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Finance and Administration Director Job in Kenya

The Open Society Institute works worldwide to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. OSIEA implements initiatives to advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Sudan.
The Finance & Administration Director is a key member of the senior management team providing a variety of financial and grants administration services and for ensuring office operations are conducted effectively and efficiently in support of OSIEA programs.
Based in Nairobi, the position reports to the Executive Director, manages a small team, and works closely with headquarters to ensure performance standards are met.

·         Establish and maintain a framework for financial planning and management in order to respond to OSIEA’ s objectives and program priorities. Monitor financial and grants management policies andprocedures and resolve problems.
·         Serve as the primary liaison on finance matters with headquarters. In consultation with OSIEA senior management, lead in the annual budget submission process.
·         Review operations against budgets and determine the financial position and necessary courses of action, preparing and submitting timely and accurate financial management reports.
·         Responsible for all administration including but not limited to office management, procurement, insurance, internet technology and property management.
·         Supervise the administration and finance team to ensure an appropriate and equitable workload assignment.
·         Ensure compliance with all legal, administrative, accounting and audit requirements nationally, regionally and internationally.
·         Ensure that effective internal communication tools and mechanisms exist within the office and are utilized with respect to compliance with OSI and OSIEA financial policies and procedures.
·         Address and resolve issues of non-compliance in a positive, respectful and constructive manner.
·         Provide regular training, advice and guidance to program staff with regard to financial planning and administration.
·         Ability to travel as needed.
·         University degree(s) and Certified Public Accountant or equivalent
·         Proven managerial experience and facilitation skills
·         Minimum 8 years relevant financial management experience, preferably 5 years in an public sector or donor organization in a management capacity
·         Ability to work in a financially complex international organization
·         Practical knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet and database software.
·         Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
·         Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
·         Integrity, diplomatic manner, and professional discretion essential
At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in in-house working groups that are designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.
Search closes: April 1, 2011
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.orgFor more information:
Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package
No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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