British High Commission Finance Officer Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

British High Commission Finance Officer Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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Job Category

  • Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

    Job Subcategory

  • CSSF (Conflict Stability and Security Fund)
    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

    Main purpose of job:

  • The job holder will be responsible for delivering accurate forecasting, robust financial management at project level, and improving financial management processes across a large and complex Conflict Stability Security Fund. They should develop an excellent understanding of HMG financial processes and combine this with their own knowledge and experience to review and improve financial management systems in place across the programme. They will work very closely with programme managers to assess and maintain value for money and quality of financial reporting from implementing partners. They will report to a diverse range of stakeholders on all financial matters, making recommendations based on accurate forecasting of spend.

    Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Assist the Programme Managers in updating budget forecasts and align variances on Hyperion
  • Produce financial reports from Hyperion/ OBIEE & other HMG departments reporting systems, and assist programme managers understand the variances
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reporting of project and programme finances required by stake holders
  • Maintain records of what has been reported, to whom and ensure our reporting is consistent
  • Develop and maintain mechanisms to monitor spend vs. forecast, regularly reviewing spends, looking at value for money (VFM) and challenging where necessary
  • Responsible for documenting, improving, and maintaining highest standard financial management processes across the CSSF Eastern Africa portfolio
  • Provide scrutiny and analysis of financial submissions from project partners
  • Support compliance requirements by co-ordinating due diligence/ occasional audit/ spot checks on implementing partners financial submissions
  • Offer cover on regional finances where necessary when the Finance Manager is absent
    Provide administration support to the team

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Strong financial management skills
    2 years’ experience of managing multiple and diverse budgets in a project/programme context
  • Strong IT skills - Advanced skills in MS Excel and the ability to present complex financial data to a senior (non-financial) audience
  • Formal qualifications in accountancy or financial management
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Proactive with the ability to work autonomously to design creative solutions to problems.
  • Willing to work to frequent and tight deadlines while maintaining a high standard of work.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and be able to present complex ideas clearly in briefings and meetings.
  • An eye for detail and accuracy are important.

    Required competencies

  • Changing and Improving, Making Effective
  • Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering,
  • Delivering Value for Money


  • B3 (L)

    Type of Position

  • Fixed Term

    Duration of Post

  • 36 months


  • Africa


  • Kenya

    Location (City)

  • Nairobi

    Type of Post

  • British High Commission

    Starting monthly salary (KES)

  • 220,720

    Start Date

  • 3 January 2019

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
    Learning and development opportunities :

  • Opportunities for learning and development in this role include project and programme management qualifications, opportunity to understand work in a fragile environment, along with SAFE training.


  • Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment.

    Entitlements are as follows:

  • Grades B3 (L) 30 days
  • In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.

    Additional information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
  • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
    Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 10th December, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Finance Officer Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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