Africa Wildlife Foundation – Temporary Finance Assistant

AWF is seeking a high performing and result oriented Finance Assistant to support its contract management efforts. This position will assist with the coordination of contracts drafting and managements of for sub awards, consultants to ensure compliance with the donor/funder agreements and well as conformity to AWF policies and tools. This is a temporary four month position commencing April 17, 2017. The position will report to Senior Finance Manager and based at AWF’s headquarter office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Under supervision of the line manager, support the development of routine contractual agreements ensuring compliance with all guidelines and appropriate reviews by parties prior to AWF sign off
Ensure contractual agreements are complete and both hard and soft copies are logically filed, and disseminated to relevant personnel within AWF and vendors.
Maintain and monitor status of all new and existing contractual agreements throughout the life of the contract.
Receive, review and track sub grant financial reports
Validate all supporting invoices for accuracy on a timely manner and submit sub grant status to the supervisor before the 10th of every month.
Track open purchase orders in AWF’s Financial System (Serenic) to confirm validity and to reconcile with sub grant/ consultancy reports.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field. A diploma with requisite experience would be considered. CPA qualification will be an added advantage
Minimum two years relevant working experience, preferably from a donor funded nonprofit organization.
Demonstrated knowledge of grant management principles, including U.S. government funding is a strong advantage.
Ability to organize and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner.
Strong technical skills, including MS Excel, and ability to navigate within accounting systems and other databases.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.
Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professional.
Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment
As this position is heavily anchored in AWF’s conservation programs, the successful candidate must have an interest in conservation.

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter, your CV as a single PDF document indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with the Job Title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: 31 March 2017

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