Finance Officer Job in Kenya – Ministry Of Environment

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POSITIONS IN THE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY FOR LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT (GOLD) IN THE
ARTISANAL SMALL SCALE GOLD MINING (ASGM) PROJECT



POSITION OF FINANCE
OFFICER – ONE (1) POST

The position will entail assisting the Project Manager in the day
to day management of the project financial activities.

The Project Finance Officer will be responsible for the overall
provision of finance services, ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency
of work.

Term of
Engagement:   
The position shall be on an initial twelve (12) months contract
with possibility for extension.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Manager (PM), the Finance Officer will:-

  • Assist the Project Manager and
    National Project Coordinator in project budget implementation, monitoring
    and revision;

  • Set up an accounting system,
    including reporting forms and file system for the project;

  • Ensure that all expenditures of
    the project are in accordance with NIM procedures;

  • Continuously improve systems
    & procedures to enhance internal controls and satisfy audit
    requirements;

  • Provide logistical support in
    procurement, and contracting activities; and

  • Compile financial reports and
    budget revisions, for submission to the National Project Coordinator and
    Project Manager, and to UNDP as required.

Qualifications

The applicant must be in possession of the following:-

  • A Bachelors degree in any of
    the following disciplines:-Finance and Accounting, Business
    Administration, Business Management, BCom(finance option}; or any other
    relevant qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Certified Public Accountant
    (CPA)K or Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA);

  • Membership to a professional
    body; and

  • Specialized certification in
    Accounting and Finance will be an added advantage.

Experience

In addition the applicant should:-

  1. Have a minimum of 5(five) years
    of proven work experience in the field of finance; or accounts of foreign
    funded projects; (3) three of which must have been in budgeting, planning
    and reporting on donor funded programmes and international auditing
    experience;

  2. Be conversant with government
    procurement, financial and accounting regulations and

Added advantages

  • Familiarity with technical
    assistance projects and UNDP programme in Kenya; and

  • Experience in
    working   with   government  ministries,
     national or county institutions

Competencies

Applicants must also have a demonstrable ability in the
following:-

  • To administer budgets, and work
    effectively with counterpart staff at all levels and with all groups
    involved in the project;

  • Proficiency in Financial
    Management Computer applications common word processing (Ms Word), Spread
    sheet (Ms Excel) and Accounting Software;

  • Strong drafting, presentation
    and reporting skills; and

  • Strong analytical skills, good
    inter-personal and team building

How to Apply

GUIDELINES FOR
APPLICATION

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

  • Download the specific job
    requirements for the positions from the Ministry of Environment and
    Forestry Website page environmment.go.ke,
    read this carefully as it lists the skills, knowledge and qualifications
    required.

  • Fill in each section of the Bio
    – Data Form clearly in typed, block

  •  The Bio-Data Form must
    be 
    accompanied with an Application Letter, detailed
    Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National
    Identify Card, and

  • All applications should be
    addressed to, The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, O.
    Box 30126, 00100 NAIROBI.

  •  In Submitting the applications,
    Applicants can;

  • Email
    their       
    applications,        
    in       
    Ms       
    Word        or       
    PDF;        to [email protected] with
    the position Title as the subject; or

  • Drop a hard copy; in sealed
    envelope at the Ministry’s (Main) Registry on 13th Floor, NHIF Building,
    or 
    Post a hard copy;

  • With the position title clearly
    indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope.

  • The closing date for all
    applications is 8th June,
    2020 
    at close of business (5pm). Late applications
    shall NOT be considered

  • The Ministry of Environment and
    Forestry is an Equal Opportunity employer: Women, Minorities, Marginalized
    and Persons Living with Disability (PWD) are encouraged to apply

  • Only shortlisted candidates
    will be contacted

  • Any form of canvassing will
    lead to Automatic disqualification
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