Oxfam Kenya – Finance Officer.

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This vacancy is open to Kenyan Nationals only

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values click here

The Role

To ensure Oxfam International Kenya program has the Finance capacity to provide effective and efficient service delivery and support the Kenya Program and various functions in the Program.  The purpose of this position is to support the implementation of Oxfam Kenya Programs through effective financial management support to country program and partners.

What we are looking for

Skills, Competency and Knowledge

 Required

  • A university degree with a specialization in Finance or Accounting.
  • Accountancy professional qualification {ACCA or CPA (K)}
  • Minimum 3-5 years proven relevant and progressive work experience preferably with INGO.
  • Excellent analytical skills particularly from the point of view of cost-effective financial management.
  • Multi-tasking and higher efficiency, Attention to details.
  • Proven experience of management of suppliers / contracts and financial systems.
  • Ability to plan with good organizational skills, including prioritization and ability to work under pressure.
  • Good knowledge of financial systems.

Desired

  • Knowledge of multiple donor funding regulations.
  • Initiative and ability to follow up on issues.
  • Ability to response to changing needs.
  • Good reporting and communication skills
  • Team-working skills.
  • Good spoken and written English.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Kenya Country Programme, to act as key contributor to Oxfam Kenya Strategic Plan within the ever changing context and to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

 All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

How to apply 

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY

  • Closing Date:
    14 June 2021

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through the “Apply For This Role” below.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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