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Latest Government Jobs in Kenya – Youth Enterprise Fund

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. 

The Youth Fund provides loans and business development services to youth enterprises. 

The Fund now invites applications from dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the following vacant positions:

Accountant Assistant 

2 Positions 

Ref AA/11/2012
Reporting to: Senior Accountant
The accounts assistant will prepare and maintain accurate records and provide timely information to facilitate decision making and efficient management within the finance function.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Timely and accurate preparation of Payment Vouchers, Imprest Warrants Vouchers, Imprest Surrender Vouchers and Journal Entries
  • Timely and accurate preparation of audit schedules and supporting schedules
  • Timely receipting and banking of all revenues
  • Preparation of timely and accurate bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of timely and accurate staff accounts reconciliations
  • Accurate and timely postings of data into IFMIS with due regard to cut off dates
  • Accurate and timely filling of all processed and unprocessed documents
  • Accurate labeling of all files and maintaining an updated inventory of all files
  • Preparation of periodic progress reports
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications /Competencies
  • Minimum qualification of CPA II
  • Those with a degree/diploma in business related field will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of one year experience working in a busy accounts department
  • Proven knowledge & experience in working with computers & accounting software
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Good understanding and experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management including management of donor funds
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines is mandatory
  • Exposure to computerized financial systems and experience in public sector accounting and
  • Honesty, integrity and creativity are a must.

Credit Officer 

2 Positions

Ref CO/11/2012
Reporting to: Credit Manager
Credit officer will be based at the Head quarters. 

He/she can be transferred to work in any of our Regional Offices depending on the need as at that time. 

He/she will work hand in hand with the Regional Coordinators, Assistant Regional Coordinators and Constituency Officers, to ensure individual and (or ) youth groups are able to access credit from the Fund, their businesses are well and are able to repay their Loans.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receive potential clients, conduct initial assessment, assist clients in completion of applications and prepare loan analysis and recommendations
  • Oversee mobilization of youth groups, loan appraisal and disbursements of loans to individual youth and groups
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of loans given to youth groups and prepare monthly status report for each constituency
  • Carry out trainings to the youth
  • Update monthly basis repayments made by each group in assigned constituency from the bank statements of the collection accounts
  • Follow up on weak groups with the assistance of Constituency Officers and the District Youth Officers, provide required advisory and remedial services when required and prepare monthly status reports for each Constituency
  • Prepare payment schedules for each Constituency based on the field returns emanating from the Districts after vouching compliance by the Region and Committee with the vetting procedures
  • Responsible for system input and maintenance of loans, credit analysis, security documentation and maintenance, preparation of letters of offer , reports and maintenance of data in IFMIS
  • Answer queries from local leaders and other stakeholders on issues relating to the Constituency based loan products
  • A first degree in Business Related Field from a reputable university. Specialized training in credit or Micro Finance will be an added advantage
  • A masters degree in a business discipline will be an added advantage
  • Over 3 years experience in credit , preferably in a Microfinance Finance Institutions
  • Ability to manage all aspects of lending cycle for the Fund’s lending products
  • Possession of good analytical and reporting skills
  • Willingness to travel to remote rural areas, passion and eagerness to assist and help empower the most marginalized youth across the constituencies.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills to interact with key stakeholders including senior government officials
  • Possess good leadership skills, with ability to manage others
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines is mandatory
  • Exposure to computerized financial systems and experience in public sector accounting and
  • Honesty, integrity and creativity are a must.


2 Positions 

Ref: DRV /11/2012

Reporting to: Administration Officer
The driver will be responsible for facilitation of movement of the organization’s officers within the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Operate an assigned vehicle in a safe and cautious manner
  • Keep the assigned vehicle(s) clean inside and outside
  • Coordinate the schedule for major or periodic vehicle maintenance with management and staff
  • Check on the expiry of road licenses, insurance certificates and inspection stickers
  • Maintain accurate, up to date records on trip sheets, customer transportation forms vehicle condition reports and other records that are required from management
  • Service as a positive role model while providing transportation service
Qualifications /Competencies
  • Must have undergone a suitability test from the Ministry of public works
  • Be holder of K.C.S.E grade D and above. Diplomas will be an added advantage.
  • Possess a clean driving license class B, C and E & at least 3 years driving experience.
  • First aid /motor vehicle mechanics / Defensive driving certificates will be added advantage
  • Possess good communication skills (both written & Spoken) and be a team player
  • Knowledge of roads in Nairobi & other parts of the country is essential
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Honesty, integrity and creativity are a must.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should submit their applications together with a detailed C.V. and all relevant testimonials stating current position, current remuneration, expected salary, email address and telephone contacts. 

All applications are also expected to quote the reference number on the envelope and provide postal, telephone and email contacts of three references and should be received by 14th December 2012.
All applications should be addressed to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Youth Enterprise Development Fund
P.O. Box 48610-00100
Youth Enterprise Development Fund is an equal opportunity employer. 

Potential male and female candidate with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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