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Finance and Administration Officer Job in Kenya

Practical Action has an exciting opportunity for a Finance and Administration Officer in the East Africa Office.

The Finance and Administration Officer is responsible for managing the day-to-day finance and administration activities for Practical Action’s field office in Kisumu, Kenya.
S/He will ensure that all financial and administrative activities are carried out in line with Practical Action’s group/local financial policies/procedures and will work under direct supervision of the Regional Finance Coordinator based in Nairobi.
The post holder will provide support to Lake Basin project teams on compliance to donor rules and regulations providing budgetary oversight on project activities.
The Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for:
·         Accounting, book-keeping and financial process management
·         Financial planning, management reporting, analysis and proposal development
·         Treasury, risk management and tax
·         Donor audits and reporting
·         Assets management and administrative functions

An experienced professional, you will have at least five (5) years relevant experience and at least three (3) years of which should have included financial budgeting, implementation and accounting responsibility up to final accounts and reporting to donors.
Sound knowledge of IT will be an added advantage.
In return, you will get an opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.
In addition, we offer the following benefits:
·         Work week of 35 hours
·         The opportunity to work remotely
·         25 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays.
·         A pension scheme that new employees join immediately on employment – employer contributes 12.5% of gross salary. Employee contribution is voluntary
·         Life assurance (5x annual salary).
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Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter, CV and a filled Standard Job Application to with subject line “Finance and Administration Officer” so as to reach Practical Action on or before Monday 1st July 2019.
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.
The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.

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