The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) East Africa Mission seeks to fill the position of Voucher Examiner in its Regional Financial Management Services (RFMS) Office.

The position is based in Nairobi and is open to qualified Kenyan citizens.

Basic function of the position:

The incumbent serves as a Voucher Examiner in the RFMS/Nairobi Office and is responsible for reviewing, auditing, funding, monitoring and processing through FSC/Charleston and Kansas Financial Center all payments for 18 accounting units which are serviced by RFMS/Nairobi.

Processes challenging and complex payments in the form of advances, reimbursements, disbursements, liquidations, refunds and collections to grantees, host country contractors, offshore contractors, regional development secretariats institutions (e.g. COMESA, NEP AD, IGAD, ASARECA, AGOA, etc).

Reviews complex invoices for goods and services in connection with USAID’s technical programs, project-type activities, operating expenses vouchers, travel vouchers, transportation vouchers, entitlement vouchers, payroll, taxes, and all related reports and cashier vouchers for all FSN and USPSC employees.

Prepares SF-1098 forms for cancellation of checks which are either lost, misprinted, or expired for subsequent re-issuance; corrects amounts overcharged or undercharged in a given voucher or from advance to disbursement; and prepares SF-1081’s for transfer of amounts between appropriations.

The Voucher Examiner works closely with contacts in client or Kenya missions, local and international banks and the United States Disbursing Officer.

As a professional position, it is anticipated that at times the duties and deadlines of this position
may require the incumbent to work beyond normal working hours and also travel to client’s mission.

Required qualifications:

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement,
please consider your application unsuccessful.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in accounting, commerce, business administration, finance, or Certified Public Accountant Kenya (CPAK) is required.

Prior Work Experience (40%): 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in voucher examining, payroll, accounting, and related fiscal work is required. Of these, at least one year experience should be in voucher examining.

Knowledge (30%): A thorough knowledge of applicable sections of Foreign Affairs Manual, Standardized Regulations, Joint Travel Regulations, and AID regulations and procedures such as Financial Management and Accounting Systems including Payroll Procedures, and ADS sections pertaining to grants, commodities, and country contracting are required.

Skills and Abilities (30%): Ability to comprehend and properly apply to the voucher and payroll examining process detailed regulations, and terms and conditions of the technical programs. Must be able to explain clearly and convincingly the reasons for disallowances, collections, etc. made from the claims. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and
other packages/applications such PHOENIX or equivalent financial management software. Skill to operate a calculator is a requirement.

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with a detailed curriculum vitae/resume and copies of all relevant certificates to the following address.

This is a re-advertisement.

Previous applicants need not re-apply as their applications will be considered together with the rest.

Please note that incomplete packages will not be considered.

Human Resources Office,
USAID/Kenya,
P.O. Box 629,
Village Market 00621,
Nairobi, Kenya

Re: Voucher Examiner, RFMS/Nairobi

Applications must reach the USAID HR office by COB February 11th 2011.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) East Africa Mission seeks to fill the position of Voucher Examiner in its Regional Financial Management Services (RFMS) Office.

The position is based in Nairobi and is open to qualified Kenyan citizens.

Basic function of the position:

The incumbent serves as a Voucher Examiner in the RFMS/Nairobi Office and is responsible for reviewing, auditing, funding, monitoring and processing through FSC/Charleston and Kansas Financial Center all payments for 18 accounting units which are serviced by RFMS/Nairobi.

Processes challenging and complex payments in the form of advances, reimbursements, disbursements, liquidations, refunds and collections to grantees, host country contractors, offshore contractors, regional development secretariats institutions (e.g. COMESA, NEP AD, IGAD, ASARECA, AGOA, etc).

Reviews complex invoices for goods and services in connection with USAID’s technical programs, project-type activities, operating expenses vouchers, travel vouchers, transportation vouchers, entitlement vouchers, payroll, taxes, and all related reports and cashier vouchers for all FSN and USPSC employees.

