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  • Posted: Jul 5, 2024
    Deadline: Jul 12, 2024
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    DanChurchAid's aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regar...
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    Finance & Administration Assistant – Turkana Region

    • DanChurchAid (DCA) seeks highly talented and dynamic individuals for the position of Finance and Administration Assistant. The position holder will be based in Kakuma, Turkana Region, will report to the Area Finance Officer based in Lodwar, and will be expected to travel to Lodwar for collaboration with the Area Finance Officer. The Finance & Administration Assistant will provide financial and administration services support to the Turkana region.

    The main responsibilities of the Finance& Administration Assistant are:

    • Maintain and update cashbook on daily basis and have up-to-date petty cash balance
    • Check all payment requests before payment is made and ensure proper coding and budget availability
    • Timely booking of all monthly payments into Maconomy
    • Ensure that the DCA financial manual procedures and guidelines are followed at the field office
    • Assist in managing and reconciling bank/cash and other balance sheet accounts as well as booking transactions in Maconomy.
    • Prepare and send monthly cash forecast to Nairobi office
    • Maintain inventory of office supplies and manage re-ordering processes
    • Work closely with ProLog unit to ensure the adherence to ProLog procedures and compliance when it comes to procurement of project supplies.
    • Support the Area Manager in maintaining internal controls and compliance in Finance and Administration
    • Support programme staff on interpretation of project budgetsand monthly programme financial reports
    • Facilitate logistical arrangements for DCA staff, consultants field visits & donor visits together with implementing partners
    • Support the project teams in BVA Analysis and budget tracking from time to time and developing corrective measures on spent
    • Support the project team with Activity costing during project design and planning.
    • Support Human Resources unit to keep track of all incentive staff Leave as well as filing of the leaves at Turkana Region level.

    Professional Qualifications:

    • Relevant Degree in Finance/Accounting or related field from a recognized university and/or (minimum) accounting qualification – CPA II
    • Minimum of two years’ experience in accounting/finance, preferably with INGO experience.
    • Adequate working experience with any ERP system (QuickBooks/SAGE/Other).
    • Excellent computer skills (MS Office; specifically, MS Excel, Word and Outlook. Familiarity with using TEAMs,Zoom or other software for remote engagement an advantage)
    • Knowledge of and interest in the humanitarian and development context in Kenya.
    • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven and results orientated in a challenging working environment.
    • Excellence in English, oral and written.

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    Innovation Journey Learning Initiative Consultancy

    The consultancy is aimed at reviewing and interrogating:

    • The process undertaken at CO level – by DCA and partners; how innovation projects are have been identified, designed and framed. Are there examples where a scaling eye from the outset could better have been applied? What barriers to generating proof of concept have been experienced?
    • Strengths and challenges: looking at past innovation initiatives undertaken, examine the partnerships; technical support/expertise; approach; communication pathways; funding levels; implementation methodologies. What do these tell us about considerations for future innovation initiatives and partnerships?
    • Complexity and viability: Looking at levels of ambition versus reality, what can we learn about the pathway needed to fully assess innovation potential – whilst also embracing the level of risk needed to spearhead innovation?
    • Innovation management capacity: What does it take at CO level, SLT level, technical level and project level to spearhead a successful innovation initiative? How well are DCA’s internal systems and processes suited to support successful innovation initiatives; with a specific focus on procurement, finance and partnerships systems. How could DCA’s systems be adapted to better support innovation ambitions, both at CO and at global levels? To what extent are the principles from the ISO standard for innovation management known and utilized by DCA and partner staff in Kenya, and how could these better be applied?
    • Geographical area of the assignment is Nairobi main Country office and, Nakuru & Turkana field offices.
    • Interested firms should provide the following information to the Contracting Authority using the contact details below:

    Provide the following information (mandatory documents)

    • Brief company profile with the company’s brief background, name, contact details and physical address.
    • Company’s statutory documents (Certificate of registration or incorporation, CR12 and KRA Pin )
    • A brief word document summary of the skills and experience of the proposed lead consultant and the consultant(s) showing briefly the relevant previous assignments and education level. Maximum, 3 pages.
    • At least two recommendation/reference letters.

    Below is the required education level and years of experience;

    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following, in the Kenyan context: innovation scaling, innovation management, or planning of innovation activities/projects supporting scale, solution or service design.
    • Experience in innovation management in the international social development and/or humanitarian fields.
    • Experience in measuring impact through design or implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning frameworks or other impact measurement models.
    • Experience in designing and implementing innovative concepts for improved impact and service offering.
    • Knowledge of innovation scaling in theory and in practice and knowledge of the most recent best practices. Familiarity with and application of the ISO standard for innovation management preferred.
    • Proven track record of successfully managing innovations through prototyping, piloting and towards successful scaling is a plus.

    Closing date: 11 Jul 2024

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