Assistant Financial Coordinator at Médecins Sans Frontières Holland

On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Duty Station / Mission: Nairobi, Kenya, MSF Holland
Duration: Fixed term contract

Médecins Sans Frontières Holland is looking to fill the position of Assistant Financial Coordinator for Kenya Mission. 

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The successful candidate will be under the direct supervision of the Fin/HR/Log Coordinator.

Objective of the Position:

Coordinate and supervise the accounting of the mission (accounting, treasury, audit procedures, etc) according to the instructions of the Fin/HR/Log Coordinator, and in compliance with legal obligations and with  MSF standards and protocols in order to provide quality, reliable and transparent information to the organization on the use and allocation of resources in the mission.
Is responsible for the implementation and effectiveness of the internal control system.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

S/he will perform the following main tasks, among others:-
  • Responsible for quality and timely accounting for the whole mission
  • Coordinate and ensure that the administrative procedures regarding taxes and social security system of the country are respected, to comply with established legal procedures in the country
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation and payment of tax liabilities and tax organization in the country taking into account tax exemptions, in order to comply with legal obligations.
  • Coordinate and supervise the conduct of local audits relating to Annul Returns, accounting, tax, labour, stock and asset management, as well as promote voluntary internal audits in those fields, in order to determine the legality and veracity of the accounts of MSF’s mission, and the level of compliance and risks. In charge of the implementation and effectiveness of the internal control system.
  • Is the technical reference for any accounting-related issue including compliance with MSF financial standards and procedures, legal compliance, training and support on the MSF accounting software / system
Qualifications & Requirements:
Education: Degree in accounting, finance or business administration; computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook 2007,…); has a knowledge of Local accounting standards, Desirable MSF accounting software, ERP system knowledge, local laws

Experience: At least 2-3 years of professional experience in similar position.

Skills/ Competences:
diplomatic, cultural sensitive, patient, flexible; proactive, attentive to details, problem solving and organizational skills; ability to negotiate and handle complex assignments with proactive attitude; responds and acts constructively in conflictive situations, is able to deal with stress and pressure

Language: Proficiency in written and oral English & Swahili.

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae mentioning on the envelop/ email subject line, “Assistant Financial Coordinator”, to :

Fin/HR Coordinator
Médecins Sans Frontières Holland
P.O. Box 40643 – 00100, 


Email: [email protected]

Applications must be received by the deadline. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

MSF is an equal Employer
Deadline for application: 14th October 2013
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