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Administration and Finance Deputy Commission Secretary Job in Kenya (KShs 256K - 392K)

The Commission for University Education is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament, Universities Act 2012, to provide for development of university education; the establishment, accreditation and governance of universities in Kenya.

In order to strengthen its human resource capacity, the Commission invites applications from candidates to fill the following vacant position:

Deputy Commission Secretary, Administration and Finance
CUE 13
1 Post

Job Purpose: Overview of Job Purpose: The Deputy Commission Secretary of Administration and Finance will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Commission Secretary (CS).

The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager who will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: Finance, Business Planning and Budgeting, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Administration, and IT.

Key Areas of Responsibility include:
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the audit committee members of the Commissioners
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Commission Secretary/CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure Commission rules are adhered to in close consultation with Commission Secretary and ensure that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and Commission Procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Commissioners.
  • Further develop Commission’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to Commission employees regarding staff tools, policies and procedures at work place.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of a an Master’s degree with bias in Administration and Finance areas
  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
  • The ideal candidate should have experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
  • A strong professional demeanor and ability to represent the Commission at the highest levels;
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good IT Skills with knowledge of analytical and accounting packages preferable.
  • Ability to work individually and manage a diverse team and improve relationships
  • He must be a person of unquestionable integrity and uphold work ethics at all times.

Salary: CUE 13 - Ksh. 256,256 - 392,304 pm

If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please send your application with detailed curriculum vitae with references and day time telephone on or before 18th June 2014 to:

Commission Secretary/CEO
Commission for University Education
Redhill Road, off Limuru Road, Gigiri
P.O. Box 54999-00200
Nairobi, Kenya

The Commission for University Education is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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