Nairobi, Kenya



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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is searching for a Finance and Administration Manager to be responsible for the supervision and coordination of the administrative, financial, governance, IT and HR services to the programme operations and the GAIN Kenya office based in Nairobi.  

GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

The Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible to provide financial management and administration support to all aspects of GAIN Kenya office functions while ensuring compliance with the global GAIN policies, systems, procedures and external requirements, such as local laws, donors and partners. Some specific responsibilities include;

  • Supervise the finance section and ensure financial transactions are recorded in line with GAIN norms and standards in a timely fashion. Maintain financial records including ledger, journal, petty cash and cash books and bank details. Manage receivables and payables in line with GAIN guidelines.  Prepare cash flow and fund flow statements for review.
  • Ensure staff understand and comply with GAIN’s administration policies and procedures as procurement, security, travel and expense reporting. 
  • Support the compliance processes with the requirements for NGO operations with the government of Kenya. Coordinate with other ministries on approvals, statutory and legal compliances in adherence to country law.
  • Monitors fieldwork and partners to verify financial expenditure and reports and provide technical support to partners and program team on effective use of resources.

Candidates for this position must have demonstrable professional experience in a financial managerial position, including experience managing donor grants and external consultancies. Additionally, they will be able to evidence strong organisational and leadership skills to coach and provide guidance to staff. Candidates for this role should possess excellent decision making, problem-solving and strong communication skills to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description and to apply, follow the “Apply Now” link.

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Closing Date8 Nov 2019