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NGO Jobs in Kenya - ICS

About ICS

Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS) is an International organization established in the 1980s currently with offices and initiatives in several countries in Africa and Asia while the head offices are in the Netherlands.

ICS invests in innovative entrepreneurship projects and social programmes in East Africa.

The Africa regional office is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

ICS envisages economically empowered communities and societies where people exploit resources available to them in order to increase household incomes and generate community wealth necessary to improve the quality of life.

To do this, ICS together with local communities invests in development of various entrepreneurial initiatives to improve agricultural value chains in order to improve 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.

i. Regional Business Development Officer

To our social initiatives in Kenya and Tanzania, as a Business Development Officer the person will be responsible for developing the Social Business portfolio by creating, developing and monitoring social business cases and projects.

S/he works closely with colleagues in the regional/program area offices and with partner organizations in Kenya and Tanzania.

S/he will actively build and maintain relationships with external parties and support activities in the area of project management, communications, administration and fundraising.

The position will be based in Nairobi, with frequent travels to ICS programme areas.

Requirements
  • A degree preferably in economics, agricultural economics, business administration or other relevant field.
  • Experience in agricultural business development and familiarity with lending to farmers’ associations and MSEs.
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience with a reputable NGO, project or private sector organization;
  • Knowledge of microfinance, market development approaches, value chain development and making markets work for the poor will be an added advantage.

ii. Finance Officer – Western Kenya

The Finance Officer will primarily manage the financial resources of the assigned program area in a manner that ensures continuous availability, optimal utilization and safe custody; effectively manage all administration and operations issues in support of the programme activities within Western Kenya covering both Kakamega and Busia Counties.

Requirements
  • A degree preferably in Accounting or Finance;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K)) or equivalent accounting qualification;
  • 8 years working experience; budgeting and budgetary control;
  • Book keeping and accounting skills;
  • Financial reporting and cash flow management skills;
  • Staff management skills;
  • Knowledge of Knowledge of an accounting software, preferable QuickBooks/Pluriform;
  • Excellent proficiency in MS Office applications;
  • Excellent attention to detail with good organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Business orientation and experience in corporate sector will be an added advantage.

For full job description please log on to www.icsafrica.org

If you are a business minded professional with an entrepreneurial flair and a passion to make a difference in people’s lives, send your application to rorecruit@icsafrica.org

Deadline for submitting applications is 7th August 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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