Accountant Job in Kenya – USAID 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Accountant Job in Kenya – USAID 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Projects Senior Accountant

Date Posted:
September 8, 2021

Application Deadline:
September 22, 2021

Mission for Essential
Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a Christian not-for-profit organization based in
Nairobi, Kenya. It is a Registered Trust of Kenya Conference of Catholic
Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK).
  The Organisation’s core mandate is being a reliable supply chain
for quality and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance
and Health Advisory Services.  MEDS was established in 1986 and serves
clients spread all over Kenya and other regions in Africa.

MEDS has entered into a
Contract with USAID Kenya and East Africa named USAID Accountable Supply Chain for
Health Program in Kenya
. Project mandate is to Procure, Warehouse,
Distribute and Monitor HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Maternal/Neonatal/Child
Health (MNCH) commodities in furtherance of the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Program in Kenya.

MEDS seeks to recruit
the position of Senior Accountant – Projects to implement this Project:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring
    project funds are expended in accordance with Generally Accepted
    Accounting Principles (GAAPs), MEDS policies and cost principles imposed
    by Donor Agency
  • Provide
    support in budget management, financial analysis, accounting, operational
    and management support to USAID Supply Chain Strengthening Project
  • Prepare
    routine and ad-hoc reports and budget updates for different activities to
    ensure regular flow of accurate and relevant financial information for
    enhanced project management and planning
  • Ensure
    USAID Supply Chain Strengthening project operates seamlessly by providing
    high-quality, responsive, timely and cost effective services within the
    framework of Kenyan Laws, MEDS Policies, USG Polices, Federal Rules and
    Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Donor requirements
  • Ensure
    accurate and transparent accounting for project stocks and up-to-date
    records that represent a true and fair view of project stock value
  • Ensure
    project Suppliers are paid timely and within credit period and maintain
    good Supplier relationships
  • Project
    cash flow management: Ensure project bank Accounts are timely funded with
    due compliance to donor advance management, reimbursement management and
    third party payment management guidelines
  • Ensure
    necessary tax exemptions and waivers for project activities are obtained
    in accordance with Kenya Laws and USG guidelines
  • Assist
    in safeguarding assets (financial and physical) of Supply Chain
    Strengthening Project and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor
    against fraud, loss or misuse
  • Coordinate
    with project management team on project implementation, compliance, and
    other requirements
  • Prepare
    project Monthly, Quarterly financial statements and reports on project
    performance to facilitate decision-making by Project Management Team and
  • Coordinate
    project audit by preparation of project financial statements, coordinate
    review by compliance and Audit Teams of audit findings and administrative
    support to teams in the implementation of the recommendations
  • Capacity
    building of finance focal points on sound financial practices
  • Development
    of annual project work plans and budgets

Candidate Profile:

  •  Business Related Degree and CPA
  • At
    least 5 years’ experience in a USG Funded Project with deep understanding
    of USG guidelines and application of Federal Rules and Regulations

How To Apply

If you fit the profile
for any of the above positions, please submit your application including a
detailed Curriculum Vitae stating your current position, salary, email address
and telephone contacts. In addition, provide a copy of your National Identity
Card and names and contacts of three (3) Referees (one of whom must be a
professional who has supervised you at some point and another one be a Senior
Religious Leader who knows you very well). Submit applications as indicated

To: Managing Director

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies

P.O. Box 78040, 00507 Nairobi, Kenya or E-mail:

 By:   22nd September

 Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted