Project Finance Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Project Finance Assistant Jobs in Kenya


Main Function

  • The Project Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting in ensuring efficient and effective utilization of Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project Component 2 funds in line with the financing agreement and Project Operations Manual

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and implementing the World Bank financial management system as outlined in the PAD

  • Assist in generation of all financial reports including quarterly IFR for the project funding using the Management Information System in place;

  • Assist in implementing the accounting and administrative control procedures for the disbursement of the proceeds of the KYEOP to ensure that all transactions are executed only upon proper authorization.

  • Assist in maintaining proper accounting and administrative records for all the KYEOP funded project activities to ensure smooth and timely retrieval of records

  • Assist in preparing the Annual Budget of the KYEOP funded activities based on the annual work plan and procurement plan

  • Assist in consolidating and reporting the financial status and performance of all the KYEOP funded activities, monthly, quarterly and annually as provided for in the approved operation manual

  • Assist in maintaining proper records and accurate books of accounts to reflect the PMU’s operation and financial condition to be provided timely for any audit review.

  • Assist in submitting requests for withdrawal application, specifying the amount of funds needed accompanied by a cash flow forecast based on the budgeted activities

  • Assist in submitting monthly bank reconciliations accompanied by a copy of the bank statement.

  • Assist in ensuring proper integration of accounting information in the MIS

  • Assist in providing a detailed budget analysis on an annual basis showing clearly status to date and projection to the end of project.

  • Assist in facilitating internal audits, annual external audit, Fiduciary audit and visits by the World Bank supervision staff to review the accounting and procurement documentation and records and to ensure also compliance with governance procedures.

  • Assist in providing timely support in financial evaluation during
    procurement processes.

  • Perform any other duty as assigned by your supervisor.

    Qualifications and experience

  • The Project Finance Assistant will be expected to have sound financial management knowledge and experience. Specifically

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance or Accounting or related field from a recognized university

  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA finalist)

  • At least one-year experience in financial management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Government Financial Management procedures will be an added advantage

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

  • IT skills mostly in Accounting

  • Capacity to wok under pressure and meet tight schedules and deadlines with minimal supervision

    How to apply

  • All Shortlisted candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya and produce the following documents when attending the interview: -

    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Clearance Certificate (EACC)

    • Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate (KRA)

    • Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate(HELB)

    • Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

    • Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau

    • Original Academic Certificates

    • Certified Copies of Original Academic and Professional Certificates

    • Other testimonials

  • Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to apply by filing the MSEA Job Application Form and Job Application summary accessed via the following link https://msea.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Candidate-profile-form.doc and send to the email

  • kyeoprecruitment@msea.go.ke so as to be received not later than 19th July, 2021.

  • MSEA is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing of any form shall lead to automatic disqualification.


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