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NGO Finance Jobs in Kenya - Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Kenyan nationals for the following vacant positions:

1. Job Title: Finance Manager (Partners)
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Country Financial Controller, the Finance Manager (Partners) will play a key role within the finance department in ensuring all aspects of Concern’s financial procedures and processes with partners are effectively carried out. 

This will include the pre-assessment of partner financial capacities, the development of appropriate financial clauses in partner agreement, the monitoring of partner expenditure and performance, the development of partner capacity building strategies and assistance to partners and programme managers in the planning and design phase of the project. 

The position will require a high degree of technical financial knowledge with strong training and audit skills with the two key objectives of supporting and counter-parting partners towards achieve programme objectives and ensuring Concern’s monies are utilized in the appropriate and a transparent manner.
The main duties and responsibilities can be classified into 6 key areas:
  • Partner Financial Assessment
  • Partner Agreements
  • Partner budgets & Accounting
  • Partner Monitoring & Compliance
  • Partner Capacity Building & Support
  • Communication and Reports
Person specification:
  • Fully qualified accountant CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent. BCom degree or other relevant degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience in accounting, and financial experience especially in donor grants management.
  • Auditing skills
  • Experience working with an INGO and in an emergency context.
  • Experience in training finance staff and non-finance managers.
  • Flexibility and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Must be a strong team player, able to work under pressure to tight deadlines and have good interpersonal skills
2. Job Title: Finance Officer 

(1 Year Contract)
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Country Financial Controller, the Finance Officer, Kenya you will primarily focus on ensuring that the database in Nairobi is maintained accurately and all relevant internal reports are issued on a timely basis. 

Additionally, you will be responsible for supporting the fundamental accounting functions (bank, cash, authorisation controls) in Nairobi, including ad hoc payroll processing, journal preparation and balance sheet reconciliations. 

The performance of this role will require flexibility as the exact duties will vary depending on a number of factors in Kenya. 

Additionally, excellent time management skills will be required to cope with the disparate duties.
The main duties and responsibilities can be classified into 6 key areas:
  • General Ledger maintenance
  • Month End Management
  • Operational budget Management
  • Partner budgets & Accounting
  • Donor Grant Management
Other Duties
  • Financial reports and planning (not a main responsibility)
Person specification:
  • Fully qualified accountant CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in similar position, and experience working with an INGO and in an emergency context
  • Must have excellent computer skills, attentive to details and able to work under pressure
Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation. 

Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in these two documents.
Detailed ToRs for these positions may be obtained by sending an email to the following address: 

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by sending a CV and a covering letter addressed to: - 

The Human Resource Manager, 
Concern Worldwide, 
P.O. Box 13850-00800, 

to the following email address:
The closing date for application is Wednesday, 26th September 2012. 

Each application should include three referees who can validate technical expertise. 

Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
Concern is an equal opportunity employer

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