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Habitat for Humanity in Kenya
HFH Kenya is a leading housing organization founded in 1982 whose mandate is to enable low income communities to access decent and affordable shelter.

Through provision of affordable financial and technical services, HFHK brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

HFH Kenya is recruiting appropriate candidates following its just completed strategic plan. 

This vacancy announcement is for the position of Internal Auditor to strengthen our work in Kenya, and be part of the team that takes HFH work on housing to the next level.

Reports To: The Board Audit and Finance Committee Chair with dotted reporting line to the Country Director
Location: Nairobi
Direct Supervisees: None
Relationships: All departments to ensure seamless flow of HFH programme and operations processes.
Job Purpose: The Internal Auditor plays a central role performing internal audits with a view to identify underlying business risks, examining and evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the HFH Kenya’s internal control systems and procedures and recommends corrective actions to improve operations, enhance internal controls and reduce costs where possible.
Key Responsibilities
Internal Audit
  • To plan and conduct/execute/carry out the internal audits of all business functions to identify risks and recommend corrective actions to improve the business control environment.
  • Develop risk–based annual audit plans detailing the scope, nature and timing of audit activities.
  • Design internal audit procedures and work programs.
  • Advise management on the resourcing requirements for the Internal Audit function, including any potential outsourcing arrangements.
  • Conduct internal audits to assess the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the established internal controls and procedures. Identify key areas of risk within the organisation and propose appropriate controls to mitigate the risks.
  • Review the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of financial information and other disclosures provided to management.
  • Generate quality audit reports on findings for reporting to senior management highlighting exceptions noted and recommending improvements.
  • Prepare audit reports in line with the approved audit plan.
  • Monitor the timely implementation of the management actions recommended in the audit reports.
  • Provide senior management and the Finance and Committee with an opinion on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the internal controls in the organisation.
Continuous improvement
  • Assist the development of an internal control culture, including training to staff.
  • Monitor the trends and developments in the internal audit area.
  • Participate in the Finance and Audit Committee meetings.
  • Liaise with the external auditor on internal control issues.
  • To review policies and procedures to ensure they are adequate and minimize risks by building internal controls within the internal procedures and policies.
  • Maintenance and archiving audit reports and audit working papers for internal and external audit assignments.
  • Conduct investigations to identify any lapses or fraudulent transactions as when required with a view to recommending further controls to avoid future losses.
  • Peer review of the audit reports to ensure these capture all the relevant value adding issues and are understood by the teams.
  • Updating the audit programs to ensure all processes and operations of the business units are audited comprehensively.
  • Generate quality audit reports on findings for reporting to management to highlighting exceptions noted and recommending improvements.
  • Report on internal control issues and the implementation of the internal audit plan to senior management and the Finance and Audit Committee.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor or funding reporting requirements.
  • Discharge other functions as may be delegated.
Key Performance Measures / Indicators
  • Monthly / quarterly audit reports
  • Monthly/quarterly updates
  • Successful implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Timely planning and execution of internal / external audit activities.
  • Quarterly review of the audit plan
  • • A Business related degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
  • • Internationally recognised accounting or auditing certification, such as CPA part 2 or above, CIA, CISA etc. (desirable)
  • • IT MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, advanced Excel)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 
  • Analytical, evaluation and report writing skills 
  • Expertise in the functioning of an international financial services institution. 
  • Expertise in internal audit, risk and control functions 
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills 
  • Ability to place details in a wider context 
  • Ability to explain findings and to convince the organisation to implement audit recommendations
  • Ability to working independently
  • Ability to think broadly and critically
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in an Internal Audit or internal control function in an international financial institution or financial services sector or professional accounting firm. 
  • Exposure to lending operations and funding operations related activities, 
  • Experience in Financial administration and expenses management 
  • Experience in Internal audit, internal controls, compliance and risk management, Audit techniques (work programs, tests, sampling. documentation, reports)
Other Information
  • Capable of a rigorous analytical approach and result oriented
  • Perseverance in the analysis of issues
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty 
  • High levels of integrity
  • Adaptability to working different locations/ environment

This vacancy announcement is for the position of Resource Development and Communications Manager to strengthen our work in Kenya, and be part of the team that takes HFH work on housing to the next level.

