Finance Officer

at American Friends Service Committee
Published November 2, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Accounting  
Job Type Contractor  

Description

AFSC works on behalf of American Quakers to build peace with justice in Africa and around the world. AFSC has been active on the African continent for over 50 years. The AFSC started to work in Somalia in 2008. AFSC focuses on conflict prevention and peacebuilding, social justice, human displacement, Migration, and humanitarian assistance. Its geographic priorities are chosen according to the impact and potential for conflict.

Summary of Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Regional Finance and Administration Officer, the Finance Officer Somalia Program is responsible for the DADOKI finance activities. The purpose of this position is to support Somalia Program DADOKI grant work by developing and upholding quality standards for financial control and supervision, build capacity of staff and partners in the country on financial implementation, accounting and monitoring and evaluation.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Support the development of financial systems at regional/country office and partner level and ensure capacity development of staff in program and operations in the area of financial monitoring and adherence to AFSC policies and procedures.
Provide financial oversight of the DADOKI Project by supervising, monitoring and analyzing financial reports against approved budgets, and ensuring timely submission of financial reports (Income & Expenditure report variance reports) for program decision making.
Preparation of quarterly and bi-annual donor cashflow projections.
Responsible for the BftW DADOKI grant. Ensure the funds flow in and give regular reports on utilization of funds, available savings, undisbursed funds due to unsatisfactory financial reporting, unused funds, etc.
Develop strong partnerships with DADOKI lead partner (LWF) on all finance matters.
Prepare DEP financial reports.
Verification of partners’ financial reports, accountability of partner advances and timely transfer of funds.
Review payment requests and grants related outlines to ensure that all agreed outputs and account lines have been used in accordance with the partner MOUs.
Thorough review of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC transactions before approval and posting for the Africa Regional Office.
Review audit reports and follow-up with partners on the implementation of the recommendations as per the management letter.
Work hand in hand with the program officers to prepare proposals and budget to donors by providing financial guidance.

Education

A Bachelors’ degree in Finance or any other business-related field

Experience

At least three years of relevant experience

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