Job Opportunities

FIDA-Kenya welcomes applications from qualified candidates for the Finance Manager position under the Institutional Strengthening Team based in Nairobi.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will oversee all financial management and accounting functions, including designing and implementing financial management systems, preparing budgets, and tracking expenditures, preparing financial reports, and managing the audit process.

Further, the FM will work with the Program Teams to maintain good financial control processes to ensure a high level of resource stewardship and strict compliance with donor policies, rules, and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper financial and procurement procedures and systems are implemented and maintained.
  • Coordination, preparation, and review of annual organizational budgets.
  • Ensure compliance with internal, statutory, and donor regulations with respect to financial management and reporting.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly, and financial reporting as per organization and donor requirements ensuring adherence to strict deadlines.
  • Preparation and presentation of management accounts.
  • Monitoring and approval of payments in accordance with approved budgets.
  • Timely preparation and submission of financial reports to development partners in line with agreements.
  • Management of annual audit process in accordance with IAS.
  • Provide financial advice and technical support to programs.
  • Provision of timely and sound advice to the management and Board on financial matters for decision making.
  • Provision of leadership, supervision, and mentoring to the finance team.
  • Development of budgets to support proposals submitted for funding.
  • The above list of job duties is not exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post.

Person Specification: Qualifications and Attributes

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications and attributes: –

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (finance, accounting, or economics). A masters’ degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Must have CPA- K or ACCA certification and be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in the NGO setting; 3+ years being in a senior-level management experience.
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in MS Office, ERP system, and financial management systems, specifically QuickBooks.
  • Experience budgeting and reporting for donor-funded projects and knowledge in proposal writing.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and coordination skills, strong customer service focus, and ability to work well with people from varied backgrounds and cultures at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, to multi-task, and work under pressure.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to have a valid Certificate of Good Conduct.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send an application letter and detailed CV to The Executive DirectorFIDA-Kenya, Email: by Friday, 6th August 2021The application MUST include contacts of three referees, one of whom must be a former supervisor, expected salary, daytime contact, job title, and job reference number. Candidates should NOT attach academic and professional certificates at the application stage.

Only email applications will be considered, and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis (age, gender, sex, race, ethnic origin, social origin, disability, religion, and marital status) and does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


05 Jul, 2021

Manager, Trade Finance Middle Office – Deadline: 12/07/2021

Overall Job Purpose

The Manager, Trade Finance Middle Office will be responsible for: –

  • Support the day-to-day operational activities of Trade Finance unit and ensure trade finance transactions are processed promptly and accurately and within policy guidelines.
  • Trade finance portfolio management – both funded and non-funded facilities.
  • Management of agents to ensure adherence to the terms and conditions and actively monitoring the underlying contracts

Principle Accountabilities

  • Support the day-to-day operational activities of trade finance and ensure transactions are processed promptly and accurately and within policy guidelines.
  • Portfolio management and daily reconciliation of trade finance transactions i.e. guarantees, letters of credit, documentary collections and trade loans.
  • Processing of incoming and outgoing enquiries, instructions, physical documents with clients to fulfil the Service Level Agreement (SLA) standards agreed with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Attend to customers’ queries and advise on trade finance – related matters.
  • Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders i.e. Relationship Teams, Trade Operations, other Operational units and Clients.
  • Focus on transaction execution, facilitating enquiries and servicing clients’ requests, product development and maintenance, as well as reporting.
  • Act as control point to ensure all bank and regulatory requirements are fulfilled and post-transaction monitoring.
  • Ensure adherence to AML/KYC.
  • Provide support to other banking operational functions which include Treasury, Finance, Channels, Customer Service in relation.
  • Daily cash flow management, cash utilization, financing limits, margin calls, cash flow forecast.
  • Regular reports to management on cash positions, limit utilization, efficiency and analysis of costs of utilized lines.
  • Regular challenging of existing credit facilities, verification of commissions and bank charges, improvement of bank charges and costs.
  • Monitoring Performance of the underlying contracts for contract related transactions.
  • Management of agents to ensure adherence to the terms and conditions and actively monitoring the underlying contracts.
  • Coordinating with HFIA in regards to insurance matters such as placing covers and/or claim handling.
  • Ensure smooth deal implementation and while maintaining high levels of service quality.
  • Identify opportunities for cross selling and referrals to other HFC business lines through developing a good understanding of client needs.
  • Ensure customer service issues are addressed to maintain a high level of post sales service

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • University degree in a business related field.
  • Master’s degree in a business related field will be an added advantage.
  • Professional Qualifications in Trade Finance.
  • At least 5 years banking experience in Trade Finance Operations and Middle Office.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency in Trade Finance Operations/Project Management.
  • Strong appreciation of banking operations, corporate, treasury, retail and transaction banking.
  • Analytical mind and the ability to solve problems.
  • Flexibility and good time management skills.
  • Team Work and Interpersonal skills.
  • Integrity and Professionalism.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Ability to work independently under strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated good planning and organization skills.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.

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