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Accountant, HIAS Kenya

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Posting of cheque/bank transfer payments into the Netsuite Accounting System
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and mid- year donor financial reports for submission to the Country Director and HIAS Headquarters ensuring that back up of supporting documents are in accordance with HRTK and donor accounting procedures;
  • Prepare and facilitate donor verification exercises assisting in review of financial reports backups and vouching of supporting documents;
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination for audit of books of accounts by internal and external auditors;
  • Participate in budget preparation exercise
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring donor monthly burn rates reports for various programs to ensure that the budget lines are not exceeded or under spent.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation on monthly basis
  • Maintain account payable account on monthly basis
  • Carry out training staff on expected accounting documents
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and budgetary control reports for donors.
  • Assist in development of various accountability vouchers for use in the finance office
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Must be a CPA(K) Finalist
  • Minimum of 3 years’ of working experience
  • Working knowledge of and experience in the NetSuite Accounting System.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to details
  • Solid organizational skills as well as the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure.
  • Knowledge in Accountability to Affected Populations
  • Knowledge in PSEA

Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Program Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Program Development and Management
  • Leads HIAS Kenya MHPSS program through provision of technical expertise on program design, and development
  • Facilitate and contribute to the development of HIAS’ MHPSS country strategy, support assessment, research, documentation of lessons, and strengthening of evidence based and scalable MHPSS interventions in Kenya tailored to the identified MHPSS needs and in compliance with the HIAS’ MHPSS intervention theory of change and existing best practices and global standards.
  • Responsible for MHPSS planning, development of programs and implementation plans and ensuring timely efficient and effective implementation of the psychosocial activities
  • Facilitate regular supportive counselling/ supervision, coaching sessions and support for all field officers to manage stress, burnout and vicarious trauma
  • Accountable for upholding and ensuring adherence to HIAS policies, procedures, ethics professional standards and best practices for operational efficiencies
  • Work collaboratively with HIAS Programs such as Gender Based Violence Program, Economic Inclusion, Resettlement and Legal Protection Program to support identified mental and psychosocial needs of clients
  1. Provision of MHPSS service
  • Plan and oversee the establishment of community based mental health and psychosocial support and ensure the provision of evidence based and quality services to HIAS clients
  • Monitor and provide participatory leadership in the provision of MHPSS services in line with national and international standards and guiding principles in reference to HIAS SOPs, UNHCR, IASC, SPHERE project and WHO guidelines, capacity build and onboard staff to ensure knowledge and adherence to these standards and periodically review and ensure efficiency of systems to these standards
  • Support MHPSS team to provide  psychoeducation to refugees using culturally appropriate coping strategies and development of appropriate IEC materials
  • Oversee the implementation of HIAS case management system as per HIAS polices and relevant regulations
  1. Resource Utilization
    1. Take lead in project planning and oversee budget expenditures to ensure effective use of resources against planned activities and outputs related to HIAS MHPSS work.
    2. Prepare and recommend psychosocial program budget with written justification, monitor the allocation of expenditures for consistency with approved budgets, and recommend revisions as needed
    3. Inform and ensure all field offices have the required human resource: verify appropriate staffing, ensuring proportionate workload sharing among field officers, identify human resources gaps and deploy relief on an ongoing basis
    4. Participate in and contribute to the identification, preparation and solicitation of donor funding for psychosocial services
  2. Capacity Building
    1. Develop staff evaluation plans and performance measures and ensure performance appraisal for all staff, provide mentoring and on the job training to MHPSS staff.
    2. Ensure that continual capacity building on MHPSS guidelines and standards, PSS, PFA, safeguarding, protection principles, Do No Harm approaches, and Core Humanitarian Standards training is offered for HIAS staff, the staff of implementing partners, and key members of the community.
  3. Coordination, partnership and Networking
    1. Coordinate with partners and local organizations to create linkages for refugees for promotion of quality referral pathways, strengthening MHPSS services and ensuring their integration of MHPSS concerns to different sectors
    2. Contribute the perspective and inputs of MHPSS in joint interagency assessments, planning, and reporting that are carried out by MHPSS technical working groups and relevant interagency initiatives.
    3. Develop a database for partnerships and foster a memorandum of understanding
    4. Actively participate and lead MHPSS specific coordination platform, interagency thematic work groups on donor briefings, including the Urban MHPSS WG in Nairobi.
  4. Reporting
    1. Develop program and staff evaluation plans and performance measures for all staff, data collection methods and reporting procedures consistent with HIAS strategic plan and agency funding requirements to determine program and operation effectiveness.
    2. Review and disseminate in a timely manner, quarterly and annual MHPSS departmental reports highlighting for donor and board reports and track progress against key performance indicators(KPI) and project budget.
    3. Develop standardized and periodically review primary data collection tools and ensure consistent and timely statistical data gathering from the field.
    4. Accountable for the maintenance of updated and comprehensive database on mental health and psychosocial cases. 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Minimum of master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Social Work or related field
  • 7 – 9 years working in a management position with at least 3 years in Project Management with a specific focus on MHPSS programming.
  • Experience in community based MHPSS, GBV, Child Protection and related sectors program implementation approaches to refuges and host communities in a humanitarian context
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to supervise and oversee technical work in MHPSS in a humanitarian setting. Preference for candidates who have previous experience with direct service provision to vulnerable refugee and migrant populations.
  • Trained in counselling/clinical supervision and active registration with a professional association (Kenya Counselling and Psychological Association/Kenya Psychological Association/Kenya National Association of Social Workers)
  • Demonstrated experience with operationalizing MHPSS Global standards and principles, including knowledge of international humanitarian standards for MHPSS programming.
  • Strong training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory techniques for training related to different components of MHPSS programming.
  • Self-starter with an ability to work with minimal supervision, in a culturally diverse team
  • Excellent Analytical, Communication and Report writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain one’s composure while under pressure
  • Knowledge in Accountability to Affected Populations 
  • Knowledge in PSEA 

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