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Position: HR Manager at Nuru International Kenya

Location: Isibania, Kuria West District

About The Organization:
 
Nuru International Kenya is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education. 

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. 

Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact. 

Nuru's vision is to create a world where people living in extreme poverty have the choice to determine their future. 

About The Position:
 
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Human Resources Manager will hold a critical leadership role in the organization. 

They will manage all HR policies, and create and manage a streamlined system for managing our current employees, turnover, and future employees, in a rapidly growing organization. 
 
This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished human resources leader, with a deep understanding and track record of managing HR strategy and operations, who will play a pivotal role in Nuru’s next phase of development.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to CEO
  • Responsible for ensuring employees are treated fairly according to employment law and Nuru regulations, and that all policies, regulations, and conduct are aligned with the employment laws of the country and Nuru policies, and for advising the CEO and Nuru International staff accordingly.
  • Manage payroll and external fees compliance.
  • Operating the hiring and onboarding programmes for all of Nuru’s departments.
  • Advising relevant staff on disciplinary actions and terminations, where needed.
  • Managing terminations and redundancies, as required.
  • Managing payscale changes as advised.
  • Managing the performance tracking and professional development systems for all employees.
  • Manage all employee benefits.
  • Manage all employee records.
  • Manage all payroll deductions (statutory and otherwise).
  • Manage, and update regularly, all HR policies, including the HR manual, transportation policies, etc.
  • Manage compound (office) security and associated staff and contractors.
  • Manage HR clerk(s).
Candidate Requirements:
  • Passion for Nuru International Kenya’s mission and model.
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience including management experience in an HR department, preferably within an NGO.
  • Degree in Human Resources Management, or equivalent.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Kenyan law.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional strategic problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage the entrepreneurial challenges of a young organization including partnership creation and the development of systems and procedures that ensure a high degree of accountability and transparency.
  • Excellent and demonstrated capacity to work as a part of a cohesive team.
  • Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high level of responsibility and multiple priorities.
  • Comfortable operating in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity associated with a rapidly growing startup.
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative.
  • Fluency in English and Ki-Swahili required; fluency in Ki-Kurian preferred but not required.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Position: Chief Accountant at Nuru International Kenya
Location: Isibania, Kuria West District  
 
About The Organization:
 
Nuru International Kenya is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education. 

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. 

Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact. Nuru's vision is to create a world where people living in extreme poverty have the choice to determine their future.  

About The Position:
 
Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Chief Accountant will hold a critical role in the organization. 

He/she will successfully manage the day-to-day finances and record-keeping processes of a large and rapidly growing organization.

This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished accountant, with a deep understanding and track record of managing accounts, who will play a pivotal role in Nuru’s next phase of development.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for development and implementation of accounting systems and procedures.
  • Control of receipt books and other accounting documents such as cheque books, local purchase orders, requisition forms, etc.
  • Custodian of cash boxes, stores and other accounting documents.
  • Carrying out inspections occasionally and making reports to the Finance Manager.
  • Attending to physical stock take, and managing inventories and asset tracking.
  • Preparation of monthly statements of affairs, income and expenditure accounts
  • Liaising with bank on any debits and credits which may appear to be incoherent, initiating necessary corrections and collecting paid up cheque, and that enough cash is maintained to meet daily payments.   
  • Passing journal entries in ledgers
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Finance Manager.
  • Manage efficient budgeting process.
  • Manage weekly and monthly cash management processes.
  • Manage semi-annual audits, generation of financial statements, and timely submission of legally required filings.
  • Manage account clerks and other clerks.
Candidate Requirements:
  • Passion for Nuru International Kenya’s mission and model.
  • University degree such as B.Com (Accounting), Business Administration OR equivalent.
  • Full professional accounting qualification: CPA (K), ACCA, ACA.
  • Minimum of 5 years accounting experience, preferably within the NGO sector.
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Chief Accountant, or accountant of similar responsibility.
  • Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word.
  • Mastery of Quickbooks.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in business planning and management.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in Companies Act and statutory tax regulations.
  • High degree of maturity, integrity and professionalism.
  • Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high level of responsibility and multiple priorities.
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative.
  • Fluency in English and Ki-Swahili required; fluency in Ki-kurian preferred but not required.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Position: Accounts Clerk at Nuru International Kenya

Location: Isibania, Kuria West District
 
About The Organization:
 
Nuru International Kenya is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education. 

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. 

Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact. 

Nuru's vision is to create a world where people living in extreme poverty have the choice to determine their future.  

About The Position:
 
The Accounts Clerk will report to the Chief Accountant who assigns them duties based on available work load. 

These responsibilities will largely revolve around the day-to-day management of the organisation’s books, accounting and cash/expense management systems.
 
Responsibilities shall include:
  • To ensure received cash is banked intact
  • To check cash received against official receipt
  • To verify the accuracy of cash received for goods or services received or rendered
  • Preparing the bank reconciliation
  • Keeping and maintaining the cash books
  • To ensure that bank statements and direct credit slips are received from the bank on time
  • Ensure prompt issue of receipts in respect of direct credit slips
  • Follow up returned cheques
  • To ensure proper posting and keeping of books of account
  • Ensure prompt posting of the ledger books
  • To extract monthly trial balance
  • Prepare statement of income and expenditure
  • Prepare monthly reports on the position of the ledger books
  • Deal with all matters emanating from record keeping
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Chief Accountant
Candidate Requirements:
  • Passion for Nuru International Kenya’s mission and model
  • At least 2+ years of work experience in accounts, preferably within an NGO
  • CPA II  (Section 3 &4) or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel.
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative.
  • Literacy and fluency in English and Ki-Swahili required; fluency in Ki-kurian preferred but not required.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Qualified Individuals, Please Apply:
 
Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references. 

Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and turn it in at our offices / Human Resources Manager in at Nuru’s office in Isibania (see PO Box for mailing information) or email it to accountsclerkjob@nuru.co.ke. 

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. 
 
Interview arrangements: 
 
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Only shortlisted candidates or proposals will be contacted.

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