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  • Posted: Mar 26, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 9, 2024
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    Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, icipe was established in 1970, to address this very paradox of insects and accompanying challenges. The Centre’s mission is to use insect science for sustainable development, to ensure food security and improve the overall health of communities in Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, lo...
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    Business Support Officer I (Project Accountants)- 4 Positions

    Overall Purpose of the Job

    The position holder will be responsible for management staff working advances for a portfolio of restricted projects and provide financial management and accounting support to project portfolio teams.

    Specific Duties

    •  Provide financial management and accounting support to project portfolio teams.
    •  Review of staff surrenders and claims for validity, completeness, and accuracy in line with icipe’s financial policies and donor regulations.
    •  Preparation of long outstanding staff working advance balances for management’s action.
    •  Facilitations during projects’ periodic audits.
    •  Collate/document user experience feedback for process improvement.
    •  Collate/document new/emerging donor requirements for process improvement.
    •  Recommend other generally accepted good practices for process improvement.
    •  Other related tasks as assigned.


    •  Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, or a related subject.
    •  Professional qualification or satisfactory progress towards attainment of professional qualification in accountancy (CPA II or equivalent)
    •  Relevant exposure to auditing or financial management will be desirable (at least 2 years of practical work experience).

    Other Desirable Attributes

    •  Ability to study and familiarize with the Centre’s documents (Financial Rules & Regulations, Procurement Manual, Whistleblower policy, Anti-fraud, and ant-corruption policy…etc.) and donor-specific requirements.
    •  Ability to study and familiarize with the Centre’s systems.
    •  Ability to interpret, resolve, and adapt decisions within established guidelines and directions in the execution of tasks.
    •  Capacity to function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
    •  Ability to search for common ground in problem-solving.
    •  Support in the development of solutions in a consultative manner for process improvement.
    •  Train and create users’ awareness in the management of staff working advances and related processes.
    •  Provide support to the research themes and units to ensure effective staff working advance management processes in line with the icipe’s financial policies and donor regulations.
    •  Provide support in the resource mobilization activities as assigned from time to time.
    •  Provide support in partner management processes as assigned from time to time.


    • This position reports to the Senior Projects Accountant.

    Method of Application

    Applications will be accepted up to 9 th April 2024.Interestedapplicants should submit:(a) a confidential cover letter; (b) a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including e-mail addresses; and (c) a statementillustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills.

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