International Alert Finance and Operations Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Finance and Operations Manager – Kenya / Somalia Programme

Salary: Competitive

Based: Nairobi

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our growing Kenya / Somalia programme. 

You position will be central to setting up the financial and administrative systems and supporting efficient management of the International Alert (Alert) Kenya / Somalia Country Programme. 

The post requires someone who is both highly organised and flexible and able to maintain a positive attitude to work even when under stress. 
You will have a ‘can-do’, solution-oriented, customer-focused attitude, because while the main focus of the position is finance and administration, the post requires frequent communication and liaison with project partners, requiring excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).

Educated to degree level (in a relevant subject), you will have at least 3 years’ managing finance and administration for an INGO project / office, significant experience of systems development and management – financial, operational and security. 

You will have experience in negotiating best value contractual agreements as well as a good understanding of Kenyan legal and labour law requirements in INGOs.
To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to , both of which can be found on under ‘Downloads’.
Please specify which role you are applying for in the email subject line. 
The Job Description for this position can be found on
Please note we do not accept CVs.
All job applicants must already have the right to work in Kenya.
Closing date: 22nd May at 5pm EA time
Alert reserves the right to extend or close this position depending on application numbers.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources.  
Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. 
International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. 
All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict.

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.

We work with local people around the world to help them build peace. And we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on issues which influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

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