Prepares SF-1098 forms for cancellation of checks which are either lost, misprinted, or expired for subsequent re-issuance; corrects amounts overcharged or undercharged in a given voucher or from advance to disbursement; and prepares SF-1081’s for transfer of amounts between appropriations.

The Voucher Examiner works closely with contacts in client or Kenya missions, local and international banks and the United States Disbursing Officer.

As a professional position, it is anticipated that at times the duties and deadlines of this position
may require the incumbent to work beyond normal working hours and also travel to client’s mission.

Required qualifications:

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement,
please consider your application unsuccessful.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in accounting, commerce, business administration, finance, or Certified Public Accountant Kenya (CPAK) is required.

Prior Work Experience (40%): 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in voucher examining, payroll, accounting, and related fiscal work is required. Of these, at least one year experience should be in voucher examining.

Knowledge (30%): A thorough knowledge of applicable sections of Foreign Affairs Manual, Standardized Regulations, Joint Travel Regulations, and AID regulations and procedures such as Financial Management and Accounting Systems including Payroll Procedures, and ADS sections pertaining to grants, commodities, and country contracting are required.

Skills and Abilities (30%): Ability to comprehend and properly apply to the voucher and payroll examining process detailed regulations, and terms and conditions of the technical programs. Must be able to explain clearly and convincingly the reasons for disallowances, collections, etc. made from the claims. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and
other packages/applications such PHOENIX or equivalent financial management software. Skill to operate a calculator is a requirement.

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with a detailed curriculum vitae/resume and copies of all relevant certificates to the following address.

This is a re-advertisement.

Previous applicants need not re-apply as their applications will be considered together with the rest.

Please note that incomplete packages will not be considered.

Human Resources Office,
USAID/Kenya,
P.O. Box 629,
Village Market 00621,
Nairobi, Kenya

Re: Voucher Examiner, RFMS/Nairobi

Applications must reach the USAID HR office by COB February 11th 2011.

Job Title: Associate Director - PEAK

Country: Kenya

Location: Nairobi

Closing Date: February 11 2011

Purpose of the Position:

To Support the Branch Director provide the technical leadership and direction needed to successfully support timely and quality implementation of the USDA funded Project for Emergency Assistance in Kenya( PEAK) to improve child well being

In order to successfully do so, the Associate PEAK Director must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership to staff within the project and directly manage the Commodities Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Program Officer, Project Accountnat, Nutrition Officer, and Agricultural Extensionist.
  • Establish and sustain essential linkages and partnerships with stakeholders such as GoK line ministries, the District Steering Group, Concern Worldwide, Unicef, WFP, and others.
  • Ensure project objectives build on ongoing interventions for enhanced child well being.
  • Support the consolidation of a learning culture - based upon evidenced based best practices and industry standards - to enable project staff to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards and;
  • Ensure that the integrated project interventions are designed and developed not only in alignment with WVK three track ministry approach but also in compliance with WV, GOK, SPHERE,WHO,GeG and other accepted norms and standards including DNH programming model;
  • Ensure quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PEAK interventions in target community.
  • Direct the provision and/or establishment of needed tools, methodological approaches, technical assistance, training / capacity building, DME support and accompanying business processes to ensure that project interventions in target communities achieve or surpass relevant WV child well being objectives;
  • Ensure successful development, elaboration and roll out of implementation strategies and operational guidelines in response to community well being priorities;
  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of technical specialists within the project and WVK in general.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:
  • The holder of this position must have a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management from a recognized University. An advanced relevant degree is an added advantage;
  • They must have a minimum of 5 years experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects and at least 3 years experience as a manager;
  • Knowledgeable in Kenya Government Food Aid policies and structures related to emergency response, FPMG, HAP, SPHERE, WHO, GEG standards including DNH programming model.
  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing Food Aid program design, management and evaluation principals:
  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
  • He /she must also have solid public relations skills and be a strong team player.

Job Details AT

http://www.wvafrica.org/download/filedownload.php?file=kenya/Associate_Director_PEAK_Project.pdf

How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than February 11, 2011.

