ChildFund International Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Kenya

ChildFund International Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • The role of the Finance & Administration Manager (FAM) is it to provide leadership and guidance to the Financial Management and Accounting unit of the USAID grant.

  • The FAM is also the custodian of financial management policies and procedures that ensure effective and efficient use of grant resources.

  • This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Manage daily operations and monitor the grants financial transactions to ensure that these are in line with fund accounting policies.

  • Ensure that all financial operations are carried out in accordance with grants policies and required local standards

  • Analyze financial data on a monthly basis; track key indicators and timelines. Provide written or verbal analysis to stakeholders such as management and staff as required.

  • Ensure all required statutory reports are filed with respective authorities (corporate income tax, charity commission, annual report, etc.)

  • Analyze, verify and review proposal budgets to ensure donor compliance and reasonableness.

  • Coordinate proposal review process and ensure compliance with solicitations and donor regulations

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of donor rules and regulations and ensure compliance

  • Track expenditure of all grants and projects and prepare timely financial reports for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ensure that all grant documentation is maintained according to donor standards and donor regulations

  • Review all payment requests to ensure that they meet the standards of allowable, allocable and reasonable; manage grantee budgets so that they do not exceed allowable amounts.

  • Directly manage the development, documentation, implementation, and monitoring of internal control processes that are in line with USAID grant and organizational finance policies.

  • Support all internal and external audits ensuring the timely implementation of all audit recommendations.

  • Own managerial oversight over the procurement process in ensuring that all procurements for the grant meets the standard of prudence, cost, accountability and fairness.

  • Support the Country Director, Chief of party and management team on governance, strategy and regulatory compliance issues.


  • A graduate degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a relevant field, OR a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting,
    Finance or a relevant field and two years of work experience (in addition to the four years of experience required below)

  • Four years of experience in a supervisory role managing finance and administration of a donor funded activity

    Skills and Experience

  • Experience cultivating relationships and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders including youth, government ministries and officials, NGOs and donors, evaluators, and community-based institutions, preferably in Kenya.

  • Demonstrated experience with, understanding of, and commitment to positive youth development and gender equality approaches and strategies around livelihoods and well-being, particularly for adolescent girls and young women.

  • Demonstrated experience with facilitative and partnership approaches, to include youth, higher education institutions, government, and the private sector.

  • Technical experience in education development and research and a strong understanding of higher education institutions and community development.

  • Demonstrated achievement in advancing innovation, scale, and sustainability

  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborating, learning, and adaptive management

  • Significant experience in designing and facilitating interactive meetings and workshops

  • ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.

  • Disclaimer This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to

  • to reach us not later than Friday, 17th January 2020;

    Human Resources Director
    ChildFund Kenya
    P.O. Box 14038-00800,

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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