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Finance and Administration Manager Vacancy: Save the Children Canada Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children Canada works in 37 countries around the world to deliver child rights programs. Established in Kenya in 1984 our programs operate in Eastern and Central Districts.

We are a member of Save the Children International, the world’s leading independent organization for children.

Job Purpose

Responsible for overall management of financial, human resources and administrative systems of the Kenya Country Office and its programs.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement and maintain efficient financial systems and internal controls in accordance with SCC policies and procedures, in compliance with international standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ensure donor compliance of all regulations ensuring timely reporting and adherence to procurement procedures in transparent, accountable, organized manner
  • Manage cash flow and banking arrangements, monitor currencies, liaison with principle bankers and act as a bank signatory.
  • Collaborate with management and budget-holders to prepare annual budgets, budgets proposals and amendments and other financial, HR and administrative requirements. Provide timely information to budget-holders for effective budget monitoring.
  • Manage grants to sub grantees and ensure compliance with donor and reporting requirements.
  • Develop capacity-building training sessions for budget holders, finance staff, new staff and partners.
  • Maintain and update Country Office Finance Manuals.
  • Plan and develop fiscal year-end audit schedules, coordinate subsequent audit exercises.
  • Perform HR duties including recruitment, contract negotiations for national staff. Supervise finance and administration personnel.
  • Participate as member of Senior Management Team, review and decision making body.
Essential Qualifications
  • BA in Accounting from a reputable university with recognized designation (CGA, CMA, CA or CPA).
  • Minimum 8 years experience in management of finance and administration systems preferably a non-government organization.
  • Working knowledge of Sun System or knowledge on similar accounting software
  • Superior knowledge of grants management regulations and reporting requirements of major international donors.
  • Leadership and analytical skills as well as ability to communicate effectively in English
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three referees and day time telephone contact to kfo @

or Box 27679-00506, Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi no later than 30th April, 2010 

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