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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC) – a leading wildlife conservancy that works to conserve wildlife, provides a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is seeking a high caliber, self-motivated and dedicated individual to fill the position below:

Job Title: Management Accountant
Department: Finance 

Main Purpose of the Job: Coordination and implementation of budget preparation, administration and production of management accounting reports, the position reports to the Head of Finance and supervises the Accountants.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Daily report summarizing all revenue transactions for the day , with cumulative MTD , YTD and comparison against budgets
  • Preparation of rolling weekly and monthly Cash flow and Profitability  forecasts derived from actual and budgets performance
  • Review and Update of inventory costing and valuations on a monthly basis for Consumable stocks and Biological assets, with any discrepancies in the movements, balances and valuation identified and investigated exhaustively and corrective action proposed
  • Participate in the annual budget development and  preparation with departmental managers
  • Extract and review donor financial reports on a monthly basis clearly identifying variances between actual and budget activity and establishing the cause of the same and coordinate the submission to relevant departmental heads and donors/stakeholders
  • Review and reconcile general ledger accounts, providing updated monthly audit schedules for all balance sheet accounts, with recommendations for adjustments highlighted to HoF this process involves the reviewing of  journals , payments , receipts and related transaction documents   to determine valid and accurate posting to the relevant general ledger accounts.
  • Ensure timely general ledger month –end closing and appropriate   cut off is in place.
  • Ensure timely communication to other department in terms of accounting requirements and resolve queries in regards to financial statements
  • Preparation and coordination of the annual audit schedules and working papers for approval and submission to the external auditor.
  • Determine the validity of entries and corrections, evaluating variances, and analyzing the effects of transactions on various account relationships.
  • Analyze expenditure variances and investigate the causes.
  • Participate in maintaining and updating of assets register;
  • Participate in ascertaining proper and optimal control systems and monitoring accurate recording of all financial transactions
  • Attend and advice for all enquiries on all management accounting related matters;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Job Specification 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Management, Economics or related field from a recognized University;
  • CPA/ CFA or equivalent professional qualifications
  • Membership of good standing with ICPAK/ACCA
  • 3 years relevant experience in a busy environment
  • Demonstrated experience in use of computerized accounting systems , Sun Systems
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suites.
Key Skills and Qualities
  • Ability to work logically, consistently and accurately
  • Excellent numeracy skills combined with an inquiring, analytical mind
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good report writing, presentation skills and analytical skills.
Contacts Arising from the Job
Within the Organization
  • Head of Finance
  • Departmental heads
  • OPC staff

Job Title: System Administrator 
(1 Position)
Dept / Division: Technology / Finance 

Place in the Organization:
 Reporting to the Head of Technology and working with all Ol Pejeta Ranching Ltd staff on ICT areas

Main Purpose of the Job:
 The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation / configuration, operation, and maintenance of networks, systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.

Field of Responsibilities 

Infrastructure and Provisioning
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and operational requirements.
  • Install, configure and maintain systems such as Infor Financials (sunsystems), Paymaster, HR Master, ArcGIS, Enquest on servers and user computers
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
  • Planning and installation of networks
  • Assist the Head of Technology in Research and recommendation of innovative and automated approaches for system administration tasks.  
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Perform regular security monitoring of systems and network to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Monitor the network and ensure it is maintained at peak performance
  • Identify and suggest solutions to ensure the network meets global standards in performance and redundancy
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and offsite backup is updated as required
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
  • Provide support per request from various users.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted users.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
  • Upgrade and configure systems such as Infor Financials (sunsystems), Paymaster, HR Master, ArcGIS, Enquest.
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Maintain server room environmental and monitoring equipment.
  • Maintaining at all times an atmosphere of professional and work ethics in the Technology office.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of any information they come across in the course of their work, at all times as required by the Company Policy and professional ethics.
  • Performing any other duties that may be delegated from time to time by the Head of Technology
Contacts Arising from the Job
Within the Organization
  • Head of Technology
  • Departmental heads
  • OPC staff
Outside the Organization
  • Partners utilizing ICT resources
Job Specification and Other Information Related to the Job    
  • Bachelors degree in computer science or information systems or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of progressive systems and network administration in a corporate organization;
  • Excellent interpersonal awareness and communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Ability to work in a team and cope with work pressure;
  • Strong analytical with excellent planning and execution skills

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated CVs, cover letter and testimonials to by Friday 17th July 2015.

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