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Thursday, June 4, 2009

NGO Jobs in Kenya: World Vision Africa Regional Office - Finance Manager !!

World Vision is an international Christian relief and development organization working to promote the well being of all people - especially children.

World Vision offers material: emotional, social and spiritual support to millions of people in over 99 countries.

The role:

The Finance Manager is to provide financial management leadership to the East Africa Area Office (EAAO) and Africa Regional Office (AFRO), Nairobi.

Key areas will include:
  • To develop, oversee, monitor accounting and finance-related functions to help strengthen accountability and financial management by providing financial advice and assistance to employees and hosted entities, including the preparation and monitoring of core budgets
  • To liaise with WVI and other stakeholders on matters regarding financial matters
  • To support employees and hosted entities in maintaining effective financial reporting and communication systems and submit timely, accurate, professional reports that meet applicable requirements
We seek individuals that have acquired the following, through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • First Degree with Professional accountancy qualification preferred (e.g. Chartered Accountancy, ICMA)
  • Extensive experience in Financial Management for a minimum of 7 years in a large international organization.
  • Experience in managing the Finance function of the organization as an overall team leader.
  • At least 3 years experience at management level in Finance in a large international organization.
  • Detailed knowledge of financial and accounting principles essential
  • Computer aptitude and experience in word processing, database management and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to manage and track a wide range of activities, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Knowledge of normal organizational policies, labor law and legal requirements
  • Good skills in conflict resolution/problem solving, teamwork, crisis management, training facilitation and coaching.
  • Experience in working in a multi- cultural environment
  • High level of commitment and working with minimal supervision.
  • Commitment to World Vision objectives and ministry, mission statement and core values
  • Able to manage multiple priorities in cross-cultural teams and prioritize under pressure
  • Able to respond to deadlines.
  • Well-organized in work and filing systems
  • Integrity and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Customer Service orientation.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal skills).
  • Strong computer skills, with solid proficiency in managing databases and Excel
  • Able to work under pressure in cross-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, especially by phone and e-mail.
  • Ability to work well within a team and to build and promote team spirit.
  • Comfortable interacting with people from various cultures and levels within the organization
As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Applications to be sent to wvaro_recruit @ by June 25, 2009


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