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  • Posted on: 23 April, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • IESC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equitable, sustainable economic growth in developing countries. IESC believes that a robust private sector is a foundation for resilient nations and strong communities. Since 1964 IESC has helped to grow small and medium enterprises around the world and strengthened the systems and institutions that support them. By deploying a mix of technical assistance and volunteer expert support, IESC works with emerging industries, financial institutions, and governments to stabilize economic environments, increase opportunity, and promote growth.

    The Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program promotes sustainable economic growth, food security and agricultural development worldwide. Volunteer technical assistance from US farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives, and universities helps developing countries improve productivity, access new markets, build local capacity, combat climate change and conserve environmental and natural resources. The F2F Program is funded by the US Agency for International Development through the US Farm Bill to assist developing countries, middle-income countries, emerging markets, sub-Saharan African countries, and Caribbean Basin countries to increase farm production and incomes.

     

    F2F Kenya Program Coordinator

     

    IESC is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator for a F2F Program being implemented in Kenya. The Program Coordinator will provide support to effectively implement the program including working with volunteers and host organizations to coordinate volunteer assignments, and with the program team on MEL and communication related efforts. The Program Coordinator will report to the Program Country Director.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide support to Country Director to effectively implement agricultural development programs;
    • Provide support to Country Director in the identification of host organizations for international volunteer assignments;
    • Ensure host organization needs are met through regular, strategic follow-up sessions and ongoing volunteer activities;
    • Provide volunteers oversight and input to corresponding trainings and assistance delivered;
    • Coordinate all international volunteer pre-arrival and post-arrival and all local volunteer administration, including answering volunteer inquiries, updating volunteer platforms and calendars, following a volunteer intake process, sending invoices, confirming airport pick-up, coordinating transportation, sending volunteer certificates, surveys, requests for sponsorship, etc.;
    • Create orientation and country introduction for arriving volunteers;
    • Create and coordinate volunteer schedules, timetables, and meetings;
    • Help volunteers plan and implement events such as field trips and trainings;
    • Conduct site visits and provide on-site support to volunteers at our various projects;
    • Provide constant motivation to volunteers and work to continually improve their experience;
    • Support data collection and reporting and work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager to complete this work;
    • Support communication efforts for the program, including providing input to social media, media and success stories;
    • Provide other support for overall project as needed.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Fluency in English;
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
    • Strong interpersonal and team building skills;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
    • Work well under minimal supervision and be self-motivated;
    • Work well with team of local staff, foreign staff and international volunteers;
    • Ability to legally work in Kenya required;
    • Experience and knowledge of Kenyan agriculture sector required;
    • Experience and knowledge of Kenyan agricultural finance and lending desired;
    • Previous experience with volunteers preferred;
    • Previous development experience preferred;
    • University graduate preferred.

    F2F Finance and Administration Coordinator

     

    IESC is seeking an experienced F2F Finance and Administration Coordinator for a F2F Program being implemented in Kenya. The F2F Finance and Administration Coordinator will oversee all aspects of program administration and financial management in country and will report to the F2F Country Director in Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversee all aspects of program administration and logistics including human resource management, property management, transport, and other general services;
    • Oversee all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting;
    • Provide oversight and reporting including all statutory and other regulatory reports to Social Security, Revenue Authority and other applicable bodies;
    • Prepare monthly payroll and prepares each employee’s along with a separate salary slip;
    • Document financial transactions by entering transactions into QuickBooks Online on a daily basis;
    • Prepare monthly reports of field expenses in a timely manner, with full documentation, and according to IESC guidelines, and assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports;
    • Prepare monthly advance requests based on historical spending and upcoming needs for the project and office and submit these to IESC home office;
    • Maintain regular communications with IESC home office staff (program and administration, finance and operations) to provide timely and complete financial support.
    • Maintain accurate and organized records for external audit;
    • Comply with Kenyan financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions;
    • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource Kenyan requirements;
    • Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures;
    • Resolve administrative problems and inquiries;
    • Maintain office supply inventories and coordinate maintenance of office equipment;
    • Coordinate staff travel plans and make arrangement accordingly; and
    • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in management or accounting or other relevant discipline required;
    • Two to five years of relevant experience in project financial management and administration of similar financial volume;
    • Certified Chartered Accountant’s qualification will be an advantage;
    • Experience in USAID project financial management and administration desired;
    • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations desired;
    • Demonstrated ability to work with local and international staff;
    • Ability to legally work in Kenya required;
    • Fluency in English required;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
    • Experience with QuickBooks preferred;
    • Previous experience with volunteers preferred.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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