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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

AMREF Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

AMREF Kenya is looking for individuals, who are organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa.

AMREF is seeking to fill the following positions for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Finance Manager 

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/001/2012

The position report to the Chief of Party and the incumbent will be based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job:To provide financial management services for the project spearheading financial management, control and forward planning for finances in line with the set project and donor guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Act as the lead person within the project team for all financial matters and will be expected to liaise with the project team and other members of the finance department concerning all project financial issues.
  • Consistently review the project financial needs on a regular basis and make recommendations for changes to ensure best practice and provide regular capacity building of finance skills to all existing and newly recruited staff.
  • Supervise the preparation of accurate and timely monthly floats ensure clear internal audit trails as well as the preparation/maintenance of accounts for external audits.
  • Work with the entire team to develop and co-ordinate the annual work plan and budgeting process in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure that donor requirements, policies and procedures are met across the project as well as the timely preparation of cash top up requests to the project in collaboration with the relevant teams.
  • Advise the project of any changes/developments in government policies, statutory and legal requirements in Kenya with regard to the finance function.
  • Maintain an overview of AMREF policy, systems and procedures relevant to finance and ensure that developments are communicated and implemented appropriately through regular reviews.
  • Ensure that the project effectively meets the financial planning, monitoring, and reporting needs of the donor.
  • Advise project staff on donor contract requirements and provide training on financial management, record keeping, operational systems and policies.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of Masters Degree in Finance/Accounts or its equivalent. Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA finalist.
  • Over ten (10) years of proven extensive, work experience in the field of finance.
  • Financial experience in US Govt funded projects in an international non-governmental organization will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications. Experience in Sun Accounting System will be an added advantage.
  • Posses well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
  • Good negotiation, diplomacy, communication, planning and coaching skills will be a requirement for this role.
This is a challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/001/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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