|Type of role:||Business, management and IT|
|Salary:||KES 1,660,000 Gross per annum|
|Contract type:||Fixed Term|
|Full Time:||35 hours per week|
|Application Closing Date:||27 May 2019|
|Interview date:||To be confirmed|
|Start date:||Earliest possible.|
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
Managing the project budget and grant reporting
Skills, qualifications and experience
Technical Accounting Expertise–Degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree.
Good technical accounting skills. At least 3 years’ experience of financial planning, book keeping practice and principle, knowledge of internal controls, general ledger, cash management and reconciliations, payroll processing and taxation. Experience of financial reporting, measurement and analysis.
Experience of rules and regulations for non-profit organisations. Knowledge of donor financial reporting and donor procurement procedures.
Experience of working in multiple foreign currencies and understanding of foreign exchange hedging.
Experience of field work and supporting partners and staff at the front line of operations.
Financial and Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly. Use of accounting software, SUN Accounts system preferred.
Communication and Influencing Skills–Good written and verbal communication skills - able to listen, present, discuss, report, put views forward, negotiate with confidence. Sensitivity to cultural and language differences, able to interact with people at all levels of the organisation. Able to work with others in a consultative way, ability to withstand and resolve conflict, negotiating professional solutions. Commitment to VSO’s work and values
Decision Making and planning – professional judgement and discernment. Capacity for inquiry, research, logical and analytical thinking, powers of reasoning and critical analysis. Experience of decision modelling.
Risk Management - Experience of identifying and analysing financial risks.
Planning and Organisation – Able to prioritise within restricted resources to tight deadlines. Able to anticipate and adapt to change. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Self-motivated to set initiatives and self-learn.
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
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