Team Leader - Finance and Support Services, Nairobi

Employer: Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date: 31 Mar

The TL/FSS is a member of the corporate senior management team and reports to the Director.

The purpose of the position which is based in the corporate headquarters in Nairobi is to provide senior executive leadership, technical advice, and technical inputs for the efficient development and coordination of financial, human, and administrative resources and services to support CAFS' corporate and headquarters operations in order to achieve the institution's goals.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as principal finance officer responsibility for ensuring financial transparency, accountability and probity, and compliance with all established and expected procedures and guidelines

  • Lead the preparation of draft annual accounts to be audited by External Auditors and arrange for the annual audit of CAFS financial statements.

  • Lead and coordinate development of the CAFS annual budget, providing guidelines and assisting other staff positions as necessary, and ensuring effective cash flow projections.

  • In consultation with the Director, manage the CAFS working capital to satisfy the short- and long-term requirements of the institution.

  • Lead and coordinate the design and delivery of financial management technical services and participate in and provide technical inputs in the delivery of such technical services.

  • Lead and coordinate preparation of established financial reports, including development and updating of reporting guidelines, to ensure accuracy, timeliness and compliance with donor and client requirements.

  • Develop and implement CAFS' human resources strategy and ensure that CAFS' personnel policies and procedures manual is up to date and incorporates best practice.

    Qualification and Experience:
    Master level degree in management/business administration will be an advantage in addition to professional accountancy qualification – e.g. ACA, ACCA, CMA, and CPA.

    The TL/FSS is expected to be a mature senior professional with international and auditing experience, and high level personal integrity and honesty, able to operate effectively in English and French.

    The successful candidate would have had ten years relevant work experience, with excellent numeracy, and excellent people management skills.

    Vacancies Contact:
    recruitment[at] or
    Human Resources Team, PO Box 60054, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

    The application should clearly identify the position applied for and consist of a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience and track record in the area of work applied for, with an updated curriculum vitae attached.

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