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Chemonics seeks a finance assistant for the Research and Innovation Systems in Africa (RISA) Fund programme is a multi-country project funded by the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) focusing on strengthening research and innovation systems in target countries, combining the fund manager requirements of two current funds under the RISA umbrella: Strengthening Research Institutions in Africa (SRIA) and African Technology and Innovation Partnerships (ATIP). RISA seeks to strengthen research and innovation systems by developing a portfolio of well-designed, evidence-based sub-projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The RISA programme has three objectives:
RISA will focus on identifying research and/or innovation system strengthening priorities in each of the focus African countries; procuring appropriate suppliers to deliver research and innovation system strengthening projects; and managing the overall research and innovation systems strengthening fund portfolio. The project is a funds management programme that will issue grants and funding awards to local institutions and partners in Africa. The Finance Assistant is a long-term position under the RISA programme. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The finance assistant will report to the RISA Finance Manager or their designee for the duration of this assignment. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Principal Duties And Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
The Finance Assistant will provide support to RISA’s project accounting and financial management. Under the guidance of RISA’s Finance Manager, this person will be responsible for the following duties:
Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Finance Assistant” in the subject line to [email protected] by November 30, 2021 . No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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