SOS Children’s Villages Program Director and Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. 
In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu. 
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.

We seek to recruit for the below vacant positions available within the National Association.

Program Director
2 Posisitons
Nairobi & Meru
Position summary: The Programme Director will lead the planning (+budgeting), implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the children’s village programme, in accordance with the organizational standards and strategies.

Key Functions of the Job
  • Lead the planning of programme interventions, in line with the organization’s mission policies, strategies and available resources.
  • Coordinate the implementation of programme interventions, ensuring cooperation between specialized and-general support co-workers, and appropriate allocation of resources.
  • Build positive relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including the community and local authorities.
  • Build a strong network of partner organizations.
  • Build and lead a strong programme team.
  • Ensure that mechanisms for monitoring efficiency and accountability in the use of resources are in place and functioning well through proper financial management and administration.
  • Contribute to the realization of the child’s right to grow in a caring family environment.
Required Qualifications/Abilities/Experience
  • Master’s in Business Administration.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in program management.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working with child focused organisation in management position.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the management team.
  • Demonstrated work experience in policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Proven interpersonal, leadership and effective representation skills.
Finance Manager
1 Position

Key Functions of the Job;
  • lead and coordinate the effective management of finance and general administration functions in Finance department
  • Develop/institutionalize strong internal control financial systems for the organization
  • Oversees financial work activities within the facilities and departments ensuring all programmes operate in accordance with set financial policies and procedures.
  • Leads the process of developing annual budget for SOS CV KE
  • Ensures the organization meets all its financial commitments to the donors and is the contact person for donors in all finance related matters.
  • Supports, develops and supervises the programme accounting staff to build their capacities and manage their performance.
  • Support in Implementation of the ‘One Friend’ financing strategy as per the SOS CV KE strategic plan.
  • Regularly forecasts cash flow based on the work plans by the organization, making sure that all parts of the organization have enough cash to pay for their activities.
  • Ensures that the monthly and other annual and periodic financial reports are forwarded to management and donors within the stipulated deadlines.
  • Meeting SOS CV KE legal obligations (e.g. supporting the annual audit and preparing returns for government departments).
Required Qualifications / Abilities / Experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration( Finance or Accounting option)
  • Masters of Business Administration.
  • CPA (K)
  • 7 years of demonstrable understanding & experience in financial management.
  • At least 5 years should be within an NGO setup in a managerial position.
  • Experience of financial reporting to donors/development partners.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Efficient in computerized accounting systems.
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application (stating current & expected pay) and detailed CV (with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) 
addressed to the National Director 
to reach us on or before 31st January, 2014
by email to:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

N/B. Those who had initially applied in response to earlier advert for Finance Manager don’t need to re-apply.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.

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