Job Title : Finance and Administration Officer
Location : Nairobi
: Executive Director
The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)
APSP is a network of individuals and organizations operating at sub-national, national
and regional levels, with a commitment to promoting and strengthening the social contract
between states and citizens through promotion of active engagement of African civil
society in the shaping of Social Protection policies, programmes, and practices in Africa.
APSP is now active in 25 countries in Africa
1.1 Performance Management: Set performance objectives in consultation with staff.
Monitor, coach and continuously appraise staff in the process of meeting the set
1.2 Treasury: Supervise the APSP’s banking arrangements to ensure adequate liaison
with principle bankers and minimize APSP’s exposure to currency gains and
1.3 Grant and Contract Accounting and Management: Lead and guide in the timely
preparation of the APSP annual and quarterly financial review – status of annual
budgets, phased budgets and program support cost funding
1.4 Financial Management: Establish and maintain effective financial and accounting
policies, procedures and systems for the APSP in compliance with GAAP, IFRS,
local statutes and donor requirements. These should be documented in the Financial
Manual and updated when necessary
1.4 Governance & Partners support: Provide financial management support to partner
organizations to track expenditures made from grants made by APSP.
1.5 Human Resource, Administration and Procurement
• Ensure compliance with local labour laws and other statutory requirements with
regards to tax, pension, insurance, medical, and workman’s compensation.
• Ensure that appropriate procurement policies and procedures are followed and
an asset register for the APSP is maintained.
• Ensure compliance with various donors financial and procurement procedures
Minimum of 5 years experience in management of a finance department of an NGO in a
multi-cultural setting, having worked with and provided training to partners
A Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a certified accountant and a member of a
professional body i.e. ICPA(K)
Applicants must submit 1 detailed CV, cover letter demonstrating why you qualify for
this position, contact information for 3 referees and current and expected remuneration
package. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you meet the requirements for
the above position, please send you application to firstname.lastname@example.org, to be received by
31st March 2011. (indicate the job you are applying for i.e. finance & Admin Officer in the
For the detailed job description please visit www.africacsp.org