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Regional Business Analyst Job in Kenya

Regional Business Analyst

Are you interested in joining an organisation with a long term commitment to fighting poverty? Would you like to work in a challenging environment and develop a career focused on demonstrating shared core values that achieve results?

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation works in nine countries in the East and Southern Africa Region (ESA): Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with the Regional office based in Nairobi.

SNV is active in three sectors: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Renewable Energy and Agriculture.

Overview of the position:

  • The purpose of this role is to work with the regional finance and country teams and in close cooperation with the Head Office to analyse the Region’s business portfolio, ensure donor compliance and advise teams on business efficiency.
  • The Business Analyst hierarchically and functionally reports to the Regional Controller whilst providing support to the Finance Officers in the Region.
  • S/he deputises the Regional Controller and is a member of the Regional Office Management team.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Financial analysis & budgeting: work closely with the technical teams both at the Regional office and in countries on the financial/budget sections of proposals
  • Project management: Oversee and ensure there is sound financial management of multi-donor projects in all countries
  • Administration: oversee financTial administration and accounting procedures for regional office; ensure cash management and liquidity management; supervise administrative processes
  • Management information: data management in SAP; provide regular analysis and reporting on relevant indicators for the region
  • Coaching and mentoring: provide remote and on site coaching to Finance Officers and programme staff ensuring that they have the requisite knowledge level and compliance checks and balances are embedded in operations
Educational/Professional Qualifications:
  • Degree in accounting, financial management or related field (MBA is preferred)
  • Professional accounting qualification (CPA or ACCA)
  • Proficiency in using information systems, preferably SAP
Candidate Profile:
  • Demonstrated project management/delivery experience skills
  • Ability to provide advice on donor compliance; issues raised in donor proposals and reporting; and on how to integrate compliance management at operational level
  • Experience of managing grants, partnerships agreements and contracts, and knowledge of regulations and procedures of major donors such as EU, DFID, AGRA, UN agencies and USAID is required
  • Strong understanding of key financial and management accounting concepts including preparing complex, multi-donor budgets, and analysing and commenting on variances between actual and budgeted expenditure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain complex issues to both staff and peers at operational and senior management level
  • An energetic, flexible and proactive approach with the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team setting and under pressure
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to assess the needs of users and the organisation in varying situations
  • Entrepreneurial and result oriented attitude
  • Unquestionable integrity
Closing date for applications is Monday, 16 April, 2012.

Candidates should apply in writing and include an updated Curriculum Vitae and a motivational letter.

Applications should be sent via email to

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