Leonard Cheshire Project Accountant Jobs in Kisumu Kenya
Leonard Cheshire Project Accountant Jobs in Kisumu KenyaResponsibilitiesProject Accountant (03449)Leave No Girl Behind-Education for Life Project (EfL)
The exciting Education for Life (EfL) project in Kenya takes a holistic multi-pronged approach aiming to ultimately address barriers affecting out of school girls (OOSGs).
Existing interventions in the project counties will focus improving the learning environment in schools and catch up centres to reach more OOSGs.
The EfL project will, therefore focus on key economic, socio-cultural pressures and the need to improve teaching environments to be more gender sensitive and inclusive of OOSGs, delivering sustainable impacts for the girls the project will be supporting and working with.
About Leonard Cheshire (LC)Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We’re at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.
Through pioneering research and innovation, we are building a fairer, more inclusive society that recognises the positive contributions we all make, and where we are all proud to play our part.
Our international development programmes support children in school and disabled adults into employment across Africa and Asia.
We are currently looking to recruit a number of exciting roles in the project which is funded until 31st March, 2023.
Roles and People
This post will be responsible for the overall coordination, management and implementation of an innovative and strategic EfL programme in line with the project framework, whilst working closely with EfL consortium partners at national level.
The position will also oversee programme implementation by LC’s downstream partners in Kisumu County and work closely with regional and globally based technical leads, finance support staff and our programmes team ensuring high quality programme delivery.
You will be creative and innovative proactive, self-motivated and able to understand the intricacies of consortium and downstream partners workings/management, balancing the need to deliver on all aspects of financial and programme monitoring and reporting whilst also delivering a high-quality programme.
You must have excellent influencing and communication skills and the ability to lead a team and manage partners with high standards and your experience of education sector and leading disability programmes will be extensive.
We will also expect you to be able to identify and develop new project opportunities and partnerships in the country.
As the technical expert for the Education for Life (EfL) Project you will provide high level of technical expertise and guidance to the leading partner, consortium partners and downstream partners for the EfL Project being implemented in five (5) counties in Kenya.
You will also manage the delivery of LC’s scope of work and coordinate all technical input, to enable the programme to achieve the desired level of inclusion for persons with disabilities.
You will also support the programme manager to ensure delivery of an inclusive and innovative programme of the highest standard, whilst proactively informing policy development and supporting implementation.
You will have extensive technical skills in the disability programming coupled with forward-thinking knowledge of programme development and innovation.
Thinking outside the box will be the norm for you. You will be highly organised, demonstrate sound judgment, be able to take on a solution focused approach, and have excellent communication and influencing skills.
You will support the Education for Life (EfL) Project, Programme Manager and M&E Manager in ensuring data collections, data quality assurance processes and data analysis are completed on time to a very high standard. You will take responsibility working closely with downstream partners to coordinate and be the first point of contact in the implementation of the overall M&E framework of the Education for Life (EfL).
You will also support external evaluators and partners with data activities.
The data you collect and the analysis you make will inform the programme and partners. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, along with experience in M&E methodologies.
You will be able to plan strategically and bring a great understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Project Accountant You will support the Education for Life (EfL) Project in maintaining a robust control environment ensuring reports are delivered on time and with no errors, whilst supporting partners with basic accounting queries and issues.
Working closely with the wider finance team this is an excellent opportunity if you are newly AAT qualified or working towards this level and have experience of working to a high level of accuracy of financial reporting.
What we offer
Fair and competitive pay rates within the sector
Substantial annual leave with the possibility of buying or selling leave
How to Apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 3rd March 2019
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.
A police check will be required for all roles in Leonard Cheshire, as well as the right to live and work in Kenya.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received, therefore we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
Please note we do not accept emailed CVs for the application process.
Please apply through the specific link provided or through our website at https://careers.leonardcheshire.org/jobs/vacancy/find/results
For more information and job application details, see; Leonard Cheshire Project Accountant Jobs in Kisumu Kenya
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