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IOM Project Assistant (Finance) - Grants Administration Job in Kenya

Vacancy No:IOM/013/11

Duty Station:Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: 
Project Assistant (Finance) - Grants Administration

Classification: Grade G5/O1 (UN Salary Scale for GS staff)

Type of Appointment: 6 months special all inclusive contract (with the possibility of extension)

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) TIS project is a 3-pronged initiative engaged with the provision of skills transfer from the Somali Diaspora; rehabilitation of light infrastructure; and strengthening government and public services to improve livelihoods.

The program is funded by USAID utilizing a particular concept based upon the stabilization of communities and post-conflict recovery strategies.

Under the supervision of the Grants Manager, the Project Assistant (Finance) will manage the financial administration of the TIS project, including payment verification, general accounting duties and managing financial documents and reports, in accordance with the 10M and donor financial rules and regulations.

Desirable qualifications will include the following:
  • Higher Diploma in Business Administration/Accounting or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • At least three years experience in financial project administration; strong background and knowledge in the financial management of USAID-funded projects considered an advantage
  • Demonstrated financial management of contractors and sub-grantees, and ability to use financial management tools and programs in order to meet financial management project expectations.
  • Mature individual, with attention to detail, able to work independently and under stressful conditions and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned.
  • Previous experience with UN and International Agencies, international or local NGOs is required.
  • IOM functional competencies required: effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative analytical thinker, active learner, team player and cross cultural facilitator.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, especially MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Somali is an advantage.
  • Must have a valid passport that allows travel within the East African and Horn region.
Method of Application:

Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email contact to the

Human Resources Department,
P.O. Box 55040, Post Code 00200,



Closing Date: 06 March 2011

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