Finance Officer,Christian Aid Kenya

Christian Aid LogoChristian Aid is a humanitarian and development organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life with dignity, free from poverty.

About the role

To be responsible for finance compliance and risk management working with programme staff and partner organizations to assist them in planning, granting, budget and financial management. Oversee partners’ financial reporting, budgeting, auditing and compliance to agreed Christian Aid’s procedures and policies. To build the financial and budget management capacity of local partner organization through training and support. To improve the capacity of Christian Aid programme staff to understand and uphold both Christian Aid’s and institutional donors’ financial policies and procedures and proactively manage contracts and risk within respective projects and programmes

About you

This role will be based in Nairobi. This role sits within the Finance role family in the International Department. It is responsible for managing all aspects of the programme finance function, which will include financial records, financial reports, budgets, donor funds, internal and external audits and providing financial support to Christian Aid partner staff. This role will also manage partner financial capacity and the compliance function

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build partnerships

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect. What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task? What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them? What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?

Communicate effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required. What was your context? What was your task/responsibility? How did you make your plan? What actions did you take? What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful? How did you know?

  • Salary (full time): Kes2,615,033 – Kes2,956,988
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: Two Years
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing date: 23 July 2018