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NGO Jobs in Kenya – Kesho

About Us: Founded in 2004, Kesho takes a holistic approach to change by offering financial support for education, academic and literacy support, enrichment and training, child protection and family support and youth development for nearly 2000 children, their peers and family members.
We work with purpose to make a meaningful difference on an exciting array of short and long-term projects that deliver exceptional value to the children we work with.

Kesho offers a creative and supportive workplace for staff and interns that encourages ongoing learning, self-growth and professional development, as well as the realisation of individual potential. 
The Position Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), will be responsible for the preparation of accounts for Kesho and the examination and preparation of accurate financial management reports to enable Kesho to meet it’s strategic financial and programme objectives. 

Location: Kilifi, Kilifi County

Core Responsibilities
  • General Accounting Procedures
  • Financial Management and Reporting
  • Budgeting and Forecasting with support from the ED
  • Development and strengthening of Systems, Policies and Procedures
  • Supporting the development grant proposals
  • Risk Management
  • Payroll preparation and administration
Essential Requirements
  • A Bachelors Degree (Upper Second or First) in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA Section 2 Minimum. 
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the NGO field
  • Advanced skills in Quickbooks, Excel and proficiency in MS Office.
  • Knowledge of national and industry related financial principles
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High degree of Integrity and Interest
  • Ability to work in a team
Monitoring & Evaluation Intern
The Position Reporting to the Programme Advisor will be responsible for the implementation of the Kesho M & E framework for all projects to ensure progress towards the realization of the organisation’s goals.   
The M&E Intern will be supporting multiple data collection processes across Kesho projects and will assist in the delivery of high quality datasets. 
This position will suit an ambitious and emerging researcher/M & E practitioner, who works well in a team environment, is target driven and hard working

Kilifi, Kenya

Duration: 6 months 

Core Responsibilities
  • Compiling Monthly programme output reports and quarterly institutional reports and  presenting them for circulation to senior management. This will include requesting and verifying inputs from the programmes as well as giving feedback/dissemination to the Kesho team on final reports developed;
  • Preparing donor and internal Kesho reports from the output reports;
  • In–field coordination of key M&E activities;
  • Quality–control of data entry, with zero tolerance for data–entry errors;
  • Assist in data management, including:
1.    Manipulation and verification of collected data – including, data cleaning, basic analysis and quality control
2.    Collection, analysis and reporting on internal Key Performance Indicators
  • Other duties as assigned
Essential Requirements 
  • Current undergraduate student in Statistics, Community Development, Public Health, Anthropology or other Social Sciences
  • Advanced skills in Excel, (Proficiency in SPSS, SAS, Epi-Info or STATA an added advantage)
  • Experience in designing and participating in development projects
  • Strong research and reporting skills
  • Strong analytical thinker with acute attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Goal oriented and committed with ability to work under pressure within a dynamic Team.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without any supervision
How to Apply
Suitably qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter (ONE page only) explaining their suitability and a CV with details of qualification and experience including 3 traceable references. 

All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks. 

The responsibilities of these posts require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people and require strict compliance to Kesho’s Child Protection Policy.

Applications to be submitted via the following email address: recruitment @
The subject of your email should contain the job you are applying for and your name, i.e. “Monitoring and Evaluation Intern – John Safari

Please do not attach any scanned certificates

Closing date for applications is 18th May 2016

Should you be shortlisted, you will be contacted within 1week of the closing date. 

Child Safeguaring Policy: Any employee, consultant, contractor, Intern, Volunteer or supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of Kesho must sign the Child Protection-Commitment Form and comply with Kesho’s Child Protection Policy which is a statement of Kesho’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 

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