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Location: Nairobi, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Garissa


Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Project Description

The Kenya Primary Literacy Programme (KPLP) is a five-year initiative that supports the Kenyan Ministry of Education to deliver interventions at scale as well as pilot and expand innovations that address the language and literacy needs of primary grade learners while building more inclusive, accountable, and resilient education institutions and systems.

USAID KPLP has three broad objectives:

1. Improving education services and student learning outcomes, including for vulnerable populations;

2. Strengthening education institutions and systems to become more accountable, self-sustaining, and resilient; and

3. Empowering local youth organizations to strengthen and sustain community and family support for student learning and wellbeing.

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Position Description

The Accountant in the Nanyuki regional office will assist the Finance and Administration Manager in performing project accounting tasks. S/he will be responsible for preparing timely and accurate financial reports and assisting in the preparation of financial spreadsheets, cash flow forecasts, data entry, corresponding with vendors, as appropriate, and ensuring the project is compliant with USAID financial regulations.

This is a full-time position based in Nanyuki, Kenya and relocation costs will not be provided. Day-to-day reporting will be to the Regional Education Advisor and technical reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager.

Essential Functions will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports the Finance and Administration Manager in conducting day-to-day finance operations, including enforcement of EDC and USAID policies, procedures and systems in the regional office.
  • Supports the Finance and Administration Manager in the preparation of project monthly financial reports and tracking of spending against the approved budget.
  • Manages the process of clearing bills, advance reconciliation, payments, and vouchers, including a review and certification of supporting documentation to ensure it is compliant with local tax laws, as well as USAID and EDC policies.
  • Manages the processing of payments for training workshops and other activities in the designated region in consultation with the Regional Education Advisor and Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Records regional project transactions in QuickBooks, utilizing the correct charge codes and monitoring alignment to budgeted activities.
  • Prepares regional weekly cash flow needs for review by the Finance and Administration Manager
  • Monitors and reports on regional vendor payment schedules and obligations.
  • Monitors regional employee advance aging and ensures timely liquidation.
  • Works closely with the KPLP National Office in Nairobi to ensure timely reconciliation of monthly expense reports and responds to any inquiries, as necessary.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly financial spreadsheets, cash flow forecasts in accordance with appropriate procedures.
  • Previews all back-up documentation to ensure completeness, accuracy, and full compliance with EDC policies and procedures. Ensures all supporting financial documentation is scanned and digitally archived on a monthly basis per EDC file retention policies.
  • Ensures the safeguarding of checks and other office documents such as vehicle licenses, contracts, and leases in conjunction with HR / Office Manager.
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and ethics when dealing with documentation and related information on sensitive and confidential matters, as well as with EDC colleagues.
  • Conducts checks on compliance with USAID’s Anti-Terrorist Certification (“ATC”) regulations.
  • Other duties as required.

The candidate for the position of Accountant shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


Secondary education required; additional technical or collegiate education desirable

Skills and Experience:

  • 4 to 5 years of direct relevant experience in accounting required;
  • Experience supporting large USAID or other international donor-funded projects required;
  • Proficiency working with QuickBooks accounting system required;
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word;
  • Knowledge of Kenyan labor and tax laws, specifically regarding VAT refunds;
  • Detail-oriented and organized;
  • Must be able to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team in difficult work environment;
  • Certified Public Accountant.


Fluency in English is required.


Applicants must be Kenyan nationals or hold current work authorization.

How to apply

To apply, Applicants are encouraged to visit the Careers Page at: https://go.edc.org/EDCKenyaJobs

Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed.

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.

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