Regional Business Analyst, East & Central Africa Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya


Position Title: Regional Business Analyst, East & Central Africa


#This role is now open to Nationals in any of our ECA countries:Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, DRC and will be on a national contract#

The Regional Business Analyst is responsible for promoting sound Accounting, Grants & Partner financial management within the region and the Regional Office (RO), through the analysis of finance and business data for improved strategic and operational decision making. S/he provides technical support in regional report reviews and feedback. Management Reporting; Country Office Monthly Finance & Operations Report (COMFORT), Finance Analysis & Reporting, Master Budget, Regional Office Budget Management and Reporting. S/he will work closely with the Shared Service Center, Regional Office, and Country Offices to ensure appropriate annual Financial Accounting & Reporting Requirements at the COs is accomplished.

This position reports to the Regional Head of Finance


Country Office Budgeting & Reporting

  • Provide technical review and support to COs on Master Budgets/Donor Approved Budget revisions and alignment to available resources,
  • Technical support to ensure maximized Shared Program Cost recovery and optimize charges to Restricted donor funding instead of Unrestricted,
  • Support COs in annual budgeting processes including review of CO submissions,
  • Proactively identify and recommend opportunities to increase revenue, decrease costs, gain efficiencies, improve internal controls and/or improve operational capabilities,
  • Provide financial analytical support for grant budgeting in proposals, especially in costing budgets and ensuring adequate funding is included in the budgets,
  • Review and recommend financial systems, controls, and procedures for recording program activities,
  • Monitor Global Accounts Payable performance and gaps and partner with Shared Services Centre in resolving.

Capacity Building

  • Provide COs capacity building in Accounting, Grants & Partner financial management,
  • Provide in country gap filling,
  • Provide support to the onboarding process of key finance positions within the region.
  • Support in trouble shooting in financial processes, determining cause of inefficiencies and propose/recommend solutions
  • Support Shared Service Centre and Head Quarter capacity building team in the training in financial management

Regional Finance Management & Reporting

  • Management Reporting:
  • Monthly Regional Financial Reporting: will support in prepopulating COMFORT finance and non-finance data and provide review and feedback to COs. Review and prepare management reports to the Regional Management Team (RMT) and Head Quarters as may be required,
  • Support in updating the Quarterly Regional Management Dashboard Reporting,
  • Prepare the monthly country RD financial management Report.
  • Support COs on the review of the monthly Financial Analysis Report (Balance Sheet Analysis)/Budget Grant Contract reports- ensuring actions is taken on long outstanding issues

Budget Management, Forecasting and Analysis

  • Accountable for Regional Office budget management from the annual budgeting, forecasting process to the monthly reporting on regional office finances including but not limited to:
  • Regional Office- Unrestricted and General Purpose Funds,
  • Care Member Partners & Donors funding,
  • Prepare monthly Budget Variance Analysis (BvA) and liaise with the budget holders in the review of the BvA reports,
  • Analysis of business and financial data, including trends to support strategic and operational decision making.
  • Support COs on the review of the monthly Financial Analysis Report (Balance Sheet Analysis)/Budget Grant Contract reports- ensuring actions is taken on long outstanding issues


  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent;
  • CPA or any other relevant professional qualifications (ACCA,CIMA)
  • 3-5 Years’ Experience in Finance and Grants management, preferably in not-for-profit sector.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and IPSAs,
  • Experience in using ERPs an added advantage,
  • Strong excel and financial analytical skills

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