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Finance Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Finance Officer, Nairobi, Kenya

PMU is a faith-based NGO, owned by the Swedish Pentecostal Movement. 

The organization was formed to support the Swedish Pentecostal churches in their development cooperation and humanitarian work around the world.

PMU engages in extensive development and humanitarian work and supports local partner church-organizations and FBOs in around 30 countries, mainly with funds from Sida (the Swedish governmental international development agency). 


PMU is a dynamic social movement organization with the aim to create innovative learning environments. 

As an employee in the organization you are offered full time work at our regional field office in Nairobi, Kenya and participation in exciting and multifaceted development cooperation with local partner organizations.

With the field offices, PMU has the goal to come closer to our partners in the region, to deepen the dialogue and create better knowledge of local conditions but also to strengthen the opportunities for PMU to do a better follow up the work in progress. 

With an increased field presence, PMU also hope to find increased opportunities to apply for funds from embassies, UN agencies and EU delegations, etc. 

To complement our field office we therefor are seeking a competent Finance Officer for our Nairobi office. 

The field office in Nairobi gives service to partners of PMU in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. 

We assume that you as candidate share our fundamental Christian values. You will also be asked to sign the PMU Staff Code of Conduct.

Finance Officer – Nairobi

As Finance Officer, you will work at our field office in Nairobi to support the Field Coordinator in efforts to provide support to partner organizations in terms of financial and putting in place structures, management and control of the PMU-supported projects. 

The Finance Officer will continuously coordinate your work with PMU headquarter in Stockholm, Sweden.

Key Responsibilities:
  • In close liaison with the Field Coordinator implement monitoring of programs and projects at partner level in the region with a specific focus on Finance and  Administration
  • Provide support to the Field Coordinator do the preparation of the annual overall management/activity plans for the region, with a focus in finance aspects of the programmes
  • Implement compliance audit, project audits in the region including coordination with auditors
  • Carry out risk analysis including management of risks from partner organizations and due diligence;
  • Manage the Partner Institutional capacity strengthening in respect of administrative activities; for instance;  support in development of systems to, check for compliance, anti-corruption training among others
  • Timely submission of monthly and annual financial reports; maintenance of proper books of accounts and an up to date register of assets.
  • Ensure efficient payments and disbursements according to approved policy and procedures
  • Review budgets, financial reports and financial statements including management letters from Partners. Follow up on issues raised by auditors in the management letter from partners to ensure resolution
  • Maintain up to date registration of PMU offices; take charge of safety, custody and maintenance of office, computer & accessories, furniture and equipment
Key Skills and Educational Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field (Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Arts) or other relevant field.
  • Accounting professional qualification (CPA, ACCA) or other comparable/equivalent qualification.
  • At least 5 years of proven work experience in financial management, book-keeping, systems development, management and control
  • Knowledge in international development cooperation/humanitarian aid
  • Excellent ability to communicate in English in speech and writing. Additional language skills, in addition to the native language, is an advantage
  • Previous work experience from any of the countries in the region is an advantage
  • Previous work experience in programs or projects with support from international institutional donors such as ECHO, EuropeAid, UN and other INGOs is an advantage
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point) and work with databases is an advantage
  • Previous experience of project administration and management, communication and advocacy is an advantage
How to Apply:
 
Should you be interested, your application needs to include a covering letter indicating why you want to join PMU, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday, 6th November 2015.


All applications should be sent to 

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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