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Finance & Administration Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya


Finance & Administration Manager
 
Based in Nairobi

Farm Africa is an international NGO with a vision of a prosperous rural Africa. 

Working alongside Africa’s farmers, herders and forest communities, we enable them to adopt the latest technologies and link to markets to make sustainable improvements to their livelihoods.
 
We have an ambitious strategy and business plan: by 2016 we are aiming to directly help 1.5 million people each year. 

To achieve that goal we need to push boundaries, to be creative with new and old solutions and work flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions with communities, private sector, civil society and governments.
 
We need an ambitious, flexible and expert Finance & Administration Manager to ensure strong financial management within Farm Africa Kenya hub and across all projects based in Kenya and South Sudan to help
support our plans. 

The post holder will be a key member of the Kenya/ South Sudan senior management team helping to drive our strategy in both Kenya and South Sudan. 

The post holder will also be responsible for IT, HR & office administration.
 
We are looking for a strong professional qualified accountant, with proven experience in financial control and
management (minimum of five years). 

You should be comfortable with project accounting & reporting, producing statutory accounts and managing the budgeting process. 

You will have some familiarity with SUNv5 and QuickBooks accounting package. 

You will be clear on the need for control and compliance, as well as the importance of the finance team understanding what the numbers mean. 

You will identify and seek to resolve the diverse financial issues that can arise within a complex, grant funded programme.
 
You will have strong people management skills and be eager to help build the capacities of others within your
team. 

You will have demonstrable experience of successfully balancing a number of competing priorities. 

You will recognise the importance of frequent communication with all your stakeholders throughout the Kenya / South Sudan programme and the wider Farm Africa organisation.
 
The role will entail substantial travel particularly to South Sudan
 
This is a competitive national package based in Nairobi, Kenya, with no relocation offered. 

To apply and see the full job description including essential requirements, go to the Farm Africa website jobs page:http://farmafrica.org.uk/about-us/jobs .
 
Application guidelines:
  •  1 page cover letter and a maximum CV of 5 pages
  •  The application must include your current or most recent salary and meet all the essential requirements as outlined in the full job description.
Any applications not meeting the above will NOT be considered. 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take a test of financial competency before the interviews.
 
Deadline: 21 January 2013, 5pm (electronic only)
 
Interviews: w/c 28 February 2013

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