Manager, Finance and Compliance Job Vacancy in Kenya - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

About the Role

The Manager, Finance and Compliance is a key position in the Kenya country office. This position is expected to support senior finance managers in the provision of effective, high quality financial management services to the organisation. They will oversee the financial management of a portfolio of non-US donor relationships, including compliance with contract terms, reporting to donors and managing donor audits.

They will support in the management of change, seeking continuous improvement in operational financial planning and financial monitoring and compliance within all jurisdictions in which GAIN operates and making recommendations.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead in providing financial reports, analyses and recommendations for a portfolio of major programmes, which may be multi-project and/or multi-donor in scope.
  • Lead the unit in developing and maintaining effective financial business partnering across a portfolio of projects. This includes ensuring that budget holders, project managers and local finance staff are supported in the financial management of the projects, receiving information, analysis and guidance as needed.
  • Oversee the budget-setting and financial forecasting processes for a portfolio of programmes and projects, ensuring that processes are completed accurately and to timetable. Provide feedback to senior finance managers on the effectiveness of processes and the quality of financial forecasts.
  • Developing and presenting financial reports, analysis and recommendations on major donors to senior managers, including the impact of exchange rate fluctuations for non-US dollar grants.
  • Ensuring that donor reports and forecasts are submitted by the unit accurately, on time and in compliance with donor requirements, with sufficient variance analysis and context to enable transparency.
  • Leading for International Finance on donor audits, ensuring that reports presented comply with the requirements of the donor and the auditor, liaising with auditors and mobilising the unit to produce reports, supporting documentation and explanations as required.
  • Support the development of the finance function and ensure that the organisation's aims for equality, diversity and inclusion are taken forward.
  • Ensure that GAIN's financial procedures are followed within the unit and monitor their operation within programmes and projects, reporting any significant breaches and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Advise senior finance managers in determining and agreeing the most effective allocation of projects and donors between units, supporting and managing unit members through any agreed changes and ensuring that effective handover/induction takes place.

About our Offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from KES 4,301,136 – KES 4,917,408 per annum, depending on experience.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance. We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible and hybrid working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments, and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

About GAIN

GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation that was launched in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must have the right to work and be currently based in Kenya, to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 10th May 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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