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Accountants Jobs in Illeret and North Horr

Background:
VSF Germany is an international Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.  In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in southern Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.
We seek to recruit qualified and well experienced Accountants to support the financial management aspects in the implementation of the projects in Illeret and North Horr in Northern Kenya, with frequent visits to other locations within the project area. The Accountants will work in collaboration with the Project Manager, project staff & partner organizations.
Key responsibilities:
·         Provide financial and logistical support to the projects
·         Implement donor financial regulation in funds management at the field level.
·         Manage the Projects finance and oversee all local procurement ensuring that donor and organization’s policies are adhered to.
·         Manage the project petty cash, keeping records of all field financial transactions.
·         Submit monthly returns to the Regional Office.
·         Prepare and manage cash flow projections.
·         Support Program Managers and field staff in drafting budgets, preparing field documentation,  and submission of field returns.
·         Manage contracts with 3rd parties and supervise services rendered to the projects.
·         Posting of transactions into the computerized accounting system (Navision).
·         Supervise junior staff as appropriate.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required
·         University degree in Finance or Business studies and CPA Part II
·         Proficiency in Office computer packages (word, excel) & experience in specialized accounting software.
·         Knowledge of Navision an added advantage.
·         3 years minimum work experience in finance.
·         Experience in a humanitarian or other International NGO
·         Understanding of International Donor Regulations desirable.
·         Knowledge of donor rules & regulations (especially ECHO, USAID) shall be an added advantage.
·         Previous field level experience desirable
·         Good communication both oral & written.
·         A team player with good organizational skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and detailed CV together with names of three referees, one of whom must be an immediate supervisor, and indicating their current & expected salary and date of availability to: the postal address or email address given above.
Indicate on the subject, the job title and preferred location.
Closing date for receiving applications is 23rd March 2012, on or before 16.00hrs.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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