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Finance Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Projects

Finance Officer - Projects
CABI – Nairobi, Kenya

The Finance Officer – Projects will report to the Finance Manager and take responsibility for providing overall management of projects administrative and financial activities at the Africa Regional Centre of CAB International (CABI) based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

This role will involve high level interaction with donors, global senior officers of other regional centres as well as CABI’s head office in the UK, and with senior government officials of partner organisations in various countries. 

Established over 100 years ago, CABI is an intergovernmental not-for-profit science-based development and information organisation. 

CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. 

Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. 

Please see our website for further details about our organisation.
The successful candidate will ensure efficient and effective provision of administrative and financial services support to projects activities at CABI Africa Regional centre in Nairobi. 

He/She will manage projects’ accounts through the maintenance of donor accounts, schedules and statements. He/She will execute donor reporting and maintain partners’ accounts, schedules and statements. 

The successful candidate will maintain prepayment schedules, manage income and expenditure for projects, prepare debtor invoices and invoice schedules. 

He/She will support partners’ capacity building initiatives, finance functions and facilitate projects audits. 

He/she is expected to integrate projects administrative and financial information in providing competent support to CABI projects activities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting or any business related field from a recognized University, a CPAK or ACCA, or an equivalent qualification.
  • At least three (3) years relevant and progressive experience in a busy international organization.   
Key Competencies   
  • Proficiency in of use multiple ICT systems and software and spread sheets.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage diverse workloads.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, proactive thinking and use of initiative.
  • A good level of project management skills in a cross-cultural environment is essential.
  • Dependable and trustworthy with high level of confidentiality and ability to cope well with changing environment.   
Additional Information
Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, ability and experience
Position Type: 2 year renewable appointment. This is a locally recruited person and will be based in our CABI office in Nairobi - Kenya.

To apply please send the following to quoting Job reference 26-2016 and stating where you saw this advertisement:-
1.    a covering letter describing in full how you meet the candidate profile, and to include details of your current remuneration;
2.    a full curriculum vitae;
3.    the name and contact details of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer – referees will not be contacted without your prior permission.

Please note closing date for receipt of applications is 24th June, 2016 

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