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Finance Manager: MSF Switzerland Jobs in Kenya

MSF-CH is seeking candidates for the post of Finance Manager to support its humanitarian operations in Somalia

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

At present, MSFCH operates in four project locations in Somalia: Belet Weyne, Dinsor, Hawa Abdi, and Afgoi.

 Nairobi with possibility of field visit to the projects.

Start date:
 April 2010

Type of contract:

12 months fixed term contract

Scope of responsibilities:
 The role of the Finance Manager is that of head of accounting for the MSF CH mission managed from Nairobi:
  • Responsible for quality and timely accounting for the mission: paper accounting, electronic data-entry, consolidation of fields & capital journals, monthly closing process and documents;
  • Ensure compliance to MSF guidelines, standards, policies and procedures for the mission: especially purchasing, validation, payment procedures. Ensure strict respect of deadlines, encoding rules, budget lines;
  • Technical reference for accounting: feedback, support, training, management of finance staff (assistants, accountants, cashiers) both in capital and in the field;
  • Production of consolidated financial documents: draft monthly budget follow-up and monthly cash request, participate to budget design and revision.
Recruitment criteria:
  • University Degree in Accounting, Auditing, Finance or business administration from a recognized university
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in budget control / monitoring performance
  • Experience in an Audit Department a strong advantage
  • Managerial skills
  • Able to train / coach finance staff
  • Excellent computer skills – Excel, Word, E-mail and Internet
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
Personal qualities:
  • Organized, methodical and accurate
  • Able to work to strict deadlines and under pressure.
  • Integrity, discrete and honest.
  • Good team player.
  • Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.

All applicants should send a detailed CV (2 referent persons), copy of diploma and letter of motivation to:-

Human Recourse Manager
MSF Switzerland
Somalia Missions
P. O. Box 25091 -00603,

Application deadline:
 15th of April 2010

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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