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AMREF Chief Finance and Administration Officer Job Vacancy

Friday, January 21, 2011

AMREF Flying Doctors based in Nairobi is a part of AMREF and provides emergency and Air Ambulance services locally, regionally and internationally.

With up to 800 evacuations per year and international accreditation by EURAMI, AMREF Flying Doctors has become the leading Air Ambulance provider in the region, operating at the highest professional level.

The income generated supports AMREF’s Outreach and Charity Evacuation programs which are aimed at improving the health and quality of life of disadvantaged communities in Africa.

To further strengthen its role and performance, AMREF Flying Doctors is recruiting an exceptional leader with a proven track record to be a key member of its senior management team.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer will have direct interaction with the Board. S/he will provide leadership and control of financial and human resources management with contribution towards the overall strategic direction of the company.

Specific areas of responsibility will include:
• Development and monitoring of financial budgets
• Development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures
• Submission of accurate financial information to Senior Management and Board
• Ensuring regular external and internal audits
• Generating and controlling expenditure systems
• Overseeing debt control and collection
• Management of Human Resources, including HR policies and systems
• Management of IT systems to support financial, administrative and operative functions of the company
• Advising senior management on matters related to tax, VAT, insurance, investment, land lease/ properties and other contractual agreements
• Ensuring the company’s compliance with national statutory requirements where Finance and HR are concerned
The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree, preferably in business management and/or finance with at least 10 years progressive practical working experience of leading and managing finance, administrative and HR functions, including strategic planning.

S/he should have experience in development and management of Finance & Accounting, Human resources, strategies, policies and systems; organisational development in private sector organisations; management of corporate IT functions with proven understanding of computerised financial systems especially the Sun Accounting System.

S/he should have strong management skills with ability to take responsibility and be accountable, should have reliable organisational and reporting skills and demonstrated capacity to generate and implement new ideas.

A team player with strong interpersonal communication skills.

If you are looking for growth and new challenges and have a passion for improving the health of disadvantaged communities in Africa, you are welcome to join us.

Please quote the reference number CHR/11/01-02 and send your application to The Director of Human Resources, AMREF Headquarters by email to

We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Friday, January 21, 2011.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy

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