FINANCIAL ANALYST (MULTIPLE POSITIONS) Jobs Vacancy Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: FINANCIAL ANALYST (MULTIPLE POSITIONS) Jobs Vacancy Kenya 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.  SOLICITATION NO.: 21-110

2.  ISSUANCE DATE: August 31, 2021 

3.  CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: September 14,         2021 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

4.  POSITION TITLE: Financial Analyst (Multiple Positions) 

5.  MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11 (Step 1:4,597,211.00           KSH to Step 13: 7,815,239.00 KSH per annum). In accordance with         AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/             Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within         the listed market value. 

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial six (6) months probationary            period, with an additional six (6) months upon successful completion        of probation period. Additional four (4) option years contingent on            fully successful or better performance rating, funds availability and          the continued need to retain the position.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as        stated in the Statement of Work.

8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:

  • Undergo a comprehensive background investigation
  • Undergo a health check to obtain medical clearance and;
  • Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below).

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens and        current employees of the U.S. Government. USAID provides equal            opportunity and equitable treatment for employment of all people            without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,                disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation.

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve            rigorous physical demands.

BACKGROUND

The Financial Analyst (FA) serves as the Mission’s expert and adviser on all financial management matters necessary to support USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) and client mission’s programs to ensure successful achievement of the Mission’s development objectives.  The Office of Financial Management (OFM) in which this position is located is a regional office that provides support to USAID/KEA, USIAD/Sudan and USAID/Somalia with funds in excess of $1 billion.  The scope, complexity and visibility of the USAID activities, and partner programs are one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Financial Analyst provides program assistance across borders, supporting innovative regional programs and directly backstops bilateral Missions within the East African region. USAID Mission implements direct programs to improve regional cooperation, conflict resolution, food security, trade, environment, and mitigation of climate change. The OFM platform also supports several bilateral Mission programs and partners building the capacity of African organizations. When needed, USAID/KEA supports humanitarian assistance, including delivery of emergency food aid. OFM supports numerous Agency initiatives and Missions which fall outside the traditional operating environment and authorities of USAID/ KEA. These OFM provided services are provided as needed throughout the African continent and to other world-wide operating units falling within other USAID Regional Bureaus span of authorities.

The FA must be able to analyze and advise on the financial aspects of designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and closeout of USAID projects and programs.  In addition, the FA plans and conducts financial and related operational analysis of various aspects of USAID funded implementing partners and internal operations of USAID Missions. The FA reviews and tracks data posted in the Phoenix accounting system to reconcile the posted data with the USAID Operational Plans.  He/she compiles and tracks the implementation of OFM annual audit plan and ensures that audits are performed in accordance with USAID requirements and takes necessary actions to resolve and close audit recommendations.  The FA represents OFM and USAID at meetings with partners and with representatives of governments and regional organizations. The FA will be required to serve as a member of the Mission’s Development Objective (DO) Teams, assist in training of Mission’s technical office staff, and advise/mentor grantees and contractors on financial management issues related to their programs. The FA must be completely knowledgeable of financial management matters, be able to exercise judgment and must have the necessary skills, background experience, and capabilities to serve as an agent of the OFM Office Director.

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