arche noVa Finance Assistant Jobs in Kenya

arche noVa Finance Assistant Jobs in Kenya

arche noVa (AN) is a German NGO founded in 1992, working in humanitarian aid, development, and emergency contexts in 16 countries all over the world.

AN expertise is in WASH sector, livelihood and DRR with a wide range of activities to support local communities: construction and rehabilitation of sustainable water structures, installation of filtering systems to improve water quality, hygiene promotion, latrine construction/rehabilitation, promotion of alternative livelihoods and climate-smart agriculture, capacity building of target communities and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives among others.

Since 2012, arche noVa has consolidated its presence in the Eastern African region through a Coordination Development Office which supports activities in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somaliland and Sudan.

arche noVa East Africa has a Finance Assistant vacancy in Nairobi-Kenya to Support East Africa Regional Finance Manager in checking monthly financial reports, Consolidate the mission’s accounts monthly and Bank Tasks.

Job Description

Support East Africa Regional Finance Manager in checking monthly financial reports presented by the allocated local Partner Technical Support

  • Check all projects’ cash and bank balance.

  • Check eligibility of invoices.

  • Verify presentation of accounting vouchers.

  • Check the presence of all the required supporting documents (training reports, beneficiary training lists, beneficiary distribution lists, etc).

  • Reporting to the Regional Finance Manager on current issues on a weekly basis (or more frequently, on an ad hoc basis, in the case of urgent matters arising unexpectedly).

  • Liase with Program Officers on budget balances on a monthly basis.

  • Support East Africa partners in proper financial reporting and filing of documents.

    Consolidate the mission’s accounts monthly

  • Organize and support the annual audit.

  • Monthly reconcile funds sent to the field against expenses to determine balances and follow up on
    any deficits.

    Bank Tasks

  • Carry on the bank reconciliation on assigned projects at the end of each month.
    Objective 5: Technical Support

  • Keeping track of deadlines for the projects of reference and informing the relevant Project Managers, accordingly, with an overview of relevant actions to be undertaken.

  • Support to Regional Finance Manager & Program officer in drafting financial reports (whether monthly, quarterly, annually or with ad hoc deadlines) for submission to donors and/or the arche noVa Headquarter in Germany


  • Bachelor of commerce Finance or Accounting option.

  • CPA K

  • 3 years’ experience in a busy finance and accounting department

  • Prior experience in NGOs/INGOs

    Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional organization, time management and attention to details

  • Good writing skills

  • Able to work in an autonomous way and under pressure

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong computer skills

  • Available to travel in remote areas in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia if possible

  • Commitment to and understanding arche noVa’s values

  • Team player, flexible, patient

  • Maintain confidentiality


    This is a ( 6) Six Months Contract

    arche noVa is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment.

    How to Apply

    Please send your application documents (cover letter, CV, supporting documents and references) as well as your salary expectations in one pdf-document to:

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