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Senior Finance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya, that seeks to increase the capacity of African academic institutions and researchers to produce research that can inform social policy and governance.

PASGR strengthens research capacity by providing opportunities for professional development of teaching staff and researchers, supporting collaborative initiatives aimed at strengthening graduate education in research for public policy, financing research and providing technical as well as communication support.

PASGR is seeking an appropriately qualified candidate to work in the capacity of a Senior Finance Officer for a three-year fixed term.

Broad Objectives

  • To support the Finance and Administration Director to ensure delivery of PASGR financial and administrative objectives.
  • To develop and implement robust finance, grants and administrative systems and to enforce financial control measures to preserve the integrity of the systems and to provide relevant information and reports to stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist the Director in the development, implementation and review of PASGR finance and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Ensure reliability and accuracy of financial data and adherence to PASGR’s financial and administrative policies and donor requirements.
  • Participate in the preparation of PASGR’s Plan of Work and Budget as well as budget proposals for funding applications.
  • Assist programme staff in forecasting expenditure, monitoring budgets and provide on a monthly basis budget to actual variance reporting.
  • Assist the Director in developing and maintaining an effective grants management system.
  • Monitor grant disbursements to universities and research teams to ensure that the grants disbursed fulfill all grant eligibility requirements and are properly accounted for in line with the grant agreements/contracts.
  • Assist the Director in preparing financial reports for submission to donors in line with funding agreements.
  • Carry out financial analysis, oversee reconciliation of bank, petty cash and ledger accounts and prepare periodic financial reports in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Maintain the fixed assets register and enhance controls over the fixed assets.
  • Focal point of contact with all vendors in the procurement and tender processes.
  • Review expenditures to verify accuracy, validity and completeness of supporting documentation prior to approval and payment processing for all financial transactions.
  • Raise requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Prepare PASGR’s payroll on a monthly basis.
  • Participate in audit preparations and ensure the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Director and the Executive Director.

  • B.Com in Finance and/or Accounting.
  • CPA (K) required.
  • At least three years relevant experience with a non-governmental organisation.

Application Details:

This is a local hire position, open to Kenyan nationals only.

Applicants who require relocation assistance will not be considered at this time.

Interested applicants should provide their applications electronically (only soft copy applications will be accepted) to and include their curriculum vitae and contact details, as well as names and contacts of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telephone or email enquiries will not be accepted and may result in disqualification.

PASGR is an equal-opportunity employer.

Applications should be received by 4:30 p.m. Nairobi time, Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

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