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Finance & Administrative Officer Job in Kenya

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focussed on Child Rights. To support the development of its programmes in Nairobi and Garissa County, Tdh is encouraging applications from Kenyan nationals for the role of Finance & Administrative Officer based in Garissa.

Reporting to: Finance & Administrative Officer
Duty station: Garissa
Contract duration: Asap – One year.

Main task and responsibilities:
  • Daily update of the accountancy according to the project activities and FAM’s needs in a Cash book.
  • Making payments when requested by the teams.
  • Verify that all the receipts/invoices are correctly filled and they are eligible for Tdh accountancy (indicating: date, details of the supplier, clearly written the amount with the stamp PAID)
  • Archive all the relevant administrative and accountancy documentation in the proper way indicated by the FAM and according to Tdh procedures.
  • Manage the cash box of the office, under the supervision of the FAM. The FAM and the Base team leader have the right to verify randomly the cashbox balance
  • Do monthly cash inventory and reconciliation check with FAM.
  • Prepare, collect, check and send attendance sheets signed by the staff based in the field to FAM.
  • Work as liaison between staff and FAM and Base team leader in order to smooth any problem and maintain a high standard of HR management.
  • Support the Logistics Department in filling the yearly office assets inventory
  • Regularly check the correct filling of the vehicle log book
  • Provide weekly admin, HR & finance report to the FAM
  • Ensure and facilitate the communication and information sharing within the team and the departments, and contribute to the team responsibilities.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members.
  • Minimum diploma-level education in Business administration or Accounting management.
  • Experience in working with similar organization, previous experience of two years or more
  • Experience and knowledge of Finance & HR management
  • Demonstrate ability to use Windows computer software, accounting software and use of spread sheets
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili, Kisomali
  • Experience in working  North Eastern Kenya.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Honesty and integrity
Application modalities:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (with at least three referees) indicating the vacancy announcement reference to the address:

Terre des hommes Foundation, Modogashe, Garissa or Dadaab Office, 
or can also be emailed to:

Closing date for this positions is on or before  8th November 2012, 4.00 PM 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer. 
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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