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National Planner Technical Assistance and Financial Manager & Administrator Jobs in Kenya

DANIDA Vacancy positions

Our client The Danish Embassy together with the Ministry of State for the Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands (MDNKOALs) aims to employ high level skills for the Medium Term Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Programme (MTAP) Unit established under Danida.

In order to achieve its goals, MTAP is seeking to recruit dynamic, qualified and experienced individuals to fill the following positions:

National Planner Technical Assistance (NP-TA)

Ref: NP-TA-11/11

In close cooperation with the MTAP Programme Manager, the National Planner TA will support the MTAP Programme Manager and the MTAP Technical Assistance (TA) Team Leader.

The post will be based in Nairobi, but with frequent travels to the programme counties/districts.

The duration of the appointment will be between 18 and 24 months.

Key responsibilities
  • Prepare Terms of Reference, contracts, outsourcing and management of service;
  • Link with other stakeholders and service providers to promote MTAP activities;
  • Initiate, prepare, oversee and monitor MTAP implementation activities.
  • Facilitate capacity building needs assessment in each county/district and providing the necessary interventions;
  • In collaboration with the Financial Manager and Administrator, preparethe MTAP Operations Manual and training, supervise and monitor staff in use of the Operations Manual;
  • Assist counties/districts in implementing approved programme guidelines;
  • Compile documentation and reports for the MTAP Steering Committee and act as Secretary to the Steering Committee;
  • Advise on planning procedures at MTAP county/district level;
  • Advise on inter-county exchange of information and ensuring that lessons learned at county/district level are documented and shared with other counties/districts; and
  • Contribute to national policy development in consideration of the requirements of ASAL areas, and further contribute to policy development in sector specific areas as relevant to achievement of MDNKOALs goals.
Qualifications and competences:
  • Master's Degree in either planning, economics, land and water management, engineering or rural development;
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in development;
  • Experience in running agriculture, livestock or water related development, ASAL areas, pastoralism, dry-land farming in related rural-based programmes in an African country of similar size and scope;
  • Experience in a multi-disciplinary planning related to rural development planning;
  • Experience in working with National and local government and public sector operations;
  • Experience in procurement and management;
  • Experience in use of IT systems, MS Office and be conversant with accounting practises and
  • Excellent interpersonal, team building and communication skills and be fluent in English.
Financial Manager and Administrator (FMA)

Ref: FMA-11/11

In close cooperation with the MTAP Programme Manager, the FMA will support the MTAP Unit and will be responsible for the management of all MTAP's financial management issues, procurement and management of assets.

The post will be based in Nairobi, but with frequent travels to the programme counties/districts.

Key responsibilities
  • Prepare the MTAP Financial Management/Accounts Manual being a component of the MTAP Operations Manual;
  • Develop, implement and monitor sound financial management and control procedures;
  • Manage the accounting and administrative functions of MTAP;
  • Observe Danida's general accounting instructions;
  • Monitor MTAP's accounts and budgets;
  • Authorise approved payments through the bank and electronic money transfers;
  • Ensure that all MTAP and ASAL Secretariat staff are familiar wjth and implement appropriate accounting regulations;
  • Advise MTAP's management, public and private sector service providers on financial management and contracting issues;
  • Participate in MTAP's management meetings;
  • Ensure appropriate employment terms and conditions and administration of local staff;
  • Coordinate individual and summary budgets and pipeline expenditures;
  • Prepare the Decentralized Project Accounting Manual;
  • Assist the 6 core county Technical Assistants and other Decentralised Projects Accounts (DPA) units in budget/expenditure control and advise on financial management issues;
  • Facilitate contact with and prepare terms of reference for auditors;
  • Review and ensure the auditing procedures in relation to multi-donor auditing are relevant, effective and fulfil all MTAP's requirements;
  • Ensure that appropriate audit arrangements are in place for all DPA's;
  • Ensure timely finalization of audits; andreview and ensure the auditing procedures in relation to multi-donor auditing are relevant, effective and fulfil all MTAP's requirements; and
  • Recommend follow-up actions in respect of audit queries.
Qualifications and competences:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
  • CPA(K) /ACCA or an equivalent professional accounting qualification;
  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in financial management;
  • Hands-on experience with GoK financial and projects accounting systems;
  • Experience with donor-funded programmes' accounting systems and rules, budgeting process, auditing and reporting;
  • Experience with Danida financial procedures will be an added advantage;
  • Be conversant with the use of MS Office applications and accounting software such as Navision
  • The FMA must also be conversant with general Kenyan employment terms, tax laws and have office and staff administration skills; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, team building and communication skills and be fluent in English.
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate you meet the criteria, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the relevant reference number on the application letter. 

To be considered, your application must be received by 23 December 2011 addressed to:

The Director - Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way, Muthangari, 
P.O. Box 40092 00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: esd@deloitte.co.ke

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