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NGO Jobs in Kenya – AGRA

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is working with African governments, donors, NGOs, the private sector and African farmers to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa through agricultural development.

AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and regional offices in Accra, Ghana. 

AGRA is seeking to recruit experienced and exceptional individuals to fill the following position:

Finance and Administration Coordinator (PASA) 

Ref.: FAC– PASA / 2-11-11)
 

The Finance and Administration Coordinator (PASA) will ensure timely, accurate and efficient maintenance and update of all accounting records as required by AGRA under PASA initiative.

Reporting to the AGRA’s Head Finance and Team Leader (PASA) this position is nationally recruited and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya ending December 2018 (project end-date).

Specific responsibilities will include:
·                     Performing the budgeting process for PASA during business development and the annual budgeting process;
·                     Supporting the Head, Finance during PASA annual audit to ensure timely conclusion of audit;
·                     Ensuring all PASA transactions are captured accurately into the accounting software;
·                     Performing all regular and timely reconciliations for PASA bank accounts, receivables and payables;
·                     Ensuring accurate asset register for all PASA assets in the AGRA Master Asset Register;
·                     Overseeing and managing the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the project and ensuring timely submission of financial information and reports to donor and program teams;
·                     Ensuring compliance to and filing of PASA registration returns;
·                     Ensuring timely filling of tax returns at all country offices where PASA is registered;
·                     Ensuring donor compliance for all PASA awards;
·                     Processing PASA grants and contracts ensuring their completeness and accuracy;
·                     Developing and maintaining a grant tracking database to monitor the disbursements of PASA grantees;
·                     Conducting periodic compliance financial monitoring visits and providing required information to audit personnel;
·                     Supporting the PASA grantees in developing financial tools for effective program financial management;
·                     Overseeing grantees’ financial reporting and fund management. Coaching, training and mentoring PASA grantees finance teams, with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity; and
·                     Conducting periodic risk analysis, capacity assessments and financial reviews on grantee processes, tools, systems, policies, internal controls and governance.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
·                     Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and Accounting;
·                     CPA (K) or ACCA certification/accreditation;
·                     Minimum of 5 years work experience in general accounting and financial management, preferably in a private sector and fund management setting;
·                     Good working knowledge of not-for-profit and private foundation law and accounting regulations;
·                     Knowledge of East and West Africa tax environments and Government regulations for the Not for Profit Sector;
·                     Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including MS Excel, MS Word, and accounting packages; and
·                     Knowledge of French a distinct advantage.

Finance and Control Officer - Scaling Seeds & Technologies Partnerships (SSTP)
 
Ref.: FCO – SSTP / 1-11-11

The Finance and Control Officer will provide support to the Chief of Party in the SSTP grant (sub-recipient) award, monitoring and close-out processes specifically relating to sub recipients financial compliance with USAID standard provisions and OMB circular A-133, AGRA (Recipient) established policies and practices. 

Reporting to the AGRA’s Head Finance, the officer will work closely with the SSTP Finance Officer, and the rest of the grants team members in identifying and mitigating risks during pre-award, post award implementation and close-out.

This position is nationally recruited and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya ending July 1st, 2017 (project end-date).

Specific responsibilities will include:
·                     Assessing selected sub-recipients’ financial and administrative capacity;
·                     Assessing/rating the financial risks inherent to such organizations using AGRA established assessment tool(s)/ policy;
·                     Recommending suitable sub award mechanism and special conditions based on review of due diligence documentation and designated risk category of selected sub recipient;
·                     Reviewing and monitoring sub recipients’ financial reports in compliance with the sub award agreement and applicable USAID and AGRA rules and regulations;
·                     Reviewing reliability of sub recipients’ financial controls and recommending areas of improvement;
·                     Conducting regular site visits to sub recipients in the six SSTP countries to monitor financial management, review procurement and employees personnel documentation as well as provide assistance as necessary;
·                     Facilitating AGRA-led audits and financial reviews of sub recipients and implementation of audit recommendations and corrective actions;
·                     Ensuring all final financial reports are submitted to AGRA by all sub recipients in sufficient time to allow AGRA submit final reports to donors; and
·                     Ensuring proper document retention in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
·                     Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance /Accounting or related field; Advanced degree will be an advantage;
·                     CPA (K) or ACCA certification/accreditation and membership in a relevant recognized professional body;
·                     Minimum of five years’ work experience in an accounting services firm, audit firm, medium-large sized International NGO/donor organization;
·                     Previous USAID-funded grant experience and understanding of applicable rules and regulations for USAID cooperative agreements is necessary;
·                     Knowledge of financial management/internal control systems and requirements for USAID funded programs with proven ability to establish and implement such systems;
·                     Demonstrated understanding of audit requirement under USAID funded programs;
·                     Excellent communication skills with demonstrated proficiency in English language, both written and spoken, French would be an added advantage;
·                     Excellent cross cultural skills, ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural NGO environment, with respect, professionalism and gender sensitivity; and
·                     Ability and willingness to travel frequently across the Partnership’s countries.
How to Apply

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the position’s responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate. 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration and e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the respective reference number on your application letter.

To be considered, your application must be received by 27 November 2015 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way
Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: agra@deloitte.co.ke
Tel: +254 20 423 0000



For more information on these positions, applicants can visit www.agra.org

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