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Finance Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Regional Finance Coordinator

Horn East and central Africa

Based in Nairobi

Level: National C1

Contract Type: Open Ended

A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the right candidate based on skill and experience.

Background: Oxfam is one of the world’s leading International Humanitarian Agencies, assisting people affected by poverty, natural disasters and conflict throughout the world.

The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi and provides leadership and strategic support to the Oxfam country programmes.

As the Regional Finance Coordinator you will be responsible for the direct management of 3 regional staff and the matrix management of 8 Finance managers in Horn of East and Central Africa Region as well as the Shared Services Centre Finance Manager

The Role: You will be expected to support the implementation of the regional and corporate finance strategy, review and monitor regional finance performance against budgets and enhance a continuous professional improvement in finance across the HECA region.

You will bear responsibility for supporting the development of quality budgets in line with regional and country strategies and be expected to provide quality financial information to support senior management discussions and decision-making processes.

You will be charged with ensuring good working relationships across IT, logistics, HR and programme functions.

The person

To proficiently succeed in this role, you will:
  • Have degree level education and CPA(K) or ACCA Accountancy qualifications (Essential)
  • Have a minimum of 7 years experience in providing a whole range of financial services to an organisation, ideally with at least two years in the International NGO or public sector
  • Have experience in advising senior management teams on financial management issues
  • Have leadership qualities and people management experience to provide direction and effective support to a multicultural team
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English (essential). French will be an added advantage
  • Be willing and ready to travel regularly within the region and beyond for up to 3 weeks at a time sometimes in conflict areas and physically difficult conditions

If you feel you have the experience, skills and ability we are looking for, please send us your application letter and up dated CV online on using the reference number INT0534 by 11 June 2014.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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