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Junior Accountant Job in Kenya

Position: Junior Accountant

Deadline to Apply: 27th June 2014

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Kisumu

About Evidence Action: Evidence Action is a new organization working in partnership with Innovations for Poverty Action, (IPA), a non-profit organization, to scale proven interventions to improve the lives of the poor in Africa and Asia. Rigor, evidence, and action are all part of the organizational values.

While Evidence Action continues to grow the pipeline of proven-interventions to bring to scale, its current programs in the Africa Region include:
  • Deworm the World Initiative (DtWI) actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.
  • Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.
  • DtWI provides technical assistance to National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP), which is implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in 28 Counties and 143 Sub-Counties across Kenya.


In the first year of the Programme (2012-2013), 5.9 million children were dewormed in over 13,000 schools in Nyanza, Western, Rift Valley, Coast and parts of Central regions.

We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate, Implementation Cascade, working within organization’s Programme Implementation team.

The successful candidate will have a passion for programme coordination and driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

A. Job Purpose: To perform general accounting duties for Evidence Action

B. Management Responsibility: None

C. Description of Duties
  • Keep records of all financial transactions within the organization in an orderly manner.
  • Create and follow a filing system that is simple and easy to retrieve files.
  • Ensuring the records are sent to Head Office on monthly basis while retaining copies for Nairobi office.
  • Entering daily transactions to the existing accounting software Abila Sage.
  • Prepare check request forms for payments attaching all required supporting documents.
  • Disburse cash payments as per the financial policy of Evidence Action.
  • Keeping track of staff expense accounts including reconciling the same and sending their statements whenever they request.
  • Support the Project staff in processing their payments.
  • Ensuring the advance accounts are zeroed out.
  • Prepare & compute withholding taxes and other statutory deductions in accordance to the Law.
  • From time to time prepare periodical financial reports as requested by the head office.
  • Supporting Projects to keep all the financial records.
  • Ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness in the processing financial information.

D:  Accountability

Decision Making:
  • For routine decision making to be guided by generally accepted accounting principles and organization rules and regulations.  Refer to Head of Finance on issues out of normal policies and  procedures
  • Will work in collaboration with finance staff at the global level

Responsibility over data or information:

•    Has access to important and highly confidential information.

Responsibility over assets:
  • Computer, printer, office equipment, office furniture.

Required Qualifications

Professional qualifications
  • CPA part II however CPA Part III or Degree in Finance or closely related field is desirable.

Relevant Experience and Key skills:
  • Experience in managing community based programs
  • At least 5 years of experience performing responsibilities required for the position and demonstrating progress in the role.
  • Audit experience and managing of USAID/CDC grants is desirable
  • Relevant experience in the use of the Sage accounting software.

Personal Attributes
  • Strong team leader and player
  • Excellent communication, high computer literacy levels (SPSS) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent networking skills

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address.

Your CV should include details about your academic qualifications and any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org please ensure that the subject line reads: “Junior Accountant” REF NO: Evidence Action-2014-06-04.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone and email for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Junior Accountant. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that Evidence Action will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

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