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ACTED Finance Officer Job

Finance Officer Job, Finance Kenya Jobs April, 

Department: REACH_Finance

Position: REACH Finance Officer

Country: Kenya

Duration: Six months

Location: Nairobi

Expected Start Date: April 2022


ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach, which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

We are looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the aforementioned position based in Nairobi Kenya.

Position profile

Under the line management of the Impact Country Coordinator, the Finance Officer is responsible for working with the IMPACT finance control unit and ACTED finance department in ACTED finance department in Ethiopia and Kenya/Somalia on behalf of Impact/REACH


  • Act as the primary focal point for all finance-related needs for Impact in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, liaising with IMPACT and ACTED departments regularly.
  • Support the country missions in the preparation of budget proposals for multiple donors ensuring that programme are fully funded.
  • Ensure that IMPACT and ACTED expenditure are aligned with approved budgets and ensure a proactive approach to financial monitoring of the mission
  • Preparation of financial reporting ensuring that all donor requirements are being respected and the expenditure of the project was optimal
  • Update financial tools for REACH on a regular basis, in particular the Contract Follow up (CFU), national staff allocation table, expat staff allocation table, support cost allocation table, and budget follow ups
  • Check SAGA (Accountancy extract ACTED) and SAGE (Accountancy extract IMPACT) on a regular basis to ensure expenses are correctly allocated.
  • Support Coordination in understanding expenditure trends and allocating or budgeting more resources where necessary.
  • Travel to field locations when necessary to support with financial planning and monitoring
  • Support with other requests from REACH Coordination as necessary.
  • Support with other finance and compliance tasks, when necessary
  • Support other REACH FLATS staff to cover duties when required.
  • Protection Mainstreaming– Promoting of and adhering to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy and guidelines


  • A Bachelor’s Degree holder in Business Administration (Finance option) or Professional CPA holder.
  • Demonstrated experience of overall responsibility and accountability for the financial management of an organization preferably an INGO.
  • Well conversant with computer applications-MS Office is mandatory
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and hands on experience of using computerized financial accounting systems
  • Good presentation and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize
  • High numeracy and sound technical skills
  • The ability to balance the demands of work with other commitments;
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships;
  • The potential to lead and motivate others;

How to apply

Qualified national persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to [email protected] and received on or before 5.00PM on 06 April, 2022 with the subject line “REACH FINANCE OFFICER”

Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

shortlisting will be on rolling basis and ACTED reserves the right to hire before the deadline.

ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTED has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

*ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. *

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