Senior Accountant, Planning, M&E Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries

On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Republic of Kenya
Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme

Recruitment of Programme Coordination Unit Staff

Background: The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, State Department of Agriculture, is rolling out the Kenya Cereals Enhancement Programme
(KCEP) whose objective is to contribute to National Food Security.

The programme is funded by European Union through IFAD. 
The Ministry wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to the following position:

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (PME) – Nairobi 

Ref. PME09

The Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work under the supervision of the Knowledge Management, Communication and Visibility Officer (KVC).
Duties and Responsibilities include:-
(a) Developing and running a Monitoring & Evaluation and associated Management Information Systems for managing data and information for overall monitoring, and for the collection and analysis of data on programme achievements and impact, based on a set of gender disaggregated indicators in line with the programme logical framework and stakeholders’ information needs;
(b) Conducting baseline surveys at the beginning of the programme;
(c) Coordinating the preparation and monitoring the implementation of the AWPB;
(d) Ensuring that all participating institutions keep records on their activities and feed this information into the Programme Learning System;
(e) Developing a simple reporting system for the monitoring of programme activities and preparing regular reports on implementation progress, performance and impact of operations;
(f) Organizing training on M&E for PCU members, implementing partners and counties, and providing technical advice to implementing agencies for preparation of AWPBs in compliance with reporting requirements.
For appointment to this position, applicants must have:-
(a) Bachelor’s degree in either Economics, Agricultural Economics or any other relevant/equivalent field from a recognized institution. A post graduate certificate in MIS or M&E will be an added advantage;
(b) Five (5) years’ working experience, three (3) of which must have been in M&E in a GOK or donor-assisted project;
(c) Ability to use advanced computer packages for quantitative and qualitative analysis and data base storage;
(d) Good knowledge and experience on the project cycle related activities and developments in the sector;
(e) Strong computer application and communications skills (oral, written, presentation); and
(f) Fluent in English and Kiswahili.

The Ministry wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to the following position:

Senior Accountant (SAC) – Nairobi 

Ref. SAC07

The Senior Accountant (SAC) will report to the Finance and Administrative Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities include:-
(a) Preparing of accounts;
(b) Preparing and submitting periodical financial reports;
(c) Verifying invoices for payment, and ensuring service providers requests for funds are met and adhering to payment procedures;
(d) Timely posting of all project accounting vouchers on the accounting software;
(e) Exercising proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents;
(f) Preparing of withdrawal applications;
(g) Replenishing of operational account with programme bank account.
(h) Facilitating financial audits and implementation support missions;
(i) Forwarding account printouts to the heads of components for analysis and comments;
(j) Advising management on accounting and administration matters; and
(k) Supervising the Accountant in the sub unit.
For appointment to this position, applicants must have:-
(a) Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting option) or (CPA-K) or any other relevant/equivalent field from a recognized institution;
(b) Five (5) years experience in a project financial management unit and exposure with accounting
procedures in the public sector or with internationally financed projects;
(c) Previous experience with IFAD and/or EU procedures and financial regulations will be an added advantage;
(d) Good knowledge of computer applications in accounting such as TOMPRO, PASTEL, SUN;
(e) Ability to work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines; and
(f) Fluent (reading, writing and speaking) in English and in Kiswahili.
Application Process
i. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
ii. Each application should have a CV and covering letter indicating the Reference Number for the position.
for positions in the Nakuru or Siakago Town sub-units should clearly
indicate the preference (N or S) as in the reference numbers.
Photocopies of relevant credentials should be enclosed.
iii. Each application in a sealed envelope should be submitted to:
Principal Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
State Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 30028-00100
Not later than 10.00 a.m. on 11th April 2014.
iv. Only shortlisted candidates shall be invited for the interview
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