Finance and Operations Director Jobs Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Finance and Operations Director

MEDS is a faith-based health solutions provider founded by an ecumenical partnership of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). The Organization’s core mandate is to provide reliable and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance and Health Systems Strengthening Services. MEDS was established in 1986 and serves clients in Kenya, Africa and beyond.

The organization is implementing a USAID-funded Project named USAID Dawa za Ubora. The purpose of the contract signed with USAID is to obtain efficient, reliable and accountable supply chain management services for the procurement, warehousing and distribution of health commodities for patients across all 47 counties in Kenya for adequate care, treatment and prevention for communicable diseases, and other health needs.

MEDS is seeking to recruit a Finance and Operations Director for this Project. The position will report to the Project Director and will be responsible for and serve as primary coordinator for all finance and human resource aspects in the project. S/he will be responsible for providing effective management and oversight on all aspects of project budgeting, financial reporting, and financial and operational management and compliance with the terms of the contract. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with occasional in-country travels and is subject to availability of donor funding and confirmation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in planning, managing and controlling financial functions of the project
  • Carry out financial and budget planning, effective accounting, cash flow management, financial strategy and analysis
  • Supervise Project Finance & Accounting staff to ensure smooth day-to-day transactions and efficiency and effectiveness across the project
  • Supervise preparation of contractually required financial reports
  • Ensure maintenance of highest standards of financial management and accountability
  • Protect donor funds through observing high fiduciary standards by coordinating audits; ensuring compliance and risk management
  • Participate in developing and implementing the project's internal control system, financial and HR policies and best practices
  • Ensure compliance with contractual and legal obligations
  • Supervise the issuing of cheques for processed transactions, the logging of payments, and the distribution and/or mailing of cheques to the appropriate vendor
  • Advise on Human Resource donor related requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Accountancy qualification; CPAK, ACCA. Must be registered with ICPAK
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources or related field relevant to the position requirements
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in relevant financial management, with progressive
  • experience, on experience projects of similar complexity, with progressive responsibilities, in developing countries;
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience supervising overall operations on projects of similar complexity (e.g. teams of human resource, logistics, and finance staff

If you fit the above profiles, kindly email your applications including:

  • Detailed CV stating your current position, current salary, email address and telephone contacts
  • Name and contacts of 3 Referees (one of whom must be a professional who has supervised you at some point and one a Senior Religious Leader
  • Copy of National Identity Card
  • Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

How to apply

To Managing Director

Mission for Essential Drugs & Supplies

P.O. Box 78040 – 00507 Nairobi