Finance and Administration Job in Kenya
St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) | Global Communities
Kenya Health Partnerships for Quality Services (KHPQS)
Job Vacancy: Finance and Administration
The goal of St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) is to empower
communities by effectively addressing root causes of poverty and injustices for
the attainment of sustainable livelihoods.
SJCC is working in partnership with Global Communities with the
goal to create long-lasting, positive, and community-led change and build the
capacity of communities and local organizations to direct the development of
lives and livelihoods.
SJCC is seeking a Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) in
anticipation of the USAID-funded Kenya Health Partnerships for Quality Services
(KHPQS) – OVC Program in Kenya.
The primary goal of the program will be to improve quality and
increase the use of locally-led social services at the county level for OVC and
Location: Machakos, Kenya
Reports to: KHPQS Chief of Party (COP), KHPQS Deputy Chief of Party
(DCOP), SJCC Finance Manager
The FAM will be responsible for financial management and
administration for the KHPQS program.
The FAM will process and maintain records of the program budget,
expenses, income, and routine financial reports.
The FAM will collaborate and report routinely to the program
COP, DCOP, and to the SJCC Grants Administrator.
The FAM will advise on budget, provide recommendations for
budget adjustment, liaise with financial institutions and project accounts, and
assure that checks and balances are in place to provide transparency and
accountability for project finances.
The FAM will also work collaboratively with the SJCC Monitoring
and Evaluation team and the Global Communities Senior Advisor for Capacity
Building to build and maintain systems that are compliant with donor compliance
and reporting requirements and SJCC policies.
The FAM will communicate and collaborate with subrecipient
project partners to support their financial capacity and responsibilities.
Qualifications and Experience
The FAM should have the following professional skills and
The FAM should hold a Master’s degree in Business
Administration, Accounting, Finance, Human resource or other related fields
With professional accountancy qualification as either a
Certified Public Accountant – CPA or Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants – ACCA, or equivalent membership of a recognized professional
accountancy organization of good standing.
A minimum of seven years of experience overseeing grantee
compliance with donor requirements for activities worth over eight million US
A minimum of seven years of experience supervising overall
operations of donor funded activities in Human resource, logistics, grant/
contracts and finance staff.
Five years of experience with United States Government (USG)
donor program requirements and compliance for financial and grants management.
Demonstrated experience in developing and managing large
budgets, relevant computer applications and databases, and systems for
monitoring and reporting.
Additional skills for preferred candidates will include strong
analytical skills with emphasis on budgeting and financial analysis,
problem-solving, and innovative results-driven management systems development
to deliver program results and donor reporting.
Excellent oral and written communications skills in English with
proficiency in Swahili preferred.
The FAM should have the following personal skills and
Ethical conduct according to recognized professional and
organizational codes of ethics.
Detail-oriented and problem-solver.
Self-starter and self-motivated, hardworking, results-oriented,
and passionate for quality of work.
Willing to travel to program sites throughout the area targeted,
as needed, to support the program.
To apply, send email with the following documents attached to:
Sarah Karanja, [email protected]
1. Cover letter that explains why you think you are
well-qualified for the job
2. Resume or CV showing the necessary qualifications, skills,
3. Three professional references (including email and phone
numbers) for current / past work
Note: It is important for candidates to follow these
instructions to be considered for the position!
Applications must be received in the mail by 5 pm on Wednesday
31st March 2021.
Please do not apply if you had applied for the same position in