,
  4. train others in financial management
A full job description is available on request.

Please send your motivation letter and CV (including the names of at least three referees, of which two must be the direct supervisors of your most recent / current employments to:

Please write ‘Finance and Administration Manager, East Africa’ in the subject field of your application.

Deadline for applications: 20th June 2011

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