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Dec 22, 2009

Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRF) Job Vacancies

Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRF) is national civil society organisation.

LRF is seeking to employ results orientated, innovators and team players for the following positions; Programme Coordinator and Finance Officer

1. Programme Coordinator

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall direction and coordination in respect to the Research and Development and Outreach Programmes;
  • Coordination of programmes and related donor reporting and compliance;
  • Management of private sector and state actors training and networking;
  • Development of innovative activities, concepts and proposals for sustainability;
  • Assist in the development of institutional briefs or proposals on national policy issues to guide LRFs position and advocacy strategies;
  • Assist in the allocation and management of resources within and between programme;
  • Approval, confirmation and programme imprest applications and returns;
  • Develop, plan and manage quarterly work plans and budgets, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on various programmes;
  • Conceptualize and manage strategic mainstreaming of gender, environment, persons living with disability and/or HIV and AIDS;
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, mentorship, discipline and appraisal of staff;
  • Ensure that staff and programmes are delivered in a cost effective, safe and secure manner;
  • Management and attendance of the quarterly programmes, bi annual planning and EXCOM meetings;
  • Deputize the Executive Director in their absence;
  • Any other duties as may be directed by the Executive Director
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors of Law or relevant Social Sciences. Masters in international human rights will be an added advantage
  • Diploma or certificate in Project Management or Organizational Development, Resource Mobilization
  • Three years experience in programme management, planning, coordination and development work in a relevant NGO. Additional knowledge in research, and training will be an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal, communication, advocacy and team player skills
  • Ability to work effectively and produce results with people of different cultural
  • Good report writing, analytical and editorial skills
  • Proven experience in human resource and financial management
2. Finance Officer

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare budgets, financial accounts and manage budget tracking and reviews;
  • Assist to develop and analyze monthly, quarterly, annual budget forecasts and expenditures;
  • Ensure effective cash and currency conversion management, payments and disbursements including liaison with the banking and financial service industry;
  • Prepare, attend, negotiate and liaise with external auditors, business, tax consultants, development partners and mutual stakeholders;
  • Supervise and manage the maintenance of petty cash, bank statements, preparation of Cheque, and bank drafts;
  • Manage cash withdrawal and receipting from the bank
  • Review, receipt and banking of over or under expenditures of imprests application or claims;
  • Assist in asset management, records, tracking and capitalization;
  • Preparation and confirmation of Journal, Payment and Petty cash Vouchers;
  • Monitoring and charging the individual imprests balance(s) to the monthly payroll;
  • Assisting to supervise, discipline, train and mentor, appraisal of the programmers, accounting and administration staff to build professionalism, financial accountability and action oriented approaches;
  • Any other duties as directed by the Finance and Administration Manager.
Key Qualifications
  • Professional accountancy qualification: registered C.P.A III, Section 5. A degree in business management or commerce which will be an added advantage
  • Two years experience in financial accounting, investments preferably in a N.G.O environment
  • Proficient in accounting software’s: SAGE or other relevant package
  • Knowledge in financial reporting and donor compliance
  • Integrity and strong interpersonal, leadership and analytical skills
  • Excellent in communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good knowledge of labour and insurance laws
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi cultural and human rights focused environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines
Quote the reference and send your application which includes; application letter indicating current and expected salary, updated CV, one letter of reference from a previous employer and all academic certificates.

Please note that; email applications will not be considered; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; and LRF reserves the right to accept or reject any application.

LRF is an equal and equitable employer

The applications should be sent to

The Recruitment Committee
Legal Resources Foundation Trust,
P. O. Box 34720 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

The closing day for submission is 11th January 2010.

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