Action Against Hunger Regional Finance Specialist

Regional Finance Specialist
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya Finance RFS

Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 24 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, our 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, Action Against Hunger USA currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,800 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of position

As a senior member of the Regional team, the Regional Finance Specialist (RFS) will be responsible for developing and managing financial tracking, resource flows, reporting and compliance for a specified portfolio of federal and non-federal grants/awards in support of Action Against Hunger-Horn and Eastern Africa regional programs.

The RFS provides technical financial support and advisory to the Action Against Hunger Country Offices and select stakeholders in the wider organization.

The RFS reports directly to the Finance and Admin Director, while working with other RFSs.


Required Qualifications and Professional Experience
BA or BSc, or the equivalent, in accounting, finance or another relevant field.
CPA or ACCA or CIMA finalist
10 years’ finance and management experience including 5 years’ experience managing grants (USAID/EU funded projects preferred).
7 years of working internationally, together with field experience working for an international NGO as an administrator or finance manager.
Required Skills & Competencies

Demonstrable experience and skills in budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting preparation and presentation, and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.
Demonstrable knowledge of the rules, regulations and donor policies governing the compliance / regulatory management of grants from US Government, EU, ECHO, UN and other agencies.
Expertise with MS Office (especially MS Excel) and general ledger software is required. Use of Saga and/or Serenic Navigator desirable.
Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.
Substantial experience and understanding of essential accounting principles, financial reporting, accounting systems, and budget development and administration is required.
Experience managing diverse international teams; ability to communicate well in writing.
Able to work autonomously, with the capacity to juggle multiple projects and pay attention to many small details.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
French language skills preferred.
Must be authorized to work in Kenya.
Membership in a professional body related to finance, accounting and compliance is an added advantage.

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