KOMAZA Finance and Administration Director Job in Kilifi Kenya

KOMAZA is an award-winning social enterprise working to end rural poverty through economic opportunities for smallholder farmers living in Africa’s arid and semi-arid regions.
KOMAZA is inviting applications for the following opportunities based in Kilifi, Kenya:

Finance & Administration Director


Wanted: Mid-late career professional to lead research and development department for a fast-growing, international forestry company

Industry: Social Business / International Development / Start-Up

Employer: KOMAZA
Position: Finance and Administration Director
Department: Finance
Location: Kilifi County, Kenya
Reports to: Country Director, Kenya
Supervises: Technical Analyst(s), Project Manager(s)
Comp/Benefits: Competitive, commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: As soon as available


Founded in 2006, KOMAZA is a social enterprise creating sustainable economic opportunities for farmers living in Africa’s semi-arid regions. 

Working through a network of field staff, we partner with rural families and help them plant and maintain small-scale, income-generating tree farms. Using this model, KOMAZA will grow to serve thousands of farmers across East Africa and beyond in the coming years.
Director – Finance and Administration

Job Objective

As a member of the Senior Management Team and reporting to the Country Director, The Director – Finance and Administration will share in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office and is specifically responsible for the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies that ensure KOMAZA attains its mission and objectives, in line with its strategic direction.

The overall job summary

Provide leadership, guidance, coordination and direction to Finance, Administration, Legal and Human Resources functions of KOMAZA and ensure that the organization delivers quality service to both its staff and Farmers and satisfy all stakeholder interests

Key Responsibilities

Governance and Leadership

  • Develop and implement all fiscal administrative policies and appropriate procedures to ensure common understanding in the performance of duties and responsibilities that support overall organization strategies towards realization of KOMAZA’s mission.
  • Ensure adherence to the KOMAZA’s policies and procedures as outlined in relevant policies and procedures manuals; accounting standards; and statutory requirement.
Back Office Functions
  • Advise the Country Director on financial matters of KOMAZA
  • Oversee all financial operations and direct corporate financial planning and structure
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to the Country (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required)
  • Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties
  • Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties
  • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit firms and review firms performance
  • Develop, implement and maintain accounting and administrative policies and procedures for a wide-ranging set of activities including financial accounting and reporting, employee relations (hiring / terminating policies) and other corporate policies.
  • Proficiency in all aspects of accounting in a social enterprise setting
  • Responsible for all corporate and human resource activities including employee benefits, retirement plans, corporate insurance and related activities. This includes the coordination of these activities with all satellite offices as well.
  • Provide oversight and direction to all other back office support functions that contribute to the smooth running of field operations.
Qualifications & Experience
The candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • At least a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA(K), ACCA or other international qualification will have an advantage
  • Substantial experience as the top manager in finance and administration
  • Deep Knowledge of operations in an organization similar to KOMAZA
  • Experience in a social enterprise organization
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Competency in Accounting and Financial Management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and negotiating skills
  • High level of integrity and professionalism
  • Proven ability to effectively coordinate Administration and Finance functions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning
  • Knowledge of national laws and policies on labor and education
  • Competency in MS office applications, accounting software, etc.
  • Demonstrable capability for supervision and monitoring of subordinated units
To Apply
To apply please send your CV and cover letter to recruiting@komaza.org.
Application deadline: Monday 17th October 2012

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