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Finance Partnerships Officer – Nairobi Job Vacancy

Job Title: Finance Partnerships Officer – Nairobi 

Department: Finance Department 

Reports To: Financial Controller 

General Description of the Role 

Management of partners’ finances (reporting to the Financial Controller): 

The post holder will monitor and improve on the financial systems currently in place to ensure the following:

  • Effective monitoring and evaluation of the financial management of funds by partner organizations and ensure that grants are properly used and accounted for as per agreed project proposals;
  • Provide technical support to the preparation, review and approval of budgets for projects to be implemented by partner organizations;
  • Strengthen the capacity of partner organizations to effectively manage, control and report on finances so that over time they are capable of managing greater levels of financial resources;
  • Work with GOAL’s M&E Officer, Partnership Officer, finance department, and program management to ensure the efficient operation of the grants;
  • Conduct financial assessments and reassessments of partners to identify partner capacities and where capacity gaps exist;
  • Provide training to the finance function in each of the partner organizations to address capacity gaps identified.
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for partnership budget development and partnership financial reports to donors and others.
  • Responsible for the monthly review of partner financial reports
  • Undertake monthly technical support visits to each of the partner organizations
  • Co-coordinate the release of partner funding cheques in line with specified controls
  • Financial training of partners – workshops / individual
  • Maintain an issues log on each of the partners, ensuring that issues identified in visits are tracked to completion.
  • Ensure compliance with the GOAL Kenya Partner Financial Manual, GOAL Financial Manual, and Partnership Strategy, donor guidelines and any other relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Assistance with cash-flow analysis – keep Financial Controller aware of cash needs
  • Responsible for liaising with and providing information to GOAL auditors in relation to any partner issues
  • Maintain and improve partners’ financial information systems
  • Liaise with M&E officer/programme managers to ensure that expenses stated in financial reports are in line with programme activities carried out in a given period
  • Liaise with M&E officer /programme managers in project proposal development to ensure donor compliance issues are highlighted.
  • Provide Financial Controller with monthly report on activities, issues and problems
  • Any other duties as required.
Requirements 
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA or ACCA) and/or a degree in Accounting with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Experience in performing audits, reviewing controls, and report writing
  • Experience in partnerships, support and capacity building of local NGOs and CBOs
  • Experience managing grants from multiple doneors and sub-grants to a diverse range or partners.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Accounting packages essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Good planning, organising, problem solving, analytical and mentorship skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
To apply for the above position, please send your CV (maximum THREE pages—any more will be rejected) listing three reference including your last direct supervisor and salary expectation to the 

Human Resources Manager, GOAL Kenya, P.O Box 66242-00800, Nairobi, 

or by email to keapplications@ke.goal.ie. 

Please put the job title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

The closing date for all applications is Friday 26th August 2011. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and responded to after interviews. 

No phone calls, please 

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer, qualified male and female applicants are encouraged to apply. 

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