• Finance & Administration Officer at ACTED

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2017 Deadline: 6 July, 2017
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  • ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

    Finance & Administration Officer


    Position Profile

    This position will require the individual to perform transparent and efficient logistic, financial, administration and security management for ACTED programmes in Mandera and Elwak.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Finance/ Administration

    · Supervise and report on the financial flow (cash forecast) required in the office.

    · Ensure proper documentation for all payments.

    · Responsible for the handling of the petty cash, daily cash book and ensure efficient reporting of the balances to the Nairobi office.

    · Follow-up the implementation of ACTED HR procedures at the base level and ensure that memo are well communicated to all employees of the bases.

    · Ensure that all contracts are signed by new employee and all documentation is sent to the Nairobi offices.

    · Ensure valid contracts of staff at the base level are kept up to date

    · Maintain a control and check system of the attendance all staff at the base level and ensure updated Leave Follow Up and the attendance sheets are sent to the Nairobi office.

    · Ensure to send the entire leave request forms for the staff at base level to Nairobi HR.

    · Organize staff induction, management of appraisals with the line managers at the base level.

    · Control and supervise the filing of staff personal folders.

    2. Logistics

    · Responsible of the fleet management at the base level.

    · Responsible of the base improvement (comfort, security,…) through rehabilitation work, furniture and equipment set up.

    · Ensure that the computer and all communication equipment are functional and properly used.

    · Responsible to make sure that contracts of services or procurement are relevant according to ACTED and donors procedures.

    · Responsible for the assets and stock materials in the base, including monthly asset and stock inventory.

    · Check field invoices to ensure ACTED procedures are followed (GFP, signatures…)

    3. Security

    · Monitoring, reporting, advising on security context; attend security meeting and use both formal and informal means of communication to understand and anticipate potentially dangerous scenarios;

    · In close collaboration with the Area Coordinator, the security manager and the Country Logistics Manager, support both at program and operational level the future establishment of a full team and an ACTED office in Mandera that meets ACTED’s SOPs

    · Prepare daily updates and monthly reports on the security situation and any other reports requested by Security Manager;

    · Work with the Project Officer on team’s weekly movement plans

    · Will be the focal point for the security who provides the office security personnel

    4. Reporting

    · Submit logistic, administrative and financial inputs to the Project Manager/Officer for the weekly meeting.

    · Send all logistics monthly TITANIC (park statement, asset list, inventories, fleet management, …)

    · Send the cash flow needs cashbook & cashbox and reconciliation on a monthly basis to Nairobi.

    Qualifications/Skills Required

    · Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource or a related field.

    · A minimum of three years relevant experience, preferably in a similar position in an NGO.

    · Deep and clear understanding of humanitarian principles and activities.

    · Sound understanding/experience in financial processing and management

    · Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.

    · Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective work relations at all levels.

    · Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, pro-active and a good team-player.

    · High level of integrity and honesty.

    · Fluency in Somali language is an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Qualified persons with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to kenya.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 6th July 2017. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

    ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments. If you receive any email/calls in relation to ACTED’s recruitment and you are unsure about its validity or origin, please contact us on nairobi.@acted.org

    ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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