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Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub
Scope of Work:
Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States. 

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Objectives and Duties: The Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant will assist the finance and accounting team to process the payment documents received in the Finance Unit and manage the Nairobi office petty cash account. 

The Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:
  • Receive and  record the incoming payment requests such as bills or invoices and distribute to the appropriate technical and operational staff
  • Manage petty cash account and maintain detailed documentation in accordance with DAI policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Review documentation for small and uncomplicated payments under the supervision of the Director of Finance.
  • Other tasks as required by the Director of Finance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field.
  • 3 years of work experience in financial operations, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of local laws, international accounting regulations, and USAID rules and regulations.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting: The Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant will report to the Director of Finance.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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