TechnoServe Finance Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya


Position Title: Finance Manager

Requisition Number: FINAN002995

Job Category: Programs

Program: AFFORD

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About TechnoServe

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years.

TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development.

But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty.

The results are amazing…when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Deputy Program Director (DPD), the Finance Manager will oversee financial management and budgeting of USAID AFFORD including: oversight of program accounting, internal auditing and controls, tracking expenditures against budget, financial reporting and supporting program budgeting.

The Finance Manager will assist with compliance and capacity building of staff to implement financial management policies and procedures.

Program / Practice / Department Overview:

The Advancing Food Fortification Opportunities to Reinforce Diets (AFFORD) program is designed to provide operational support to field Missions and other Operating Units (OUs) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), contributing to the goals of the U.S. government Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) through the implementation of programming aligned with USAID’s Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) Results Framework.

AFFORD seeks to safely and sustainably reduce micronutrient inadequacies and improve diets, particularly for women and children, through LSFF of staple foods and condiments.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Budget Preparation and Monitoring

  • Support budget development closely linked to work plans
  • Track expenditure against the program budget
  • Support the annual and mid-year budgeting, forecasting and planning, and ensure that they are consistent with TechnoServe’s guidelines and procedures
  • Lead the quarterly burn rate calls with HQ finance management, DPD, and the relevant country and/ or regional Directors
  • Lead preparation of budget realignment and budget modification requests when needed

Financial Management and Analysis

  • Provide financial and accounting oversight to the USAID AFFORD operations.
  • Establish and ensure compliance with budget codes.
  • Ensure that all financial data recorded in the financial management system across the USAID
  • AFFORD countries have the mandatory accounting dimensions
  • Review accounting transactions and work with in-country accountants to fix any errors as well as ensuring timely completion of month-end procedures
  • Ensure all accounting program data is updated in the system, reconciled and fully supported in accordance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of quarterly financial reporting to the donor (SF425) and accruals
  • Review disbursement to the program partners including review of partners’ financial reports and documentation
  • Monitor expenditure against partner grant budgets
  • Maintain and file accounting records
  • Undertake regular visits to the country sites to monitor financial systems, troubleshoot financial issues, and provide capacity building to staff

Compliance with Finance Policies

  • Oversee procurement processes including tendering process, supplier selection, to ensure procurement solutions that meet project needs are compliant with all applicable regulations and standards of accountability, ethics and integrity
  • Maintain high levels of confidentiality in relation to sensitive and confidential commercial and business financial decisions and issues
  • Provide proactive advice to ensure optimal financial systems, and reporting and maintenance of
  • TechnoServe’s accounting policies, financial procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure that all processes and procurements adhere to corporate policy, legal and contractual obligations, and corporate and donor standards

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree + 7 years’ experience, or Master’s degree + 5 years’ experience preferably in Business, Finance, Economics, or related field,
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in international development
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel.
  • Experience with USG funded programs

Preferred Experience:

  • Technical qualifications or working experience as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent.


  • Will be required to travel internationally up to 25%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven analytic and budgeting skills, including the ability to model the costs of different program designs.
  • Ability to control and manage financial policy and procedures
  • Strong financial management and financial reporting skills
  • Strong communication skills, including effective coordination with remote teams
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25%
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

The deadline for submitting applications is on 17th November 2022.

Closing Statement: We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

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