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Dec 8, 2017

RTI International Finance Specialist (TAYARI Project) Job in Nairobi

Vacant Position: Finance Specialist - Nairobi
RTI is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. 

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

RTI anticipates staffing the following expertise in project position for donor funded TAYARI Project.

TAYARI is a Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and RTI literacy program funded by Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). 

The project is focused on improving quality of Early Childhood Development (ECD) systems and instructions. 

It seeks to develop cost-effective, scalable models of Early Childhood Education (ECE) that ensures pre-primary aged children are mentally, physically, socially and emotionally ready to start, and succeed, in primary school. 

The position will be based in the county of Nairobi.

Finance Specialist (Nairobi)

S/he will be responsible for providing support in overseeing smooth daily accounting operations of project efforts including field activities, linking with administrative and logistical teams on key procurement tasks for implementation of project activities. 

S/he will be working closely with the Finance Manager in ensuring efficient daily project accounting including preparing activity budgets, analysis of project actual costs against budget and processing of allowances through MPESA system etc. 

S/he will maintain regular contact with the field Team in the field Offices to ensure that the project receives support in the specific functional areas of the role and respond to compliance issues raised by Q&A team.

The candidate need to be knowledgeable about work plan implementation through regular interaction with the technical team and Chief of Party. 

S/he will need to be aware of, and adheres to RTI’s, and Client’s, financial, procurement and administrative procedures in all activities. 

Provides Technical leadership to the finance Assistants and assignments associated with accounts payable and receivables.

  •  Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years relevant experience, or Master’s degree and 3 years of experience, in international development projects, preferably donor-funded, CPA (K) or equivalent required. 
  • Knowledge of general Finance and Accounting procedures and advanced skills in MS excel.
  • Experience in Budget preparation, use of MPESA system for bulk payment and use of Quick Books will be an added advantage. 
  • Willingness to be flexible in working hours and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines. 
  • Experience with General ledger reconciliations, Supplier payments, invoice processing, travel advance Management and activity budgeting. 
  • Good problem solving skills. Good interpersonal communication skills. 
  • She /he needs to be a detailed oriented person with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team and to learn complex procedures. 
  • The potential candidate needs to have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and to take initiative. 
  • In-depth understanding of major donors and tax regulations and procurement procedures a plus.
How to Apply

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to [email protected] by 18th December, 2017.

Applicants must include POSITION and REGION in the subject line of the email.

Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Please note: RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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