Adeso Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Finance Manager

Organization: Adeso,

Reporting to: Program Director

Working with: Program team in Kenya and Somalia, Program Director, Program Quality Team in Nairobi

Duty station: Nairobi with frequent field visits throughout Kenya and Somalia

Duration: 3 years

Starting date: 1st October 2012

Organizational Context

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 
Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 
We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. 
Our current donor portfolio includes the European Commission, USAID, SIDA, CIDA, UNICEF, and the Government of Netherlands, among others.
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary

Adeso is seeking to fill the following position for an anticipated UKAID (UKAID) funded project.
The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) will help up to a million of the world’s poorest girls to have an opportunity to improve their lives through education. 
The initiative calls on NGOs, charities and the private sector to find better ways of getting girls in school and ensuring they receive a quality of education to transform their future.

Position Purpose

The Finance Manager will be a full-time member of the GEC Program Team, working with the relevant units in the program headquarters, Adeso teams, and field staff. 

The main responsibilities will be the planning and coordination of the Finance Department’s activities by ensuring that the department has adequate resources to effectively undertake its activities. 
The Finance Manager will be part of the senior management team of the GEC Program and will ensure compliance with all Adeso and donor financial policies and guidelines at all levels.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Plan and coordinate the activities of the Finance program department by ensuring that the unit has adequate resources to effectively undertake its activities;
  • Lead and supervise all staff in the finance function in carrying out their daily tasks in an effective and efficient manner per Adeso policies, procedures and donor requirements;
  • Coordinate the preparation and monitoring of budgets for all projects/programs per UKAID formats, on monthly, quarterly and annual basis;
  • Ensure provision of timely and sound financial reports to the Program Director, donor and other stakeholders on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis; and
  • Responsible for all financial issues and correspondence on financial matters with partners, donors and Government agencies.
Business planning and Donor management
  • Prepare annual operations plan for the GEC Program;
  • Review, revise, update financial operations policies and procedures as required;
  • Manage the overall GEC program cash flow; and
  • Manage the program’s auditing process under the direction of the Program Director and Adeso Operations Director.
Compliance/Implementation of Policies & Procedures
  • Ensure regular financial monitoring in the program field offices are undertaken and any findings and recommendations are implemented in good time;
  • Ensure the organization is in compliance with statutory laws and legislations in all areas of operation;
  • Ensure full compliance with internal policies, donor regulations and budget restrictions on all projects; and
  • Oversee the performance management of all finance staff, including conducting annual performance review of Finance Managers.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Professional qualifications in accounting or CPA (K), ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 6 years experience working in a similar position;
  • Experience in managing multiple programs and operations remotely;
  • Experience in institutionalizing financial policies and procedures and internal control systems;
  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of organization; and
  • Previous experience in similar position will be an added advantage. 
Application Process
This is a challenging position for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.
If you would like to join this dynamic team and help contribute to better resilience and economic growth for African communities, please submit your job application to 
Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following: An updated CV; and A cover letter, which should include the full contact details of three professional references. 
Applications not including all of the above will not be reviewed. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date: 31 Jul 2012

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