Programme Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

RET is looking for a committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:

Programme Accountant

Reports to: Programme Manager, Kenya
Location: Based in Nairobi with frequent travels to Dadaab

Duration: 5 months with a possible extension, subject to availability of funds

RET International, headquartered in Geneva, with offices around the world, is an independent, impartial, non-partisan organization, with no religious or political affiliation. It was founded in 2000, by Mrs. Sadako Ogata, then High Commissioner of UNHCR. 

At RET, we are committed to assist communities to meet the educational needs, in the broadest sense, of young people made vulnerable by displacement, violence, armed conflict and disasters.

RET is bridging the gaps between humanitarian and development assistance; between primary, secondary and tertiary education; between formal and non-formal education; between education, “employability” and employment; between dependency and self-reliance. 

RET has a wealth of experience working with adolescents and youth in displaced situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America and has been working in Dadaab since 2012.

Key Roles / Responsibilities
  • Overall responsibility of maintaining accounts, including books, registers, vouchers and other documents relating to all receipts and disbursement,
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget,
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements,
  • Participate in procurement transactions to ensure proper procedures are followed,
  • Ensure that all monthly reconciliations are completed and signed off on time,
  • Ensure accurate entry of transactions in the accounting software,
  • Carry out routine office management duties including payroll processing, staff administration and maintain relationships with relevant persons/institutions,
  • Work with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits,
  • Any other roles as may be directed by the management.
  • Bachelors in Commerce, Business Management or any other business related degree.
  • Professional Accounting qualification, minimum part II of CPA, ACA or ACCA.
  • Attained a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar position, experience working with an INGO a plus.
How to Apply
Applicants who meet the requirements and qualifications outlined above should submit an application letter and attach copies of their CV and other testimonials to