Article 19 Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Kenya

Article 19 Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Kenya

Role Summary

  • The Finance & Administration Manager provides strategic and operational leadership and oversight of ARTICLE 19 East Africa’s finances, administration, human resource and procurement.

  • He/she ensures regulatory requirements are met, and reporting is timely and accurate.

    Key Responsibilities

    Planning, budgeting, and reporting:

  • Work with Treasurer to ensure regular reporting to Board and Finance Committee;

  • Produce organisational budget, in liaison with International Office;

  • Oversee the production of monthly management accounts with supporting narrative on the organisation’s financial performance;

  • Manage organisational cash flow;

  • Review budgets for funding applications, ensuring compliance with full cost recovery principles;

  • Produce financial reports in accordance with donor requirements and ensure coordination with the International Office’s Projects Team on grant compliance.

    Financial policies, procedures, systems and controls:

  • Ensure adherence to financial policies to ensure compliance, and where necessary (re)develop policies to address identify gaps;

  • Regularly review of organisation’s processes and policies for control improvements, ensuring segregation of duties and appropriate oversight of expenditure;

  • Ensure policies and processes are in place to achieve value for money for the organisation’s spending;

    Financial Management

  • Oversee the production of year end accounts and liaise with auditors for the effective and timely production of the audited financial statements and accounts;

  • Work with project auditors as required, supplying all documentation, including timesheets and receipts;

  • Maintain accurate records and transactions manually and within finance system (Access Dimensions) and any other system that is applicable.


  • Ensure that the office and all activities run efficiently and effectively as they should;

  • Ensure that the team is facilitated to run its operations effectively and efficiently with all HR matters handled within the policy and legal mandate;

  • Ensure that all communication is handled effectively and efficiently.


  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Director.

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree level in Finance or Accounting or Business Management;

  • Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA)(K), ACCA or its equivalent;

  • Registered member in good standing of an established accounting body such as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK);


  • At least 7
    years’ experience in Finance Management (including but not limited: leadership, communication, interpersonal, organizational, negotiation, problem solving, strategic management);

  • Experience of budget proposal development and managing a budget in a complex, multi-currency environment;

  • Experience of financial reporting to donors such as DfID, FCO, EC, USAID, etc;

  • Experience in the charity and/or development sector;

  • Knowledge of charity regulations;

  • Experience of working with partner organisations;

  • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.


  • Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratization issues in Eastern Africa;

  • Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights;

  • Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa.

    Other Requirements

  • Commitment to ARTICLE 19’s values and objectives;

  • Commitment to equal opportunities;

  • Ability to travel extensively.

    The incumbent should also possess the following skills:

  • Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills;

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili;

  • Analytical and strategic planning skills;

  • Excellent project management and administration skills (including financial management and reporting);

  • Excellent research and report writing skills

  • Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills;

  • Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds;

  • Excellent organizational and logistical skills;

  • Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets;

  • Familiarity with the use of e-mail and the internet;

  • Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.


  • Knowledge of French;

  • Experience of working in an NGO environment;

  • Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training;

  • Experience in the human rights advocacy field;

  • Research experience; and

  • Experience of writing/editing publications.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Article 19 Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Kenya

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