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Director of Finance Job in Nairobi Kenya

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work:
Director of Finance
 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 Director of Finance will oversee all financial management and accounting functions for the East Africa TIH project. 

The Director of Finance will be directly involved in the budget planning and tracking. 

The Director of Finance will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:
  • Directly supervise the work of the Finance Department including the Project Accountants and Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant.
  • Review payment requests per the Project Schedule of Authorities.
  • Review and approve project expenses allocation and allowableness vs the budget
  • In collaboration with the home office project management team and TIH leadership, participate in the project’s financial planning, budget tracking, and quarterly forecasting.
  • Ensure the finance reports are prepared and submitted to the HO and the local tax authorities correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the invoices, contracts, payroll, bills and other payments are made correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the petty cash account is maintained properly.
  • Organize smooth cooperation between the project finance team and other departments including the HO project management team.
  • Maintain the project and bank relationship.
  • Ensure project financial transactions, including payroll, are in accord with the local legislation, USAID regulations, and DAI policies and procedures.
  • Customize, implement, and oversee adherence to the project’s financial management policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate internal and external audit processes.
  • Other tasks as required by the Deputy Chief of Party.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • At least 7 years of work experience in accounting and finance management areas, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of local tax laws. Some knowledge of international accounting regulations and USAID rules and regulations.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Director of Finance will supervise the Project Finance Department, including the Project Accountants and the Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant.
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting: The Director of Finance will report to the Deputy Chief of Party

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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