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CABI Finance Officer (Projects) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Finance Officer – Projects
 
CABI – Nairobi, Kenya
 

The
Finance Officer – Projects will report to the Finance Manager and take
responsibility for providing overall management of projects
administrative and financial activities at the Africa Regional Centre of
CAB International (CABI) based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
This
role will involve high level interaction with donors, global senior
officers of other regional centres as well as CABI’s head office in the
UK, and with senior government officials of partner organisations in
various countries.
 

 

Established
over 100 years ago, CABI is an intergovernmental not-for-profit
science-based development and information organisation. 
CABI
improves people’s lives by providing information and applying
scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the
environment. 
Our
mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help
guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing,
development projects and research, and microbial services. 
Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details about our organisation.
 
The
successful candidate will ensure efficient and effective provision of
administrative and financial services support to projects activities at
CABI Africa Regional centre in Nairobi. 
He/She
will manage projects’ accounts through the maintenance of donor
accounts, schedules and statements. He/She will execute donor reporting
and maintain partners’ accounts, schedules and statements. 
The
successful candidate will maintain prepayment schedules, manage income
and expenditure for projects, prepare debtor invoices and invoice
schedules. 
He/She will support partners’ capacity building initiatives, finance functions and facilitate projects audits. 
He/she
is expected to integrate projects administrative and financial
information in providing competent support to CABI projects activities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A
    Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting or any business related
    field from a recognized University, a CPAK or ACCA, or an equivalent
    qualification.
  • At least three (3) years relevant and progressive experience in a busy international organization.   
Key Competencies   
  • Proficiency in of use multiple ICT systems and software and spread sheets.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage diverse workloads.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, proactive thinking and use of initiative.
  • A good level of project management skills in a cross-cultural environment is essential.
  • Dependable and trustworthy with high level of confidentiality and ability to cope well with changing environment.   
Additional Information
 
Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, ability and experience
 
Position Type: 2 year renewable appointment. This is a locally recruited person and will be based in our CABI office in Nairobi – Kenya.

To
apply please send the following to recruitment@cabi.org quoting Job
reference 26-2016 and stating where you saw this advertisement:-

  1. a covering letter describing in full how you meet the candidate profile, and to include details of your current remuneration;
  2. a full curriculum vitae;
  3. the
    name and contact details of three referees, one of which must be your
    current or most recent employer – referees will not be contacted without
    your prior permission.
Please note closing date for receipt of applications is 24th June, 2016 


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