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Oct 28, 2016

Micronutrient Initiative Regional Finance Officer, Africa Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Micronutrient Initiative

Regional Finance Officer, Africa

Passionate about developing and implementing solutions for hidden hunger, the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) works in partnership with governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to address micronutrient deficiency and related health and nutrition problems in underserved populations.

Governed by an international Board of Directors, MI works in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America and reaches 500 million people in 70 countries.

With headquarters in Ottawa, Canada MI maintains regional offices in New Delhi, India and soon Nairobi, Kenya that manage our country offices in Asia and Africa.

As we begin staffing our Africa Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya we are seeking skilled and highly motivated individuals to fill key positions in the areas of Finance, Nutrition, Monitoring and Reporting, Contracting and Procurement, Human Resources and support staff.

We are recruiting for the following position:

1. Identification
Position Title: Regional Finance Officer, Africa

Job# KENRO-06
Reports to / Position Title: Senior Finance Officer, Africa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

2. Overall Purpose / Broad Function: The Regional Finance Officer is responsible for operational accounting for MI Kenya Office including preparation of monthly accounts, tax compliance, cash flow statements and operational contracts/leases and all non-bank GP entries.
3. Key Duties and responsibilities:
  • Verification up to preparation of budgets for GAC project Allocated and Indirect Expenses and sending for review to Senior Finance Officer.
  • Verifies that the contract budgets are in line with the approved budgets.
Accounts and Program Payments
  • Processes staff insurance for all staff and fidelity insurance
  • Responsible for processing payments related to corporate services unit.
  • Review all the Corporate services batches
  • Checks account coding, verifies the entry and signs off the voucher.
  • Verifies and processes petty cash report.
  • Processes procurement and service bills of suppliers, consultants and service providers.
  • Processes program disbursements.
  • Processes travel expense reports/bills and other claims from all staff.
  • Regularly scrutinizes the general ledger for analysis and rectification etc.
  • Responsible for all establishment related insurances.
  • Reviews and updates the Fixed Asset Registers
  • Reviews and provides travel MIS for all countries within the Region.
  • Provides support on statutory audits and donor audits.
  • Any other specific task assigned by the supervisor
Other duties and responsibilities as required.
4.Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
5. Education / Professional Designations / Experience:
  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with at least five years of working experience in finance, preferably in the development sector;
  • Professional qualification in accountancy such as ACCA or Certified Public Accountant
6. Language Skills
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of other languages spoken in countries supported by MI is an asset.
7. Travel Requirements
  • None
8. Other Specific Skill Requirements
  • Skills in financial management and administration skills
  • Superior interpersonal and people management skills
  • Competent IT skills, i.e. Word, Excel advanced, and Outlook, knowledge of Great Plains will be an advantage
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Multi-tasking ability with an analytical and methodical approach.
  • Highest integrity, maturity and professionalism;
Note: This job description can and will be amended as required from time to time.

MI is a non-smoking work environment

How to Apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected] quoting Job# KENRO-06 in the subject line. Competition closes November 11, 2016. 

Please note that this position is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

No telephone calls please. 

Although we thank all applicants who apply, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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