ILRI Program Accountant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

ILRI Program Accountant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

The International Livestock Research (ILRI) Institute seeks to recruit a Program Accountant to provide financial and administrative support including but not limited to preparation of donor reports for grants assigned.

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.


  • Financial Accounting, Project Management and Donor reporting
  • Develop and maintain appropriate databases to ensure project financial management is done to meet various program financial demands.
  • Preparing of all projects payment requests for sub-grantees in collaboration with PM and Project Leaders.
  • Follow up with finance to ensure timely payments to sub-grantees and ensure transfer advices are shared with partners.
  • Ensure project partners’ financial returns are submitted.
  • Review advance requests and financial returns by partners with reference to contractual obligations and partner financial obligations liquidation effected in SUN.
  • Preparing detailed monthly, quarterly and annual internal financial reports as requested by
  • PM highlighting issues on over/under expenditure and adjustment of wrong postings in the system and also to facilitate monitoring and tracking of project finances, and decision making by Project leaders
  • Maintain proper financial and project records of projects both soft and hard.
  • Prepare donor financial reports/statement in collaboration with PM, Project Leaders and Finance department and maintain appropriate compliance donor reporting databases.
  • Compute project accruals annually and during project close outs and ensure they are captured in the system.
  • Raise invoices & follow up reimbursements and transfer advices from partners/donors.
  • Lead project specific audit and support external/internal audit as may be found necessary.
  • Support annual budget preparation by working with PM
  • Proposal development- Budget development
  • Participate in meetings during proposal development
  • Providing advise especially providing unit costs etc. towards development of proposal budgets
  • Preparing proposal budgets for review by PM and Project Leader
  • Uploading of project budgets to the Sun System.
  • Project Settlements
    Reports, Travel Expense Reports, TAs, Requisitions
  • Review Project Settlements Reports, Travel Expense Reports and Travel Authorizations (TAs)
  • Review of all Travel expense Reports for
  • Program staff and consultants before approval by project leaders. Ensure that all support documents have been attached /provided for.

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance option)
  • Full accounting qualifications CPA (K) or ACCA
  • At least 3 years’ experience in finance management with progressive experience in processing donor reports and following up of sub grants.
  • Experience in preparing and supporting external audit

    Terms of Appointment
  • These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. this is a temporary position for 6 months

    Job Level

    This position is job level 2C, 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 30th April 2019.
  • The position title and reference number REF: PA/04/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
  • ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).
  • ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
  • To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at
  • ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Program Accountant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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