Moving The Goalposts Jobs in Kenya

Moving The Goalposts is a unique, community-based organization that, since 2002, uses football to empower over nine thousand girls in the rural and urban areas of Coast region. Through playing football, MTG girls discover their confidence and value themselves as strong, capable young women.


MTG leagues are youth-led and managed and include girl advocates that promote health sexual choices, financial independence and female leadership. More than nine thousand girls aged 9-25 years participate in MTG’s tournaments and ongoing leagues. Girls are encouraged to take up more leadership roles in their Community.

Reporting to: Finance & Administration Manager

Supervisee: Accounts Assistant and Accounts Clerk

Job purpose: Accountable for all aspects of financial and management accounting, and donor reporting. The person will be expected to prepare financial statements and audit schedules in line with applicable International Standards (IFRS,) and other generally accepted practices.

Moving The Goalposts Programme Accountant Jobs in Kenya

Main Duties Include:

Financial, Management Accounting and Control

  • Support the Finance HR and Admin. Manager in ensuring full compliance with policies & procedures, particularly around cash, advances, banking and assets.
  • Being the main data entry person into the accounting system to produce periodic and end of year Income and expenditure, financial position, cash flows, full bank monthly reconciliations etc;
  • Professionally draft annual organizational and specific donor or activity budgets.
  • Support in safeguarding of the assets of the Organisation, including the maintenance of the Fixed Asset register
  • Support finance and admin department in its function as procurement focal center, to drive the implementation of procurement policies and plans, aimed at cost effective acquisition of high quality materials, goods, consultancies and non-consultancy services;
  • Producing monthly and quarterly actual v budget (variance) analysis and other management information that may be required from time to time,
  • Preparing cash forecasts to identify monthly funding requirements
  • Contributing on operational and strategic issues as a member of the Finance and Admin. Team.
  • Work closely with the Finance HR and Admi.
  • Manager during interim and final audits of the organisation.

    Donor Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with all financial reporting and forecasting requirements of donors and ensuring the smooth flow of funds from funding sources.
  • Ensure expenditures incurred are reported in line with contractual agreements;
  • Provide financial guidance and supervision to staff that might be assigned to work under him/her including interns, with regards to donor reporting

    Administration, Logistics, Legal and Statutory Compliance

  • Ensuring transactions processed fully comply with Kenyan laws and regulations
  • Assisting Finance HR and Admin. Manager in identifying and implementing financial, legislative and /or statutory changes that may affect the organization’s operations
  • Undertaking any other duties that might, from time to time, be assigned;

    Required Knowledge Skills and Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree (B.com accounting option or any other business, accounting or economics related discipline), from a recognized reputable university;
  • Must be a fully qualified accountant (CPA, ACCA), with at least 3 years post qualification experience in a busy organization;
  • Experience in a similar position at an international or regional Not-for-Profit organization deep working knowledge in NGO accounting and reporting is required;
  • Must have hands on experience in use of networked common accounting and/or ERP, on-premise or cloud-based systems, using QuickBooks
  • Resilient person- able to maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterized by commitments, motivation and energy.

    Application process

    Application letters accompanied by a detailed CV should reach MTG on or before 25th May 2018 addressed to the Finance & Admin. Manager or send an e – mail to [email protected] Ensure that the subject is clear with position advertised. Only shortlisted candidates will be
    contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Moving The Goalposts Programme Accountant Jobs in Kenya




    Moving The Goalposts Education and Vocational Training Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Reporting to: The Education Health & Livelihoods Team Leader

    Job Purpose: This role ensures the implementation of all activities under the education and Vocational training program which is geared towards supporting MTG girls and young women to realize their career goals by facilitating them to transition and complete schools and make informed career decisions.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation of annual Education and vocational activities in the organization.
  • Implement a robust education vocational and training program where girls can continue with their education and transition to higher education.
  • Build relationships with schools, vocational training centers, technical colleges, universities and potential employers for placement of girls registered in MTG program.
  • Organize goal setting forums where girls will be educated on different career pathways and assist them to develop plans for placement in schools and vocational training.
  • Develop a communication plan to reach out to key stakeholders and partners in implementation of Education and vocational program.
  • Identify and link girls to scholarship and bursary opportunities with a view to supporting them in achieving their education and/or livelihood goals.
  • Engage in mobilization and recruitment of MTG players who are not in primary or secondary school.
  • Manage and oversee identification, profiling and goal setting, and placement of girls in school and vocational training
    Manage and oversee MTG award scheme program, identify and coordinate annual awarding of best leaders in MTG.
  • Keep a data base of all girls who are supported by MTG to join schools, vocational training, college and university
  • Organise mentorship and role model talks during MTG events; tournaments, leagues and residential training.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders in the counties to strengthen the education networks.
  • Implement advocacy work to ensure effective implementation of the back to school policy and other relevant gender specific policies that promote education of girls and young women at all education levels.
  • Design and implement content for awareness session to girls, parents and community at large on importance of education to their community.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual plans and budgets for the section
  • Maintain a data base of all girls that benefit from education and volunteer program
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation activities for the education and vocational activities
  • Write concepts for resource mobilization in partnership
  • Prepare departmental, annual and donor reports.

    Qualifications, competencies and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree/diploma in development studies, social sciences or any other field relevant field.
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience (working with communities in the areas of education, vocational training or resource management)
  • Experience and knowledge on Education programs will be desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situations

    Application process

    Application letters accompanied by a detailed CV should reach MTG on or before 25th May 2018 addressed to the Finance & Admin. Manager or send an e – mail to [email protected] Ensure that the subject is clear with position advertised. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Moving The Goalposts Education and Vocational Training Officer Jobs in Kenya

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