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Job Purpose:

The Finance Manager is responsible for monitoring financial management and performance of all programs/projects and partners in the region, ensuring compliance with global standards, systems and processes as well as donors’ rules on financial management. Provide strategic financial support to the Country Managers in strategic planning, reporting and risk management.

Specifically, s/he will:
• Provide close and pre-emptive support to programmes and partners in the development of systems and processes that facilitate sound finance and project management; training and capacity support of partners;
• Lead on budget and finance management alongside the programme and funding teams; providing quality, timely, reliable and accurate data for programme delivery as well as for planning, sound decision-making and risk management
• As a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Finance Manager will work with the Country Manager (s) and colleagues to ensure sound internal... controls and legal compliance.
• Lead on financial reporting internally and to donors ensuring quality and timeliness.
• Knowledge, qualifications and experience
• Bachelor’s degree in finance or a relevant subject. A master’s degree is an added advantage
• A recognised accounting qualification (CPAK, ACCA)
• Membership in professional association Such as ICPAK

Experience
• 6-10 years’ experience of accounting including at least 3 years’ experience in financial management/administration
• within an non-governmental organisation (NGO) preferably INGO.
• Experience in computerised accounting software (Sun System or any other systems) and an aptitude for system improvements and developments
• Experience in financial reporting and working with budgets from major donors such as SIDA, USAID, FCDO, EU among other
• Experience in developing and improving financial systems
• Experience in management reporting
• Management experience, including line-managing staff
• Experience of living and working in a difficult environment
• Experience of conducting capacity-building for partners and staff on financial systems and good financial practices

Skills and abilities
• Good IT skills, knowledge in operating MS Office.
• Fluency in English and Swahili languages
• A positive problem-solving approach.
• Excellent relationship building and communication skills, including ability to facilitate dialogue and provide advice, guidance and coaching.
• Willingness to promote the work of Saferworld and develop collaborative work with others.
• Ability to undertake extensive travel within a context like Kenya and abroad.
• Demonstrated commitment to principles of transparency, accountability, respect and honesty.
• Ability to work on his/her own, but also with a proven track record of working effectively as part of a team.
• Enthusiasm to learn and apply new knowledge and skills.
• Strong planning and organising skills, including handling complex and conflicting demands and ability to project manage change processes.
• Ability to analyse situations and data, identify trends and patterns and produce reports.

How To Apply

Send your CV and a cover letter addressing the person’s specification and why you feel your experience matches
the requirements of the role to jobs@saferworld.org.uk with subject Ref: KEN_FM. Recruitment will be undertaken on a rolling basis
Saferworld is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Saferworld does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing, or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process.
Deadline for applications: 8th March 2024
Nairobi Kenya

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