Programme Accountant Position at Amref Health Africa

Full Time

AMREF

Programme Accountant Position at Amref Health Africa

Job Overview

Are you a dedicated finance professional seeking an impactful role? We’re looking for a detail-oriented Programme Accountant to join our team at Amref Health Africa. As the largest African-based international health development organization, we are committed to transforming health across the continent. This role is crucial in supporting our Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) East and Southern Africa Hub. Your financial expertise will ensure efficient utilization of donor funds and adherence to donor regulations, mitigating risks associated with non-compliance.

Position Details

  • Job Title: Programme Accountant
  • Reporting To: Senior Programme Accountant & Managing Director Regional Hub, Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Directorate: Global Programs
  • Department/Unit: Programs
  • Contract Type: Regular
  • Role Status: National
  • Duration: 2 Years (Renewable)
  • Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

About Us

Amref Health Africa, founded in 1957, is a trailblazing force in international health development. With over 180 programs reaching more than 40 million people across 35 African countries, our mission is to catalyze and drive community-led health systems, addressing social determinants of health. We envision lasting health change in Africa, believing that empowered communities are central to achieving this goal.

FP2030 Overview

Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) is a global partnership dedicated to women’s and girls’ reproductive health and rights. Our vision is to empower women and girls everywhere to lead healthy lives, make informed decisions about contraception and family planning, and participate fully in society’s development. We’re looking to extend this pivotal partnership and achieve more, building on the progress of the past nine years.

Responsibilities and Duties

Budgeting and Monitoring

  • Collaborate with FP2030 ESA Hub team to develop proposal and annual budgets.
  • Monitor budget performances through monthly income and expenditure statement reviews.
  • Conduct periodic financial reconciliations and reviews in liaison with the grants team.

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare financial reports for FP2030 ESA Hub donors and management.
  • Generate ad-hoc financial reports and analysis as required.

Financial Audits

  • Prepare audit schedules and support FP2030 ESA Hub audits.
  • Respond to audit issues and ensure implementation of previous audit recommendations.

Debtors & Creditors Management

  • Maintain up-to-date staff debtor’s accounts through regular reconciliations.
  • Process invoices and payments in compliance with donor rules.
  • Review and reconcile program creditors’ accounts.

Other

  • Perform related duties assigned by the Managing Director, Senior Program Accountant, or Senior Finance Manager.

Qualifications and Skills

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Administration, Finance, Commerce, or related field.
  • Professional qualification – CPA (K), ACCA finalist, or equivalents.
  • Proficiency in ICT, accounting, and ERP software.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Four (4) years’ relevant experience, FP2030 experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Effective organization, planning, and coordination abilities.
  • Problem-solving acumen and a collaborative team player.
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision.

Application Process

Interested candidates can apply through our online portal at https://amref.org/vacancies/. Create an account and submit your application, including a cover letter highlighting your suitability and a CV detailing your relevant experience. The application deadline is August 25, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Showcase Your Expertise: Highlight your financial skills and experience, emphasizing any prior involvement in FP2030 or related initiatives.
  2. Craft a Compelling Cover Letter: Use your cover letter to demonstrate how your background aligns with the role and how you can contribute to our mission.
  3. Demonstrate Attention to Detail: As a Programme Accountant, meticulousness is key. Highlight your attention to detail in your application.
  4. Team Player Mindset: Emphasize your ability to collaborate within a team-driven environment.
  5. Highlight Problem-Solving Skills: Showcase instances where your problem-solving skills have been instrumental in financial scenarios.
  6. Self-Motivation: Illustrate your ability to work independently and deliver results with minimal supervision.

We value equity-centered leadership and encourage diversity in our applicants. Women, individuals with disabilities, and candidates openly living with HIV are highly encouraged to apply. We’re committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable groups.

Please submit your application in English through our online portal by the stated deadline. Amref is an equal opportunity employer, and no fees are required at any stage of the recruitment process.

To apply for this job please visit recruitment.amref.org.


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