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Finance and Administration Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Egerton University
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance
Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development
Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, is an institute of Egerton University mandated to conduct agricultural policy research and analysis in Kenya.

The institute is looking to fill the following position based in Nairobi.

Finance and Administration Manager
The successful candidate will head the Finance and Administration unit of the institute. He/she will be responsible for the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the institute. 

Reporting to the Director of the Institute, the key tasks under this position shall include:
  • Formulation of sound financial policies, procedures and accounting systems that ensure effective management of funds
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory regulations, IFRS and other financial, human resource and procurement laws and regulations
  • Ensure timely preparation of financial management reports, budgets and implementation of budgetary controls
  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of the administrative and human resource policies of the institute
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of human resource best practices including staff contract, performance management and continuous improvement of administrative services
  • Ensure compliance with donors’ requirements
  • Liaise closely with the University Finance Controller on matters related to finance and accounting
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
Qualifications and Skills
The preferred candidate should be:
  • A Bachelor’s degree holder in Commerce, Accounting, Finance or its equivalent and an MBA from a recognized University
  • Have attained CPA (K) and a member of ICPAK
  • Has attained a minimum of six (6) years progressive work experience, three (3) of which should be at a senior level in a busy accounting and administrative environment
  • Full knowledge of payroll administration, budget preparation and control
  • Relevant experience in using various financial accounting software and preparation of financial management reports
  • Relevant skills in analysis of financial data to provide informative reports to non-finance managers
  • Have a working knowledge of project accounting and management and be familiar with donor financial reporting and foreign exchange accounting
  • Possess knowledge and experience in use of ERP and MS office suite
  • Possess ability to plan, develop and implement institutional administration and development
  • Have good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (Oral and written)
  • Prior experience and knowledge of administration, human resource management and procurement functions will be an added advantage
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate(s). 

The position carries with it a two (2) year renewable contract.

Only the shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

Applications together with copies of certificates and a detailed CV including names of three referees should be sent to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance),
Egerton University,
P.O Box 536 - 20115

Or via email address ( 

Applications should be clearly marked F & A Manager-Tegemeo and should be received not later than Wednesday 31st December 2014.

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