Accountant Job in Kenya

icipe is a pan-African and non-profit Centre of Excellence for research and development and capacity building in insect science and its applications. Its mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food and nutritional security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building. Since its establishment in 1970, icipe has become a significant contributor to science and innovation required to meet the health and food security challenges of sub-Saharan Africa.
The Centre has achieved this status by developing alternative and environmentally friendly pest and vector management technologies and products that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with offices in Ethiopia and Uganda, a major station on the shores of Lake Victoria, and several other field stations in Kenya. Employing close to 500 international and national staff, icipe also has approximately 150 graduate students who contribute to its research portfolio annually. The Centre currently has operations in more than 40 African countries, and thriving partnerships with universities and research organizations across the world. (

Ref. No. NRS/412/032020:Business Support Officer II (Project Accountant)
icipe seeks to recruit a Project Accountant in the Finance Unit. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus. This is two-year contract, renewable subject to continued project needs, funding for the position, and performance of the staff member. This is a nationally recruited position. A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Overall purpose of the job
The Project Accountant will be responsible for specific aspects of accounting for a portfolio of projects.
The Project Accountant will provide support to the research departments and support departments to ensure adequate financial implementation and management of financial resources in line with the icipe financial policies and donor regulations. This will entail:
  • Creation of new projects in the institutional financial systems
  • Review and approval of project expenses, ensuring that they are in line with the approved budget.
  • Providing guidance and advice on financial management related aspects to project
  • Supporting and guiding project teams in monitoring the budgets, analysing projects financial performance, identifying and evaluating new financial strategies
  • Ensuring financial compliance with icipe standards and donor requirements in the implementation of projects
  • Preparation of financial reports in conformity with various donors’ requirements for timely submissions.
  • Support initiatives towards enhancing financial management processes for improved service delivery and performance
  • Facilitation of periodic project audits
  • Other related tasks as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics or related subject
  • A qualified professional accountant (CPA, ACCA, CA or equivalent and membership with an internationally recognized professional accounting institute).
  • At least 3 (three) years of post-professional experience in project accounting
Other desirable attributes
  • Experience in auditing or financial management
Core competencies
  • Capacity to function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary
  • Ability to search for common ground to problem-solving.
The successful candidate will report to the Interim Projects Accounting Manager.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted up to 28th April 2020. Interested applicants should submit: (a) a confidential cover letter; (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including e-mail addresses; and (c) a statement illustrating their suitability against each of the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills.
Candidates are required to apply online through: or by Email:
iicipe is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equity, teamwork, and respect for diversity.