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Finance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - NGO

Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR)

Job Title: Finance Officer
Reports to: Director
Department: Administration and Finance
Location: Nairobi
Grade: N/A

Start Date: September 2016

Duration: One year, with the possibility of renewal. Renewable subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.  
Job Purpose: The Finance Officer is the custodian of the Consortium’s financial controls, financial budgeting, reporting, policies and procedures that ensure the smooth running of CNHR’s operations. 

Working closely with the Director, the role holder will also support CNHR governance structures (Council of Members and Board of Management). 

S/he will oversee the financial management of the Consortium. 

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Commerce, Finance, or related fields
  • Relevant professional qualifications e.g. CPA(K), ACCA, CFA
  • At least five years’ experience in finance management
  • Experience in an NGO setting is desirable especially in the health sector is a plus
Competencies required for the role
  • Good communication, people management, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through teamwork
  • Strong financial acumen and an in depth grasp of financial principles and practices
  • Sound knowledge and command of budget development;
  • Proven conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills
  • Ability to conduct independent research and analysis;
  • A record of improving operational performance in a similar role;
  • Highly developed IT skills; Proficiency in office computer software including managing databases
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Navision, Sage Pastel or similar finance packages
  • Understanding of accounting and financial management issues.
Additional job details and requirements are posted on the CNHR website 

If you meet the selection criteria, please send your application to 

Applicants must include the following documents in their application:
1.    A cover letter (maximum one page on a font 11) stating your current position and current remuneration level if applicable
2.    A current CV (maximum 5 pages on a font 11) with the names and contact information for three referees.
3.    Three letters of reference, one of which should preferably be from a previous employer
4.    Copies of ALL academic certificates
5.    Copies of RELEVANT professional certificates
6.    Your email address and daytime telephone number (landline or mobile).
Please address the covering letter, quoting the job title indicated in this advertisement, to:

The Director,
Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR),
P.O. Box 29832-00202, KNH,

Your application should reach us on or before Friday 12th August 2016. 

Only applications from candidates who will be shortlisted will be acknowledged.

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