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Chief Financial Officer Job in Kenya

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not for profit, international University first established in 1983, with 11 teaching sites in eight countries.

The University invites applications for the following position:

Chief Financial Officer, East Africa Region

Reporting to the Director General and CFO, AKU; the CFO for AKU in East Africa will be responsible to provide strategic leadership and clear direction to the financial functions at the regional level.

The successful candidate will partner with regional operations and support functions as a key advisor to the entity heads of the University to build influential relationships across the continuum and drive change.

S/he will play an important role in the overall strategic planning and implementation of financial programs and processes that can serve as a model for other countries.

The incumbent will also develop financial goals and budgets in consultation with the entity heads.

In addition the successful candidate will be responsible for strengthening and administering financial systems encompassing all University assets in East Africa, all sources of University income, including endowments, grants contracts and all categories of capital and operating expenses.

Applicants must hold a Masters’ degree preferably in Business Administration and/or be a Chartered Accountant or have equivalent financial qualifications, have 10-15 years of experience in the financial fields with senior level exposure, having managed a broad range of finance staff teams to cover all areas of financial management.

Substantial experience of managing a complex financial organization and establishing effective financial control and reporting systems is essential.

The ideal candidate will have strong management and team-building skills to lead a large division, excellent interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with faculty and staff having diverse backgrounds.

Proficiency in Kiswahili and French desirable

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials to,

The Manager,
Aga Khan University,
P.O. Box 39340 - 00623,
Parklands Nairobi

Email: so as to reach no later than 31st March 2014

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