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Diocese of Lodwar

Vacancy Announcement
Job Title: Finance Administrator
Programme: Caritas Lodwar
Location: Turkana County
Reporting To: Caritas Director

Date of Issue: 5th December, 2017
Deadline for Application: 15th December, 2017

General Description: The Finance Administrator will be responsible for corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as implementing the financial policies of the company.

Finance Administrator Job Responsibilities
·                     Manage all accounting operations including Billing, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition.
·                     Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances.
·                     Prepare and present to the Finance Committee timely monthly financial statements.
·                     Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting.
·                     Research technical accounting issues for compliance.
·                     Support month-end and year-end close process.
·                     Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
Qualifications, Skills And Attributes
·                     A bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or business administration from a recognized university
·                     Masters in any relevant field will be an added advantage.
·                     Professional qualifications – CPA/ACCA finalist and a Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or equivalent
·                     A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in finance
·                     Thorough understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
·                     Proven experience in service industry
·                     Experience working in a fast growing environment
·                     Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections
·                     Excellent team leadership skills, communication, organization and presentation skills
·                     Fully compliant with Diocesan policies and with safe environment/child protection requirements.

Positions: Procurement Manager
Project: Caritas Lodwar  
Reporting to: Caritas Director
Duty Station: Diocese of Lodwar
Issue date: 5th December, 2017
Closing date: 15th December, 2017

Key Duties and Responsibilities
·                     To head the Procurement department.
·                     To Evaluate and enhance our operations in spend while also researching developments in  spend
·                     Define policies and create scalable purchasing processes.
·                     Develop and manage relationships with vendors to consistently deliver value and meet customer’s requirements.
·                     Collaborate with business owners, finance and legal team to review contracts for goods and services to ensure optimal pricing and business terms and consistency with approved Purchase Orders.
·                     Review purchase requests for completeness, appropriate support, approvals, and business coding, reviewing terms of associated contracts and partnering with legal and finance.
·                     Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks.
·                     Provide guidance and training for the team.
·                     Travel Expectation: As required for business needs.
·                     Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
Desired Qualifications
·                     Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience in Procurement, Sourcing, or any other related field.
·                     Strong track record of having implementing, enhancing and supporting procurement processes, preferably for a fast-growing organization.
·                     Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Good interpersonal skills ,able to clearly and concisely interface with all levels of management
·                     Critical thinker with attention to detail who can seek innovative solutions to complex business issues.
·                     Strong multi-tasking, organization and prioritization skills.
·                     Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
·                     Excellent negotiation skills a must
·                     Good analytical and report writing skills
·                     Excellent leadership, management and team building skills.
·                     Ability to work under pressure and to manage multiple priorities.

Job Title: Justice and Peace Co-ordinator
Programme: CJPC Programme
Location: Diocese of Lodwar
Reporting To: Caritas Director
Date of Issue: 5th  December, 2017
Deadline for Application: 15th December, 2017

General Description: The position holder Coordinates and manages the effective implementation of a portfolio of development and humanitarian project activities in Turkana, Kenya.
The position is responsible for ensuring that implementing partner organizations effectively plan, budget for, deliver and report on project activities to achieve agreed outputs and outcomes in CJPC  using a results-based management approach, applying value-for-money principles

Key duties and responsibilities
·                     To co-ordinate the Diocesan desk for the Commission, spearhead the conceptualization, formulation and implementation of initiatives for expressing identity, philosophy and Catholic Diocese of Lodwar's Mission through the Commission’s goals within the established policies.
·                     Develop work-plans & budgets in line with the Commission’s projects & activities.
·                     In liaison with the resource mobilization manager, develop proposals to seek funds for approved activities of the Commission, and prepare project reports in line with the partner’s requirements.
·                     Develop initiatives to facilitate Catholic Diocese of Lodwar's  policy advocacy and influence of both local and National thinking on pressing issues in the Commission’s focal areas.
·                     Facilitate training workshops and coordinate field activities targeting the needs of the community in line with the Commission’s focal areas.
·                     Develop and maintain a strong & functional network of community animators, national CJPC offices and other stakeholders.
·                     Organize and implement the Lenten Campaign initiative in the Diocese.
·                     Facilitate optimum staff performance for consistent and satisfactory organizational out-put in the Commission through effective supervision, objective staff appraisal, ongoing staff development & promotion of team spirit.
·                     Developing appropriate initiatives of enhancing capacity building of key Parish and Diocesan staff in the service area.
·                     To represent the diocese internally and externally in relevant forums  with the aim to reflect the wider Caritas Lodwar into the region, acting as a link and facilitator between diocesan programmes in the county.
·                     To set the leadership and team identity framework for  Caritas Lodwar Justice & Peace a team in accordance with diocesan Management Standards.
·                     Any other duties that may be assigned by the management.
Qualifications, Attributes and Other Requirements Specific to the Role
·                     Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject e.g: development studies, law, public administration, human rights, natural resource management. Master’s degree preferred.
·                     Diploma in Law will be an added asset
·                     At least 3 years professional experience in managing complex development projects in Kenya, ideally in Turkana
·                     Knowledge and understanding of: land and natural resource rights in Kenya, including oil and gas; humanitarian/development programme management; resilient livelihoods development
·                     Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Turkana context and demonstrated experience of managing development projects/programmes in Turkana strongly preferred;
·                     Demonstrated understanding and experience of managing large budgets, using management systems, budget monitoring and financial reporting;
·                     Strong Management skills with experience in programme formulation and monitoring and evaluation techniques
·                     Strong community mobilization, facilitation and mediation skills with a conviction for justice and human rights
·                     Self motivated Christian ready to work extra hours when necessary.
·                     Knowledge of spoken Turkana would be highly desirable
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), certificates and testimonials together with names and addresses of three referees, day time telephone to the address below;-
Human Resource Officer, 
Diocese of Lodwar, 
P.O. Box 101 – 30500, 

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(Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

Diocese of Lodwar (DOL) has a Code of Conduct and a Child Protection policy to ensure the maximum protection of Diocesan staff and Children from abuse and exploitation. Any candidate offered a job with DOL will be expected to sign the Diocesan Child Protection policy and the Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provision in these two documents.

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