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Finance Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

African Peace Support Trainers Association (Secretariat)

Finance Officer

With excellent financial, accounting, administrative and management skills

The African Peace Support Trainers Association (APSTA) is registered as an international not-for- profit Organisation, with a Secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The APSTA seeks to appoint as Finance Officer, a competent, dependable, well-organised and self- driven person, with good financial, accounting administrative, and management and communication skills, who is able to work with minimum supervision, in a policy-driven training, policy research and policy implementation support coordination environment, with stakeholders at all levels.

The appointed Officer will be based at the Secretariat in Nairobi, reporting to the Executive Director, for the management of the Association’s financial matters, including providing technical financial, accounting and budgeting advice to the Executive Director, on the implementation of financial policies and procedures that support and facilitate the growth of the Organisation.

S/he will be charged with the delivery of high quality financial accounting and reporting within the Organisation, to its national, regional and international stakeholders.

The Finance Officer will also be responsible for safeguarding the security, integrity and the end use of the funds of the Organisation.

The APSTA was established in 2002 as the African Chapter of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC), to deepen the debate on peacekeeping training.

It is a voluntary association with an active membership of 18 African centres of excellence, and training and policy research institutions, working in peacekeeping and peace support operations capacity building, and whose core activities and functions are the delivery of practical training, research and policy implementation support.

Among others, its objectives are to: facilitate the exchange of information and best practices; and harmonise doctrine and training for the APSA/ASF.

The Association has had an MoU with the AU since 2008, covering the delivery of training, policy research and policy implementation support towards the operationalisation of the ASF.

Further information on the Association is at: http://www.apsta-africa.org

Requirements: 

The successful candidate should possess:
  • minimum, a BCom degree or Business Administration / Commerce (Finance or Accounting) .
  • be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or equivalent qualification .
  • not less than 5 years continuous experience in an NGO/INGO/Government .
  • skills in financial management .
  • fund raising
  • events organisation
  • computer literacy, including proven competence in Accounting Software (Pastel), Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint and emailing.

This position is based at the APSTA Secretariat in Nairobi.

The contract will be renewable annually, subject to annual performance-based review and funding availability.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, market competitiveness and minim u m needs of the Organisation.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should forward letters of application, with subject line ‘Finance Officer’, accompanied by a CV to: the Executive Director at: apsta@apsta-africa.org no later than 17:00 hours, on Monday, 9 May 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interview date: Week beginning Monday, 19 May 2014

Reporting Date: Immediately


APSTA is an equal opportunity Employer

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