HelpAge International Grants & Contracts Accountant Job in Kenya 2019
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HelpAge International

Vacancy Announcement: Grants & Contracts Accountant – Kenya Programme

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and internationally.

Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating together can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.

We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people – including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.

Kenya, a country of approximately 50 million has about 1.8 million older people.

The Government of Kenya over the years has been developing various policies and programmes aimed at improving the wellbeing of older persons and has the potential to play an important role within Africa and international forums advocating for older persons rights. In Kenya, HelpAge International has been working closely with various ministries of the Government of Kenya and other partners to develop relevant policy framework and programming for older persons focused on the issues of social protection, health and emergencies.

Our Values:

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose.

Our values inform how we work together:

  • Inclusive: We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.
  • Impact: We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.
  • Partners: We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.
  • Learning: We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge shares our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.

Safeguarding: Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

Equal Opportunities: HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The Grants & Contracts Accountant will be responsible for supporting the Kenya country programme in budgeting, financial accounting and reporting of assigned grants and donor projects as well as providing financial support and training affiliates and implementing partners. The incumbent will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to field sites.

The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPAII, three years working experience in an international NGO, two years experience in preparing grant proposals and reporting, ability to work independently and make routine decisions. Working knowledge of SUN system, computer applications and ability to travel on short notice, communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills are essential to this role.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and cover letter detailing how they meet the criteria for this role to by 3rd December, 2019.

Please do not email any of your personal details (such as date
of birth, marital status and religion).

For a detailed Job description and information on how to apply, please follow this link:

HelpAge is an equal opportunity employer


Accounting and Finance, NGO and UN


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