The African Research and Resource
Forum (ARRF) is a research, data resource, reflection and policy debate
institution devoted to the resolution of the governance and development issues
confronting policy-makers and societies in the East African Community (EAC) and
the Great Lakes Region.
ARRF wishes to fill the following Job position at the secretariat in Nairobi.
Finance and Administration Officer
The primary responsibilities of this position will be accounting/financial
management, office administration and human resource management.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, s/he will ensure compliance and
consistency with ARRF financial policies and procedures as well as contractual
agreements with donor agencies.
S/he will also prepare financial and management reports, budget and data
analysis for ARRF grants as well as monitor all accounts and ensure they are
Other responsibilities will include: reviewing all payments and preparing
reconciliations thereof, updating the asset inventory and ensuring appropriate
use of ARRF assets.
Additionally, s/he will be responsible for ensuring external audits for ARRF
projects are done in a proper and timely manner and build the capacity of all
finance and programs teams to ensure effective grants management.
Requirements for the position:
The candidate must have a Bachelors degree in Finance/Accounting and full
professional qualifications in accountancy (CPA-K or ACCA).
A minimum of 5 Years experience in finance and administration management,
preferably in an international NGO, will be required.
Experience in a research/think tank institution will be an added advantage.
The candidate must have an in depth knowledge of and experience in computerized
accounting especially quick books and excel.
Knowledge of fund accounting and procurement will be also be required.
Other desirable skills and attributes include strong analytical skills, ability
to work under pressure and good communication skills.
To apply for this position, please send an application letter, together with an
updated CV, salary history and at least three referees by e-mail, to reach us
by 16th September 2011 to email@example.com