Finance & Support Services Manager at SightSavers Kenya

On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Sightsavers is a development organization working in over 33 countries to prevent avoidable blindness and improve the wellbeing of persons with disability.

Sightsavers Kenya Country office seeks to fill the position of Finance & Support Services Manager.

The position reports to the Country Director and is responsible for all aspects of Financial and Support Services within the Sightsavers Kenya programme. 
The incumbent will provide strategic support and participate in broader aspects of management as well as programs design and implementation.

As head of Finance and Support Services, you will interpret and contextualise the financial figures. 

You will regularly conduct financial analysis and advise the Country Director on financial and administrative issues, pro-actively raise any matters of concern, and provide solutions. 
You will also support non-finance staff on any aspects that affect the country office’s finances and services and provide direction. 
A major aspect of your work will be capacity building of partner organisations on financial management as well as monitoring and reviewing the financial performance of our partners against their budgets and targets.
You will also facilitate the development of annual budgets and monitor its implementation, as well as provide challenge and support to other organizational program’s formulation, assessment and development.

The ideal candidate who should be a Kenyan national will possess a university degree in accounting and finance as well as professional qualification in accounting (e.g. ACCA, CIMA). 
S/he should possess a minimum 8 years’ working experience ideally in an INGO environment but experience of audit and government organisations would also be advantageous. 
S/he should also have experience in managing major donor grants (setting up grant management systems, financial reporting and monitoring tools), Project Management, Human Resource Management and Administration.
S/he should have good interpersonal, communication, auditing skills, ability to work with project budgets, forecasts and reports and an in-depth knowledge of computer financial packages.
Closing date: 17th January 2014
To apply for this post visit and download an application pack. 
Please return completed application forms to [email protected]

We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. 
Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
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