Finance & General Administration Manager
HQ in Marsabit, Marsabit County
Pastoralist Integrated Support programme (PISP) is a leading national NGO in
Northern Kenya and has formidable social investment in thematic field of Water
Sanitation and Hygiene(WASH), Nomadic Education, Pastoralist Livelihood
Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, Good Governance and Capacity development
Programmes in Marsabit County.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance & General Administration
Manager will manage all the Finance, Accounting and administrative function at
PISP .The candidate will work closely with other PISP departments and partners.
and analysis of grant financial reports as per the grant agreement and
monitor the funding receipts, supervise the finance & Administration
team and ensure smooth and accurate flow of data and information to and
from PISP and partners.
the suppliers cycle and procurement process as per PISP policy
budget preparation process by providing instructions and guidance in the
formulation of resource allocation. Perform quarterly budget analysis and
report on expenditure trends, projected budget overruns and recommend
corrective measures where necessary.
that the accounting, financial reporting and other financial management
arrangements meet the requirements of the relevant financing agreements
of Financial Management Reports and facilitation of audits.
other assignments as given by the Executive Director.
of a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and
Management. MBA will be an added advantage. The individual should also be
a Chartered/Certified Public Accountant (CPA – K, ACCA), has an
affiliation and an active member of a professional accounting body.
of 5 years (of which at least 2 yrs in the management position) of
progressively responsible professional experience in financial management
and accounting in a similar position in an international organization,
non-governmental or development organization, or other related area.
Experience in the duty station of potential assignment is an asset.
in ICT with demonstrated experience in MS Office, data management, the
PASTEL accounting package as well as other accounting packages.
of national laws and practices in regard to financial and taxation
drive, team player and process thinker.
interpersonal and communication skills.
to work under pressure and in a multicultural environment.
PISP is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and a
collegial working environment.
The appointment will be for an initial period of two (2) years with six(6)
months probation period, with potential for extension and renewable subject to
assessment of performance and availability of funds.
PISP offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believes that
staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability
for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills
and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees
(including telephone, fax numbers and email address).
All correspondence should be addressed to the
Pastoralist Integrated Support programme (PISP),
P.O. Box 298-60500,
OR via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should indicate “Application for Finance & General
Administration Manager” on their application letter or email submission.
Applications will be considered until Thursday 26th, January 2012.
Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, is
recruiting for an anticipated three to five year USAID-funded project.
The project is expected to accelerate efforts to address poverty and food
security needs in Kenya by identifying, testing, cultivating, adapting, and
scaling private sector innovations in select agriculture value chains that have
the potential to general significant increases in household income and/or
nutrition and promote equal opportunities for women, youth, and other
Minimum qualifications for all positions:
ability to work collaboratively with private sector, international donors,
and/or government officials
written and oral communications skills
in English required.
Chief of Party / Deputy Chief of Party
degree in business, economics, or related field preferred
developing and/or managing large grant programs, ideally in agriculture
ability to structure and broker relationships and deals
success mentoring and building capacity of entrepreneurs and/or small
organizations in organizational development, financial management,
of new applications of technology/service delivery practices in
agriculture sector globally a plus
and/or East Africa experience preferred
experience a plus.
Local Capacity Building Coordinator
degree in business, economics, agriculture, or related field preferred
designing and implementing capacity building and/or training programs
of private sector, agriculture sector, and/or start-ups in Kenya
experience a plus.
in business, economics, agriculture, or related field
in organizational development, capacity building, and management
of agriculture sector in Kenya preferred
working with start-ups a plus
experience a plus.
Agriculture Sector Advisor
degree in agriculture or related field
knowledge of and experience providing technical assistance to agriculture
sector in Kenya
experience in High Rainfall Zone 1 (Nyanza and Western Provinces, part of
Rift Valley Province) and/or Semi-Arid Zone 2 (Parts of Eastern Province
and one district in Coast Province) a plus
of new applications of technology/service delivery practices in
agriculture sector globally a plus.
are also seeking qualified individuals, preferably with USAID experience, for:
African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) is a leading regional
multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers that
promotes science, technology and innovation (STI) policy research, dialogue and
practice, for African Development.