Reports To: Country Director
 Location: Nairobi
Direct Supervisees: Communications Officer
Relationships: All departments to ensure seamless flow of HFH programme and operations processes
Category: Amended position
Job Purpose:
 The Fundraising and Communications Manager is responsible for the coordination, planning, development, and management of a public and private sector fundraising and communications strategy to mobilize resources and position HFH Kenya in line with agreed strategic goals.
Key Responsibilities
Resource Mobilization
  • Initiate, review and design all communication and fundraising material for Habitat for Humanity Kenya.
  • Develop and implement a fully integrated fundraising and partnership resource mobilization and development strategy.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate fundraising strategies with the overall objective of ensuring that the organization is well resourced to meet its objectives.
  • Identify and respond to grant opportunities and maintain a grant tracking matrix as well as a grants database.
  • Keep abreast with interests of individual, corporate, government donors, initiate contacts and develop concepts that would interest them in supporting HFH Kenya’s work.
  • Review monitor and document donor funding policies and trends in the country.
  • Maintain consistent and constant communication with past and present donors through thank you letters, newsletters, reports or other communication media.
  • Oversee the management of a donor database, track donations as appropriate.
  • Initiate contacts with Corporate Social Responsibility Officers and CEOs of companies in Kenya and cultivate interest, giving and participation in construction of low cost housing
  • Ensure appropriate representation of the country office at strategic donor, partner and government meetings that could lead to resource acquisition and collaborate. Coordinate opportunities for Country Director to meet with donors.
  • Manage the coordination of the grant implementation process in collaboration with other teams, programmes and programme quality including the development of work plans, technical and management approaches, correspondence, budgets, contracts, agreements, reports and close-outs at the country office level.
  • Track, monitor, and ensure successful grant and contract management and fulfillment in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Support and manage the writing of programme proposals and programmatic reports.
  • Works jointly with colleagues and the Programmes team to unify HFHK’s image and positioning to existing and potential donors and ensure that synergies are created between the different strategies and activities.
  • Supervises the development of fundraising tools, programme funding requirement documents, partner updates, donor reports and articles for HFHK website.
  • Updates donor contact information to ensure current records are up-to-date
  • Explores capabilities of donor management system and shares this knowledge with staff
  • Supports research for funding opportunities and draft proposals as well as completing grant reports
  • Support the Country Director to ensure appropriate representation of the country office at strategic donor, partner, and government meetings that could lead to resource acquisition and collaboration.
  • Develop creative and effective print and electronic marketing /public awareness material that utilize personalized stories/ testimonials, program outcomes and engaging images.
  • Manage a positive public image of the organization by engaging local and international media on the work the organization is doing and representing the organization in forums that align with the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Manage and maintain a constantly updated website of the organization to communicate to the wider public on the organization’s mission and vision. 
  • Manage performance of the communications officer. 
  • Discharge management functions as may be delegated
Key Performance Measures / Indicators
  • Funds fundraised 
  • Partnership & networks developed 
  • Prompt submission of donor reports. 
  • Smooth co-ordination of GV programs.
  • A degree in an associated field such Social Science, Journalism and International Development. 
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required 
  • Proficiencies in spreadsheet, networking and database management 
  • Editing , layout. 
  • Attentiveness to detail and ability to work well under pressure. 
  • Excellent research, information management and networking skills. 
  • Strong analytical, research and report writing skills as well as excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in charge of fundraising and communications in a NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing, writing and managing grants and contracts.
  • Demonstrated creativity and productivity in resource mobilization, marketing and communications. 
  • Demonstrated ability to listen to and support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Excellent public relations skills
Other Information
  • Ability to work long and odd hours, including weekends and nights
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty 
  • High levels of integrity
How to Apply

If you feel you meet the requirements of the position, send your application letter indicating the reference number and quoting your current and expected salary, title of position along with an updated CV and telephone contacts of three professional references to to be received by 13 April, 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

HFH Kenya is an equal opportunity employer

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