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Finance Administrator Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Finance Administrator

Organizational Context: Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

Description: This is a position for Kenyan nationals and the person will be based in Nairobi. The holder will also be required to travel to the field for project monitoring.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all financial matters in relation to Kenya projects.
  • Work with project directors and country director on reports, budgets and budget control.
  • Review and analyse monthly accounts of projects with project directors.
  • Monitor and control: All transactions before presenting them to regional office for signing. Be the link person between regional finance office and country office.
  • Check all projects and country office procurements procedures that they follow JRS Procurement Policy
  • Responsible for assets, filing and all book-keeping in the projects.
  • Work closely with Urban Emergency Programme Coordinator (IGA & Mikono Shop) on cost control, marketing, stock control and loan portfolio.
  • Review projects financial commentary on half year and annual report before they are sent to the regional office.
  • Administrative: Ensure documents are supported with receipts, correctly filed and readily available for audit purpose.
  • Project monitoring and evaluation: actively accompany the Urban Emergency Programme during their field visits to the programs beneficiaries and Kakuma field visits.
  • Internal audit and training of project staff.
  • Help Project Directors and Country Director in understanding front End process
  • Development of financial grassroots structures e.g. parishes.
  • Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the Country Director.

  • Degree in Bachelor of Commerce Accounting/ Finance options
  • Qualified CPA (K) or equivalent
  • Experience in managing people/teams
  • Over 2 Years experience in NGO environment
  • Knowledge of computerized financial and accounting system.
  • Ability to use computers including MS Office Suite (including Ms Excel) and or accounting programmes.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter that indicates the expected salary; what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria; when one is available to start.

Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to

Start date: Immediately

(Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered only short listed candidates will be contacted)

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