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Planned Parenthood 

Africa Regional Office

Grants Accountant
 
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
 
Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) is the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) an international non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

The Africa Regional Office of PP Global seeks to recruit a Grants Accountant.

The Grants Accountant will assist in providing financial management support to the Africa Regional Office and country program Offices with optimal performance and timely action in ensuring compliance with PP Global finance procedures and donor reporting requirement. 

The Grants Accountant will be based in the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Finance Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Codes, tracks and processes invoices, vouchers, advances, expense reports and other schedules to ensure completeness, accuracy, reasonability and validity.
  • Processing the Africa Regional Office monthly payroll in consultation with the HR Manager and ensuring timely remittance of all statutory and other deductions.
  • Prepares payment documents including payroll and related deductions, advances and various schedules. Write cheques and completes bank reconciliations.
  • Prepares and maintains internal documents to support financial reports; monitors spending performance and ensures that financial reports are accurate and timely.
  • Participates in pre-funding capacity assessments of potential partners.
  • Assists in reviewing, finalizing and managing grant budgets/proposals.
  • Reviews grant progress and financial reports (PFRs) and works closely with program staff to resolve and follow up grant financial and audit issues.
  • Mentors partners and provides technical capacity development to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded.
  • Continuously reviews accounting procedures, internal controls and financial reports of grantees, performs risk assessments and establishes risk mitigation plans.
Education: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, commerce, business administration or any other relevant field. 
  • Professional qualification in CPA (K), ACCA or its equivalent.
Experience: 
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in grants management. 
  • Experience working with foundation grants preferred. 
  • Good understanding of best practices in procurement necessary.
Related Skills or Knowledge: 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Good analytical and decision making skills. 
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritize and manage multiple tasks with keen attention to detail and follow through. 
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet inflexible deadlines. 
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills. 
  • Cultural sensitivity imperative. 
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information, and communicate clearly and persuasively verbally and in writing. 
  • Must possess excellent written and oral English communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and accounting software. 
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights programming an advantage.
Other Requirements: 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 35% time.

The Africa Regional Office of PP Global seeks to recruit a Program Officer for Service Delivery with a bias for clinical quality assurance to be based in Kisumu Kenya. 

The officer will provide technical support and manage grants to partners.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with partners to develop project implementation plans and budgets.
  • Work with partners to identify and address technical assistance needs to ensure programmatic, organizational and financial strengthening.
  • Coordinate with PP Global staff, national and international consultants and agencies to provide specialized training and technical assistance to partners.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and partners
  • Work with PP Global regional and headquarters staff on country, regional and division level M&E activities and support partners to develop and implement project monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results and collaborate with others in proposal and report writing.
  • Serve as a technical lead in clinical quality assurance of sexual and reproductive health services, and work with other technical leads in Kenya and other PP Global Africa focus countries, to provide guidance and support other program officers and projects.
  • Write abstracts and articles for publication and conference presentation.
Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field and a minimum of five years of experience as a practicing clinical officer or nurse preferably in a sexual and reproductive health.
Skills and Knowledge: 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Good analytical and decision making skills. 
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritize and manage multiple tasks with keen attention to detail and follow through and meet deadlines. 
  • Good computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; data management and analysis applications; and electronic literature search. 
  • Strong knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, particularly demand creation for services and service delivery. 
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills; and cultural sensitivity is imperative. 
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information and communicate clearly and persuasively verbally and in writing. 
  • Must possess excellent written and oral English communication skills. 
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 35% of time.
How to Apply
 
Please send your application cover letter which should include information about salary history, curriculum vitae with three references to aro.recruit@ppfa.org no later than 15th September 2016 with the title of the position for which you are applying as the Email Subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Planned Parenthood Global is an equal opportunity employer.

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