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Finance Manager / Carbon Credit Advisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Hivos Regional Office in Kenya has a vacancy for the African Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP):

Vacancy Name: Finance Manager / Cardon Credit Advisor

Number of hours: Full-time (40 hrs)

Region: East Africa

Office: Nairobi, Kenya - Regional Office East Africa

ABPP is a partnership between Hivos (overall management) and SNV (technical assistance) co-funded by the Dutch Governmental Development Cooperation Agency (DGIS).

The Programme, which is in its second phase, aims to establish a market oriented domestic biogas sector in 5 African countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) over the period 2014-2017. ABBP is managed from the Hivos Regional Office in Nairobi.

In each country a national agency establish and orient a Programme Unit in the day-to-day implementation of the national programme.

This  programme unit in partnership with governments, NGOs, micro-finance institutions, vocational training institutions and CSO’s coordinates the biogas sector through supporting the development of a private sector.


(1) Ensuring the general administration and financial management of the programme by maintaining and implementing sound systems both at supranational level and at the national levels:

Translate ABPP financial policy (result based financing and management) into budget such that ABPP and its stakeholders have insights into costs and budget structure (benchmarking for management and monitoring purposes);

Constructs and implements administrative and financial systems and processes such that income and expenditure patterns are analysed and input for financial policy is provided (budget tracking), monitored and followed up.

The systems and processes must be in line with standard accounting norms and with Hivos ISO guidelines/ quality manuals should contribute to the monitoring and achievement of financial objectives;

Supports administrative and financial systems and processes in the ABPP programmes in the 5 countries such that the national biogas programme’s audited financial statements are approved;

In consultation with the ABPP Fund Manager and M&E Manager/ Social Economic Expert, draws up budgets for ABPP programmes and projects, and country programme teams are advised and supported on budget tracking and monitoring, and on partnership management.

(2) Advises on and coordinates the carbon financing activities at the regional level.

In collaboration and consultation with the Hivos HQ Carbon Finance Specialist, coordinates carbon development activities at regional level by taking the initiative to ensure that Hivos staff, consultants, DOEs, Gold Standard and NDBPs act to achieve the objective on carbon development (issuance of carbon credits and generate income for NDBPs);

Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by the two programmes managers.

  • Level of professional and analytical ability: higher professional or above/ academic (M.Com/CA/ACCA/ICWA)
  • MBA in Financial Accounting
  • Possesses at least 7-10 years of relevant financial/accounting experience, preferable in an international or donor organization
  • Ability to work in a financially complex international organization
  • Knowledge of ICT and general computer skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively: Oral and written command of English and French.
  • Team worker
  • Customer orientation
  • Strong organizational skills

Like to apply?

If you meet the requirements for the above position send a cover letter and your CV to with reference number ‘ABBP/FM’ before April 22nd 2014.

Hivos is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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