Handicap International Job Recruitment 2018 for Programme Finance Officer

Handicap International Job Recruitment 2018 for Programme Finance Officer

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Handicap International is an INGO specializing in the field of disability and development. A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.THE POSITIONUnder the supervision of Finance and Logistics Coordinator (FLC), the Programme Finance Officer will contribute to the programme’s financial management strategy, including HI budget management, final accounts preparation, audits and revision of financial policies and procedures.S/he will be responsible for Leading the audit processes for the programme

  • Performing internal checks and audits
  • Leading in revising accounting procedures and proposing implementation plan
  • Organizing for local audit preparation for the TUK programme

Supporting in the management of HI programme budget

  • Preparing and revising allocation table against latest approved HI annual budget for Nairobi based projects and submit to FLC for validation
  • Supporting the Field Administrators in preparing allocation tables for field station based projects
  • Preparing accurate budget follow up on a monthly basis so as to give the budget holders an overview of the project financial position.

Preparation of final Accounts in line with the annual statutory audit

  • Drafting final accounts including income statement, trial balance and balance sheet for validation by the FLC


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  • Budgetary management and monitoring of grants assignedIn coordination with the project managers, participating in drafting proposal budget according to donor and HI guidelines before submitting to FLC validation
    • Carrying out regular monitoring of expenditures committed per funding to check their validity according to donors regulations and informing FLC of the findings.
    • Initiating budget reallocation/ amendment when necessary and ensuring that it is accepted in writing by the donor

    Essential.Qualifications and skills required:Education

    • University degree in a finance related discipline
    • At least CPA II


    • At least 3 years experience working in an audit firm


    • Control and drawing-up of accounts (national)
    • Knowledge of IT tools used in accounting and management
    • Budgeting
    • Knowledge of NGO Financial reporting preferred
    • Cash flow management
    • Audit and investigation
    • Drawing up of forecasts
    • Budget monitoring and reporting
    • Knowledge of accounting procedure
    • Tax advisory and compliance

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Rigour
    • Independence
    • Transparency
    • Analytical skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Training skills

How to Apply

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- jobs@handicap-international.or.ke The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Programme Finance Officer – Budgets and Audits position”.**Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

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