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Accounts Assistant Job in Kenya

Vacancy Announcement: Field Accounts Assistant
 
Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

Reporting to:Finance Manager – REGAL IR
 
Working with:REGAL IR Program teams, Adeso HQ team.
 
Program / Duty Station: Lodwar Office
 

Duration: 1 year, renewable
 
Salary Grade: National Scale, Grade F
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization.

At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
 
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. 

At present, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Project Summary: Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands-Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR) is a 5-year program sponsored by USAID/Kenya and Feed the Future (Ftf) to reduce hunger and poverty, increase social stability and build strong foundations for economic growth amongst pastoralists and transitioning pastoralists in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). 

The program is designed to empower communities to take charge of their development and to strengthen their capacity to select, design, implement and monitor activities toward increasing their social, economic, and environmental resilience to natural and human-induced shocks. 

REGAL-IR is led by Adeso and is implemented by a consortium of partners. An intensive community engagement process - Participatory Learning, Planning and Action (PLPA) - guides program implementation in six thematic areas including diversifying livelihoods, improving value chain inclusiveness, natural resource management, conflict management and mitigation, disaster risk reduction, and improving nutrition. 

REGAL-IR is based in Isiolo Town and implements in Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana Counties.
 
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
 
The Field Accounts assistant position will be a full-time member of the Adeso staff, working with the teams in county offices.
  • Ensure proper management of petty cash,
  • Process and make payments as provided in the approved budgets
  • Record transactions in the system including coding of payment vouchers before making payment,
  • Carry out reconciliations of cash and bank balances on regularly basis,
  • Prepare schedule of payments of utilities, statutory deduction and ensure timely payment of the same,
  • Ensure timely preparation of all advances including travel and other advances and provide monthly update of any outstanding advances.
  • Ensure timely liquidation of any outstanding advances
  • Ensuring maintenance of an efficient, proper and transparent financial filing system for the department and the organization in accordance with the organizational guidelines.
  • Assist in the preparation for audits (both projects and institutional audits)
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
 
Essential
  • Professional accounting qualification (CPA-K, ACCA) or related Bachelor degree
  • At least one year working experience with NGO
Others
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities
  • Excellent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • A pro-active approach to work
  • Ability to handle pressures and meet deadlines and willingness to learn
Application Processes
 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this dynamic team, and help bring better resilience and economic growth for Africa, please quote the position in the email subject matter and submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position title in the email subject matter by 13th March, 2015. 

Kindly note that applications screening and interviews will be on a rolling basis.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

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