Lwala Community Alliance Finance Director - Western Kenya Jobs

Lwala Community Alliance Finance Director - Western Kenya Jobs

About us:

Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala) is a community-led innovator with over 10 years of
experience implementing holistic programs in rural Western Kenya.

Lwala works by placing communities at the forefront of the design, implementation and evaluation of their own solutions to the multi-dimensional causes of poverty.

We aim for these bottom-up innovations
to improve the health, education, and economic outcomes for the communities who create
them, ultimately driving contextualized and sustainable systems-change.

Our programs are centered around Lwala Community Hospital treating nearly 50,000 patients per year.

Based on community demand and bottom-up program design, we develop public
health, education and economic initiatives that provide integrated services.

Founded by Kenyans, Lwala's team now has 85 staff members and engages over 200 community health workers.

We have leveraged this bottom-up,
multidimensional approach in an all-out effort to drastically reduce maternal and child mortality! We are tackling the key drivers of deaths – gender inequity, barriers to
education, poverty, unplanned pregnancies, unskilled deliveries, and delayed treatment of childhood illnesses.

We are on a 5-year strategic initiative to scaling our communitylead health model to reach
1,000,000 people by 2020.

Have a look at our 10 year impact
report and watch our video!

  • Stay up to date with developments in the finance space and incorporate best practices
    at all times.
  • Effectively manage cashflow and advise fundraising team regularly.
  • Oversee grant management and ensuring program outcomes more clearly link with finances
  • Spearhead the development, implementation and periodic review of operations plans,
    management plans, budgets, work plans and activity schedules that support effective
    program delivery.
  • Track restricted funds and monitor donor fund balances to ensure program teams are
    up to date with their financial situation and to ascertain prudent and compliant
    management of grants and funds received from donors and partners.
  • Supervise all aspects of the organization’s accounting and financial management and
    ensure that use of organizational resources directly contribute to program outcomes.
  • Build on current efforts to include program teams in financial planning and tracking.
  • Help develop donor budgets for new proposals following proposal guidelines and
  • Support Impact Director in driving the organization towards scientific and proven
    methods for calculating unit costs such as value for money for service delivery and
    maintaining lowest cost per unit of service among our comparators.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of finance standard operating
    procedures for all program areas and activities.
  • Put in place measures to track incomes and revenues more accurately.
  • Financial reporting, compliance and risk management
  • Consolidate Kenya and US finances monthly to inform global analysis and reporting.
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of periodic financial reports, management
    reports and donor reports.
  • Ensure all statutory requirements of the NGO board, IRS, KRA and other organs are
  • Plan and oversee annual and project audits in Kenya and the US, ensure timely
    responses to audit queries and issues.
  • Ensure that the organization’s assets and other resources are safeguarded against
    financial loss through fraud and error by maintaining sound internal controls systems
  • Conduct organizational risk assessments and plan for mitigation of risk.

    Who we are looking for

  • You have at least 7 years of total work experience, with progressive individual
    responsibility in the finance area.
  • Previous experience as a finance manager/leader in a busy medium-sized organization at a point of strong growth.
  • You have strong understanding of financial planning, management and reporting in a
    non-profit and grant environment.
  • Proven ability to build and improve processes and systems in the finance area to
    increase efficiency.
  • You are conversant with restricted and unrestricted funding and have been exposed to
    the varying requirements
    of a wide range of donors and tracking of the same.
  • Your attention to detail is impeccable.
  • Strategic thinking skills relating to mid- and long-term organizational growth.
  • You are able to spearhead the use of data in decision making.
  • You have strong integrity and are able to instil and maintain high ethical standards
    across an organization.
  • You are self-directing, anticipate issues and are organized around meeting your short
    and long-term goals.
  • You are a good cross-cultural communicator and flexible to work across different
  • You ask for help and support and know how to pull in experts where needed to achieve
    your goals.
  • You are tech savvy and easily accommodate innovation in your work, eg mobile money
    and internet banking.
  • Ability to fluidly operate on a wide range of responsibilities, from overseeing the
    finance team in their daily tasks to strategically advising the organization.
  • You are excited about rural development and contributing to it by enhancing skills in
    the organization. You know how to build and inspire finance skills in non-finance staff.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and strong hands-on experience using
    accounting systems (QuickBooks required, Navision or others helpful etc) and payroll
    processing packages.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills for financial analysis and using advanced formulas.
  • Finance or related degree required, Masters an added advantage.
  • You hold CPA (K) or ACCA and are a member of a recognized professional accounting
    body such as ICPAK.
    You have the cultural fit to join our team if
  • You proactively initiate action when you see a problem, regardless of whether it is
    "your job" or not. You are self-driven and enjoy working with minimal supervision.
  • You have genuine passion, love and respect for the people we serve.
  • You have clear communication and can work with people from diverse cultures.
  • You believe that change is possible through collaboration and consultation rather than hierarchies and using power.

    Why work with us?

  • Be part of a sterling organization with proven impact and global award-winning stars
  • Contribute to change as we scale community led health model across Western Kenya
  • Lwala has a very collegiate and amiable working environment
  • Join a passionate team with high ethical standards and personal integrity
  • We offer a welfare package relevant to Migori's realities: Medical treatment at Lwala
    Community Hospital, reimbursable medical referral scheme, pension scheme, Group
    Personal Accident/WIBA cover, staff meals (tea and lunch) and possibly housing

    Other information

  • The role is based in our main office next to the hospital in a rural village in Migori County.
  • We are around 12 km from Rongo where most of our team lives. We are looking for someone who is excited about living and working in a rural setup for a minimum of 2-3 years.
  • We will arrange a probation period with learning and performance objectives. Due to the
    nature of work working hours might extend on some days but with flexibility.

    How to apply

  • You will upload your CV in PDF format as part of the application. Make sure it is
    relevant to this role and not more than 3 pages.By 30th October, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Lwala Community Alliance Finance Director - Western Kenya Jobs

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