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Finance Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - NGO


Action Against Hunger (ACF) - USA is part of the ACF - International Network which works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

ACF-USA is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position;

Finance Coordinator-Nairobi

Reporting to the Admin Coordinator, the Finance Coordinator will be responsible for implementing ACF’s administrative and financial policies and procedures in the bases by training staff on accounting procedures, making sure that the monthly accounting for the entire mission is in line with ACF-USA requirements, developing budgets and other relevant documentation and producing financial viability and risk analysis of the organization with recommendations to senior
management.

He/she will be responsible of knowing and communicating on ACF programs and strategy to partners.

S/he may be called upon to represent the organization in certain arenas including local authorities/tax bodies.

S/he will be responsible for general administration to include proper filing of administrative documents, provide financial analysis and recommendations e.g. salary adjustments, grades, annual review of the long term financial strategy, supervise payroll processing and payment of salaries.

The Finance Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and developing an esprit de corps with the finance team and between other department as well as training the finance team, new staff, and travel periodically to bases to give in-field training: Supporting coordinators and PMs by providing financial analysis and guidance for making decisions

Qualifications and Skills required

  • Bachelor degree in accounting, finance or related field. A masters degree in the relevant field is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years humanitarian work in developing or emergency context with at least 2 years of professional finance or accounting experience, preferably in an NGO
  • Excellent knowledge of finance/accounting procedures.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills as well as verbal and written communication
  • Strong administrative, organizational, finance and management experience required
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing work conditions.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Proficiency in computer skills to include spread sheets, internet/e-mail, accounting package
This position is contractual on a one-year renewable basis. 

The position is open to both internal and external candidates

Closing Date:
 29th February 2012

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts or email addresses of 3 referees preferably former supervisors to:

Email: recruit.ke@acf-international.org

Do not send your academic certificates via e-mail. 

Academic certificates will be requested during the interview process. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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