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Reports to: The Finance Manager, ADS Kenya Overview of the position:

The Accountant will support the ADS Kenya to maintain accurate books of account and that the project staffs are facilitated to get timely disbursements. Further, the person will provide financial management support in the areas of procurement, payables, general accounting as needed.

Key Responsibilities: Accounting

  • Work closely with ADS Kenya’s Finance Manager to maintain an accounting and control system, and books of account and other records that adequately and fairly present the financial condition of the companies in accordance with IFRS
  • Produce routine monthly financial reports for management and external stakeholders
  • Support the audit process including liaising with auditors and stakeholders to clear audit queries until the accounts gets sign

Financial Management

  • Support monitoring of financial transactions for ADS Kenya
  • Support Finance Manager to ensure prompt payment of invoices; and
  • Provide quality check for financial transactions to ensure proper coding and

Payables Support

  • Review and post all invoices generated from purchase order in a timely manner ensuring all the appropriate supporting documents are attached in the
  • Input and submit any direct invoices with adequate documentations and follow up with staff on any delayed
  • Manage Travel Advances: Review and Process advance requests/ reimbursement and disburse cash by ensuring all the supporting documents are attached as per the ADS Travel Policy.
  • Administer petty cash float, initiate top ups and process cash Maintain optimal cash balances and ensure established cash limits are observed.
  • Perform petty cash reconciliation for monthly
  • Write and dispatch manual checks and post the check payments to cash
  • Organize deposits to appropriate ADS Kenya bank accounts for all cash and checks received and post them to the
  • Provide excellent customer service to vendors and staff by providing prompt and accurate responses to questions/requests from any ADS Kenya’s staff or
  • Liaise with Finance Manager and Administration team on VAT Exemptions and update vendors on the
  • Support Finance Manager to maintain manual and Electronic documents
  • Assist the Finance Manager to perform supplier statement reconciliation and attend to vendor queries.
  • Assist Finance Manager with monthly close process by ensuring all the invoices and other treasury monthly tasks completed as per set deadlines

Program Reporting

  • In liaison with Finance Manager prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports including analysis on actual expenditures versus budgets in-line with the established reporting guidelines
  • In liaison with Finance Manager, prepare monthly financial statements for ADS Kenya’s programmes including revenues vs. expenditures and net cash positions

Donor Financial Reporting

  • Support the Finance Manager to ensure proper set-up of new grants;
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager to develop accurate and timely financial reports for donors and

Contracting and Contract Administration

  • In liaison with Finance Manager monitor all invoices and payments to ADS Kenya’s contractors to ensure compliance to contracts and reconciliation of payments vs

Procurement Support

  • Assist with processing of staff purchase requests in the accounting system
  • Assist with maintaining all vendor records, terms, contact information, etc., in ADS Kenya’s accounting
  • Periodically analyze vendor purchase activity and
  • Support high degree of internal customer
  • Assist with the annual pre-qualified systems for

Other Duties

  • Any other lawful and just duties assigned by the Finance Manager

Qualifications:

  • Minimum education Certified Public Accountant (CPA), bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or Business Administration in Finance will be an added advantage;
  • At-least 3 years work experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, grant financial management, cash management, or related duties;
  • Knowledge of, and prior experience with, financial management software; working experience with SAP Business will be an added
  • Basic understanding of fund account management preferred;
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel required;
  • Prior experience within a finance department of a non-governmental organization, non-profit, or other grant-based institution;
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and cultural sensitivity;
  • The entrepreneurial drive and passion to maximize the potential ADS Kenya;
  • Willingness to travel, sometimes to remote locations within the Country; and
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, exercise good judgment, and quickly identify and resolve problems with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professional;
  • Ability to provide good customer service with patience and a sense of urgency;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff, partners and stakeholders

How to Apply

Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates. Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor. A copy of National Identity Card, details of Remuneration History and Current contact MUST be provided.

Applications should be sent on or before 5.00 p.m. 15th January 2020 to:

The Executive Director

Anglican Development Services (ADS) Kenya P.O. Box 40502 – 00100

Nairobi, KENYA

Email: adskenya@africaonline.co.ke

ADS Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE MOBILIZATION OFFICER

ADS Kenya is the social transformation department of the Anglican Church in Kenya that works with the marginalized and poor communities to tackle poverty and inequality. ADS use community development and advocacy as effective approaches to achieve its mission of enabling communities to discover and use their god given potential in addressing their needs. ADS Kenya has partnered with Welthungerhilfe (WHH) to implement a livelihoods improvement project (Green Colleges Project) targeting the youth and women in Kajiado, Makueni and Kakamega Counties.

Overview of the position:

The Community Enterprise Mobilization Officer will work closely with WHH and other key stakeholders to develop suitable training curriculums for empowering the targeted groups with the requisite skills in Agri-business, Financial Management, Group dynamics, and Marketing among other areas deemed necessary by the Green Colleges project. It would be important to mainstream gender and HIV/AIDS which are important elements for this project in the targeted areas.

