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This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2023.
About the project
We are looking for a Finance and Operations manager who will be responsible for the managing the day to day finance function for Kenya Skills for Prosperity programme.
Kenya Skills for Prosperity (KS4P) is a new programme that will improve access to HE and TVET education for marginalised and unemployed youth, will strengthen education to industry links and develop an enabling environment for a strong skills ecosystem through technical assistance and capacity building.
This role will ensure rigorous budget design, financial monitoring, control and reporting, working across multiple geographies to ensure budget and donor requirements are adhered to.
You will enjoy working independently as well as with colleagues of varying backgrounds and levels of financial literacy, supporting capacity building programmes for local partners.
The successful postholder will be a fully or partially qualified accountant or equivalent experience with a working knowledge of charity SORP principles.
You will have demonstrable experience in managing a finance function and a tried and tested knowledge of financial controls and risk management.
You will have excellent analytical skills with the ability to analyse complex financial data, design and producing effective reports for management information. You will be always seeking to improve processes and systems where there is a gap or opportunity.
You will enjoy leading and managing finances in an International NGO, with experience of building financial capacity of finance teams and others.
You will be able to communicate and build relationships beyond the confines of a traditional finance function creating a solution focused approach with all you work with.
In return we can promise you a flexible and fun work environment with a strong emphasis on teamwork, personal and skills development.
About Leonard Cheshire
As one of the world’s leading charities for disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, we provide support to 2,500 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing, and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence, and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
What we Offer
- Fair and competitive pay rates
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme
- Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
- Medical insurance
- Travel insurance if you travel with Leonard Cheshire
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience of disability.
A police check will be required for this role as well as the right to live and work in Kenya.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
Please note that we do not accept emailed CVs. To apply for this position you need to submit your application through the system.