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Cashier Job in Nairobi Kenya

Save the Children has a long history of engagement in Somalia and in Somaliland stretching as far back as 1954.

In more recent times (since 1992) Save the Children UK has maintained an operational office in Hiran Region in what is now called the Central South Zone of Somalia (CSS).

Since 2000, both Save the Children Denmark and Save the Children UK have been working in Somaliland.

In 2004, Save the Children UK established an office in Puntland State in response to the Tsunamis and continues to undertake programmes from this office while Save the Children Denmark in Puntland works through partners.

In the past two years Save the Children Finland has been financially supporting the work of both Save the Children Denmark and Save the Children UK in Somalia/Somaliland.

Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland Programme is seeking applications from qualified Kenyan nationals for the position of Cashier based in Nairobi:

Job Purpose

To manage the receipt and disbursement of funds, and maintain accurate financial records.

Key Accountabilities:

1. Collect funds and make various payments as per the authorization, approval of Budget Holders and in accordance with Save the Children’s financial management policy and also ensure that all collections and payments are done against serially pre-numbered cash receipt and cash payment vouchers.

2. Maintain optimum cash balances and advise the Finance Officer for cash replenishment requirements, maintain a cash book and perform daily cash reconciliation and cash counts for all currencies on a weekly and monthly with senior managers.

3. Manage cash balances to ensure that sufficient balances are maintained for ongoing activities while preventing too high balances to avoid incurring high exchange rate charges.

4. Maintain proper filing systems of all cash payment documents and ensure accounting records are kept updated, are reliable and according to Save the Children accounting practices;

5. Vouching of cash payment documents and ensuring SC financial polices and procurement procedures are adhered to and the internal audit recommendations are implemented.

6. Preparation of Floats and subsequent follow up and ensure timely clearance of outstanding floats and inform the Finance Officer on long standing floats regularly

7. Comply with all relevant Save the Children Child Protection Policy and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

Essential requirements:

  • CPA 1 qualification
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years proven work experience in cash management within a busy working environment such as financial institutes or INGOs
  • Computer skills especially in MS Excel, spread sheets and MS Word
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Ability to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines
Applications should be forwarded by email

Latest date for receiving applications is 5th Feb 2012, 12:00 mid night.

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