The incumbent will report to ADS Kenya Senior Programs Officer.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Project Implementation: Overall coordination of Capacity Building in Green College project in ADS Kenya. This includes to:-
  • Provide advice and coordination of vocational training, innovation and creativity in Agri- business and coaching/teaching life skills as defined by the project’s
  • Strategic Leadership: provide leadership to the project in terms of training content and best practices in green enterprises; provide technical backstopping to field officers in the three targeted Counties;
  • Business Development: identify opportunities to mobilize financial resources for the green enterprises in the targeted Counties, develop proposals and secure funding for agri-business. This includes both traditional grant funding, as well as emerging opportunities in private sector, climate finance and impact investment financing;
  • Programme Management: manage a proportion of the green project in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator in delivery of effective development results, planning and monitoring, financial management, and donor reporting of the projects;
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: ensure uniform understanding and practices in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of Green College project in line with ADS Kenya’s internal frameworks and partner requirements; Facilitate learning, documentation and evidence- based knowledge development and sharing in collaboration with ADS Regions and partners;
  • Representation & Promotion: develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (donors, government Officials, civil society/NGOs and private sector) to improve ADS Kenya’s market position and actively participate in networks;
  • Evidence Based Advocacy: Utilizing evidence from ADS and WHH project case studies to influence improved enabling policy environment for an inclusive market driven agriculture sector, at county and national
  • Contribute to ADS Kenya’s management as a member of the Country Management

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agroforestry, Business Administration, International Trade or other relevant field with at least three (3) years’ progressive experience in project/program management with major focus in rural entrepreneurship, social enterprise and micro enterprise
  • Strong technological orientation with ability to work with ICT solutions supporting business enterprise, micro credit and financial inclusion
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, relationship and people management skills, networking, with ability to work in multi-cultural
  • Strong performance drive and initiative, dynamic thinking, and result
  • A conceptual thinker with strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making
  • Experience in supporting learning and knowledge management within programs/projects.

Age Limit: 26 – 45 years

How to Apply

Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates. Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor. A copy of National Identity Card, details of current contact and proposed salary MUST be provided.

Applications should be sent on or before 5.00 p.m. 15th January 2020 to:

The Executive Director

Anglican Development Services (ADS) Kenya P.O. Box 40502 – 00100

Nairobi, KENYA

Email: adskenya@africaonline.co.ke

ADS Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BUSINESS PROMOTION OFFICER

ADS Kenya is the social transformation department of the Anglican Church in Kenya that works with the marginalized and poor communities to tackle poverty and inequality. ADS use community development and advocacy as effective approaches to achieve its mission of enabling communities to discover and use their god given potential in addressing their needs. ADS Kenya has partnered with Welthungerhilfe (WHH) to implement a livelihoods improvement project (Green Colleges Project) targeting the youth and women in Kajiado, Makueni and Kakamega Counties.

Overview of the position:

The position holder will support the Green Colleges project in training on Agri-Business Modules, mobilizing Farmer groups to form Cooperatives for collective marketing of their produce, and linkage with Financial institutions for capital. This is critical to ensure that the project beneficiaries can access women and youth fund.

The incumbent will report to ADS Kenya Senior Programs Officer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Business Promotion Officer will play a key role in engagement with current and potential corporate members/supporters of the Green College project providing support and analysis in the area of business
  • Collaborate with the Project Coordinator to ensure ADS achieves the desired goals and objectives as designed and responsible for its efficient and effective roll-out.
  • Support and give input in development, implementation and periodic review of strategic plans and business plans the
  • Ensure effective coordination and management of the program; implementation and periodic review of management plans, operations plans, and work
  • Facilitate development and utilization of the budgets for the program and effectively manage the financial and material resources
  • Identify and promote sustainable value chains that promote the objectives of the program and ensure effective stakeholder
  • Identify risks and issues related to business development services in a timely manner and suggest appropriate and profitable adjustments,
  • Facilitate economic and market assessments, studies, surveys and researches, and market intelligence for the relevant sectors and support target beneficiaries in establishing and adopting appropriate business models and
  • Structure and facilitate implementation of capacity development activities to staff and target beneficiaries.
  • Ensure submission of program and financial reports which are accurate and within established timelines.
  • Support fundraising and resource mobilization
  • Develop, maintain and manage productive relationships with stakeholders, maintain good public relations and promote visibility of the organization, and represent the institution in relevant
  • Facilitate and coordinate monitoring and evaluation for the program activities; results-based indicator assessments, data collection, data analysis, and evaluations.
  • Provide technical support to Field Officers in the

Qualifications

  • The candidate should be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration/Management, Economics, Project Management or any related discipline with at least three (3) years’ progressive experience in project/program management with major focus in rural entrepreneurship, social enterprise and micro enterprise
  • Strong technological orientation with ability to work with ICT solutions supporting business enterprise, micro credit and financial inclusion
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, relationship and people management skills, networking, with ability to work in multi-cultural
  • Strong performance drive and initiative, dynamic thinking, and result
  • A conceptual thinker with strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making
  • Experience in supporting learning and knowledge management within programs/projects.

Age Limit: 26 – 45 years

How to Apply

Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates. Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor.

A copy of National Identity Card, details of current contact and proposed salary MUST be provided.

Applications should be sent on or before 5.00 p.m. 15th January 2020 to:

The Executive Director

Anglican Development Services (ADS) Kenya P.O. Box 40502 – 00100

Nairobi, KENYA

Email: adskenya@africaonline.co.ke

ADS Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.