Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Jobs in Kenya

Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) is one of the world’s leading international policy development and management consultancies. We enable strategic decision-makers in the public and private sector to identify and implement sustainable solutions for reducing social and economic disadvantage in low- and middle-income countries.

Supported by a multinational team of more than 200 specialists on three continents, our success is based on a unique combination of high-quality analysis and 30 years’ practical experience of facilitating positive change in over 120 countries worldwide. The fields in which we operate range from health, education and the extractive industries through to public sector finance and administration, social welfare, and national statistical systems and household surveys.

Natural Resources and Energy
Over 50 countries globally are bestowed with abundant mineral resources and are dependent on the wealth delivered by their extractive industries.

Governments of resource rich countries face the challenge of transforming mineral wealth into wider sustainable economic and social development, however without the appropriate economic policy, institutional capacity, infrastructure and skills development, face falling victim to the ‘resource curse’.

Our natural resources and energy team has a strong background in delivering projects for a range of organisations including donors, governments, foundations and the private sector.

The team has carried out economic and social impact studies for the mining industry and more recently for the oil and gas industry; designed and implemented reform programmes to strengthen the public institutions responsible for managing natural resources.

The use of political economy analysis to identify and inform the engagement with key stakeholders is a critical element of the flexible approach the team has developed for working in politically sensitive environments.

The team aims to provide an impartial ‘dialogue platform’ to stimulate informed discussion on natural resources and energy policy between governments, private sector and civil society.

1. Regional Finance Officer Jobs

Nairobi but with travel to Tanzania
Salary: Up to 220,000 KES per month

The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an international centre of excellence seeking to improve maternal and newborn health globally.

Job Duties
This post supports the Finance and Operations Manager (FOM) to ensure robust management systems, processes and Standard Operating Procedures are in place and implemented across LSTM Kenya and Tanzania offices (financial, programme and office management)

  • Financial Management
  • Work with the Financial Officer (FO) to ensure accurate recording of financial data in the financial system (QuickBooks).
  • Ensure financial controls and systems are appropriate and in line with guidance from LSTM finance department.
  • Responsible for communication of the controls and systems to all programme team.
  • Work with FOM towards production of monthly management accounts and month end reporting submissions to agreed deadlines for review by the LSTM UK Management Accountant.
  • Work with the FOM in production of year-end financial statements, including the consolidation of any other LSTM Kenya offices and branch reporting submissions in respect of Tanzania, for the group and local auditors.
  • Work with FOM towards facilitation of external and donor audits
  • Provide advice and guidance, including training, to the programme staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures.
  • Proactively ensure value for money is achieved in the delivery of all contracts
  • Establish and maintain relations with the bank/financial body in regards to LSTM Kenya & Tanzania banking needs.
  • Ensure adherence to acceptable Procurement standards by all staff as per the financial guidelines.
  • Ensure accuracy of payments for the participants and facilitators at trainings, workshops before submission to
    FOM/STO (Senior Technical Officer) for approval.
  • Management of programme monthly cash requirements.
  • Managing bank reconciliations, including MPESA statements.
  • Support both offices in preparation of annual budget and revised forecast for statutory and programme reporting periods on an accurate and timely basis.
  • Work with FOM to ensure monthly financial and quarterly donor reports are completed on timely and accurate basis.
  • Review of monthly reconciliations from FO.
  • Assist the FOM with variance and burn Rate analysis on a monthly basis.
  • Work with FOM to improve and standardise financial systems across both offices (Kenya/Tanzania) and ensure clear communication to all staff.
  • Provide input into strategic objectives of the finance team and how it can be achieved.
  • Assist with forecasting expenditure and budget analysis.
  • Support the implementation of financial guidelines across all programmes.

    Person Specification
  • University degree in any business related degree preferably Accounting or Business administration
  • Full professional accounting qualification: CPA (K), ACCA, ACA
  • Proven professional and progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area, in a multinational or non-governmental organisation
  • Proven Knowledge and experience in companies act and statutory tax regulations
  • Experience of managing a payroll function
  • Experience of monthly management accounts preparation
  • Experience of preparing year-end financial statements
  • Experience of operating computerised accounting systems
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of programme management in excess of £5million
  • Experience in internal control systems and procedure in a multinational organisation.

    Skills & Abilities Required
  • Proven administrative skills and the ability to effectively prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to change
  • Ability to lead a team and work on own initiative
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of people from inside the organisation and outside agencies
  • Well-developed communication skills and an ability to liaise with internal customers and external suppliers and contractors in a professional manner
  • Accurate attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Assessment and Interview
  • Working knowledge of MS Office software applications with proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks accounting software
  • Knowledge of international financial reporting standards for small and medium-sized entities
  • Assessment and Interview
  • Special Aptitudes
  • Initiative & self-motivation
  • Ability to network, build and maintain internal partnerships/relationships
  • Open to learning both new and best practices
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Sensitivity to a variety of cultures
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Assessment and Interview

  • Full time 40 hours
  • Monday-Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

    How to Apply
    For more information and job application details, see; Regional Finance Officer Job

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