Health Strat Finance & Administration Director Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Health Strat Finance & Administration Director Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


  • Health Strat is an indigenous public health organization specializing in designing and implementing innovative health systems solutions.

  • Health Strat implements donor funded programs in HIV/TB/RMNCAH/FP at both national and county levels.

  • We are inviting applications from experienced and qualified individuals for the below key positions for an anticipated USAID-funded HIV service delivery project in Kenya.

  • These positions will be based in Nairobi, Coast and Western regions of Kenya.

  • Recruitment and selection of the final applicants is subject to USAID approval.

    Director of Finance & Administration

    Role & Purpose

  • Reporting to the COP, the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) will ensure timely and accurate financial and administrative management and reporting to the donor and project team.

  • S/he will be responsible for the oversight of budgeting, monitoring and performance of the project.

  • The DFA will also ensure financial systems and reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow USAID rules and regulations.

  • S/he will provide capacity building, coaching and mentoring of finance staff and partners, by developing learning activities and materials to support capacity building.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure sound financial policies and procedures are in place for proper management of project resources in compliance with USAID rules and regulations

  • Ensure timely and accurate financial and administrative reporting of the project compliant with USAID rules and regulations, and terms and conditions of the award

  • Maintain and administer a financial accounting and bookkeeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of financial operations and prepare monthly reports

  • Oversee project’s day-to-day cash needs, payments, reviewing/processing invoices, operation systems travel and logistics while ensuring cost efficiency.

  • Maintain an asset register.

  • Provide guidance to project team members regarding the financial requirements of the project and office operations in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Lead the development, monitoring, and review of project budgets; conduct monthly financial analysis and budget vs. expense reports to determine reasonableness of variances and take appropriate actions, as required in consultation with COP.

  • Facilitate the work of internal and external audits and ensure that financial records are properly maintained and readily available during audits.

  • Ensure
    that USAID resources are appropriately directed to project priorities and are in line with project work plans.

  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of finance and administration staff.

  • Ensure that human resources and administrative policies and procedures are in place for the project and staff are in compliance.

    Person Specifications

    Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or relevant field preferred.

  • CPAK or its equivalent

    Experience & Skills

  • At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects.

  • Strong financial and operational management experience, implementing finance and accounting policies and procedures with proven management skills in managing a donor funded grants project.

  • Experience with financial analysis, financial reporting, cash flow analysis, budget development and forecasting.

  • Experience providing financial planning and management, human resources and procurement for projects.

  • Previous direct supervisory experience of professional and support staff

  • Knowledge of USG cost principles, including USAID regulations, GAAP accounting rules

  • Demonstrated experience organizing resources and establishing priorities

  • Demonstrated experience leading a capacity-building approach for sub awardees, providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels.

  • Subcontract or sub agreement financial management experience.

  • Knowledge of financing mechanisms – contracts and grants and their relevant terms and conditions.

  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills including excellent verbal, written, and presentation skill.

  • In depth knowledge financial software applications, databases and spreadsheets.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to recruitment@healthstrat.co.ke by May 27, 2020.

  • Candidates are required to indicate the position title & the location of interest on the subject line of the email when applying e.g. “Chief of Party, Nairobi Region”.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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