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African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) Payroll and Benefits Officer Job in Kenya

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on the African continent.

Since its’ inception in 1961, AWF has recognized that Africa’s wildlife resources and ecosystems are critical to the prosperity of Africa and its people.

AWF’s mission is, together with the people of Africa, to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

AWF currently seeks to hire a bilingual 
Payroll and Benefits Officer to be based in its Headquarter Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Payroll & Benefits Officer will be a member of the Human Resources team and will be responsible for processing all employee new hires, separations, and changes into AWF’s payroll systems, and handling and processing of all benefit related transactions of the same.

The successful candidate;
  • Must be fully fluent in both French and English
  • Will have a Diploma in Human Resource, business, finance, accounting or related field.
  • Will be a Certified Public Accountant part 1 or equivalent
  • Will have 5 years work experience in accounting and/or human resources, with demonstrable knowledge of payroll operations.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in multinational payroll. Knowledge of United States payroll is an added advantage.
  • Will have excellent customer service skills with the ability to handle challenging situations quickly, accurately, and cordially.
  • Ability to exercise discretion with the highest respect for confidentiality.
  • Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Have strong level of competence with Excel, accounting/HR information systems, and payroll systems
A professional operating environment with latitude to innovate and deliver value as well as a competitive reward package is available to the right person who shares an interest in AWF’s mission and core values.

If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send a cover letter, your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Closing Date: February 11, 2011

For further information on the position and AWF, please

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