Job Opportunities

1.      Grant Accountant

JOB PURPOSE: 

This role is responsible for ensuring financial resources are disbursed, accounted and reported efficiently. To manage and co-ordinate the work of assigned staff, ensure preparation of internal management reports, grant donor reports and other financial accounting information.

Description:

REPORTS TO: 

  • Senior Accountant.

DIRECT REPORTS:

  • Assistant Accountant.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: 

  • Managing grant expenditure.
  • Approval of requests of the financial management system (FMS).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In charge of preparing timely management reports internally
  • Ensuring that standard accounting procedures are followed in preparing the financial reports & that any SOPS in place are followed
  • Verifying that all transactions are properly authorized, documented, and ensuring that accounting transactions are posted to the correct ledgers/account codes
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations monthly to be reviewed by the Head of Finance
  • Setting up new grants in the accounting database
  • Supervising weekly cash counts and periodic stock takes
  • Preparing Grant Reports for Donors and ensuring these go out in accordance with deadlines, and with all the correct supplementary backing information required
  • Meeting with PIs and other unit staff to discuss finance matters and advise on procedures
  • Check and review coding of transaction before posting to accounting system
  • Check and review supplier payments as necessary
  • Prepare bank reconciliations if required
  • Analyze income & costs for specific queries
  • Monthly variance analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets
  • Preparation of the CORE payroll
  • Checking the KWP payroll, Supplement and Locum payrolls.
  • Other tasks that may reasonably be required of the post holder.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting, Finance or in a relevant field; Masters Degree is an added advantage
  • CPA (K) Qualified accountant and registered member of ICPAK.
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience; One(1) year supervisory experience an added advantage.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in computerized Grants accounting systems;
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and their applicability.
  • Knowledge of Tax Laws and Company’s Act.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills
  • Basic analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Team working and ability to work in diverse teams
  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail.

Apply Via https://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/grant-accountant?utm

2.      Research Officer (Kilifi)

JOB PURPOSE: 

  1. Operate and oversee the programme’s Next Gen Sequencing Facility.
  2. Manage and maintain the malaria qPCR service
  3. Coordinate a Sanger sequencing service with 3rd party providers
  4. Manage and maintain the molecular biology laboratory section

Description:

REPORTS TO:

  • Head of Biosciences

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES:

  • Assistant Research Officers.
  • Interns, students.

INDIRECTLY SUPERVISES:

  • None

BUDGET AND RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Manage all stocks of consumables and reagents for 1,2 & 3 above and maintenance of equipment for 4 above.
  • Provide timely budget reports and invoicing for services provided.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordination, operation and maintenance of the Next Generation Sequencing facility and Malaria qPCR service.
  • Maintain a robust stock control and grant billing system to ensure stock-outs are minimised and budgets remain balanced.
  • Ensure all equipment are fully maintained and operational.
  • Work closely with senior scientists to develop sequencing assays.
  • Develop and maintain SOPs and other controlled documentation.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records and results.
  • Coordinate a Sanger sequencing service with 3rd party providers, including sample shipment and payments.
  • Provide a clean and safe working environment for laboratory staff.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant GCLP procedures and standards in order to deliver a quality service at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A laboratory based MSc in a relevant subject, e.g. Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, evolution, genetics.
  • At least 3 years of research experience in a Medical Research Laboratory.
  • Knowledge of GCLPs, QMS and other relevant best practices and standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing, operating and maintaining Quality Assurance & Quality Control systems including; Internal Quality Control and External Quality Assurance (EQA) Schemes
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications and Bioinformatics software.

DESIRABLE:

  • Significant hands-on experience in Next Generation Sequencing, particularly utilising the Illumina MiSeq platform.
  • Significant experience in performing quantitative PCR assays.
  • Strong budgeting and stock management skills.
  • Experience in troubleshooting molecular assays and equipment and working with Service Providers, when required, to provide rapid solutions that ensure minimum downtime.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills;
  • Teamwork and ability to work with diverse teams
  • Strong Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail
  • Strong team coordination and Supervisory skills.

Apply Via https://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/research-officer-3?utm

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