ILRI Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Finance Manager- Support Units to ensure the unit provides efficient quality services in the field of finance and administration to all Support units, Kapiti, Regional Offices and Hosted Institutes

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world.

Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Key Responsibilities

Hosted organizations:

  • Ensure Monthly costing and billing of all services, ensure timely recovery of any debts, and ensure hosting agreements are up to date.

    Regional Offices:

  • Ensure timely replenishment of cash, ensure adherence to field office operating manual, ensure timely posting of returns from the field offices and Carry out monthly review of payment vouchers. Visit field offices and carry out cash counts from time to time. Provide support and capacity building for field office staff to ensure adherence to ILRI or hosting organization policies. Review filed office manual.

    Support Units Reports:

  • Prepare and Analyse Monthly Support Units reports and share with budget holders. Organize follow up meetings with budget holders to emphasise on key observations as and when required. Assist support units in budget preparation noting and suggesting areas of cost savings

    Payments and Record Keeping:

  • Ensure accurate information is entered in the system, ensure payments to staff and external suppliers are done on time, advances to staff are accounted for in time, VAT applications are made, and prepayments are matched on time and ensure an efficient and secure record keeping system is in place.


  • Prepare monthly management accounts, and annual FS. Assist in preparation of Kapiti budget. Ensure proper accounting controls are in place.

    OCS Implementation:

  • Ensure a
    smooth transition and solve any bottlenecks before and after go live, Asset mapping, Report templates using Excellerator, OCS Finance module training, Finance Data migration – verifying balances and 2015 transactions, data mapping, mapping posting strings between SUN and Agresso.

  • Actively support implementation of the ERP in the area of responsibility.
  • Train the alternate position all aspects of this job to ensure continuity.


  • Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting or its equivalent.
  • Full accounting qualifications- CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • 5 years’ experience in senior finance role
    Professional certification

    Terms of Appointment

  • These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only.

  • The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job Level

  • This position is job level 3C, ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal on or before 21st May 2018. The position title and reference number REF: CS/FM/05/18 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

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