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NGO Jobs in Kenya - ActionAid International

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a non-partisan, non-religious organization that has been working in Kenya since 1972 to end poverty and injustice. 

AAIK is currently working in 16 counties in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion to address the underlying causes of poverty and injustice.

Our mission is to work with people living in poverty and exclusion to eradicate poverty by overcoming injustice and the things that cause it.

AAIK is a member of ActionAid International (AAI) Federation. AAI works with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.

We seek to recruit a qualified person to fill in the position of:

Internal Auditor

The position holder will be responsible for examining and evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the organization’s internal control systems and procedures and recommend corrective actions to improve operations, enhance internal controls and reduce costs where possible. 

The position reports to the Internal Audit Manager.

Internal Audit
  • Plan assigned audits in accordance with applicable Internal Audit Standards.
  • Conduct discussions of a preliminary nature with the heads of departments to be audited.
  • Carry out risk based strategic, financial and operational audits.
  • Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring;compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts;reliability and integrity of financial and operational information; effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and safeguarding of assets.
  • Identify with the auditee the corrective action, formulate recommendations, and reach an agreement on those recommendations and timelines with the responsible officer of operations audited.
  • Ensure that working papers and records are maintained.
  • Discuss draft communications and reports with those audited and, taking these discussions into account, finalize them for review by the supervisor.
  • Appraise adequacy of follow-up actions taken on audit findings and recommendations.
  • Assist in reviewing established policies, procedures and regulations.
  • May be asked to perform other related duties, such as replacing the Internal Audit Manager in his/her absence.
  • Update the internal audit recommendations schedule.
  • Update the external audit recommendations schedule.
Continuous Improvement
  • Assist the development of an internal control culture, including training to staff.
  • Continuously update audit programmes to ensure that emerging risks are addressed.
  • Monitor the trends and developments in the internal audit area.
  • Conduct ad-hoc investigations and reviews as requested by Senior Management.
  • Liaise with the external auditor on internal control issues.
  • Brief the Internal Audit Manager on fundamental findings in the internal audit reports
  • Report on internal control issues.
Key Competencies
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office and ability to use SUN accounting system.
  • Experience in risk management and auditing of computerized systems.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • High degree of integrity and dependability.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep up to date on new developments in the audit field.
  • Proven ability to write in clear concise manner and communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to work in sensitive environments with respect for diversity.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with officials at all levels.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • CPA, ACCA or other internationally recognized accounting qualification;
  • 3 years’ experience with risk assessment, control analysis, audit procedures and standards and the internal framework of control preferably within the non-profit sector
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How to Apply

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Project Coordinator - PRRO

The Project Co-ordinator is responsible for designing programmes, day to day management and coordination of all Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations (PRRO) activities within Mwingi sub-County while ensuring that ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) policies and values are adhered to.

  • To coordinate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all PRRO programmes activities.
  • Ensure Community Based Targeting and Distribution (CBTD) together with the World Food Programme Cash for Asset guidelines are adhered to.
  • Ensure ActionAid policies are adhered to (Human Resources, Procurement, financial among others).
  • Coordinate the preparation and negotiation of PRRO budgets. 
  • Prepare accurate beneficiary compensation documents and submitting to relevant stakeholders for approval.
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of all the reports.
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of Invoices to World Food Programme.
  • To ensure compliance with ActionAid budgetary and financial management guidelines so that value for money can be realized in all planned activities.
  • To oversee administration activities in order to realize smooth running of the PRRO activities.
  • Ensure transparent recruitments of service providers (Suppliers etc.)
  • Representing the organisation in all forums /meetings with government and other actors (Community Steering Group, technical working groups, county government committee etc.) in the sub-county and where applicable.
  • Building strong alliances in the area through empowering and building capacity of people living in poverty and their Community Based Organizations and other partners for sustainable development.
  • Promoting the highest standards of integrity, cost consciousness and accountability in line with ActionAid Learning and Planning Systems (ALPS) and ActionAid’s values
  • Coordinate funding proposals development, plans and budgets at the Local Rights Programme (LRP) level.
  • Promote women rights and empowerment through gender mainstreaming at the Local Rights Programme (LRP)
  • Undertake regular assessments and reviews of progress and impact of development projects.
  • Documentation of success stories and enhancement of information sharing and learning.
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
  • As part of the cluster team participate in pursuing the implementation of the Country Strategy Paper.
  • Prepare and share timely and accurate documentation of lessons learnt to promote best practise.
  • Work towards increased levels of transparency and Accountability.
Critical Competencies: Analytical skills, Project management knowledge, Grants management, Monitoring & evaluation, Capacity development, Performance management, Budgeting & budgetary control, Resource mobilization and monitoring, Documentation, information management and reporting, Networking, Stakeholder management, Negotiating; influencing; persuasiveness; planning and organizing; problem analysis; oral communication; written communication; results orientation; self-development; team-player; pro-activeness; creativity; gender sensitive; group leadership; listening; judgement; coaching. Organisational learning and capacity development

Job Requirement (Knowledge / Skills Competencies)

  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences, Development  Studies or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Demonstrated skills in Financial & Organizational Management, People Management (Leadership) skills and Monitoring & Evaluation;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of programming issues, resource mobilization including proposal development, donor reporting and managing donor relations.
Skills Required
  • Communication, report writing and analytical skills.
  • Rich experience preferably in programming and financial management
  • Good knowledge of Programme Management and Development.
  • Computer skills
Click HERE for a detailed job description and HERE for portal access instruction

How to Apply

To apply, click
 HERE to submit your application; for any queries, kindly direct the same to    
Closing date for receipt of applications is December 18, 2015
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

NB: AAIK does not charge fees from applicants at any stage during the recruitment process.

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