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Finance and Administrative Officer Job in Kenya (KES 18K - 23K)

Green Olive e.V Deutschland International is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan nationals for the position of Finance and Administrative Officer, to be based at Tezo in Kilifi County, Kenya.

Job Title:
Finance and Administrative Officer (F & A Officer)
Work Location: School Based

Reports To: School Principal
Leads & Manages: School Office, Finance Administration, Site Manager and Caretakers, School Librarian, Catering Team

Salary Range: KES 18,000 – 23,000 per month

Job Purpose
1. The F & A Officer is the school’s leading support staff professional and works as part of the Senior Management Team to assist the School Principal in his/her duty to ensure that the school meets its educational aims.

2. The F & A Officer is responsible for providing professional leadership and management of school support staff in partnership with teaching staff, to enhance their effectiveness in order to achieve improved standards of learning and achievement in the school.

3. The F & A Officer promotes the highest standards of business ethos within the administrative function of the school and strategically ensures the most effective use of resources in support of the school’s learning objectives.

The F & A Officer is responsible for:
  • Accounting and Financial Resource Management;
  • Office Management;
  • Information Management;
  • ICT/Human Resource Management;
  • Facility & Property Management
  • Health & Safety Management of the School.
  • Qualifications: Recognized diploma in finance or business management with a bias in accounting or equivalent related professional qualification.
  • Experience: At least three years in a busy environment, preferably in a learning institution with competencies in the following areas:
  •  Book keeping and accounting.
  •  Managing strategic financial plans.
  •  Managing budgets, financial reporting, supplies and procurement and fixed assets.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to deliver services and systems applicable for effective school management.
  • Ability to deliver value for money initiatives.
  • Ability to understand educational services and deliver appropriate strategies.
  • Ability to lead teams and individuals.
  • Ability to strategically influence decision making within the school.
  • Ability to use a range of ICT packages. Knowledge of Accounting Software for school management will be an added advantage.
Personal Qualities:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment, teamwork and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Versatile enough to work in a community set up.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to constructively challenge the work of self and others to continually improve own and team performance.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Green Olive e.V Deutschland International is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation and its project sites are non smoke workplaces.

Applications indicating the job reference title and number of the post applied for together with detailed CV which must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, certified copies of academic certificates, copies of ID and previous letter of employment or termination should be sent via email to reach the undersigned by close of business on 14th August 2014.

The Director-Technical Services,
P.O. Box 2070, 80200,
Malindi Kenya.


Short listed candidates will be notified, by 18th August, 2014. 

The successful applicant will be expected to report to work on 28th August 2014

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