NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – RefugePoint

RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to provide lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees. We work to fill the critical and unmet needs of people affected by war and conflict that have fallen through the net of humanitarian assistance, in particular women, children and urban refugees.

Job Title: Associate, Finance
ID: 2107
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: 5
Monthly Gross: KES, 90,000
Supervisor: Finance Officer
Finance Associate will support the Finance Officer to maintain accurate and efficient financial records and to prepare timely financial reports.
The core responsibilities of this position are as follows:
Petty Cash:
·         Ensure efficient running of the petty cash system;
·         Day to day maintenance of the petty cash, this includes: disbursement, reconciling and replenishing;
·         Ensure that petty cash funds are physically secured and attended by an authorized person at all times.
Bookkeeping:
·         Post petty cash transactions into QuickBooks and complete the posting process;
·         Perform checks of the posting process, ensuring that vouchers and other internal forms are duly signed, attach supporting documents, spot errors, report on any omissions and suggest ways to improve efficiency;
·         Ensure transactions are processed in accordance with procedures and controls.
Monthly Reconciliation:
·         Assist with receivable and payable reconciliations;
·         Assist with bank reconciliations;
·         Ensure staff account for expense advances in a timely manner;
·         Conduct expense advance reconciliations;
·         Review staff telephone bills statements.
Documentation and Filing:
·         Chronologically file processed financial documents;
·         Print out monthly reconciliation reports for signing and filing;
·         Disburse monthly statutory deductions and returns, including pension, withholding tax, NHIF, NSSF, PAYE within the statutory period;
·         Archive and store files and other documents in compliance with statutory requirements and in accordance with procedures laid down.
Audit Preparation:
·         Assist the finance team to prepare for the year-end external audit.
Monthly Reports & Budgeting:
·         Assist the Finance Officer in preparing reports and support the budgeting process.
Internal Spot Checks:
·         Assist the Finance Officer to conduct internal spot checks.
Admin Support:
·         Backstop for the Finance Officer;
·         Responsible for operating the bulk message platform.
Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications:
·         Minimum CPA II qualification.
·         Proficiency in QuickBooks and MS office.
·         Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles.
·         Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or any other related field; is an added advantage.
Special Requirements:
·         Current Police Clearance Certificate.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

Job Title: Associate, Livelihoods
ID: 2108
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: 5
Starting Salary: KES 90,000
Reports to: Manager, Livelihoods
The primary responsibility of the Livelihoods Associate is to support the Livelihoods team in implementing RefugePoint’s Urban Refugee Livelihoods Program in Nairobi. The key role for this position will be monitoring and mentoring supported clients.
The Livelihoods Program is part of RefugePoint’s broader stabilization and empowerment services, and the successful candidate will work closely with other staff in the coordination of holistic assistance. This position reports to the Livelihoods Officer.
Core responsibilities of the position:
Project implementation and monitoring:
·         Participate in regular monitoring of the supported beneficiaries, update their progress and emerging issues through planned field visits;
·         Work closely with clients receiving business grants to help them establish and run their businesses profitably; provide business advice, and constructive coaching to clients;
·         Conduct mentorship to granted clients to enhance success of their businesses;
·         Work closely with business community monitors and provide monthly reports on businesses progress;
·         Maintain comprehensive, clear client records in the database and/or in clients’ files;
·         Assist in compiling of all monitoring information on a regular basis and documentation of lessons learned from field visits and project activities;
·         Assist in developing appropriate tools for use in monitoring and reporting on clients’ progress.
Direct service provision:
·         Identify and assess suitable refugees to engage in Livelihoods activities according to RefugePoint’s standard operating procedures;
·         Support refugees to develop practical small business plans, review business plans, and supporting disbursement of grant funds;
·         Facilitate training for refugees in basic business skills (bookkeeping, marketing, savings, etc.) according to RefugePoint’s curriculum;
·         Follow up on disbursed cash grants and ensure receipt of cash by clients through telephone calls or conducting field visits.
Collaboration:
·         Help clients access new markets through market linkage opportunities;
·         Actively participate in graduation sessions for clients in collaboration with Social Workers;
·         Maintain established relationships with external partners.
Any other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
·         Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship or other related studies;
·         At least two years experience with urban livelihoods or with vulnerable populations;
·         Experience in the use of computer and office software packages (MS Word, MS Excel etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
·         Ability to provide continuous input to the organizations’ processes, implementation of new systems etc;
·         Strong business and analytical skills;
·         Good English communication skills, both oral and written;
·         Typing skills with a minimum speed of 40 WPM.
Desired Qualifications:
·         Excellent command of the most common methodologies to identify, assess, and monitor income generating activities with a proven record of achievements;
·         Experience working with refugees;
·         A high degree of cultural sensitivity and ability to adjust to changes;
·         A great sense of self motivation and ability to work with a high level of autonomy;
·         Ability to remain flexible in a dynamic environment;
·         Ability to work well in a team and promote teamwork.
Special Requirements:
·         Current police clearance certificate
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Closing Date: 18 April 2019 at 1600 hrs EAT

Job Title: Interpreter
ID: 2106
Location: Nairobi
Daily Stipend: KES 1,200
Report to: Senior Officer, Resettlement
Job Overview: The primary responsibility of the Interpreter is to provide, on as needed basis, operational support to the Resettlement Unit by providing language support services for clients undergoing case processing in the Urban Refugee Program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Serve as communication liaison between RefugePoint staff and clients to ensure a client-centred approach in service delivery;
·         Act as an interpreter for clients for any assignments in the Resettlement Unit, including inter alia, intake assessments, resettlement counseling services and post-processing follow up interviews with RefugePoint;
·         Translate documents from target refugee languages to the English language;
·         Support RefugePoint staff by relaying accurate information including deadlines, instructions, questions, and other communication to clients in their native language in addition to helping clients communicate their concerns and questions to RefugePoint staff;
·         Aid RefugePoint staff in understanding varied refugee cultural contexts;
·         Participate and support community outreach/ home visits as and when required;
·         Attend regular training so as to maintain and contribute to a culture of professionalism within the department and organization as a whole;
·         Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
Requirements:
·         Must be fluent in English and one or more native refugee languages;
·         2-3 years recent work experience as an interpreter with a refugee NGO or Embassy;
·         Must hold a UNHCR mandate refugee certificate and/or Government alien card;
·         Must have a minimum of secondary school education;
·         Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Desired:
·         Education in linguistics or related field and/or evidence of training in interpretation techniques is a plus;
·         Prior experience providing interpretive services is strongly desired;
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Working Environment:
·         Standard office work environment within official working hours (varied number of hours on the basis of caseload).
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Closing Date: Short-listing will be on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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