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Assistant Finance and Administration Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

University Research Co., LLC has its headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. University Research Co., LLC (URC), along with its non-profit t affiliate Centre for Human Services (CHS), is a leader in public health consulting. Established in 1965, our work spans over 30 countries around the globe. 

URC’s mission is to improve the quality of and access to health, education, and social services in the United States of America and in developing countries around the world.

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URC seeks a Nairobi based Assistant Finance & Administration Officer for USAID funded project Applying Science to Strengthen and improve SysTems (ASSIST). 

The Project is a global leader in the implementation, advocacy, development, and promotion of cost-effective methods to design and improve healthcare services and systems in developing and middle income countries.
Job Title: Assistant Finance and Administration Officer - Kenya ASSIST
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Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Position Summary
Reporting to the Finance and Administration Officer, the incumbent shall be responsible for providing general financial and administrative support and ensure compliance with USAID and URC regulations regarding accounting, auditing and financial management requirements .

  • Assist in preparation of field financial reports to URC-HQ
  • Assist in financial management and cash flow planning.
  • Supports various projects in budget implementation and monitoring.
  • Accurate coding of payment vouchers, data processing and payment.
  • Manage petty cash including ensuring the maintenance of an appropriate level of petty cash in safe deposit.
  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts and clearing all reconciling items periodically.
  • Updating data in Quick Books Accounting System.
  • Ensures that all costs in the project adhere to USAID/URC regulations.
  • Assist in procurement of goods and services
  • Ensure the proper layout of the office environment
  • Ensure the prudent use of office resources by maintaining a resource consumption system
Qualifications and Competencies
  •  Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce ( Accounting/Finance option) with CPA Part II or its equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in finance for NGO
  • Excellent computer skills and experience in Quick Books Accounting system will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player
  • Good knowledge of USAID regulations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with people.
  • High level of integrity and ability to work under minimal supervision
If you meet the criteria given above and are interested in the position, please quote the position in the email subject matter, send an application letter with a detailed CV indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone number, current salary, names and address of three work-related referees to

The closing date for submitting application is 8th March 2013. 

URC regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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