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Role title: Project Finance Officer

Location: Nairobi

Job Description

The position will entail assisting the Project Manager in the day to day management of the project financial activities. 

The Project Finance Officer will be responsible for the overall provision of finance  services, ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. 

Term of Engagement: The position shall be on an initial twelve (12) months  contract with possibility for extension. 


  • Assist the Project Manager and National Project Coordinator in project  budget implementation, monitoring and revision; 
  • Set up an accounting system, including reporting forms and file system for  the project; 
  • Ensure that all expenditures of the project are in accordance with NIM  procedures; 
  • Continuously improve systems & procedures to enhance internal controls  and satisfy audit requirements; 
  • Provide logistical support in procurement, and contracting activities; and vi) Compile financial reports and budget revisions, for submission to the  National Project Coordinator and Project Manager, and to UNDP as  required.


  • The applicant must be in possession of the following:- 
  • i) A Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- 
  • Finance and Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management,  BCom(finance option}; or any other relevant qualification from a recognized  institution;  
  • ii) Certified Public Accountant (CPA)K or Association of Chartered Certified  Accountant (ACCA); 
  • iii) Membership to a professional body; and  
  • iv) Specialized certification in Accounting and Finance will be an added  advantage. 
  • i) Have a minimum of 5(five) years of proven work experience in the field of  finance; or accounts of foreign funded projects; (3) three of which must  have been in budgeting, planning and reporting on donor funded  programmes and international auditing experience; 
  • Be conversant with government procurement, financial and accounting  regulations and procedures. 
  • iii) Familiarity with technical assistance projects and UNDP programme in  Kenya; and 
  • Experience in working with government ministries, national or county  institutions.
  • To administer budgets, and work effectively with counterpart staff at all  levels and with all groups involved in the project; 
  • Proficiency in Financial Management Computer applications common word  processing (Ms Word), Spread sheet (Ms Excel) and Accounting Software; 
  • Strong drafting, presentation and reporting skills; 

How to apply

  1. Download the specific job requirements for the positions from the Ministry of  Environment and Forestry Website page, read this  carefully as it lists the skills, knowledge and qualifications required. 
  2. Fill in each section of the Bio – Data Form clearly in typed, block letters. 
  3. The Bio-Data Form must be accompanied with an Application Letter, detailed  Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National Identify Card,  and Testimonials. 
  4. All applications should be addressed to, The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of  Environment and Forestry, P.O. Box 30126, 00100 NAIROBI. 
  5. In Submitting the applications, Applicants can; 
  6. Email their applications, in Ms Word or PDF; to with the position Title as the subject; or 
  7. Drop a hard copy; in sealed envelope at the Ministry’s (Main) Registry on 13th Floor, NHIF Building, or 
  • Post a hard copy; 
  • With the position title clearly indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope.
  • The closing date for all applications is 8th June, 2020 at close of business (5pm). Late  applications shall NOT be considered. 
  • The Ministry of Environment and Forestry is an Equal Opportunity employer: Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons Living with Disability (PWD) are  encouraged to apply. 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to Automatic Disqualification. 

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