Senior finance officer, kenya

Nutrition International

Job Summary

Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for Senior Finance Officer, Kenya to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline for submission: June 22, 2021


About us

At Nutrition International, we make a difference, because nutrition is the difference.

Woven into the very fabric of our approach is the passion and drive of our global team of over 400 people, working in 13 offices across 11 countries with one common goal: transforming the lives of people who need it most through improved nutrition.

If you are a motivated and passionate individual who shares our conviction that a better world is possible through improved nutrition, wants to leave the world a little better than they found it, and is looking to be part of a global team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below.


Know our team

Nutrition International (NI)’s Africa Region Corporate Services Unit comprises of a team of expertise that work closely with the Country Offices in the region and HQ in Ottawa. The primary mandate for the Corporate Services Unit is to provide leadership and support in corporate and program finance management, budget management, donor reporting, procurement and office administration functions. Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for Senior Finance Officer, Kenya to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


About you

You will have a bachelor’s degree in B.COM or equivalent in accounting or finance. Minimum seven years of progressive financial management experience is required with a minimum of five years in an international NGO in program/grant management. Professional qualification in accountancy such as ACCA or Certified Public Accountant. Experience working with contracts and grants management database. Skills in financial management and administration. Prior staff supervisory experience and strong organizational skills are desired. Attention to detail, competent IT skills, ability to work under pressure and multi0tasking ability with an analytical and methodical approach. Knowledge of Great Plains will be an added advantage.

Fluent in written and spoken English.


About the role

In this role you will be:

  • Providing guidance and serve as a resource person to program staff in the country office on contracts database.
  • Leading in monitoring of DRM Financing Agreements financial reporting, financial milestones and triggers and disbursement.
  • Responsible for financial program reporting to the CD and program staff, including milestones management and pipelines forecasting.
  • Leading in monthly and annual corporate services financial reporting while ensuring accurate financial reports are submitted within the set timelines.
  • Coordinating timely conduct of statutory and program audits and tracking of audit recommendation implementation.
  • Leading in the preparation of Country Office Annual Program of Works and Budget for Kenya Office.
  • Verifying that the contract budgets are in line with the approved budgets.

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits and pension plan, flexible work hours, work from home, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays) and support for learning and development opportunities.


We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment. Read more to know more about us Top Employers of National Capital Region 2020


Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Kenya. We thank you for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.


Please note that all our offers are conditional subject to appropriate screening checks and satisfactory reference checks.


For more detailed information about the role, please visit the following link:https://nutritionintl-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/personal/awariua_nutritionintl_org/Documents/Africa/Senior Finance Officer Kenya_Final_31st May 2021_Final.pdf?csf=1&web=1&e=VLYEwj.

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