Heifer International Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

Heifer International Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Accountable to provide substantive support for financial aspects of grant funded programs/projects.

  • Accountable for the maintenance grant compliance and financial management, budgeting, and related systems.

  • Accountable to implement best-practices in grant management and compliance and perform guided assessments of controls related to project financial activities, reporting and compliance.

  • Accountable to monitor and facilitate control of project budgets, provide critical analysis of burn-rates to facilitate project management and change, and maintain clear communication with Programs and key implementing and/or funding partners.

  • Accountable to apply and reinforce application of standards, policies and procedures.

    Essential Character Traits

  • Financial Acumen; Manages Complexity; Action Oriented; Plans and aligns; Optimizes work processes; Ensures accountability; Drives results; Collaborates; Communicates effectively; Persuades; Courage; Situational adaptability

    Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Support the Programs in pre-award grant proposal development, review and negotiation. Provide support on post-award financial and accounting management to ensure compliance with donor agreements. Partner closely with the Department Head to chart the teams response to an ever-increasing demand for financial support and services.

  • Monitor regulatory and organizational compliance of project financial activities within the country program offices and support consolidation of financial statements.

  • May perform other job-related duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, plus seven (7) years of related experience or master's degree plus five (5) years of related experience.

    Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in a donor-funded international development environment with compliance requirements of the U.S. government and institutional funders for international development, such USAID, EU, IFAD, DFID, mega-foundations and others.

  • Project management experience, with project management certification a plus.

  • Supervisory experience a plus.

    Most Critical Proficiencies

  • Knowledge of the NGO business sector, including compliance requirements of the government; Knowledge of institutional funders for international development, a plus.

  • Ability to navigate financial and non-financial data gathering and analytics; technically adept
    with ability to quickly learn and maximize usage of technology and software; effective user of Microsoft Office Suite with good skill in MS Excel.

  • Effective communicator and influencer with ability to clearly convey complex financial issues in a clear format for non-finance professions, motivating continuous and collaborative improvement.

  • Proficient in the local country generally accepted accounting principles and fiscal statutes.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Ability to work under pressure, perform multiple tasks and manage consistently competing priorities; comfortable in rapidly changing environment. Must be flexible and able to improvise to handle a variety of situations.

  • Ability to effectively mentor and train individuals and teams using participatory methodologies. Strong facilitation skills preferred.

  • Ability to work with delicate personnel situations and to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to maintain close relationships and work with team members from a distance and with limited opportunity for personal interaction.

  • Constant sitting and working at a computer for extended periods of time.

  • Constant face-to-face, electronic and telephone communication with colleagues and the general public.

  • Ability to prepare documents and other materials in a well-designed and attractive format, with attention to detail

  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.

  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.

  • Adequate physical condition necessary to travel to project sites in rural areas.

    How to Apply

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