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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of preventing and alleviating human suffering. 

The Society seeks to fill the following positions:


Position Title:
 Regional Logistics Officer 

(4 Posts)
 
Reporting to: Regional Manager
 
Job Location: Isiolo, Kisumu, Eldoret & Nakuru 
Overall Purpose: Responsible to the Regional Manager for developing strategic plans and budgets for responsive distribution and transportation system to ensure timely delivery of materials, goods and supplies within the Region and Branches according to order specifications aimed at supporting programme implementation. 

Other responsibilities include effective maintenance and repair of the Society’s fleet of motor vehicles and related machinery to ensure optimum utilization of motor vehicles.  

Also responsible for investigating motor-vehicle accidents, providing estimates for repair and maintenance costs as well as following up with garages and insurance companies to ensure the availability of high quality motor-vehicle transport fleet.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop, implement and evaluate strategic plan and budget for the acquisition, repair and maintenance of the Society’s fleet of motor-vehicles and related equipment in order to ensure efficiency and economy of operations.
  • Develop and implement adequate logistics preparedness through contingency planning and continuous review of logistic operations
  • Coordinate the implementation of a computerised transport fleet management information system aimed at maintaining motor-vehicle inventory as well as monitoring, tracking and controlling operating costs.
  • Coordinate loading of materials, goods and supplies from the headquarter warehousing and storage for distribution according to order specifications
  • Coordinate deployment of motor-vehicle drivers to provide efficient and safe transportation as well as obtain optimum use of transport resources.
  • Initiate investigations into causes of accidents in conjunction with traffic police, examine and inspect motor-vehicles to identify extent of damage, evaluate and estimate repair costs and recommending appropriate action
  • Coordinate the repair and maintenance of motor-vehicles in authorized garages against approved requisitions. Also follow up to ensure that motor-vehicles are repaired to the highest standards of quality and within budget limitations
  • Analyze monthly motor-vehicle returns and maintain a record on fuel and oil consumption, repairs and maintenance as well as accidents and safety.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement the registration, insurance and licensing of motor vehicle transport systems
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualifications plus membership to a relevant professionally body in Transport Fleet Management
  • Over three (3) years experience in logistics and transport management
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of a computerized Fleet Management Information System.
  • Proficiency in word processing, database, spreadsheet applications and computerized procurement and stores software packages


Position Title: Risk & Compliance Manager
 
Reporting to: Head of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance
 
Job location: Headquarters

Overall Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance; the Risk and Compliance Manager will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing all risk management activities and assessing compliance with internal policies, relevant contracts/agreements and all legal and regulatory requirements. 

In addition, the Risk and Compliance Manager will be responsible for assessing effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial transactions and efficiency of operations of the Global Fund programmes. 

(S)He will review controls and financial records of Sub Recipients (SRs) to identify risk factors, prepare audit reports and develop recommendations for improving service delivery systems for SRs. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participate in development and implementation of a risk management framework for the organization
  • Lead regular review and updating of the risk management plans for the PR and SRs implementing the Global Fund programme
  • Support staff in aligning departmental and programs risk management framework to the Organizational framework
  • Support the Head of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance in assessing organizational internal controls and recommending improvements.
  • Coordinate Program audits for Principal Recipient (PR) and SRs in liaison with the Finance and programme departments and follow through the implementation of the audit recommendations.
  • Review internal financial records (PR) and those of Sub Recipients to ensure reliability.
  • Conduct reviews to ensure compliance with specific donor requirements.
  • Conduct reviews to determine compliance with Organizational operating procedures as well as make recommendations on how to improve compliance.
  • Coordinate the SR internal audits and follow through the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Participate and/or represent the Head of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Participate and/or represent the Head of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance in Internal Audit and Risk committee meetings.
  • Conduct special audits on suspected fraud and recommend controls to mitigate against frauds.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Post Graduate degree in finance, business administration, commerce, economics or equivalent qualifications plus professional accounting qualifications such as CPA and CIA and membership to a relevant professional body
  • Over five years relevant professional experience in the areas of audits, accounting and risk management gained in an organization implementing country wide programmes.
Key Competencies
  • Broad knowledge of principles, procedures, and best practices involving accounting and financial record keeping including donor accounting procedures;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, audit techniques, testing and sampling methods typically involved in conducting audits;
  • Good understanding of risk management and ability to advice on best practices in donor funded programs;
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of constituents within and external to the organization, both orally and in writing;
  • Proficiency in spreadsheets, databases, word-processing, and presentation applications, including computerized finance, accounting, auditing, and record keeping systems and experience working with large and complex data sets


Position Title: Internal Audit Assistant 

Reporting to:
 Internal Audit Manager 

Job location: Headquarters 

Overall Purpose: Responsible to the Internal Audit Manager for conducting audits and reviews in accordance with accepted professional auditing standards to assess effectiveness of internal controls, reliability and integrity of financial and operational information, compliance to applicable policies, laws and regulations and efficiency of processes.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist in performing assigned tasks as per the annual internal audit plan. 
  • Analyse and evaluate adequacy of accounting systems and procedures.
  • Monitor transactions to ensure that they conform to approved policies and procedures.
  • Analyse deficiencies in management controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud or irregularities to improve the control environment.
  • Assist external audit and law enforcement agencies in conducting audits.
  • Assist in the follow-up of recommendations made in both internal and external audit reports.
  • Undertake in assessment of performance to ensure that individual and team performance is continuously monitored and measured against realistic but challenging targets.
  • Review and handle incidents of violations against organisational policy and regulations and recommend appropriate action
  • Prepare periodic audit reports, showing findings and making appropriate recommendations 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, commerce, economics or equivalent qualifications plus professional accounting qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • Over one (1) year of relevant professional experience in the areas of accounting and audit.
Key Competencies
  • Broad knowledge of approved principles, procedures, and best practices involving accounting and financial record keeping including donor accounting procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, audit techniques, testing and sampling methods typically involved in conducting audits.
  • Broad knowledge and solid understanding of the fundamentals of internal control systems and the ability to properly execute audits designed to test these controls.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheets, databases, word-processing, and presentation applications.
Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to the address below on or before 14th September 2016.

Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100, 
Nairobi

Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

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