Senior Finance Officer at I Choose Life – Africa

Finance Intern at I Choose Life - Africa

Background: I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a leading Kenyan NGO registered in 2004. ICL works using the Quadra Helix Model of partnering with the Government of Kenya, through the Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture, Youth Affairs and Vision 2030 among others, Corporates, Universities and Civil Society Organizations, to design interventions to solve problems in different communities. ICL has programs around four pillars namely Jiimarishe (Health), Jiinue (Economic Empowerment), Jielimishe (Education), Jiongoze (leadership and Governance). The programs are anchored in over 234 learning institutions (Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions) across 23 Counties in Kenya that reach over 1 Million youth annually.

Vision & Mission: ICL’s vision is to see a ‘Healthy Africa, Empowered People!’ The organization seeks to support to the implementation of Vision 2030 through the cascading it to the Counties. ICL’s mission is to create a movement of individuals that enhance the quality of life for communities through health initiatives, economic empowerment, academic & career mentoring and improved leadership & governance.

Job purpose: He/ she will participate in proposal development, budgeting, donor financial reporting and grants management

Key Responsibilities

Finance Management

  1. Review and verification of financial transactions/activities/documentation for accuracy, appropriateness and completeness and ensure full compliance of financial services and transactions with donor rules, regulations, policies and recording and reporting systems.
  2. Prepare projects’ monthly cash flow projections MCMP ensuring timely requests for replenishment of the project bank account.
  3. Prepare bank reconciliations, debtors and creditors reconciliation.
  4. Timely posting of data on Microsoft Navision accounting system.
  5. Ensure proper book keeping maintaining accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Grant Management

  1. Provide support in monitoring adherence with the terms and conditions of grant agreements.
  2. Ensure grants awarded are in compliance with DFID and other donor regulations.
  3. Assist in the review and updating of operational policies and procedures for procurement and contracts/grants management
  4. Provides support on contracts and subcontracts management from the pre-solicitation stage through completion or closeout**.**

Budgeting and budget monitoring

  1. Take part in proposal development and support the team in budget preparation.
  2. Ensure proper budget implementation to ensure adherence to budget lines.
  3. Maintain a 4% budget variance


  1. Prepare projects’ budget variance reports and submit to the Finance and Grants Manager by 26th of every month.
  2. Prepare monthly financial reports (MFRs) for the project and submit to Finance & Grants Manager by 2nd of every month.
  3. In accordance with donor requirements, create or maintain procedures for capturing and publishing monthly, quarterly and annual project technical and financial reports.
  4. Ensure reports are sent to the donors on a timely basis.

Audit and Audit Processes.

  1. Facilitate donor reviews and resolve any queries arising from the review.
  2. Facilitate annual project audits for the region where applicable.
  3. Prepare audit schedules for the region’s projects in preparation for the annual organizational audit, ensure completeness of all supporting documentation and facilitate resolving of any queries arising from the audit.

Desired Education and Training

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or other business- related degree.
  2. Completed CPA (K)/ACCA.
  3. Certificate in Project Management

Experience and Abilities

  1. 5 years working experience with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory or management position.
  2. Ability to set priorities, organize time efficiently and work independently on several tasks simultaneously.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work in a team with other finance, grants and accounting staff.

Knowledge and skills

  1. Excellent computer knowledge in Microsoft Navision
  2. Strong financial reporting skills
  3. Strong analytical skills**.**

How to apply

If you are up to the challenge and meet the above qualifications, we encourage you to write to us through indicating achievements and attributes. Your CV and cover letter should reach us on or before 14th October 2022. Kindly indicate the current and expected salary on your CV in pdf format with the subject “Senior Finance Officer.”

The position opens to Kenyan Citizens Only!

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted


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