NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Catholic Relief

Finance Assistant
(Ref.2018/009)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods
Job Summary:
You will efficiently provide comprehensive information, clerical, and accounting services to assist the Finance Department in executing processes and delivering service needs that support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. As part of an experienced finance team you will deliver quality support in your role, applying clearly defined accounting and financial reporting processes, procedures and service standards.

Job Responsibilities:

·         Complete standard financial documents (vouchers, wire transfer requests, checks, etc.) following a sample template with prescribed guidelines and circulate as needed.
·         Provide administrative and clerical support to financial transactions processing. Prepare, type, photocopy, and scan related documentation. File accounting and financial reporting documentation as instructed.
·         Compile supporting documentation (liquidation/receipt package) to support processing of financial transactions.
·         Communicate with staff, suppliers to follow up on required documents.
·         Perform data entry for financial transactions recording, following validation by the next-level Finance staff.
·         Keep custody of various documents (e.g. blank/undelivered checks, fuel coupons, etc.).

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

·         O Level (KCSE) Certificate, Professional diploma/Certificate or courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration required.
·         Minimum of two years work experience in a similar role with some familiarity of standard accounting practices. Experience with an international organization a plus.
·         Experience using MS Office packages, in particular Excel and Word. Hands-on experience with data entry into online databases and forms.
Personal Skills
·         Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
·         Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
·         Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented. Able to meet deadlines.
·         Strong customer service ethic and abilities. Ability to work collaboratively.

Finance Officer
(Ref:2018-010)
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods
Job Summary:
You will help coordinate and contribute to the implementation of the projects/grants policies and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will efficiently perform accounting services through documenting the project/grant financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying account information, preparing account entries, and delivering financial reporting services throughout the project/grant life cycle.

Job Responsibilities:

·         Carry out partner assessments and monitoring as detailed in the SRFM policy for the assigned partners including preparation of assessment and monitoring reports highlighting capacity building needs or other areas that require management’s attention.
·         Review and validate supporting documentation before processing of partner liquidations to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place.
·         Assess, evaluate and monitor subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
·         Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant project/grant staff of due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and compliance with set deadlines.
·         Prepare various periodic and ad hoc financial reports and perform variance analysis to assist project/grant staff with decision-making.
·         Provide information to project/grant staff, sub recipients, and partners on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver training and other capacity building activities.
·         Assist program staff in preparation and review of proposal budgets.
·         Prepare monthly reports for (statement incomplete)
·         Prepare and manage account receivables and payables for both staff and partners ensuring monthly statements are prepared and disseminated monthly.
·         Perform assigned treasury project/grant (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

·         B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
·         Minimum of three years experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
·         Knowledge of the relevant public donor regulations preferred.
·         Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software preferred.
Personal Skills
·         Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
·         Conscientious, accurate and thorough with great attention to detail
·         Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
·         Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
·         Ability to work collaboratively
How to Apply:
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
E-mail :
 hr@ke.earo.crs.org
Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment
CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Leave a Comment

Today’s free tips on six football matches where you can make over sh 5000 from just sh300 stake.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -  As we wait for the clash of titans in the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool tomorrow , her...

2012 The Kenyan DAILY POST. All Rights Reserved. - Designed by Denno