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Micronutrient Initiative Finance Officer, Africa Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Micronutrient Initiative

Vacancy: 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: Finance Officer, Africa
Job# KENRO-07
 
Reports to / Position Title: Senior Finance Officer, Africa
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

2. Overall Purpose / Broad Function:

  • The Finance Officer is responsible for operational accounting for the 4 Country offices, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, including review of monthly financial reports and operational payments.
3. Key Duties and responsibilities:
 
Budgets
  • 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
  • Responsible for processing weekly batch sheet and payments for the Country Offices
  • Review and submit the mid-month and month end financial reports of the country offices to HQ
  • Checks account coding, verifies the entry and signs off the voucher
  • Verifies and processes all financial reports including bank reconciliations, petty cash reconciliations received from country offices
  • Coordination with Bankers for payment transfers
  • Processes procurement and service bills of suppliers, consultants and service providers.
  • Processes travel expense reports/bills and other claims for the countries.
  • Regularly scrutinizes the general ledger for analysis and rectification etc.
  • Reviews and updates the Fixed Asset Registers for all countries within Africa Region.
  • Reviews and provides travel MIS for all countries within the Region.
  • 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 kenyahr@micronutrient.org quoting Job# KENRO-07 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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