International NGO Safety Organization (INSO) – Country Office Administrator (Kenyan nationals only)- Nairobi

The Country Office Administrator (COA) works closely with the Head of Mission (management reporting line manager) and will have the functional line reporting with Finance Manager – Horn of Africa and Human Resource & Administration Manager (HRAM)- Horn of Africa for their specific functions.

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Organization Background
Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organization (INSO) is an international charity that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.
INSO supports NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.
The organization has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognized charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.
Today the organization provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in eleven of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.
INSO KENYA MONITORING Project
INSO Kenya Monitoring is a new ‘INSO-lite’ concept intended to support humanitarian preparedness and response in Medium Risk contexts like Kenya.
While operating with the same rigorous quality standards of a regular INSO mission, INSO Monitoring will offer a pared down service menu initially limited to:
  1. Flash alerts and reports on all conflict and criminal incidents affecting our NGO community and on major conflict incidents and serious armed crime. We will no longer report routine crime or tribal violence unless it involves an NGO.
  2. A monthly analytical report including data trends and mapping.
As with all INSO services, INSO Monitoring is only available to non-profit humanitarian & development NGOs (local and international) working to assist the people of Kenya.
 
Job Summary
 
The Country Office Administrator (COA) works closely with the Head of Mission (management reporting line manager) and will have the functional line reporting with Finance Manager – Horn of Africa and Human Resource & Administration Manager (HRAM)- Horn of Africa for their specific functions.
S/he will have the responsibility to protect the financial health and integrity of the project as well as Human Resources, logistic/procurement and administration functions within the Kenya Country office with enforcing appropriate accounting and financial procedures and policies as per INSO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and updates from time to time by Finance Manager -HoA; providing timely an accurate financial data to enable project orientation, planning and decision; meeting the external reporting and audits requirements; orienting staff in financial and HR/administration management, audits and procedures compliance.
Main Responsibilities:
Finance Management
· Oversees the financial record keeping; controls and reconciles the documentation, prepare the financial information to be uploaded in Sun Systems on the prescribed templates as per deadlines set by the Finance Manager – HOA;
· Sets up a secure filing system of the financial documentation;
· Gives a clear picture of the financial position of the project to the head of mission – Kenya budget variances on monthly basis;
· Submit timely and accurate cash requests to FM-HOA for maintaining an adequate project cash flow;
· Meets internal and external reporting deadlines; prepares draft budgets with exactness; liaises with donors and Finance Manager when necessary;
· Maintains healthy financial practices across the project; enforces finance working documents and trainings as needed to ensure staff adherence;
· Acts as a focal point during audits, timely enforces internal and external audit recommendations;
· Reviews and authorizes transactions within his/her threshold;
· Lead the accountancy documentation in compliance with Kenyan law requirements; reporting to local authorities.
· Assist FM-HOA and Head of Mission to identify and fix any gaps in internal control systems
Human Resource Management
· Leads the implementation and monitoring of all INSO personnel and HR regulations (national and international) and ensure that all staff are aware of their right and responsibilities;
· To establish and maintain the CO Personnel, tax payments/deductions, statutory payments etc.);
· Prepare the monthly payroll of Kenya based staff and share with HRAM – HOA for authorization and submit to FM-HOA as per deadlines set by them.
· Ensure development and review of performance objectives of Kenya team
· Asses capacity building needs of staff and share the training & capacity building plan with Head of Mission and HRAM-HOA
· Lead in orientation and training of newly inducted staff on financial, administration and HR functions
General Administration
· Obtain visas, work permits, residencies as required;
· Ensure compliance with national tax regulations
· Monitors compliance with local statutory reporting requirements;
Facility and Asset Management
· Equips and maintains staff facilities and vehicle to the required standard;
· Functions as overall Office Manager ensuring smoothing functioning of offices in terms of services, supplies and consumables.
Procurement and Logistics
· Where required, oversee proper implementation of the procurement process as outlined in internal regulations with respect for the division of labor and schedule of authorization;
· Enforce all controls to prevent fraud and corruption;
· Maintain accurate procurement files and audit records;
Mandatory Requirements:
· Kenyan National (local Position)
· At least 5 years of experience on similar position in NGO sector;
· Degree in finance, accounting, business administration, management or economics;
· Proficient in Excel;
  • Fluent English (written and spoken);
· Donor/contract management experience and donor policy knowledge;
· Understanding of humanitarian principles and practices;
· Ability to work with large amount of data;
· High attention to detail and accuracy;
· Ability to direct and supervise;
Key Personal Competencies:
  • Well organized and capable to deliver work in tight deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • A good listener;
  • An effective communicator;
  • Team player;
  • Capacity to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Quiet demeanor in stressful or crisis situations.
HOW TO APPLY:
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send the following to jobs@ken.ngosafety.org before 10th July 2019 and reference Country Office Administrator- Kenya in the subject line of the email:
· Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-page maximum).
· An updated CV (2-page maximum).
Note
· Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
· Please DO NOT send any additional information (certificates, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.
· INSO does not accept or request for payment for any job