ICRW Part-time Finance and Office Administrator Job in Kenya

Part-time Finance and Office Administrator

Closing date:  21 Nov 2012

International Center for Research on Women 


Finance and Office Administrator – Nairobi, Kenya Part-time: 26.25 hours per week

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Overview: 

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is an organization comprised of international development professionals – researchers, advocates and program managers – committed to the creation and sharing of the needed tools, approaches and techniques that will serve as catalysts for change for women worldwide. 
Currently, ICRW currently seeks a Finance & Office Administrator for its East Africa Regional office (EARO) based in Nairobi and project office in Kisumu.

Primary Duties: Primary Role:


Finance, Accounting, Budgets and contracts – Provide effective financial and administrative management of the day to day operations of the EARO and project office.

Other Roles
:
  • Office and Facility Management – Provide the administrative support necessary for a successful regional office in Nairobi and project office in Kisumu in collaboration with headquarters (HQ)-based operations staff. 
  • HR Support – Provide general HR support in consultation with ICRW’s HQ-based HR. 
  • Technology support – Ensure effective IT support to the EARO and project office in partnership with HQ-based technical staff 
  • Administrative Tasks – Provide logistical support as may be required from time to time such as coordinating travel and workshop logistics.
Required Skills:
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 2-3 years demonstrated experience preferred. Experience: Experience in billing and accounting as well as contracts and budgeting. Some experience with general office coordination also required.
  • Experience in event and conference planning, and organizing meetings is a plus.
  • Experience with NGOs, and USAID financial management, and Quickbooks is highly desirable.
Skills:
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili languages. Demonstrated experience in billing, accounting, and financial management a must.
  • Experience in office administration. Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and in any accounting software package. Experience with US government grant regulations and cost principles preferred.
  • Familiarity with OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, A-133 highly desirable.
  • Must possess excellent writing, and communication skills, excellent organizational skills, detail orientation, and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently, self starter, detail-oriented, and able to take initiative.
  • Must demonstrate maturity, resourcefulness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands locally and cross-culturally, with the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.
  • Flexibility and adaptability is necessary as this is a new office where situations, policies and needs are under development and can change rapidly.
How to apply: 
Interested individuals should submit a statement of interest, CV, salary history and requirements to jobs@icrw.org with “Finance and Office Administrator” in the subject line.


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