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Payments Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya - NGO

Vacancy: Payments Associate

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
Function: Corporate
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Location:Nairobi, Kenya 

Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description:
 One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. 

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  

We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff. 

Job Description:
 One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take position in the organization as Payments Associate.  

One Acre Fund is looking for experienced, talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

Contract details:
 Permanent and subject to performance

Candidate Profile

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
  • Completion and good results in high school and college
  • 1-3 years’ work experience in a similar capacity, with excellent references
  • Accounting/Finance background preferred; CPA not necessary but useful
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities
  • Quick learner and team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively
  • Good organizational skills
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Bookkeeping and payments request for the Nairobi office and corporate staff
  • Manage Books accounts
  • Record and update accounts using source documents, using proper description, location and code
  • Verify and reconcile cash balances for all accounts if there are discrepancies
  • Get approval of month-end account balances from all account holders
  • Submit the Books each month on time
  • Track and file all payment documentation
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. 

We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. 

We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.

 Nairobi, Kenya

Preferred Start Date:
 As soon as possible
Compensation: Competitive Salary.
Benefits: Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to (Subject line: Payments Associate + the place you heard of the position).

Interested applicants to submit their resumes and cover letter by the 20th of September 2014.

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