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Position Title: Director, Finance and Compliance 

Dept./Country: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To: Chief of Party

Est. Length of Service: Five Years

The Director, Finance and Compliance is responsible for overall control and oversight in all financial, compliance and administration aspects of the program.

The Finance Director offers fiscal leadership for program, ensuring the effective use of donor resources to meet program goals.

S/he will be responsible for all project oriented financial systems including budgeting, monitoring, forecasting as well as all legal, audit and contractual compliance.

The Director will be the principal financial representative for the program and is expected to develop financial plans, manage contracting activities, and monitoring and reporting systems to meet donor requirements.

S/he will also work closely with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party for Program to monitor and manage partner sub-awards. Supervisory responsibilities include the Finance Manager and Grants Manager of the program and a close working relationship with the Institutional Capacity Development Manager.

Main Responsibilities 
  • Establish and maintain accounting and financial systems, as needed, in compliance with donor regulations, KEC policies and procedures and local regulatory requirements.
  • Document, maintain and ensure compliance with finance policies for the program and partner sub-grants.
  • Maintain payroll system including tracking benefits and allowances and tax payments.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Kenya l taxes and tax reporting
  • Prepare and submit monthly financial reports to CDC.
  • Responsible for cash flow management—including preparation and submission of funds requests to CDC
  • Management of project cash flow and oversight of petty cash system.
  • Maintain general ledger and balance sheets, and prepare budget variance reports on monthly basis.
  • Manage organizational risk and liability, particularly related to ensuring compliance with all relevant donor regulations and local laws
  • Provide financial review of proposed procurements.
  • Support technical team in budget preparation, financial analyses, monitoring to inform project management team.
  • Develop, oversee, and manage all sub-award mechanisms in coordination with partners, and KEC programs and contracts staff.
  • Act as a link between KEC and other stakeholders on matters related to Finance capacity building
  • Oversee and facilitate finance and compliance training events
  • Develop and implement internal reporting mechanisms for program financial reporting to the executive leadership
  • Oversee and manage all banking transactions
  • Master’s Level education in finance with a minimum of 5 years of experience working in finance.
  • Membership of CPA(K) or ACCA
  • Experience working with international organizations and donors preferably CDC or USAID and extensive knowledge of donor contractual stipulations and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage USG funded programs including the ability to set up and maintain accounting and financial management systems.
  • Demonstrated excellent personal integrity and confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team; and the ability to interact with a variety of technical, clinical and other specialists.
  • Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, pastel and proficiency using online financial systems and databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English
If you think you have the required experience, knowledge and skills please send your CV (including 3 professional references) and an application letter indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for this job to:

Secretary General
Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800


The position Reference must be quoted.

Closing Date for Applications: 1st April 2011.

Those in the current grant are encouraged to apply.

Our recruitment procedures shall be followed.

Those who applied before need not apply

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