Forum Syd Finance & Admin Assistant Job in Kenya

Vacancy for Finance & Admin Assistant
Forum Syd is a Swedish democracy and rights organization with 183 Swedish member organizations and thousands of partner organizations and networks worldwide. 
Founded in 1995, Forum Syd strives for fair and sustainable global development based on the equal value of all people, their right to reasonable life circumstances, and the sustainable use of the world’s natural resources. 
Forum Syd’s vision is “A just world that is free from poverty” while its mission is “To contribute to the democratic organisation of women and men in order that they can solve common problems, claim their rights and exert democratic influence.”
Forum Syd perceives civil society as a decisive force in bringing about change and works to help strengthen the role of civil society in Sweden and the rest of the world in its efforts to bring about global justice and sustainable development.

Forum Syd has over the years worked in civil society strengthening, social accountability and citizen participation issues and has already developed a methodology from experiences in Africa, Latin America, the Balkans, Kosovo, Belarus and Cambodia.
Forum Syd head office is based in Stockholm-Sweden and has seven country offices in the different countries including Kenya.
Forum Syd anticipates commencing implementation a Social Accountability project funded by DFID through DAI Europe. 
The overall objective of the project is that communities that are voice-poor and marginalized have improved democratic influence and good governance at county government level. 
The Project will be implemented through a collaborative effort of 2 organizations, with Forum Syd being the lead partner.
Title: Finance & Admin Assistant

Reporting to: The Finance & Admin Assistant will report to Finance & Admin Officer
Contract Period: 24 months with possibility of extension
Key Responsibilities for the position:-
  • Preparation of timely and accurate report for project
  • Preparation of payment vouchers, cheque & disbursements
  • Handling of petty cash
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Co-ordinate and manage financial aspects of project to ensure compliance with contract obligations
  • Work closely with project officer in ensuring successful implementation of project
  • Provision of admin support and coordination of project procurement
  • Other duties as maybe prescribed by Finance & Admin Officer
Desirable knowledge, Skills & attributes
  • A degree in Finance or Accounting and CPA/ACCA certification
  • 3 years progressive experience with an INGO
  • Excellent skills in spreadsheet and computerized accounting systems
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Team player
  • High level of Integrity
  • Knowledge of working with EU and DFID funded projects will be an added advantage
Duty Station: Based in Nairobi office with occasional travels within Kenya
Qualified applicants are invited to send their covering letter and C.V. (Maximum 3 pages) indicating current and expected salary to:-
Country Manager
Forum Syd, Kenya
P.O. Box 1419-Karen, 00502, 
Email: and
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Indicate “Finance and Admin Assistant” in the e-mail subject line.
Deadline for application is 14th August, 2012 at 1600 hours EAT. 
Application received after the deadline will not be considered. 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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