Project Accountant, Communications Assistant and Stores Assistant NGO Jobs in Kisumu, Kenya

Nyanza Initiative for Girls Education and Empowerment (NIGEE) is a Kenyan-based organization registered in May 2011 with a goal of returning to school girls who dropped out, mainly due to pregnancy and early marriage.
We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following positions, located in Kisumu.

Position: Project Accountant


Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee all financial matters under NIGEE.
  • Oversee staff in the finance department and provide regular capacity building to enable staff perform efficiently.
  • Supervise the preparation of accurate and timely financial reports.
  • Ensure internal and external audits are performed in a timely manner and corrective action plans are implemented.
  • Ensure compliance with NIGEE, donors, and the government financial policies and procedures.
  • Formulate, plan and prepare financial, statutory and management accounts, budgets and forecasts and ensure compliance by use of appropriate accounting systems, standards and procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation of annual organization budgets.
  • Monitor budget performance of all funding sources for the project and provide regular briefing to NIGEE Management, Board of Directors and other entities as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance / Accounts or its equivalent; must be a CPA or ACCA finalist; must be registered with ICPAK.
  • Over five years of proven work experience in a leadership position, with at least 2 preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a busy organization; proven teamwork and flexibility in demanding situations.
  • Good negotiation, diplomacy, communication, planning and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in computer applications; proficiency in relevant computerized accounting system mandatory.
  • Highest level of professional integrity, responsibility and accountability.
Position: Communications Assistant

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop contents, graphics headlines and captions for the organization newsletter, fliers and other communication materials.
  • Develop girls’ photographic profiles and moving stories including girls’ voices.
  • Empower girls on youth–led media as a tool for sharing their stories.
  • Monitor, track, share and package social media messages and campaigns.
  • Assist in building organizational capacity to engage key media reporters.
  • Gather photos and shoot video clips for various communication materials.
  • Work with NIGEE staff to develop campaign/ advocacy-related messages and materials.
  • Assist the communication department on editing web content and general communication.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Media, Communication, Journalism or equivalent.
  • One year experience in a busy media environment; handling communication activities in a busy organization.
  • Knowledge in designing packages including Corel draw, Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, etc;
  • Demonstrated skills in scripting for the media (letters to the editor and press releases) is a plus
  • Photography and film editing experience advantageous.
  • Pleasant personality, proficiency in computer applications, good analytical and decision making skills, good communication and interpersonal skills, good organizational skills.
Position: Stores Assistant

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and maintain quality control of goods against respective invoices received
  • Prepare detailed asset inventory and update regularly
  • Keep track of stock movement and document appropriately
  • Process supplier invoices, dispatch notes and delivery notes for onward transmission to accounts office
  • Conduct periodic stock take exercise
  • Monitor levels of stock items and initiate stock requisitions
  • Maintain regular communication with user departments to avoid stock out.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and stores layout that facilitates easy retrieval and ensure that appropriate safety and environmental standards are adhered to.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Diploma in procurement/logistics and supply chain/stores management.
  • Over 1 year work experience in stores management and inventory control
  • Computer literacy mandatory, specifically excel
  • A valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police
How to Apply 
Submit applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than Friday June 4th 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Human Resource Assistant,
Nyanza Initiative for Girls Education and Empowerment (NIGEE)
P.O. Box 7979-40100, Kisumu; 

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