Finance and Procurement Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition 

Position Title: Finance and Procurement Officer

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Finance and Procurement Officer to ensure processing and recording of payment transactions are done in timely and accurate manner. They will support compliance, and the expectation is for a strong collaboration with all country office staff members. This role will be offered on a three(3) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Finance and procurement Officer position requires resolute fiduciary responsibility of all financial resources and high professional standards with a willingness and ability to enforce compliance with GAIN and donor policies and procedures. They will be responsible for consolidating the purchase of all items, the program teams with the procurement status of items requested and support in the procurement process.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support the implementation of financial operations systems in accordance with GAIN policies and procedures while keeping within donor requirements. This includes systems for Cash Flow management, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls, financial reporting, financial record keeping, grant management and compliance.
  • Ensuring all transactions for the month are recorded accurately and deadlines set by the global finance team are met.
  • Work with the project teams to ensure travel per diems and reimbursements are performed within GAIN policies and procedures and reconcile staff debtors accounts monthly.
  • Consolidate procurement plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies for projects and monitoring the procurement process.
  • Research and evaluate potential suppliers as well as create and maintain professional relationships with existing vendors and suppliers.
  • Preparation of standard bidding documents, with terms and conditions of the tender

About you

The ideal candidate should have experience supporting an entire country office in processing and recording of payment transactions. Experience in procurement especially on preparation of standard bidding documents, procurement planning and budgeting. Ability to handle country project teams’ procurement requests in a timely manner.

The post holder ideally should have an understanding in following up on subaward- compliance issues, audits, and documents. They should be a team player and agile to handle multiple project requests. Previous experience within the non-profit sector will be an asset.

The candidate should have an education background in accounting or a relevant business field. Minimum of CPA 3 or other relevant accounting qualification with experience in accounting, bookkeeping, or cashiering, including experience with double-entry accounting preferably in an international NGO.

About our Offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from KES 2’207’664– KES 2’519’424 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

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

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 the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 7th November 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.

How to apply

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