Latest Job Opportunities at Refugee Consortium of Kenya

Law & Legal jobs, Project Management jobs, Finance jobs, Accounting jobs, Audit jobs,

Finance Officer

JOB PURPOSE: 

  • Responsible for donor management including budgeting, accountability and reporting, maintaining cash controls, posting accounting entries, maintaining accounts and ensuring proper implementation of accounting policies and procedures.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate development of budgets during proposal development and grants application.
  • Management of RCK assets; ensuring Asset register is updated and the organization’s assets are used efficiently, insured and disposed as per the organization’s policies.
  • Ensure that RCK master budget is up to date.
  • Verify all supporting documents for authenticity before entering them in the accounting software system.
  • Posting of Journals as directed by the Director of Finance & Administration.
  • Relieve other Finance Officers including the field staff while on leave.
  • Will be in charge of managing staff imprest.
  • Support organization audits including for donor projects.
  • Support office logistics and administration work.
  • Support HR in ensuring staff contracts are up to date and documents are available for
  • verification.
  • Support procurement officer including relieving the office bearer.
  • Assist in other general duties as allocated by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounts, Finance, or related course from a recognized university
  • Qualified Accountant (CPA).
  • 2 years’ experience with a similar size organization in industry, or from practice.
  • Knowledge and experience in use of accounting software packages
  • Experience working with I-tax, NHIF byproduct, and the NSSF portal
  • Proven experience in a fund-based accounting work
  • Working knowledge MS Office with an intermediate level of knowledge of Excel
  • An ability to write clear and concise reports; very good spoken and written English

WORKING CONDITIONS: The Job is complex, sensitive and stressful. Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel. Work may require frequent weekend and evening work as well as high degree of autonomy

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Work on their own initiative and within the larger finance/ISD team
  • High level of honesty, integrity and sense of confidentiality
  • Initiative, excellent organizational ability, with attention to details and accuracy
  • Show the desire for new and challenging tasks.
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Good team player.

Project Officer – Legal

JOB PURPOSE: 

  • To provide legal advice and procedural support to the organization on issues relating to and affecting displaced persons as well as administrative legal matters in an effective and efficient manner.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend to clients at the legal aid clinic and assess cases for intervention.
  • Seek access to clients in detention, ascertaining the conditions under which such clients are being detained, and provide them with appropriate legal and other assistance in accordance with RCK policy.
  • Prepare legal briefs and studies on a variety of legal issues and instruments.
  • Provide legal representation to refugees especially unaccompanied and separated minors, GBV survivors in court, in police stations and child protection cases.
  • Prepare responses to enquiries on legal issues on laws relating to refugees and other forced migrants from RCK staff, governments, inter-governmental organizations, institutions, and the public.
  • Participate in capacity building of RCK’s stakeholders in relation to domestic and international laws that relate to refugees and other forced migrants.
  • Develop and maintain a database of and relations with internal /external referral partners.
  • Update and manage the client databases.
  • Prepare monthly reports and donor related reports within schedule.
  • Support the development of proposal for fundraising for program work.
  • Assist in coordination and carry out program budgetary and administrative tasks.
  • Watching brief in SGBV court cases
  • Legal research and writing
  • Following up on project related procurement processes.
  • Development of activity work plans and accounting for activities implemented.
  • Such other duties temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may reasonably be required, commensurate with your grade.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.
  • At least one-year experience in civil and criminal litigation.
  • Experience working with an NGO/Humanitarian field is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan Legal system and of regional & international instruments on refugees and human rights.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The Job is complex, sensitive and stressful. Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel. Work may require frequent weekend and evening work as well as high degree of autonomy

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Behavioral Competencies:

  • Professionalism: In-depth theoretical knowledge of and significant experience in relevant fields of counseling, Strong analytical, problem solving and drafting skills. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues.
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication (written, spoken and presentational) skills. Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Technology Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases, internet/intranet services, library sources, etc.
  • Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
  • Managing Performance: Ability to supervise, coach, mentor and develop junior staff as required.

HOW TO APPLY

To submit your application, send a cover letter along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary, 3 professional referees including your last supervisor and their email contacts, to be received by 5.00pm

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  • Subject Line: “Application for Finance Officer – Nairobi” (Deadline: Tuesday 16th January 2024)
  • Subject Line: “Application for Project Officer (Legal) – Dadaab or Kakuma” (Dealine:  18th January 2024)
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