Executive Director, Finance Assistant, Legal Interns at The Cradle

On Friday, November 14th, 2014
The CRADLE – The Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to justice for children.

The organization is seeking for qualified and experienced personnel in the following positions:

1. Executive Director

The Position Reports to the Management Board and is responsible form providing leadership for the organization towards realization of its mission and objectives.
 

Responsibilities

The suitable candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing strategic guidance and leadership to the organization.
  • Overall organizational management
  • Resource mobilization
  • Organization resource management
  • Ensure enhanced organizational public relations.
Qualifications
  • A degree in Law and Masters in any relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge of human rights.
  • Excellent resource mobilization skills.
  • 7 years relevant knowledge / experience in working with NGOs.
  • Have experience in management
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
2. Finance Assistant

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Posting of all the transactions to the accounting software.
  • Preparing organizational budgets for discussion by Senior Management
  • Preparing quarterly financial returns of the organization.
  • Preparing monthly donor expenditure monitoring accounts
  • Preparing bank reconciliation and trial balances on a monthly basis.
  • Maintaining & updating organizational fixed assets register.
  • Processing payments, recording and filling of payment vouchers.
  • Undertaking monthly stock take of all the CRADLE supplies and preparation of the monthly stock take reports.
  • Follow up on all Field Imprest advanced to staff ensuring that the advances are accounted for within the stipulated time.
Qualification and Skills Required
  • Have CPA Part II and a Bachelors Degree in Business studies
  • A minimum of at least 3 years working experience in an NGO or audit environment
  • Excellent computer skills, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Practical knowledge of accounting for donor funds
  • Excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and a team player.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software packages especially QuickBooks and Sage Pastel
3. Legal Interns (2 positions)

Access to Justice Program

Child Rights Advocacy Program
 
Responsibilities and tasks (Access to Justice)
  • Recording and filing clients statements
  • Provision of legal advice to clients
  • Drafting letters, legal opinions, pleadings and other legal documents
  • Conducting fact-finding visits with the Legal officer
  • Representation of The CRADLE in select trainings/conferences and networks in which The CRADLE is participating
  • Any other related duty that may be allocated by the Program Manager and/or Executive Director
Responsibilities and tasks (Child Rights Advocacy)
  • Participating in communal public mobilization meetings on child rights and child protection.
  • Planning and co-coordinating training workshops, conferences, public debates and public forums.
  • Coordination of Child Help Desks and Self Horizon clubs.
  • Reviewing of laws affecting children and advising the management
  • Preparing relevant reports and recording of minutes in respect of select workshops
  • Representation of The CRADLE in select trainings/conferences and networks in which The CRADLE is participating
  • Any other related duty that may be allocated by the Program Manager and/or Executive Director
Qualifications and experience required
  • Have a law degree
  • Have completed or waiting to start pupilage.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Be interested in working for and with children.
if you are interested in any of the above vacancies and you meet the qualifications kindly submit your hard copy application by post mail or hand delivery to the address below by the 21st November 2014 noting to include the names and addresses of at least two referees, copies of relevant certificates and telephone and email.

Your application MUST be in The CRADLE job application format document available Here

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
If you do not hear from us by the 7th December 2014, consider your application unsuccessful.
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