ActionAid Programme and Finance Assistant – Nyarongi Local Rights Programme Job in Kenya

 Programme Assistant – Nyarongi Local Rights Programme (LRP) Vacancy 
(1 Position)
Based in Nyarongi

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a member of ActionAid Federation; ActionAid works in more than 40 countries all over the world, in the places where we can make the biggest impact. 
We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally. 
In Kenya AAIK works in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion; connecting their voices, sharing ideas, spreading inspiration, campaigning, advocating and formulating public policy to eradicate poverty and ensure social justice.  
We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.

ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic and innovative professional who will take up the position of Programme and Finance Assistant; to implement programmes designed to benefit the community in Nyarongi

Programme and Finance Assistant – Nyarongi LRP

This position is based in Nyarongi division in Ndhiwa district, Homabay County. Reporting to the Manager- Nyarongi LRP; the Programme & Finance Assistant is responsible for effective and efficient sponsorship, financial and administrative support in the Local Rights Programme; the incumbent will be responsible for and not limited to;

  • Coordinating sponsorship activities(message collection and photo updates)
  • Providing support to the LRP Manager to ensure  effective and efficient management of LRP finances;
  • Processing payments and assists the Community Development Facilitator in grant monitoring;
  • Posting expenditure to the cashbook and petty cashbook;
  • Preparing bank reconciliation & manages petty cash;
  • Preparing case studies for inclusion in the reports;
  • Participating in implementation of programmes at the LRP;
  • Assisting the Community Development Facilitator in Capacity building of groups in areas such as finance and book keeping; and
  • Assisting in the organization of events/workshops

Our preferred candidate will have:

A minimum of a Degree in a related field, basic accounting skills (KATC Final/CPA II) and a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience; Experience preferably in programming and financial management; Communication, report writing and analytical skills; Computer skills

You must be willing to reside in the Local Rights Programme area.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside people living in poverty. 

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, fill in the application form (click here to download) and specifying the location send it to us via email to be received not later than October 31, 2012 to:

The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development & Administration
P. O. Box 42814, 00100, Nairobi

(Kindly write on the subject line of your email “Programme & Finance Assistant-Kishushe LRP”)

Do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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