Director
People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
P.O. Box 50816 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Email: recruit_kenya@wvi.org

Please indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line the position you are applying for.

Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is a dynamic social development organisation working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation that provides support and guidance to SOS member associations in over 132 countries worldwide. Working throughout Africa and the Middle East (AFME), SOS Children’s Villages is in the process of recruiting a new External Communications Advisor, for the Continental Office AFME.

Working on a full time basis and based in Nairobi/Kenya, he/she will establish external communication systems for rapid and efficient sharing of information across the continent, particularly from countries within AFME to the Promoting/Supporting Associations (PSAs).

The External Communications Advisor will work closely with the Continental Office and the Regional Offices and report directly to the International Head of External Communications, based in Innsbruck/Austria.

The Challenge
  • Plan and coordinate external communications activities within AFME and ensure consistency with the SOS Children’s Villages strategy and brand
  • Form networks of communications co-workers and, as needed, serve as media spokesperson for regional/national journalists
  • Build capacity of the organisation in the external communication skills that will best support the PSAs in their fundraising and communication effort
Your Profile
  • Formal qualification in journalism, communications, PR or similar
  • 5 years experience in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and creative communication skills and the ability to relate to different cultures
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Well-developed facilitation and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English (French is an asset)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software and the internet
We Offer
  • Diverse range of interesting tasks in a well recognised international organisation
  • Intercultural working environment
  • Interesting opportunities for further development
  • Competitive compensation package
  • The possibility to shape a new position within a global well-established organisation
In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your application, (detailed CV and motivation letter - in English) - along with three traceable references to the following email address:

co.afme.hr@sos-kd.org

Closing date: 18th February 2011


Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. We work in 48 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.

Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity, our aim is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries.

Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Purpose

We are seeking a Programme Specialist with good field experience and connections in the sector to contribute to quality programming in the region by promoting best practice in the implementation of Plan’s Programme management frameworks through development and support, for monitoring and evaluation innovations and through building capacity on monitoring and evaluation in the country offices.

They will also be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the country programme management processes as outlined and leading regional research initiatives.

Responsibilities
  • Support to Country Offices and capacity development in program and project planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Support the strengthening of the understanding and application of Child Centered Community Development, a rights-based approach for Plan.
  • Monitor the implementation of the Country Strategic Plans, focusing on outcomes and impact and Child Centered Community Development approach.
  • Responsible for promoting institutional learning within the Regional Office, Country Office on Monitoring and Evaluation practices.
  • Responsible for localization of guidelines for the application of the Plan’s effectiveness process and Process Accountability and Learning System in the countries and supporting in the further roll-out of this system
  • Monitor the quality of the information entered in the Programme and Project Management system and its effective application by the field teams
  • Review Terms of Reference for country level evaluations.
  • Review key learning from Annual Participatory Programme Review and provide follow-up
  • Support Countries on their Country Strategy Evaluation, which is undertaken in the final year of the programme cycle
  • Represent the regional office at international and regional forums related to Research, and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Manages relationships with regional and international research institutes and Universities and support the development of papers and submissions of Plan East and Southern Africa Region to relevant conferences and regional publications.
Knowledge and Experience
  • Preferably a Master’s degree with a background in development and Management or equivalent.
  • Progressive experience in planning, research, monitoring and evaluation of social development programs and emergency response programs and projects.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Experience with software applications (Office, Access, Project, EPI-INFO, SPSS or similar).
  • Conceptual and strategic thinking.
  • Working in multi-cultural setting.
  • Experience in working with child-focused development organization will be an advantage.
Languages
  • Fluency in English.
  • French and or Portuguese would be a bonus.
Details
  • Location: Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya. Considerable international travel is required (around 50%).
  • Reports to: Deputy Regional Director for Programs
  • Position Type: 5 year contract
  • Full relocation package available
References and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy.

Plan operates an equal opportunity policy which recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, detailing remuneration and where you have seen the role advertised, to; recadmin@plan-international.org

Closing date: 27 Feb 2011

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