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Deputy Finance Manager, Senior Administration Officer and HR Officer Jobs in Dadaab

Catholic Relief Services – USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for relief and development overseas. CRS supports programs in over 100 countries and works through local partners. 

We are seeking suitable persons to fill the following positions in response to the drought crisis in 
the country. 

All candidates require technical competencies in the respective areas, experience in emergency programming, willingness to travel and live in field locations and a commitment to work with and support partners of CRS many of whom are Catholic institutions. 

1) Deputy Finance Manager 

Ref. 2011/27 

Purpose: The Deputy Finance Manager will be primarily responsible for financial operations and grants accounting and management of CRS/Kenya Dadaab finance office, ensuring compliance with CRS accounting, procurement, reporting requirements as well as donor requirements. 

S/he supports the Dadaab Management Quality Coordinator and Country Program Finance Manager in the financial management functions in Dadaab. 

Summary of Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities 
  • Supervise cash management processes and ensure funds are reconciled and replenished in a timely manner, take a lead role in preparation and review of budgets and grants monitoring and ensure that financial reports are prepared accurately and in a timely manner.
  • S/he will also be responsible for sub-office payroll management, ensuring compliance with tax regulations as well provide technical assistance to CRS partners.
Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a respective field such as Accounting, Finance, Financial Management; significant work experience in a directly related field will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum CPA Accounting level II or equivalent qualification.
  • At least five years experience in accounting for international agencies.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Excel, Word and Access.
  • Experience with accounting systems required; Sun Systems experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strengths in financial management with a strong client service focus; able to work with diverse groups of people and team oriented environment.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level
  • Able to express technical ideas and concerns in a non-technical environment
  • Maturity and discretion, able to work with, and maintain confidential information
  • Knowledge in USG regulations an added advantage
2) Senior Administration Officer 

Ref: 2011/28 

Purpose: The Administration Officer will provide overall administrative and related support services for the Daadab office and guest house as well as oversee procurement, travel and vehicle management, for the CRS Dadaab operation. 

Summary of Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

The Officer will directly be responsible for management of administrative functions within the Dadaab operation, ensuring proper and efficient office functioning, staff accommodation and meals management, overseeing management of property, supplies, equipment, and petty cash. 

S/he is also responsible for management of all CRS facilities, utilities as well as ensuring the mail movement to and from Dadaab is efficient and effective. 

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities 
  • Diploma in Business Administration or relevant filed
  • Minimum three years professional experience in office management and administration procedures, prior experience with international, bilateral or multilateral organization preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, must be able to interact in a mature, professional and friendly manner with local and international colleagues of differing religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Should be an effectual communicator verbally as well as through writing skills.
  • Medium proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.
  • Able to deliver effective results, meet tight deadlines and targets.
  • A professional with high personal integrity, commitment and good steward of agency resources
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
3) Human Resources Officer 

Ref. 2011/29 

Purpose: The Human Resources (HR) Officer assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties in Dadaab. 

Summary of the Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

The HR Officer carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, overall administration support and employment. 

The HR Officer liaises closely with the National Kenya HR Department, department leads and staff within the Dadaab sub-office providing a customer focused and effective HR support service to achieve the organization goals and objectives. 

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities 
  • Diploma in Human Resources; degree preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of various employment laws and practices
  • Experience in administration of benefits and other HR programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Skills in database management and record keeping
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality, integrity and professionalism.
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully
  • Ability to work with people from diverse background.
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below mentioned by September 7, 2011. 

Residents of Dadaab region are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Human Resources Manager 
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program 
P.O. Box 49675, GPO 00100 
Nairobi 

E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org 

Note: Please indicate the Reference Number of the position you are applying for on the ‘email subject’ and the envelopes for those using postal address. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


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