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Peace and Development Forum Youth Development Coordinator and Finance and Administration Officer Jobs in Nakuru

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Peace and Development Forum (PDF) is a not- for profit consortium of over 200 youth self-help groups in Central Rift Valley.

With its head office based in Nakuru, PDF through partnership with Mercy Corps, an international NGO is currently implementing a local empowerment and peace building program in Nakuru and Molo districts- LEAP II.

The over-arching goal of LEAP II is to strengthen the ability of local, district, and provincial structures to address the root causes of post-election violence and promote sustainable peace and reconciliation.

PDF is working in partnership with Mercy Corps to contribute to this goal through supporting youth integration and addressing a key cause of violence through youth leadership training, small scale cash-for-work community reconstruction projects, and income generation activities.

Peace and Development Forum (PDF) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to apply for the following vacancies to be based in Nakuru with extensive travel in Molo district.

1. Youth Development Coordinator (YDC)

The youth development coordinator will work closely with PDF to coordinate and ensure the effective management and implementation of the LEAP II program activities.

Successful candidate must meet the following minimum qualifications:
• Must be a Kenyan aged 20 – 35 years
• Holder of Bachelor’s degree in community development, social studies or an equivalent
• More than two years experience in community development required
• Strong community mobilization and training skills
• Commitment to working with the youth and communities of diverse cultures
• Willingness to work in all kinds of environments and people in target areas
• Ability to adjust to flexible work schedule and adapt to project work tasks
• Excellent organizational and report writing skills
• Ability to maintain on-going and frequent communications with project team
• Highly responsible about meeting deadlines
• Fluent in English and Swahili
• Non-judgmental, open-minded, conflict and culturally sensitive
• Other duties as assigned
• Must be ready to assume work immediately

2. Finance and Administration Officer

The Finance and Administration Officer will work closely with PDF to ensure optimal financial management for the organization.

Successful candidate must meet the following minimum qualifications:
• Maintain custody of the office cash fund and make daily payments of approved transactions
• Prepare cash payment vouchers and ensure that all cash transactions are fully and properly documented
• Review expense reports (travel expense reports and operational expense reports) for accuracy and completeness and ensure that expense reports have been fully approved before payment
• Perform daily cash count
• Record payment vouchers daily in the cashbook
• Prepare checks or wire transfer requests based on fully approved document
• Prepare bank payment vouchers and ensure that all bank transactions are properly and fully documented
• File all cash and bank vouchers and maintain voucher filing system such that files are updated, complete and safeguarded
• Preparation of the funding request.
• Preparation of Financial reports incompliance with donor requirement.
• Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to PDF and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
• Successful candidate must be ready to assume work immediately
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Experience:
• Two or more years of bookkeeping, banking or cashiering experience preferably in NGO.
• A degree in accounting and CPA part II.
• Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
• Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail
• Excellent oral and written English skills
• Knowledge and experience in preparing financial reports
Success Factors

A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as willingness and ability to enforce compliance with PDF and donor requirements is essential.

A high level of personal integrity, honesty and transparency in all cash handling is absolutely essential. The ability to interact effectively with national staff members is required.

A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.

If you think you are the one we are looking for, please send your cover letter specifying the position you are applying for, updated CV, salary scale and three referees and their contacts by either Post, Email and or hand delivery to:

The National Coordinator
Peace and Development Forum (PDF)
P.O. 18238- 20100, Nakuru

Or Email:

or Drop them at Prestige Mall 3rd Floor Room 309, Nakuru.

To reach us on or before 4:00 pm March 8th 2011

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