Practical Action Head of Finance and Systems Jobs in Kenya

Practical Action Head of Finance and Systems Jobs in Kenya

The Role

The Head of Finance and Systems plays a leadership role within the Regional Management Team and is accountable for providing strategic operational direction and financial management in the East Africa region.

This includes financial management and planning, ensuring timely and quality internal and external financial reports, accountability for defined areas of work within the Finance function including people management, and ensuring compliance to all relevant government, donor and Practical Action laws, policies and procedures.

The Head of Finance and Systems is also responsible for the strategic development and implementation of effective and efficient finance and associated systems and ensures that financial and IT systems are aligned to Practical Action’s strategic objectives and program standards.

Person Specification

  • Proven ability in budgeting, planning and control of medium or large sized development organization.
  • Ability to forecast financial challenges and provide strategic inputs.
  • Experience in office operations, organisational development and institutional practices.
  • Good understanding of information systems and information technology with a sound knowledge of their development and capabilities.
  • Proven experience of contributing to development and designing of proposals.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in financial reporting
  • Strong understanding of donor rules.
  • Ability to identify, assess, monitor and manage risks including developing mitigation strategies.
  • Excellent report writing, strong analytical, networking and communication skills (verbal and written).

  • ACCA/CIMA/ ACA or equivalent professional qualification.
  • At least ten years relevant work experience in finance or business administration, preferably in the international development sector, with at least half of that at the senior management level.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to support organisational change.
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully leading the implementation of operational improvements.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Practical Action Head of Finance and Systems Jobs in Kenya

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