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ICS Jobs in Kenya

Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS) is an international organization established in the 1980s, headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices and initiatives in several countries in Africa and Asia. 

The Africa regional office is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Visit for more information In East Africa, ICS invests in innovative entrepreneurship projects and social programmes. 

We envisage economically empowered communities and societies where people exploit the available resources to increase household incomes and generate community wealth and thus improve the quality of life. 

We work with the local communities to invest in development of various entrepreneurial initiatives aimed at improving agricultural value chains particularly efficiency at production, value addition, processing and marketing. 

Investments in entrepreneurship are then integrated with targeted social programmes on child protection and skillful parenting to create sustainable changes in the lives of children and their societies.
 Our investments continue to attract capital from social investors, venture capitalists, foundations, governments, banks, and private donors. 

In Africa, we work with limited companies which act as main investment and business vehicles for the entrepreneurship initiatives.

To support our initiatives in Africa, we are looking to fill the following positions with business minded professionals with an entrepreneurial flare and a passion to make a difference in people’s lives.

Manager Finance and Control

ICS Africa Regional Office, Nairobi

Reporting to the Finance Manager (Netherlands), you will manage the Finance and Operations department in the Regional Office and be responsible for accurate and efficient administrative organisation, financial accounts and financial reporting for ICS Africa and our subsidiary companies located in our program areas. 

You will contribute to business, program and policy development by providing linkages between financial and corporate/programmatic matters and have a pro-active role in the legal and organisational setup and management of the ICS subsidiaries. 

You will also be responsible for a strategic approach to HR for ICS Africa, in close collaboration with the global HR Officer. 

In addition, you will provide advice and support to the Program Offices in Kenya and Tanzania. (detailed job description available at

  • You will be a business degree holder majoring in Finance or Accounting with a professional accounting qualification such as CPA or ACCA; MBA will be an added advantage. 
  • You will also have: a minimum of 7 years post qualification experience gained in financial or management accounting in a commercial organization; over 3 years experience in supervising and managing the performance of accountants in a large organization; experience with financial accounting software e.g. Pastel, SAP and/or Oracle financials; and literacy in Ms Office.
Finance Officer

Western Kenya (Based In Kakamega)

You will primarily manage the financials for our programs in the Western Kenya region, in a manner that ensures continuous availability, optimal utilization and safe custody. 

You will also effectively manage all administration and operations issues in support of the programme activities in the region. 

This will include and not limited to budgeting, establishing internal controls, cash flow management, policies and procedures enforcement, preparation of statutory returns and reporting. 

A core activity will be building the capacity of staff and the communities on finance and accounting matters. (detailed job description available at

  • You will a graduate of business preferably in Accounting or Finance and a Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) or equivalent. 
  • You will also have: 8 years working experience; experience in budgeting and budgetary control, book keeping and accounting, financial reporting and cash flow management. 
  • In addition, you will have staff management experience including discipline and training; knowledge of an accounting software, preferably QuickBooks/Pluriform; proficiency in MS Office; attention to detail and good organisational, analytical and problem solving skills.
All applications and enquiries to: e-mail:,

Closing date: Friday 28th September 2012.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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