Finance Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition 

Position Title: Finance Manager

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an experienced and proactive Finance Manager to lead on providing essential financial services to the programme operations team in Kenya. 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 Manager is a key position in the Kenya country office. This position is expected to lead on all aspects of finance and provide essential financial services to the programme operations teams whilst ensuring compliance with global GAIN policies, systems and procedures. The Finance Manager will report to the Head of Operations and provide essential support to the staff and consultants in maintaining good relationships with external stakeholders.

The post holder will ensure that appropriate financial regulations and controls are always in place for the country office and are in use; compliance with external requirements, such as local laws and regulations and donor, partner, service provider and vendor contractual obligations. They are responsible for safeguarding GAIN’s interest in these transactions and interactions, providing effective first level stewardship of GAIN’s assets, resources, staff and premises.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring availability of Finance manuals and procedures, their understanding by staff, executive agencies and consultants and their successful implementation.
  • Supervising the finance section and ensuring financial transactions are recorded in line with GAIN norms and standards.
  • Supporting the Head of Operations on preparation of programme budgets, analysis of grants and expenditure.
  • Leading in the development of costings and budgets for new project development with support from the Head of Operations, Country team and the global finance team.
  • Ensuring preparation and availability of statutory financial records (e.g., income tax return) and tax compliance and compliances relating to foreign grants.
  • Maintaining a schedule of financial reporting deadlines to donors as part of the donor coordination records in close liaison with project staff.
  • Liaising with the Head of Operations, project and international finance staff to ensure that financial reporting templates for all grants are set up in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Compiling financial reports to donors as and when required, based on financial data extracted from Navision.

About You

You should be an experienced and highly organized Finance Manager, ideally with a background working with International NGOs and with good knowledge of managing donor grants (e.g., DFID, USAID, EU, etc.). You should have excellent leadership, communication and problem-solving skills, along with strong computer literacy skills, particularly with the MS Office Suite. Familiarity with Salesforce is desirable.

In addition, you should be a professionally qualified accountant with at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting and experience working with QuickBooks, Navision or a similar accounting software. Business English is required.

About our Offer

The starting 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 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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