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Head of Finance Job in Nairobi Kenya - NGO

WWF, the global conservation organization, is seeking to recruit a:

Head of Finance – Kenya Country Office - Nairobi

Reporting to the Country Director Kenya Country Office and functionally to the Chief Finance Officer WWF Eastern & Southern Africa Programme Office(WWF-ESARPO), the Head of Finance has the overall responsibility to ensure a high performing WWF Kenya Country Office and ESARPO with efficient operating systems, professional and skilled staff, and strong financial resources, delivering conservation impact on issues and in places that are key for WWF’s Network Initiatives and other global conservation priorities.

Ensures quality data in Oracle and coordinates the closing and reporting processes.

The position develops and maintains systems to link country and field office accounting software to Oracle. 

Supports the ESARPO Chief Finance Officer in the roll-out of Oracle to the WWF ESARPO offices.

Implements WWF Kenya operational Plan and ensures delivery of Finance and Administration objectives and deliverables of that Plan.

Coordinates the preparation of annual operational/project budgets and forecasts for Kenya Country Office and ESARPO in accordance with the annual planning cycle and in close collaboration with Project staff.

Key Requirements are:

  • A degree in Accounting, and at least five years post chartered accountancy qualification relevant experience in these areas;
  • Full accounting qualification i.e. CPA, CIMA or ACCA;
  • Advanced degree will be an added advantage;
  • Over 5 years (post chartered accountancy qualification) working experience in a senior Finance and Accounting position preferably in a major international organisation/NGO.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing, managing, and evaluating financial and administrative plans and policies;
  • A thorough knowledge of, and dexterity with, ERP software (especially Oracle will be an added advantage); and
  • Well ‘honed’ private sector or NGO experience is desired.
Required Behavioural Skills: 
  • Strong leadership abilities;
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels, within WWF Kenya and, as required, with external stakeholders;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; and
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems (preferably Oracle)
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Engaging & Determined.
Critical behavioural competencies include: ability to promote team synergy in a multi-cultural work environment, integrity, customer orientation/relations, analytical thinking, problem solving, decision making, flexibility, team spirit, organisational skills, change management, effectiveness, strategic thinking, reliability

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and a detailed CV with three professional referees to the WWF-ESARPO Human Resource Department; email: not later than 8 July 2011.

 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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