Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany (VSF Germany) – Finance and Admin Officer.

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VSF Germany seeks to recruit a well rounded, qualified and well experienced finance and admin officer to support the projects in Turkana County. The initial contract will be for 6 months with possibility of extension dependent on performance and/or funding. This position is designed to have very regular field travels across the Horn of Africa and sometimes to very remote areas. The post holder will undertake the following duties/responsibilities:

Key responsibility areas include, but are not limited to:
  • Grant Management support in assigned projects
  • Provide financial, logistical & administrative support to the projects
  • Implement donor financial regulation in funds management
  • Manage the Projects finance and oversee all local procurement ensuring that donor and Organization’s policies are adhered to.
  • Manage the project petty cash, keeping records of all field financial transactions.
  • Submit monthly returns both hard copies and soft copies to the regional office.
  • Prepare backups of financial documents both hard and soft copies
  • Support preparation of cash forecasts, requests and submission to regional office to ensure flawless cash flow.
  • Assist in monitoring of expense levels to avoid over expenditure and mis-postings of expenses.
  • Support Program Manager and field staff in drafting budgets, preparing field documentation and submission of field returns.
  • Manage contracts with 3rd parties and supervise services rendered to the projects.
  • Ensure stock cards and fuel cards are well kept with up to date fuel usage and stock records.
  • File and manage staff contracts at field level
  • Supervise junior camp staff as appropriate.
  • Follow up on field staff leaves and share with line managers
  • Ensure that Timesheets are prepared well and in time each month
  • Report monthly on finance and admin aspect in the prescribed manner
Person Requirements/qualifications
  • Degree in accounting or related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Qualifications as a Certified Public Accountant is mandatory
  • At least 3 years’ hand-on experience in similar position.
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental Organization(s) will be an added advantage,
  • Computer literacy with good command in Microsoft office a must
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of any accounting software is an added advantage. Navision/ Dynamic 365 BC more desired.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team, impartiality and able to work under strict deadlines.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV plus 3 names of referees (one of them being their immediate supervisor) with their full contacts to: via email address to HR & Administration, VSF Germany, recruitment@vsfg.org. Include the current and expected remuneration package. Indicate the job Title ‘FINANCE AND ADMIN OFFICER’ on the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 12th February 2021, before 16:00 pm.


VSF Germany does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents




Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany

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