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Finance Manager Vacancy - Oxfam

Vacancy: Finance Manager
Base: Nairobi, Kenya
Level: C2 National
Salary: Ksh218,235 gross per month
Contract Type: Open Ended

In our fight against global poverty and injustice, it’s vital that we keep a close eye on the money we raise.
After all, it is the reason we are able to provide support to those who need it most. The Oxfam GB – HECA (Horn, East and Central Africa) region encompasses 9 countries with a wide range of development and humanitarian programmes funded by a broad portfolio of institutional donors. The Finance roles have a key responsibility of working with teams to manage the money we receive from donors and it will be up to you to maximise the support offered to teams through strategic planning, targeted relationship building and strong financial management knowledge.

The Role

As our Finance Manager your role will be to ensure complete, timely and accurate financial data capture for Oxfam’s regional centre transactions and provide timely and accurate financial reports to all budget holders at the regional centre.

The post holder will also analyse Regional Centre financial information and advice relevant managers accordingly as well as advise budget holders on all aspects of financial procedures, budget preparation, budget monitoring and donor reporting where applicable.

Alongside this you will be expected to develop guidelines and procedures within corporate parameters that meet the operational needs of the Regional Centre, that consider cost effectiveness whilst ensuring compliance with all system requirements.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring Oxfam compliance with necessary legal and statutory financial reporting, recommending changes to procedures where required and providing training and induction on finance issues. In addition the post holder will manage the regional payroll and be responsible for day to day functioning of the Regional Centre finance team

The Person

To be successful in this role you will have comprehensive financial management knowledge, a university degree in a relevant area as well as accountancy qualification (ACCA, CPA etc.). 

Excellent management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and manage expectations are critical for this role. 

You will possess good planning and communication skills and the ability to coach and develop the team. Well-developed analytical skills, adaptability and flexibility in service delivery are all essential for the role.

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to or apply online Ref: INT3811

The closing date: 7th May 2010

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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