Missions of Hope International Finance and Administration Manager Job in Kenya

Missions of Hope International (MoHI), is an NGO working in the Mathare community in Kenya since 2000. 
In collaboration with other organizations, MoHI exists to spiritually, physically, socially and economically empower the disadvantaged children and their parents/guardians by providing education opportunities, basic health care, economically empowering services and guidance and counselling with the aim of making them self reliant and responsible citizens.
MoHI’s vision is to see transformed lives among the disadvantaged communities in Kenya and beyond. 
Missions of Hope International seeks to recruit, a Finance and Administration Manager to play a critical role in partnering with the leadership and management team in strategic decision making and operations as MoHI
continues to enhance its quality programming and capacity building. 
This position reports to the Executive Director.
 
1. Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, strategic planning, budgeting, administration, procurement and IT.
  • Support the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic and business plans.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of accounting transactions and financial reports.
  • Lead annual planning and budgeting process and ensure effective budget monitoring and controls.
  • Ensure timely submission of periodic financial reports to the management, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process; liaise with external auditors and the board of directors through the Executive Director to implement any changes necessary.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting and keep management team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Maintain a robust financial management/ reporting system and periodically review its performance to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure that the organisations and other resources are safeguarded and it does not suffer financial loss through theft, fraud or error by maintaining strong internal systems and controls.
  • Ensure compliance with security, safety and health policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that financial management ICT and administration policies and procedures are current and enforced.
  • Manage ICT and administrative functions to ensure efficient effective and consistent operations to support service delivery, growth and development in the organization.
  • Ensure that the organization’s procurement system is managed in a prudent and effective manner.
2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
(The knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self- education, prior experience, or on- the- job training).
 
a. Level of Education/Academic Qualification
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Finance related field, (an MBA will be an added advantage).
b. Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Should posses CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • Should be a member of a recognised professional accounting body – ICPAK.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and hands on experience of using computerized financial accounting systems (QuickBooks) and payroll processing package – (Exact).
c. Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Strong Christian with demonstrated commitment and active involvement in Church.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective team player.
  • Proficiency in ICT applications including MS Office, Internet and Email.
  • Good facilitation and training skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills.
  • Must be a person of integrity.
d. Relevant Work Experience
  • At least 5 years of overall professional experience; ideally 3 years of broad financial and operations management experience.
Send an application letter explaining why you are the desired candidate and should be accompanied with a detailed CV, names of at least three (3) referees (one must be your current Church pastor and two others should be professional referees), current and expected remuneration and daytime telephone contact to reach the address below before the close of business on Wednesday 25th July 2012. 
(Please do not attach certificates and testimonials at this point – otherwise you will be disqualified).
 
Executive Selection, Strategic Dimensions Limited
Management and Development Consultants
E- mail: info@strategicdl.com
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted


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