Save the Children Finance and Awards Manager Job in Kenya

Save the Children 

Position Title: Finance and Awards Manager, Kenya

Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
Supervisor Title: Chief of Party
Division: Programme Development and Quality
Summary: Save the Children is seeking to recruit an experienced Finance and Awards Manager for an anticipated USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select counties within Kenya.

The Finance and Awards Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management and other operational duties for this grant funded by USAID in Kenya. 

The job holder will manage the implementation of financial systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for both the prime recipient and any sub-awards. 

S/he will also handle all grant management and reporting on program performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.

This position is a key position on this program team and will report directly to the Chief of Party. 

S/he will also ensure that an appropriate structure exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office financial and administrative operations. 

The position will be based in Nairobi, and will require travel across the region and to program areas. 

The Finance and Awards Manager will also need to maintain consistent coordination and teamwork with other senior positions and individuals working on this program as well as with donor guidelines. 

This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively
  • Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other documents are accurate, timely, and consistent with agency and USAID guidelines and regulations
  • In close coordination with the finance staff, maintain and update all the financial documents (reports, plans) and ensure confidentiality of project financial information
  • Review and consolidation of monthly financial reports for distribution to senior management
  • Review and consolidation of monthly sub-office accounts and reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to the senior leadership team
  • Works with regional Project Managers and Operations Managers to ensure the project is implemented as planned and with sound program quality
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections and respond to any questions
  • Confirm availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to grants
  • Prepare quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions
  • Prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of project report
  • Ensure that an appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations
  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC requirements
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and deliverables in line with USAID regulations and SC policies and procedures.
  • Manage the reporting component of the award including collecting timesheets and reconciling them with the financial reports; oversee other administrative duties as needed
  • Actively participate in all award specific audit and donor assessments

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • A post-graduate degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or other relevant field is required.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in financial management for large and complex programs funded by the U.S. Government, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development.
  • In-depth knowledge of 22 CFR 226,22 CFR- 145 OMB Circulars -A122 and A-133.
  • Demonstrated experience in management of sub awards and strategic partnerships agreements.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and financial analysis skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Proven ability to prepare multi-year budgets, donor financial reports and USAID Audits.
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in supervising others as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (professional level).
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Kenya highly desirable.
Qualified Kenyan nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. 

We are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. 

Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. 

As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. 

All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

More Information and How to Apply

Full profile details and how to apply can be accessed on our SCI Kenya Website:

Deadline: 11th July 2016

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at
whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through
recruitment agents

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