International Federation of Red Cross Cross Finance Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

International Federation of Red Cross Cross Finance Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies.

As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network.

The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”

It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters and crises and health emergencies.

The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.

The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies.

The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners.

The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management.

The Secretariat has five regional offices, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia and Pacific- AP (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa-MENA (Beirut).

Job Purpose

The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide support to the Finance and Administration Unit of Africa Regional Office

Job Duties and Responsibilities


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  • Maintain a database of all deposits and follow up to ensure these are settled as and when necessary.
  • Provide monthly reports on the deposits to the Finance Officer
  • Assist in bank reconciliations for all bank accounts
  • Assist in payroll processing: Submit monthly payroll coding changes and update payroll file
  • Prepare and submit Geneva payroll deductions file to Finance Officer for validation
  • Booking Bank payments to In-tray on a daily basis
  • Support the finance team in month end closing
    Perform filing function and ensure filing is in line with Federation filing guidelines
  • To support in other finance duties as assigned.

  • University Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Commerce, or any other relevant fields and knowledge of accounting software.
  • Accounting Certification, atleast CPA 2

  • 2 years or more experience in working in a busy finance office in an International Organisation, INGO or NGO
  • Previous experience working at the Federation Delegation, ICRC and/or National Society will be an added advantage.

    Knowledge, Skills and Languages
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Accuracy and fine attention to detail
  • Organised and self-starter in work prioritising
  • Excellent customer service

  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic) is preferred

    Competencies and values
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • High degree of integrity, discretion and personal conduct
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work in a multicultural team
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Able to work under minimum supervision

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Federation of Red Cross Cross Finance Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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