Its mission is to improve the quality of science, technology, and innovation
research, policy and practice for sustainable development in Africa.
ATPS works primarily through its National Chapters in at least 27 African
countries, and with a chapter in the UK and the US to represent the African
ATPS supports science, technology and innovation capacity building for African
development through knowledge generation; knowledge brokerage; knowledge
dissemination & outreach; and knowledge valorisation.
Its research and training efforts focuses on building a culture of innovation
to address topical and emerging development challenges in the continent
including climate change, health care delivery, integrated management of
environmental infrastructure including land, water, and biodiversity, etc for
sustainable ecosystem services, community livelihoods, and poverty alleviation.
ATPS also supports thematic and facilitative programs to broker the
socialization of science and technology in Africa through democratic governance
of knowledge and technology sharing and the up scaling and down scaling of
indigenous and emerging technologies (biotechnology, ICTs, nanotechnologies,
etc) to facilitate equitable partnerships within the continent and beyond.
ATPS is seeking to recruit a dynamic individual to fill the position ofCommunications and Outreach Officerto be
based at its secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya.
Reporting to the Senior Communications Officer, he/she will be responsible for
ensuring that the ATPS research outputs are published and disseminated.
In liaison with the ATPS Research and Training Team, he/she will ensure that
outputs from ATPS thematic and non-thematic activities are published in
relevant media, and effectively communicated to relevant stakeholders.
The post holder will also assist in the development of the ATPS web-based
Knowledge for Development and Outreach program to bridge the gaps between
science, technology and innovation research, policy and practice in Africa.
Major responsibilities will include:
in writing, editing, proof-reading and designing of all ATPS publications
on a timely basis;
information and stories necessary for the publication of in-house
newsletters twice a year, news articles, bibliographies, brochures,
program promotions, media outreach, etc. on a timely basis;
the ATPS Research, Training and Communications team to organize peer
review of ATPS Research outputs for publication in ATPS publication
series: ATPS Research Paper Series, Working Paper Series, and Techno
Policy Brief Series;
liaison with the ATPS Research, Training and Communications Leader, assist
ATPS national chapters and researchers to edit relevant ATPS research
publications including articles in international journals, ATPS
publication series, popular articles, book volumes, and publications in
the fourth estate;
the ATPS Information Resource Centre;
with consulting designers, editors and other suppliers to publish
the Senior Communications Officer in organizing media and public awareness
events and campaigns and other special events, such as the Scientific
Revival Day of Africa;
ATPS promotional and advocacy materials;
contact with press, information professionals, communicating with
libraries and publishers for documents and information requested by ATPS
the team in media outreach and information dissemination-related
activities and supporting the implementation of relevant public events;
communications media and advertising materials to effectively represent
the network’s products and services;
in the design and planning of advocacy and communications strategy plans ;
the team in undertaking research on topical issues as identified by the
Research, Training and Communications Leader;
such other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
skills and qualifications
Masters Degree in Communications, Journalism or equivalent from a
have attained a First Class or Second Class Honours Upper Division (or the
equivalent) in their first degree/Bachelors degree;
least 3 years proven experience in communications, preferably with an
in Journalism and editorial work;
knowledge and experience in using computers;
to undertake research will be an advantage;
publishing and Web design skills will be a distinct advantage.
in French and Experience in Public relations will be a major advantage.
interpersonal skills and a good team player
vacancy is expected to be filled by 29 February 2012 but will be left open
until a suitable candidate is found. A competitive salary and benefits package
will be offered to the successful applicant. The initial contract period will
be one year, renewable based on performance.
Qualified candidates should send a detailed letter of interest and curriculum
vitae to email@example.com, no later than 15 February 2012.
The Executive Director
African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)
3rd Floor, The Chancery Building, Valley Road
P.O. Box 10081 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya