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International Potato Center Jobs; Current open vacancies at the International Potato Center (CIP). Latest ongoing recruitment and job vacancies the International Potato Center. We have the latest jobs at International Potato Center. Click here to apply for the latest job adverts. Free application. Office Assistant - Apply by 22nd October, 2016 Accountants - Apply by 25th October, 2016 Country Finance Specialists - Apply by , 2016
The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers.
Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions.
CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.
Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. The CIP Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) main regional office is in Nairobi, Kenya.
1. Office Assistant
The Position: The Office Assistant will be responsible for keeping the office and surrounding area clean. The Assistant is expected to be courteous to staff and visitors and provide a welcoming environment to the office.
The principal tasks and responsibilities include the following:
Keep the office premises and surrounding area clean and tidy (cleaning, dusting, mopping and drying floors, windows, furniture and kitchen equipment);
Make tea/coffee for CIP staff and visitors;
Replenish consumables (soap, tissue, paper towels) on regular basis;
Keep an update on the conditions of office items and kitchen equipment;
Weekly count of office items and recording them;
Photocopying and Binding;
Carrying out messenger duties (e.g. posting parcels, banking services, payment of bills, obtaining quotations);
Make sure the office is locked properly at the end of the day;
Any other duty assigned by the supervisor within the overall function of the job.
The successful Office Assistant will have:
A KCSE Certificate as minimum educational qualification;
Fluency in English and Swahili required.
Conditions: The employment contract will be for a two-year term (with three months’ probation period) with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and availability of funds.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply through CIP’s Job Opportunities website (International Potato Center Office Assistant Job), including a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s work experience.
Screening will begin on 22nd October, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
2. Accountants - 2 Posts - 2016/034/NRS/SSA
The Position: The Accountants will report to the Country Finance Specialist and will
support the Finance Unit in implementing CIP’s organizational mission through
efficient and effective accounting and financial management.
This position will primarily assist in the preparation of payments and clearing accounts payable balances.
It requires broad understanding of program implementation and cross cultural people skills. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Receive and record invoices in the invoice register
& check them for
consistency and accuracy according to CIP guidelines and policies;
Prepare payments and ensure safety of financial resources;
Ensure appropriate supporting documents for transactions including receipts,
invoices, contracts are attached;
Ensure that payment requests are properly approved and that payments are
effected within CIP-SSA turn-around time;
Record financial transactions following proper classification of accounts and
cost centre in the documents, and hand them over the general ledger
accountant for posting;
Reconciling and management of VAT accounts to ensure invoices with VAT are
ready for processing the Exemption certificate;
Ensure all bills are posted according to the period of the service provided (Utility
Bills, Rentals, IT, Facilities) monthly;
Management of overdue suppliers accounts to ensure all outstanding bills are
reconciled and paid in time;
Ensure all payments are filed sequentially and stamped PAID in readiness for Audit;
Ensure financial transactions are carried out in accordance with the Center’s financial and administrative policies and procedures and Maintain detailed and accurate records for all financial transactions;
Ensure and support in the maintenance of a good filing system.
Minimum of CPA / ACCA Part 2;
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
A minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in the busy accounting office;
Aptitude for understanding complex regulations and monitoring financial
transactions and documentation for compliance;
Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of UNIT 4 Agresso Business systems;
Accuracy and attention to detail;
Cross cultural sensitivity;
Strong e-mail communication skills, ability to write in a manner sensitive to cultural differences, and provide clarity to staff;
Ability to train/mentor staff in accounting requirements;
Ability to be a team player in a busy environment, often with tight deadlines;
Be a Kenyan citizen.
Conditions: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff position (NRS). The employment
contract will be for a two-year term (with a three-month probation period) with the
possibility of renewal, subject to performance and availability of funding.
Applications: Applicants should apply online through CIP’s Job Opportunities website; Accountants including a cover letter, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the
candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.
Screening of applications will begin on 25 October, 2016 and will continue until the post is filled.
3. Country Finance Specialists 2016/035/NRS/SSA
The Position: The Country Finance Specialists will report to the Regional Finance
Manager and will support the Finance Unit in implementing CIP’s organizational mission
through efficient and effective accounting and financial management.
This position will primarily oversee the financial operations of the country office and ensure timely
delivery of financial reports, including cash and bank management, ledgers and other
aspects of the country’s financial management.
It requires broad understanding of
program implementation and cross cultural people skills. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
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