NGO Jobs in Kenya - The AECF

THE AECF
 
REF. No.AECF/IAM/2017/056
 
Job Title: Internal Audit Manager
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reports to: Functionally – Finance, Risk and Audit Committee; Administratively – Chief Executive Officer
 
Start Date: January 2018
 

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a US$ 304 million private sector challenge fund that provides catalytic funding to enterprises in 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The fund supports innovative commercial businesses in the agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technology sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient rural communities and creating jobs through private sector development. 

We invest in businesses that are seen as “risky” and that struggle to meet traditional risk-return standards for commercial investors and which offer significant impact on poverty alleviation by creating jobs and sustainable incomes.
 
Position Overview: The purpose of this position is to provide independent and objective assurance and advisory services to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee on the effectiveness of the AECF’s policies, procedures, internal controls and governance processes to ensure the achievement of the AECF’s mandate. 

This position will be required to adhere to the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and Code of Ethics, published by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the worldwide professional body.

This will be done through independent, systematic and objective audit reviews and programmatic evaluations of operating organisational processes and procedures.
 
Key Responsibility Areas;
 
Work requirements and responsibilities will be guided by the Internal Audit Department’s Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which is reviewed periodically but will fall broadly in the following Key Responsibility Areas;
·                     Develop and implement the Annual Audit Plan as approved by the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee of the Board;
·                     Develop an annual risk based program specific to resourcing protection controls, cash flow risk protection controls and asset risk protection controls;
·                     Prepare and present quarterly audit and investigation reports to the CEO and the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee of the Board;
·                     Provide adequate supervision and coordination of audit activities within the organization;
·                     Coordinate the internal and external audit efforts to ensure adequate and cost- effective audit coverage;
·                     Managing the overall relationship between the unit and the AECF management and the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee of the Board;
·                     Ensure the organization’s compliance with statutory requirements;
·                     Provide capacity building within the AECF’s grantees on audit related matters;
·                     Play a key facilitative role towards the formulation of appropriate policies and standards;
·                     Oversee and enforce risk management policies and limits to close significant gaps in risk management;
·                     Liaise with external auditors for Interim and Annual AECF’s audits.
Required qualifications and experience:
·                     Master’s degree in relevant area such as Commerce, Finance or Accounting;
·                     Must be a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya CPA (K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom (ACCA); and a member of a recognized accounting and audit professional body;
·                     Minimum of eight (8) years of experience;
·                     Minimum of three (3) years of managerial experience;
·                     Proficient in Microsoft NAV dynamics software.


Ref. No.AECF/FO/2017/055
 
Job Title: Finance Officer
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reports to: Finance Manager
 
Start Date: January 2018
 
The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a US$ 304 million private sector challenge fund that provides catalytic funding to enterprises in 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

The fund supports innovative commercial businesses in the agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technology sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient rural communities and creating jobs through private sector development. 

We invest in businesses that are seen as “risky” and that struggle to meet traditional risk-return standards for commercial investors and which offer significant impact on poverty alleviation by creating jobs and sustainable incomes.
 
Position Overview: The Finance Officer, as part of the AECF finance team will be expected to work flexibly and collegially in offering support to the Finance Manager and other internal stakeholders in the financial management system of the AECF. 

They will have the responsibility of providing timely and efficient accounting and financial support service to the AECF through ensuring accuracy and completeness in the payment processes, data management and reporting as well as maintaining high financial management and control standards.
 
Key Responsibility Areas;
 
Work requirements and responsibilities will be guided by the Finance Department’s Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which are reviewed periodically but will fall broadly in the following Key Responsibility Areas;
·                     Timely and accurate preparation of management and financial reports, audit and tax returns and various donor reports;
·                     Assist the finance manager with financial planning, including preparation of budgets, cash flow forecasts and implementing appropriate budgetary controls;
·                     Reviewing and ensuring that all payments support documentation are in line with the laid down policies and procedures before processing of payments are made;
·                     Periodically reviewing the balance sheet accounts and ensuring they are kept current and can be easily identified and reconciled;
·                     Ensuring that the finance system’s accounting routine actions are adequately handled and any issues of concern brought to the attention of the Finance Manager for action;
·                     Monitoring bank accounts and ensuring adequate liquidity is maintained each month and avoiding risks of negative cash balance;
·                     Design financial analysis tools that can generate financial information for decision making based on the Accounting database;
·                     Capacity building for finance and non-finance staff in understanding AECF’s financial policies, processes and procedures and the donor and statutory regulations;
·                     Support in the preparation, organization and conduct of AECF institutional and project audits;
·                     Management of the AECF accounting filing system.
Required qualifications and experience:
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and Accounting;
·                     Recognized professional Accounting qualification such as CPA and ACCA;
·                     A Master’s degree in a relevant field such as finance, economics and strategic management is an added advantage;
·                     Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in general accounting and financial management;
·                     Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including MS Excel, MS Word, and accounting packages;
·                     Proficient in Microsoft NAV dynamics software.


Ref. No.AECF/FO/2017/057
 
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reports to: HR & Administration Manager
 
Start Date: January 2018
 
The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a US$ 304 million private sector challenge fund that provides catalytic funding to enterprises in 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

The fund supports innovative commercial businesses in the agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technology sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient rural communities and creating jobs through private sector development. 

We invest in businesses that are seen as “risky” and that struggle to meet traditional risk-return standards for commercial investors and which offer significant impact on poverty alleviation by creating jobs and sustainable incomes.
 
Position Overview: The Administrative Assistant assists the HR & Administration unit to provide operational and administrative office support including Travel, Logistics & Events Management and Procurement support to the AECF Office to ensure smooth office operations and events management leading to effective travel management and office operations.
 
Key Responsibility Areas;
 
Work requirements and responsibilities will be guided by the Human Resource & Administration Department’s Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which are reviewed periodically but will fall broadly in the following Key Responsibility Areas;
·                     Work with the HR & Administration unit to co-ordinate day to day travel and logistics management and ensure that all travel and logistics complies with AECF’s travel policy;
·                     Facilitate training for staff on the travel policy and utilization of travel forms;
·                     Arrange hotel bookings as per the AECF Travel policy and guideline;
·                     Process travel authorizations, confirm budgets, get relevant approvals and prepare travel LPOs’ for verification and signature for assigned departments;
·                     Provide procurement support by sourcing for quotations for purchases within the assigned threshold for all departments;
·                     Ensure that suppliers travel invoices are received in a timely manner and recorded into the available system and check invoices from travel agent and certify accuracy for payment;
·                     Confirm that claims submitted match provided itineraries and follow up reimbursements where there are deviations;
·                     Coordinate all ticket and accommodation requests for assigned departments;
·                     Manage and maintain travel module system ensuring all entries are accurately and timely done;
·                     Assist expatriate staff’s relocation by providing logistical support in the process of accommodation, shipping & customs clearing, vehicle registration & insuring and obtaining driving license;
·                     Follow up and ensure all AECF events are booked in a timely manner and run smoothly;
Required qualifications and experience:
·                     Bachelor’s degree in any of the business related disciplines;
·                     Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including MS Office;
·                     Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in similar role;
·                     Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail;
·                     Demonstrate strong people management and customer service skills.
·                     Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability;
·                     Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
How to Apply

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application quoting the Job Title and Reference Number on your application letter, and attach a detailed CV, stating your current position, current and expected remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts. 

To be considered, your application must be received by Friday 15th December 2017 addressed to: recruitment@aecfafrica.org

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