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Head of Finance Systems at Practical Action Kenya

Head of Finance Systems at Practical Action Kenya

Head of Finance Systems at Practical Action Kenya,

Head of Finance Systems at Practical Action Kenya

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions

Head of Finance Systems

About the Role

Reporting to the Country Director, the Head of Finance and Systems plays a leadership role within the Country office and is accountable for providing strategic operational management in overall organisation development and in areas of finance in the organisation.

The post holder will lead a team of finance to oversee all financial management and ensure strong controls, oversee risk management at multiple levels ensuring that data analysis informs decision making, ensure organizational and donor policies and procedures are applied appropriately, ensure functional support to project and consultancy delivery especially in budget management and compliance and work with the management team to ensure operational efficiency across all units of the organization.

The post holder will also provide leadership and management across all five core areas of the strategy: achieve change and impact, strengthen organizational profile, lead and manage people, support generation of funds and manage relationships and deliver performance.

  • As an experienced Finance professional, you will have ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent professional qualification.
  • At least ten years relevant work experience in finance or business administration, preferably in the international development sector, with at least half of that at the senior management level.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to support organizational change.
  • Ability in budgeting, planning and control of medium or large size organisation.
  • Ability to forecast financial challenges and provide strategic inputs.
  • Experience in office operations.
  • Organisational development, and institutional practices.
  • Experience of contributing to development and designing of inclusive proposals.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in financial reporting requirements.
  • Strong understanding of donor rules and requirements and ability to identify, assess, monitor, and manage risks including developing mitigation strategies.

Method of Application

If you are ready for an exciting challenge with an organisation whose mission and values are particularly relevant in these rapidly changing times, please forward your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to:  Practical Action, Kenya Office by email: no later than 30th March, 2023 indicating ‘Practical Action: Job Title Position’ in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should outline why you feel this is the position for you and you are the right candidate. Please include the names of 3 referees in your CV.

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