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Assistant Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Centre For Rights Education And Awareness (CREAW)

CREAW is inviting applications from individuals for the following position:

Assistant Finance Officer

Duty Station: Nairobi (with frequent travels to project areas)

CREAW is a non-governmental organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. Our purpose is to promote the realization of a just society and of equal rights by women and men.

CREAW’s Vision is that of a just and free society in which women and men exercise equal and full rights and opportunities. 

While our Mission is to transform the Kenyan society through the promotion and expansion of women’s human rights, rule of law and social justice.

Job Summary:

To discharge support duties of financial and administrative nature that will ensure smooth running of activities and overall improvement of the organization’s processes and services rendered

Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with strengthening sound financial and reporting systems for the organization to ensure efficient financial management of grant finances and improvement in accounting skills for the organization.
  • Assist with preparing training materials and manuals for reference by team members.
  • Do proper book-keeping, accountancy and reporting requirements for all program and projects and the use of computerized accounting systems.
  • Assist in conducting financial reviews for the organization in the course of program implementation.
  • Work with the partner staff to aid them to submit timely reports in line with donor regulations and liquidate their advances on time.
  • Review of documents and transactions at the organizations and ascertain compliance, accuracy, relevance and reasonableness of each transaction.
  • Assist in the review of the quarterly budgets comparison reports and forward them to the project officers and partners.
Required qualifications and competencies:
  • University Graduate in business or commerce, certified as CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • Masters of business administration (MBA) degree will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum two year experience in NGO financial management/administration, especially in diverse donor funded programs and projects
  • Excellent skills in MS Office (excel and word) and experienced in computer based accounting software (QuickBooks and Sage).
  • Documented knowledge of banking, auditing, financial and internal control Page 2 of 2 methodologies.
  • Solid analytical skills with proven ability to work independently and complete assignments.
  • Good interpersonal and team playing skills with strengths in discretion and maintaining confidential information.
  • Able to manage a diverse workload with competing priorities.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in procurement procedures and financial capacity building/leadership is an advantage.
Desired Qualities
  • Have a personal commitment to work as a reliable, honest and trustworthy team member and be able to handle all sensitive (accounting or otherwise) information with the confidentiality required.
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team approach.
  • Good time management skills and be able to deliver with minimal supervision.
If you know you have the right qualifications and experience, please send your application together with C.V. and relevant testimonial noting to provide details of three work related references.

The Selection Committee,
Centre for Rights Education and Awareness,
Convent drive, Lavington off Isaac Gathanju Road,
P.O. Box 11964-00100, GPO

Tel. 020-3860640/3861016
Mobile : 0720357664

Applications must be received on or before 15th September 2012.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted directly.
CREAW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CREAW considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to sex, religion,
sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

CREAW does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
CREAW does not use agencies for its recruitment process

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