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NGO Jobs in Kenya - IR (6 Positions)

Islamic Relief is an international NGO, established in 1984 in the UK, Seeking to promote sustainable Economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.

We aim to help the needy regardless of race, Religion, color and Gender.

Islamic relief is currently running Programmes in several sectors that include Health &Nutrition, Water &Sanitation, and Livelihood and child welfare activites.

IR also implements seasonal food security Programmes including the Ramadhan food distribution and Qurbani programs.

Finance Officer

1 Position

Kshs 100,000

Location: Nairobi


  • Degree in accounting, finance.
  • CPA (II)/ACCA (Professional) can also apply.
  • Field and NGO experience, preferable 3 years.
  • Maintaining vouchers from the country and field offices.
  • Updating financial software.
  • Reconciliation of the bank and control accounts.
  • Maintaining the liquidity and funds of the office.
  • Supporting the reporting team with donor reports and assisting the Finance Manager in fund requests.
  • Overall maintenance of the documentation, as per IR, donor and statutory requirements.
Finance Assistant

1 Position

Salary: Kshs 50,000

Location: Garissa

  • Degree in accounting, Finance
  • Field and NGO experience are preferable.
  • Will coordinate and manage all financial aspects of the program to ensure there is compliance with contract obligations.
  • Will be responsible for the program grants component and will work closely with the Program Manager in ensuring successful implementation.
  • Maintain close collaboration with the senior management team on all aspects related to grants management and compliance.
  • Prepare proposals, concept note and reports to specified established donors as required.
M&E Officers 

2 Positions

Mandera and Nairobi

  • Degree in community development or Related Field,
  • 3 years of previous experience in a similar position or project management and M&E of community based project in both emergency and development projects.
  • Strengthen and lead the M&E Team
  • Devise an M&E methodology and orient staff and ensure its eventual implementation.
  • Ensure proper coordination for planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting with M&E focus.
  • Take lead in the preparation of quality proposals and concept notes to meet the donor requirements.
  • Assist in undertaking assessments and designing new interventions as appropriate.
  • Assist the sector officers to develop programme plans, budgets and resource requirements to meet planned objectives.
  • Assist the Area Manager in programmatic and budgetary aspects of the running of the projects, including establishing and maintaining systems to monitor, evaluate and report on the projects based on M&E tools.
Program Coordinator

2 Positions

Wajir and Mandera

  • Relevant Degree
  • Five year experience in project Management is preferable
  • To act as key Islamic Relief’s Representative in the county and to manage and co-ordinate the effective and efficient implementation of IRK program
  • The Programme Coordinator will be responsible and work closely with the Area Manager on all aspects of the implementation of the humanitarian projects with a day to day contact.
  • These include Project Development (Design Project proposal followed by assessment), Monitoring, Reporting and Administration. Representation of the organization and co-ordination with other players is central.
  • Representing Islamic Relief, co-ordination and negotiation with all relevant stakeholders, such as local authorities, community leaders, representatives of NGOs and government.
  • Undertake assessments and design new interventions as appropriate. Prepare scenario plans and manage assessments of emergency situations.
  • Managing the operational security of the program and staff. Keep the Area manager updated on the security situation / incidents related to the program, including devising and implementing security and evacuation plans.
  • Developing program policies and preparing plans, budgets and resource requirements to meet planned objectives. Responsibility for all administrative aspects of the running of the project, including establishing and maintaining systems to monitor, evaluate and report on the project.
  • Monitoring and controlling budget and finance issues related to the project. Ensuring narrative reporting and financial accounting as appropriate e.g. produce program update reports for use in internal communications.
  • Ensuring that the program is implemented in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way.
  • Effective management of personnel associated with the project. Recruitment of local staff and management of all staff in line with IR policies.
  • Identify staffing needs, undertake recruitment of staff and manage the performance and development of all direct reports, ensuring performance objectives are produced and worked to, including identification of effective delivery training and development needs.
  • Frequent travel; and liaising with Government, UN agencies and other NGO’s as appropriate.
  • Deputize the Area Manager when away
Qualified candidates to send their applications to: 

To HR Manager, 
Islamic Relief Kenya Programme, 
P. O. Box 417 – 00202 KHN 

Email: or 2011. 

To reach us not later than 25th January, 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer.

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