Oxfam Grants Accountant, Assistant Accountant and Urban Governance Programme Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work. 
Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora. 
To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:
Grants Accountant

Location:
Nairobi
Contract: Open Ended; National Level D1 
Closing date 6th July 2012
This position reports to the Finance Manager, your role is to monitor and manage expenditure and budgets for the Kenya programme, especially donor-funded projects as well as transactions posted by offices in Nairobi, Lodwar, Wajir and Dadaab. 
You will ensure proper use and maintenance of computerised financial systems for all financial matters relating specifically to the Kenya programmes (including the accounts package designed for Oxfam GB purposes – peoplesoft).

You will support contract managers in the compilation of timely, quality financial reports for a range of donors.
In liaison with the budget holders, you will compile and review all donor financial reports as required ensuring they are accurate, of high quality and meet donor requirements and submit the same to the Finance Manager for onward submission to the Country Director.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have a university degree coupled with accountancy professional qualification i.e completed ACCA or CPA (K). 
You will have in-depth working experience in accounts, with thorough knowledge of book keeping and an understanding of the project cycle. 
You will manage resources and deadlines with minimum supervision and also be a strategic thinker with high level of initiative. 
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role.
You will also have excellent team work skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally. 
Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs will be an added advantage.
Assistant Accountant
Location: Nairobi
Contract: Open ended contract; National Level E1
Closing date 13th July 2012
You will prepare the payroll on a monthly basis and make all the recoveries (floats, salary advances) necessary in the payroll on advice from the Programme Accountant. 
The post holder will ensure that all petty cash requests are properly supported and authorised by the Finance Manager or the person he has delegated that authority to before payment is made and ensure that petty cash top up is done at appropriate levels in consultation with the Programme Accountant.
S/he will prepare bank reconciliation statements for all Nairobi bank accounts and reconcile supplier accounts. 
You will prepare cheques for payment, maintain and keep all finance files, making sure that on daily basis all the relevant accounts documents are filed correctly. 
The incumbent will update the Nairobi fixed assets register, prepare and upload the depreciation journal on a monthly basis.
To be successful in this role, you will have a first degree and recognised accounting qualification or intermediate accountancy qualification (CPA, ACCA level two or its equivalent). 
In-depth accounting experience preferably in a non-governmental organisation is essential.
You will need to have knowledge and understanding of project budgeting, monitoring and reporting coupled with demonstrable numeracy and computer skills.
Urban Governance Programme Officer
Location: Nairobi
Contract: Open ended contract; National Level D1 
Closing date 13th July 2012
As the Urban Governance Programme Officer you will strengthen collaboration and coordination of relevant stakeholders on urban governance issues and create awareness on principles and practice of good urban governance. 
He/she will implement urban programme governance initiatives and deliver on agreed plans and strategies as well as capacity build partners in the urban governance arena and urban programme partners in embracing the principles of good governance.

You will support research, good governance analysis and lobbying on good governance and practice issues, particularly on socio-economic issues within the urban programme. 
He/she will provide technical support to transition processes related to the new constitutional dispensation, particularly women in leadership, the formation of citizens’ forums, formation of devolved governance institutions and related policies and laws. 
You will lead on the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning of the urban governance interventions amongst other responsibilities.
To be successful in this role, you will be expected to hold a degree in social sciences or other development related field and have intense experience of working on good governance and advocacy programmes within urban contexts. 
Proven experience in governance mainstreaming within partner programmes is essential. 
You will have excellent networking and interpersonal skills, coupled with excellent communication skills both written and verbal English and Kiswahili that inform and influence others, commitment and understanding of the values of Oxfam and the principles of equal opportunity.

To apply
If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post, including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers and send your application to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization


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