International Federation of Red Cross Cross Finance Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya
International Federation of Red Cross Cross Finance Assistant Jobs in Nairobi KenyaBackground
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.
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).
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
VAT exemptionsMaintain 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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