Finance Manager- DEVCO and BRCiS Consortium (Kenya Nationals Only) - Kenya

Nairobi | Nairobi

The Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) Consortium aims at improving the resilience of vulnerable communities and households in seven regions, 22 districts and 99 communities of south and central Somalia, directly targeting 30,100 households. The BRCiS Consortium is formed by five organisations: NRC, SCI, IRC, Concern Worldwide and CESVI. The five years programme, at the moment, is funded by DFID and DEVCO. BRCiS develop an approach based on tailor-made, participatory programming. The unique combination of short, medium and long-term interventions together with the intense involvement of communities ensures that long-term and sustainable impact is achieved, supporting Somali people in becoming less dependent from external aid. BRCiS is targeting several hundred thousands of individual beneficiaries, with a particular focus to the South and Centre of Somalia.
The purpose of this position is to ensure the Finance Manager will exercise financial oversight of the DFID and DEVCO funded projects by providing leadership in developing tools for successfully administering a consortium budget and providing financial analysis of the projects performance to inform decision making processes. As a member of the lead implementing agency, the Finance Manager will work with finance staff from all the Consortium partner agencies and will oversee the coordination of reporting that adheres to all agencies financial protocols.
The Finance Manager will report to the Consortium Manager.

Job description

· Coordinate the financial aspects of the multi-state, multi-year, multi-partner programs in line with DEVCO and DFID requirements.

· Ensure all financial and accounting aspects of project operations, strong internal control system, accurate and on time submission financial report for donor.

· Ensure that financial management systems and records for both BRCiS and DEVCO are effective and robust in order to identify and protect the assets and interests of the consortium.

· Consolidate financial reports, fund requests and budget amendments in a timely fashion throughout the life of both DEVCO and BRCiS projects.

· Review and monitor budgets for both DEVCO and BRCiS projects to support financial stability, efficiency and value for money.

· Be the focal point for the DFID-BRCiS and DEVCO projects budget preparation and budget revisions and occasionally participate in any such consortium meetings to foster compliance and to address any financial issues.

· Ensure that all procurements, payments and other transactions are in line with DFID and EC financial guidelines, rules and regulations for procurement, accounting and reporting

· Mentor and train both DEVCO and BRCiS project staff, consortium member and partner staff in finance and procurement procedures.

· Monitor and support budget/ revised budget preparation to budget holder for relevant proposed projects during the period.

· Review partner’s financial report and make sure their expenses comply with both DFID and EC donor’s requirement

· Organize for Peer reviews amongst the finance personnel of both DEVCO and BRCiS projects partner agencies and draw lessons learnt to improve financial oversight.

· Facilitate training sessions on grants management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems for both DEVCO and BRCiS projects partner agencies.

· Undertake periodic visits to the field in order to support consortium members and put forward recommendations for improvements where appropriate


· University degree in Accounting and Finance

· Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Associate of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants (ACCA) or equivalent

· Masters Degree in Finance or Accounting will be an added advantage

· At least 7 years of financial and grants management experience in an INGO 3 years of which must have been a senior Manager.

· Experience of managing a consortium project is required.

· Must have experience in managing DFID and EC funded projects

· Good communication and coordination skills

Education field

· Finance / Economics

Education level

· College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

· Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, and modern accounting-systems

· Good ability to plan for different sets of scenarios in relation to budgets and plans

· Excellent project management, accounting and expenditure verification attention to detail

· Understanding of issues in complex emergencies and crisis contexts

· Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills

· Ability to work with stress and under high time and other pressure

· Excellent ability to work independently with very limited supervision

· Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances

· Good fluency in the English language, both written and verbal

We offer

· Commencement: 1st March 2016

· Duty Station: Nairobi

· Duration of Contract: 1 year contract with possible extension

· Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions. The candidate will observe NRC's code of conduct and working hours for the NRC office in Nairobi

Please, apply through, then vacancies

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Nairobi | Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Finance and Banking
    • Finance and Banking
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Administrative support
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-24

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