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JOB VACANCY. – OXFAM – Finance & Administrative Officer – Wajir

JOB VACANCY. – OXFAM – Finance & Administrative Officer
1 year fixed term contract – Based in Wajir; Kenya
Oxfam in Kenya implements a large and innovative programme that incorporates humanitarian responses as well as longer term development and policy work that delivers impact for some of the country’s most marginalised people. Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction. Oxfam in Kenya works in the arid lands of the north, principally in Turkana and Wajir; in the Nairobi informal settlements.
In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help millions of people with improved Hygiene and Sanitation, Social Safety Nets (including cash distribution), resilient livelihoods and more citizens led governance. Oxfam is increasingly developing its role as a facilitator or catalyst for change and it puts women at the heart of everything it does. Oxfam Kenya implements some of the organisation’s largest development projects and is increasingly focused on building Kenyan institutions rather than directly implementing itself.
The role
Oxfam in Kenya requires a highly experienced Finance and Administrative Officer to provide financial management and capacity and business support for the effective and efficient implementation of programmes to advise the Oxfam and partner programmes in Wajir District on best practice in all finance functions.

Person specification

The Finance&Administrative Officer will take responsibility for and provide overall management of and an advisory role on all aspects of finance services. This will include being responsible for the constant functioning of cash flow needs of the Wajir Programme team.
Coordinate all aspects of documentation for supplier payments, ensuring that proper planning, documentation and security procedures are maintained at all times.
Ensure that accurate periodic cash forecasts are prepared in liaison with Nairobi finance and float top ups are submitted to the Nairobi Office by the due dates.
Ensure the Office have sufficient cash at all times to deliver the Projects Objectives.

The position holder is expected to provide essential support and advice to partners on matters relating to management of their finances and specifically on Oxfam budgets that they manage. Periodic on the job training of partner accounts teams may be necessary in the areas of financial management and reporting.

On the Administrative function you are expected to support in organising meetings and in-house/ external events, payment of related costs and ensure that staffs leave record are updated and correct at all times. Ensure that all Admin records are properly filed-both electronically and in physical files. Manage stationery and office supplies, record keeping and stock supplies from store to office.

The Finance and Administrative Officer is expected to work closely with Nairobi Logistics and other staff to ensure timely passenger travel and accommodation bookings, among other Administrative tasks as required.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online at using REF FIN0097.
The closing date is: 9th January 2015. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


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