Accounting and Finance Director, Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity Job Vacancy in Kenya


Position Title: Accounting and Finance Director, Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity 

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Accounting and Finance Director, Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity

ACDI/VOCA is seeking an Accounting & Finance Director for a current Livestock Market Systems Leader with Associate Awards Activity in Kenya funded by USAID. The Accounting and Finance Director will provide leadership and direction to the finance team with close oversight of the project’s finances, including financial analysis and accounting management. The position is based in Nairobi.


  • Provide financial management and accounting oversight of finance team; ensuring that key accounting functions are completed timely and accurately, conforming to standards, organization’s policies, and donors’ regulations
  • Enforce policies & procedures and perform key accounting and internal controls
  • Assists COP in preparing financial budgets, tracking sheets, summaries and other financial documents
  • Tracks financial and administrative performance of local subcontractors and grantees and maintains a clear documented audit trail
  • Lead and direct accounting team to ensure efficient execution of financial and administrative matters by the field offices
  • Recommends, approves, and implements finance and accounting policies, procedures, and schedules within limits of authority
  • Participates in regular finance staff meetings and other finance conferences, workshops and meetings as assigned
  • Ensures compliance with local laws, donor regulations, and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures.
  • Keeps confidential all financial and sensitive information
  • Performs other duties and undertakes other projects as may be assigned from time to time


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution required; Masters degree preferred.
  • Professional accreditation such as Chartered Certified Accountant (CCA), Certified International Management Accountant (CIMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Expert Comptable (EC), or other recognized high level national accounting professional certifications.
  • Minimum 15 years of progressive experience in financial and accounting management and experience working in international non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • Advanced knowledge of Kenya’s accounting and taxation laws required. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and current standards and guidelines preferred**.**
  • Knowledge of either US accounting standards (GAAP), International Accounting Standards (IAS), or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Knowledge of USG regulations (22 CFR part 226; 2 CFR part 200; Sub grant Management).
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action. Ability to define problems, collect data establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate, negotiate, advise, persuade, or resolve issues that are highly complex and sensitive in nature. Ability to communicate effectively with persons on all levels both inside and outside the company.
  • Strong written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as necessary to work effectively with persons on all levels both inside and outside the agency.
  • Ability to work in partnership with local communities and NGOs as appropriate. Proven ability to successfully manage and mentor a team of diverse individuals.
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressure. Ability to work with minimal guidance and manage priorities and work flow.
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks, Agresso or other accounting software package.
  • Advanced working knowledge in Excel (use of pivot table, conditional formatting, macros a plus).
  • Fluency in English required.

Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please apply online at The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.