Finance Officer (f/m/d) – Kenya At Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. ( is a German Christian non-governmental organization and has been active in Kenya since 2005 supporting local partners in various fields such as health care, disaster risk reduction, nutrition, food security and livelihoods. In May 2011 Johanniter opened an office in Nairobi in order to enhance its Kenya programme and strengthen the cooperation with its local partners.

Currently, together with our Kenyan partner organisations, Johanniter is implementing several projects throughout the country, including disaster relief and disaster preparedness activities and a livelihood project in Turkana. Additonally Kenya is part of a regional project, together with South Sudan and Uganda. The project, funded by the German Foreign Office, focuses on South Sudanese refugees and is implemented together with local partner organizations with regards to Health, WASH and livelihood.

Overall job purpose

The Finance Officer supports the Finance Manager in all matters relating to financial project management and the financial management of the Kenya Country Office.

Tasks (excerpt)

Finance Management

  • Supports or Conduct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of financial records and reports and supervises data gathering and data entry and financial planning work
  • Support the preparing, monitoring and closing of project budgets and organizational annual budgets
  • Support in creating budget reviews, monthly forecast, and fund transfers in line with the approved budgets of the projects
  • Ensures proper cash management in the mission and reviews the cashbooks ensuring that all transactions are properly recorded
  • Checking and entering vouchers, in compliance with the respective valid guidelines
  • Ensure compliance to donors’ requirements Johanniter International Assistance purchase procedures

Training and Capacity Building

  • Support financial trainings for partner organisations regarding Johanniter’s financial procedures, government obligatory regulations and donor guidelines
  • Ensure regular field visits for supporting partner organisation in financial matters

Person Specification

Professional Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Management
  • Minimum of two (2) years of solid experience in financial management, and administration in an INGO setting
  • Professional in Excel, Words and computerised accounting. Knowledge of the SUN System or any accounting software is essential


  • Honest and of high integrity
  • Ability to Multi-task while maintaining a stringent eye on detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and representation skills
  • Accurate and precise work style
  • Ability to organize, plan ahead and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility, ability to adapt, good team player, discrete, responsible and innovative
  • Fluency in English

How to apply

Johanniter is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Suitable candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*We require background checks (incl. criminal record and reference checks) to protect the vulnerable and prevent abuse.*

Applications for this position (including a cover letter, CV, reference contacts of three former supervisors as well as job certificates if available) should be sent to until 07. January 2022.

Please indicate Finance Officer Kenya in the subject line of your e-mail and the application mention your earliest date of availability.

Only complete applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Interviews are expected to take place between 17. – 21. January 2022. The candidates will be invited by mail at short notice.