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KNBS Finance Manager Job

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ref: KNBS/STATCAP/2011/01

The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 received a Credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of reforming the country’s National Statistical System (STATCAP Project), which is being executed by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

The KNBS now intends to recruit a Finance Manager for the project.

Key responsibilities and duties:

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Finance Manager shall perform the following duties: -
• Advise the Project Manager on all financial matters relating to the project.
• Ensure that the accounting, financial reporting and other financial management arrangements meet the requirements of the relevant financing agreements
• Act as a focal point for the Project staff in the interpretation, operation and implementation of the project’s financial matters.
• Budget preparation in accordance with the Government of Kenya budgetary processes,
• Liaise with the relevant Government Ministries and Development Partners in financing the National Statistical activities.
• Timely disbursement of funds for planned activities.
• Ensure the maintenance of up-to-date programme financial accounts.
• Facilitate auditing of the Project accounts,
• Preparation of Financial Management Reports.
• Any other assignments related to the Project activities as may be given by the Project Manager.

Person Specification

Applicants should possess the following:
• Bachelors Degree from an accredited University in a relevant field:
• Full CPA qualification coupled with five years experience in financial management.
• Membership of a professional accounting body.
• Knowledge of Government of Kenya and development agencies (IDA) budgeting and disbursement procedures.
• Knowledge and understanding of Project planning, budgeting and financial management.
• Knowledge of computer applications and experience in accounting software.
• Possession of MBA is an added advantage.

Terms of Employment

The contract shall be for a period of fifteen (15) months. An attractive package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a detailed CV indicating current position and remuneration, as well as addresses and telephone contact of three referees. Civil servants should submit applications through their Departmental Heads.

Applications in sealed envelopes with the title ‘Finance Manager” as well as the reference number quoted should be delivered to:

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
Herufi House, Lt Tumbo Avenue
P.O Box 30266-00100

So as to reach him on or before 8th February, 2010

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted:

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