Samuel Hall Jobs in Kenya

1. Samuel Hall Finance Manager Jobs in Kenyan


Samuel Hall is seeking an experienced and professional Finance Manager (FM) to join its team for a full-time position based in our Nairobi (Kenya) Office. The FM is responsible to oversee and consolidate the Finances of Samuel Hall on a global level and support country-teams where needed. As an integral part of the Senior Management Team, the FM will be required to frequently travel to country offices to support local teams.

Who we are: Objectives and Ethos

Samuel Hall (www.samuelhall.org) is an independent think tank specialised in field research and social impact. We provide practicable insights to challenging issues in the developing world by providing academic-standard research through primary data collection in areas where researchers do not commonly go.

Samuel Hall works with governments, donors, multilateral organisations and INGOs, as well public and private sector entities. We have worked with more than sixty-five organisations worldwide since 2009 through our offices in Afghanistan, Kenya and Somalia covering Asia and Africa.

We look for pro-active, creative individuals who can identify opportunities to make their mark, and identify solutions to problems. We believe in hiring people who can show their ability to be both strong leaders and reliable team members, who have skills that our team currently lacks and who join us to add value from the very start.

We hire people who can expand our knowledge, and help us reach our social impact objective in their field of expertise. We work in a fast-paced, demanding and challenging environment: you will need thick skin, passion and dedication!

Job Profile

The Finance Manager (FM) works directly under the supervision of the OD to ensure SH financial management is implemented in accordance with SH procedures and SOPs. The position is based within Samuel Hall HQ in Nairobi.

All management roles within Samuel Hall require flexibility of working hours as well as travel being a central part of the role. The FM will be required to travel a significant amount of time to Samuel Hall offices and areas of operation.

Vacancy Requirements

Applicants will need to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:

  • Advanced university degree with a minimum of 4 years of higher education
  • At least 5 years of experience in senior finance positions
  • Preferred background: working in areas of geographic operation (Afghanistan, Kenya, Central Asia/East Africa)
  • Proven experience within the humanitarian/development sector
  • Excellent experience in grants management
  • Complete written and oral fluency in English; fluency in French desirable
  • Exceptional knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Certified Accountant
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Solid communications skills; verbal and written
  • Strong prioritisation Skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Result oriented
  • A successful track record in improving productivity, cost control, quality and service
  • Knowledge of xero, as an accounting software
  • Good IT skills and working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and financial modelling
  • Ability to adapt and work well within a team
  • Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines

    Terms of References

    Consolidation of financial accounts and systems: The FM is responsible for the consolidation of all financial accounts and systems of Samuel Hall through xero.

  • Responsible to manage all financial staff in SH offices
  • Responsible for all financial matters
  • Petty cash
  • Banking and payments
  • Reconciliation
  • Responsible for restructuring of the financial system internal coherence and international accounting standards
    Responsible for correct storage in the financial software and GD for all relevant financial documents

  • Any contract including the payment of receipt of monies
  • Any receipts for reimbursements
  • Responsible for organising financial documents
  • Responsible for preparing financial notes

    How to Apply:

    This is a vacancy announcement for Kenyan nationals only.

    Each application should be send to careers@samuelhall.org entailing the following:

    Subject Line: Full name of Applicant – Application Finance Manager

    Up-to-date CV

    Cover Letter (not more than 2 pages) outlining the qualifications and providing details on all mentioned vacancy requirements

    Copies of all diplomas and certifications
    Support letters from three references

    Additional names of three references

    Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and all shortlisted candidates will be invited to Nairobi for a final in-person interview process.

    For more information and job application details, see; Samuel Hall Jobs in Kenya


    2. Samuel Hall Operations Director Jobs in Kenya

    Samuel Hall is seeking an experienced and professional Operations Director (OD) to join its team for a full-time position based in our Nairobi (Kenya) Office. The OD is a newly established role within Samuel Hall and is expected to support the general management of Samuel Hall globally. The person will be an integral part of the Senior Management Team of Samuel Hall and will be required to frequently travel to country-offices as part of their work.

    Job Profile

    The Operations Director (OD) is the most senior staff person in Samuel Hall. As such the OD reports directly to the Directors and has the responsibility to ensure that all aspects of SH operations occur as required – ensuring that there is a continual improvement in how SH operates.

    The primary tool through which this will be achieved is the Senior Management Team. Beyond other means of daily management of operations, the SMT provides the OD with the ability through engagement with the Directors, PLs, CRs and senior administrative staff to ensure that the goals and objectives of SH remain consistent with the Organisation’s Mission and reflect the very best of current organisational practice.

    SH is undergoing expansion and as the OD position is newly established it will require adjustments to the situation. The OD will require to exercise flexibility of working hours as well as undertake significant travel to Samuel Hall offices and areas of operation.

    Vacancy Requirements

    Applicants will need to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:

  • Advanced university degree with a minimum of 4 years of higher education
  • At least 10 years of experience in senior management positions
  • Preferred background: working in areas of geographic operation (Afghanistan, Kenya, Central Asia/East Africa)
  • Complete written and oral fluency in English; fluency in French desirable
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal and written
  • Proven leadership and team building abilities
  • Strong decision making, action planning, and prioritisation skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • A successful track record in improving productivity, cost control, quality and service
  • Strong computer and data analysis skills preferred
  • Keen interest in Samuel Hall’s approach and agenda
  • Ability to adapt and work well within a team
  • Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines

    How to Apply:
    Each application should be send to careers@samuelhall.org entailing the following:

    Subject Line: Full name of Applicant – Application Operations Director
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Cover Letter (not more than 2 pages) outlining the qualifications and providing details on all mentioned vacancy requirements
  • Copies of all diplomas and certifications
  • Support letters from three references
  • Additional names of three references

    Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and all shortlisted candidates will be invited to Nairobi for a final in-person interview process.

    Only complete applications will be considered, and applications with generic cover letters will not be short-listed. Samuel Hall is an equal employer and encourages everyone to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If no contact has been made within two weeks of the vacancy closure, the application shall be unsuccessful.

    How to Apply:
    For more information and job application details, see; Samuel Hall Jobs in Kenya

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