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The Center for victims of Torture is an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of Torture.

Position: Finance Officer - Dadaab

Objective: The Finance officer main responsibilities are to maintain sound financial systems, policies and procedures, and internal controls to ensure appropriate and cost-effective use of CVT financial resources.

Report to: Field coordinator

Key Performance Areas & Performance Indicators:
  • Financial Policies, Procedures and Internal Controls are well implemented
  • Maintain and implement effective financial systems, policies and procedures, and internal controls to ensure appropriate and cost-effective use of CVT financial resources;
  • Review and account for all financial transactions to ensure they comply with budgets and regulations, and give guidance on the same.
  • Track all wire transfers from Nairobi office.
  • Review all Purchase Requests to ensure that supporting documentation is complete and that these meet CVT internal control requirements.
  • Provide monthly payroll information for national and expat staff based in Dadaab and send to the Finance controller in Nairobi for consolidation and payment.
  • Maintain a complete audit trail of all financial transactions.
  • Collect and analyze all the invoices, receipts and payment memos, process the Payments and record the expenses in the system.
  • Work closely with Field coordinator, logistics officer and Finance controller for the preparation of monthly Financial Reports and monthly projections and ensure timely submission to Nairobi office for consolidation.
  • Prepare and send all PRs and other supporting documents to Nairobi office on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor actual expenses against the approved budget and provide regular updates to the field coordinator and program supervisors.
  • Work closely with the logistics officer in Dadaab and Field coordinator on procurement related issues.
  • Work closely with the field coordinator and Finance controller in budget preparation and reviews.
  • Work closely with the Logistics officer and Field coordinator on management of the Dadaab assets.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post.

  • Minimum BA/B .com degree in Accounting or similar; 
  • At least 5-10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Preferred:  Experience managing Donor funded projects, especially US Government funding and familiarity with compliance requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Regulations;
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel);
  • Good team player and able to work independently;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills;
  • Good communication and problem solving skills.
  • Able to work in a multicultural set up

General Conditions: Is strictly committed to respect CVT’s confidentiality policy and to not use any information that s/he will know about CVT’s policies, procedures, and clients outside of CVT and to not approach (potential) clients for their involvement in CVT activities without prior approval of CVT’s supervisor

Maintain neutrality regarding any sensitive issues such as religion, minority or political affiliation;

Strong commitment to serve beneficiaries of CVT’s project regardless of their religion, gender, minority affiliation or political background

Interested candidates are requested to email their applications attaching their updated CVs, including contact  email and telephone contacts of 3 referees to not later than 30th June, 2014. 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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