Job Opportunities

PURPOSE

The Finance Assistant is responsible for all areas related to accounting operations and functions. This position will be responsible for adherence to accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of finance activities including grant reporting, general ledger preparation, budgeting and forecast activities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Though itemized below its worth mentioning that work in IBP Kenya as guided by our country strategy and relevant workplans are collaborative, all rounded and multifaceted. Thus, staff members lead and follow-on different tasks and responsibilities, but the entire team adds value to the specific work. The goal is to have everyone’s back covered for the collective and individual success.

Accounts and Finance Management:

Performs all accounting operations and functions for IBPK in accordance with the accounting regulatory framework.

  • Petty cash custodian and overall management of the petty cash utilization through preparation of monthly petty cash logs and vouchers in compliance with the IBP Kenya Petty Cash Policy.
  • Performs all purchasing functions in accordance with policies and procedures and ensuring the procurements are in line with the budget and cash flow forecasts including establishing contact with vendors, requesting for quotations/proposals, issuing LPO, preparing bid analysis and confirming receipt of goods/work deliverables for various services as may be required by IBPK’s program activities.
  • Lead the audit process for both institutional and project audits and assessments.
  • Support the Management Team in preparation of organization core and project support budgets and to monitor the cash inflows and outflows.
  • Support the Operations Officer to develop, update, and implement all relevant financial and organizational policies and internal control systems and regularly review them to ensure relevance, effectiveness and compliance with the local laws, good practices, and international standards.
  • Support during events and activities to reimburse participants as appropriate, in compliance with the relevant IBP Kenya and donor policies and procedures and ensuring that all vendors correctly invoice and are paid for services provided.
  • Support in the overall grant and sub-grantee monitoring and coordinating all phases of grants from expression of interest to award through close-out, including budget preparation and review, reviewing donor agreements, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Engage in programmatic work as interested and as requested to provide support.
  • Participate in IBPK and IBP Inc all-staff meetings and retreats as required.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Management Team, in accordance with IBP administrative and financial protocols, policies and procedures.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years nonprofit accounting or bookkeeping experience
  • Hands on knowledge and experience in Accounting Software preferably QuickBooks
  • Hands on knowledge and experience in working on donor funded projects will be an added advantage.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of accounting regulatory framework at the national, local, and international level
  • Knowledge of taxation compliance matters in Kenya.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment.
  • Demonstrates a very high level of organization; a strong ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Detail oriented and flexible including ability to work remotely.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili and English; able to communicate effectively with citizens, partners, consultants, and vendors, as appropriate.

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • A working knowledge and aptitude to engage the programmatic work on public finance and service delivery improvements in Kenya.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting/commerce or other business field from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum Certified Public Accountant (K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (K)
  • Membership in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office package required.

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05 Jul, 2021

Kenya Digital Channels and Product Specialist – Deadline: 20/09/2021

ABOUT THE ROLE

Kenya Digital Channels and Product Specialist: you will oversee and developing operations of clients products and self-service channels. The client product includes Farmer insurance provided to 600,000+ customers each as an optional product since 2018 and Solar home system to 50,000+ customers. While client self service platforms are USSD, 2 way SMS, Chabot, and Online platform, with over 3 million+ sessions each month with a budget of 500,000USD . Your role will be to improve processes; coordinate with Business Operations departments and other One Acre Fund-Kenya teams and managing staff within the Product and Channel unit with an aim of achieving the top of the notch customer experiences. You will report directly to the Business operations Product and Channel Lead

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will manage the portfolio of Digital Channels and Products at One Acre Fund
  • You will directly manage the operational aspect of your work stream with 2 staff, Client Products Coordinator and Digital Channels Coordinator

Operationally you will be expected:

  • To set up each of the Digital Channels (USSD, 2 Way SMS, Chatbots) to offer the best experience to our clients.
  • To monitor the performance of the channels against industry best standards and internal KPI’s and SLA’s
  • To ensure you have first hand information on client experience through field visits
  • To work to improve our customers’ experience
  • To prepare reports and analysis for management and suggest recommendations.
  • You will help build strategic aspects of your work stream
  • Strategically you will work with your manager to
  • Identify high impact technology, process or creative interventions
  • Evaluate the impact against the cost
  • Develop business cases for new workaround and investments for better performance and higher adoption

CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

QUALIFICATIONS

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience in Clients self-service channels i.e USSD, 2 way SMS, and Chatbot is required
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and financial modelling
  • Language: English & Kiswahili are required for this role

PREFERRED START DATE

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

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