perpetrate crimes against children, promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children, provision of services to ensure safe and enduring reintegration of child victims; and partnership & participation to strengthen civil society in the promotion of children’s rights and to include meaningful participation of children.
Position within the organisation: The Regional Finance and Administration Manager (RFAM) is positioned in the RO of TdH-NL in Nairobi, with frequent travel in the region (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) and occasionally to TdH-NL’s HO in the Netherlands.
- Financial administration up-to-date and accurate (reporting on operations and programmes, cash-flows, etc.)
- Financial management (policy development and advice, quality control, budget and expenditure performance monitoring and advice, audits)
- Administrative management and processes (procurement and disposals, assets, Human Resources (recruitment / termination), legal advice
- Support to country offices
- Function as member of Management Team and other
- Review and provide support to compiling operational and programme budgets;
- Ensure that all financial commitments and transactions are executed timely and in line with established procedures as per Finance Manual, both for operations and for programmes;
- Ensure that transactions are timely and accurately recorded in the financial administration;
- Ensure that monthly financial reporting is done timely and accurately, to consolidate these and to report monthly, quarterly and annually to RO and HO, including analysis and recommendations;
- Ensure that cash flows (transfers from HO to RO, Country Offices and partners) are requested timely.
- Develop and maintain financial and administrative policies (including for ICT), where this is required, in consultation with HO and RO, and roll these out;
- Take note of changes in accounting principles from within TdH-NL or in the region, inform and advise, and implement these;
- Initiate and coordinate internal and external audits of TdH-NL operations and programmes;
- Advise and take appropriate action in cases of misappropriation of funds, fraud, etc.
- Ensure that the general running of the regional office is up to desired standard;
- Coordinate (larger) procurement processes, according to procedures (tendering, pre-qualifications, etc.);
- Ensure that all ICT hard- and software is according to TdH-NL standards and serviced and maintained;
- Manage and maintain up-to-date HR administration;
- Provide legal advice, through selected lawyers and other contacts.
- Update country offices on any relevant developments in terms of finance and administration, and build capacity as required;
- Ensure and provide support to country offices for partner capacity assessments (PCATs) to be carried out in terms of financial management capacity timely and accurately;
- Support country offices in financial management of partner contracts as required;
- Provide support and advice to country offices on general office running matters;
- Any other support and/or advice to country offices as may arise in the area of finance and administration.
- Actively participate in RO management team meetings, inform and advise in his/her field of expertise and be able to place in context and act;
- Assume any other duties that can reasonably be asked from the position.
- Relevant degree, in finance or business administration up to Masters degree;
- Experience of at least five years in financial management including multi-level budgeting, reporting, monitoring, financial analysis, quality control and auditing;
- Good working knowledge of accounting practices in an (I)NGO;
- Experience of at least five years in administrative processes, including logistics and procurement, HR, legal affairs, etc.;
- Good ICT knowledge and skills, including financial and accounting software;
- Knowledge of and interest in the social, religious and political structures of the region and how these relate to the organisation.
- Excellent communication skills, i.e. structured thinking and presentation;
- Team-building, networking and alliance building skills;
- Excellent written and verbal command of English language; Swahili is preferred.
- Able to plan and organise
How to apply
For more information about this position, you can contact the RFAM through the same email address.
Only Kenyan nationals or those with permanent residence and permit to work in Kenya should apply.
Note that due to the expected large response only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
First interviews will be conducted during the week of 11th April 2016.