EnCompass Director Operations / Finance / Administration Jobs in Kenya

EnCompass Director Operations / Finance / Administration Jobs in Kenya

Position Description

  • EnCompass seeks a Director-level expert to manage a complex portfolio Operations / Finance Manager candidates for an anticipated United States Agency for International Development (USAID) evaluation, learning, and monitoring program initiative (ELMI) for Somalia.

  • Based in Nairobi, this anticipated 5-year project will provide USAID/Somalia with a central platform for the procurement of support services that will strengthen, support, and facilitate USAID’s capacity for utilizing MEL approaches that will improve development outcomes and strengthen the capacity of USAID/Somalia’s strategic partners.

  • It is also anticipated that this project will seek to improve USAID’s ability to monitor and track the performance of their in-country portfolio, along with the Mission’s ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt (CLA) across this portfolio.

  • The program will also provide support to USAID/Somalia and implementing partners on performance monitoring, data verification, evaluations, organizational learning and capacity building, and knowledge management

  • Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Director will serve as the overall lead for all financial and administrative (F&A) aspects of the project. Potentially managing a small team, s/he will serve as the lead for accounting, finance, invoicing, procurement and other F&A functions as required by the contract.

  • S/he will work directly with the Chief of Party to ensure full compliance in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, functioning of financial processes as well as maintaining internal controls for all activities.

  • The position will be full-time and be based in Nairobi with potential travel throughout the country.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • The DCOP will serve as the technical lead for the activity, providing guidance to and supervising both international and national staff and consultants.

  • The DCOP will design and oversee the implementation of evaluations, analyses, designs and assessments, and the full review, revision and maintenance of the Office PMP, Project M&E Plans, and IP M&E Plans.

  • He/she should also have experience designing evaluation methodologies, participatory data collection methods, and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations. The DCOP also serves as the lead on the annual DQA.

    Essential Functions include:

  • Maintain oversight of finance, procurement, human resources, and operational activities of the field office

  • Establish procedures for stewardship of financial operations, including accounting/banking, payroll, subcontracting, procurement, etc.

  • Ensure all activities and operations maintain compliance with local laws (Kenya) and USAID rules and regulations

  • May develop, execute, and manage consultant, subcontractor, and vendor agreements, authorize and approve payments to consultants, subcontractors, and vendors

  • May manage local payroll and reporting

  • Develop, analyze, and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets

  • Execute all budget and financial tracking and reporting requirements and respond to related inquiries by USAID and the EnCompass Home Office in a timely fashion

  • Position Requirements


  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related discipline; a graduate degree is preferred

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: finance, procurement, accounting, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of a similar contract size

  • Knowledge of US Government financial reporting and compliance processes and requirements, particularly relative to USAID highly desired

  • Knowledge of applicable Kenyan laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources. Previous experience in dealing with the KRA (Kenyan Revenue Authority) is desirable

  • Knowledge of applicable Somalian laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources

    Experience and Skills

  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Excel highly preferred

  • Experience managing the operations of complex, donor funded procurements and subcontracts preferred, especially financial management

  • Previous experience working in USAID-funded programs desirable

  • Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders

  • Familiarity with USAID/Somalia Mission is preferred

  • Superior skills in English, both written and verbal, required. Proficiency in local language(s) preferred

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; EnCompass Director Operations / Finance / Administration Jobs in Kenya

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