KNBS Project Finance Officer Jobs in Kenya

KNBS Project Finance Officer Jobs in Kenya

National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) is an initiative of the European Commission supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Delegation of the European Union has funded a project to establish a Kenya National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (KNIPFN) as a part of this international effort.

The initiative aims to strengthen national capacity to make better use of existing information and data to inform policies, programmes and interventions in all sectors that could contribute to better nutrition for the Kenyan population.

The project is being implemented by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in partnership with the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and in collaboration with all the sectors that have a role in improving nutrition in Kenya including the State Department of Planning.

KIPPRA will take the lead in policy analysis while KNBS will lead the statistical analysis of the existing data available.

The work of the KNIPFN will be supported throughout the project by a Global Support Facility (GSF) managed by the Agrinatura Consortium, which is also funded by the donors to the NIPN initiative.

The KNIPFN initiative invites application from suitably qualified individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:

Finance Officer

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the Project Manager, the job holder will set up and maintain financial records and reporting systems for the project within KNBS and for collecting financial reports from the project partner organisation, the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

    Key Responsibilities

  • Setting up and operating a financial monitoring system for all project transactions consistent with the existing procedures of KNBS and which meet the requirements of the funding agency;
  • Monitoring all financial transactions for the project by ensuring that any expenses are allowable against the project budget to ensure no expenses are disallowed;
  • Requesting for approval through the Project Director from the European Union for any changes in expenditure or reallocation
    of funds;
  • Ensuring that government procurement procedures are adhered to or that waivers are obtained;
  • Ensuring that accurate invoices and receipts are obtained for all expenditure;
  • Assisting in the preparation of tenders according to government procedures for the procurement of equipment and furniture
  • Identifying and reporting any financial irregularity;
  • Collating financial information from partners or sub-contractors;
  • Drafting financial reports;
  • Undertaking any other official assignment as instructed by the Supervisor.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Professional qualifications in accountancy or finance management;
  • At least five (5) years working experience in the financial reporting of
  • Must be conversant with Microsoft Office programmes ;
  • Ability to work in a team and in a network of partners;
  • Excellent organisation skills, a rigorous and methodical approach and the ability to work autonomously;
  • An ability to work in a stressful environment and to meet strict deadlines;
  • An ability to treat information with the required level of confidentiality;
  • Excellent spoken and written English.

    How to Apply

  • Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6, which is available on the KNBS website accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials.
  • The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

    The Director General
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
    P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
    Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 103

  • Applications must be received not later than 5th February, 2019 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; KNBS Project Finance Officer Jobs in Kenya

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