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Project Finance Administrator (Treasury)

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management.

For more information on our operations in Kenya and SNV generally visit our website: www.snv.org

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Background  

SNV has been engaged by various donors to reach millions of people by executing programmes in agriculture, renewable energy and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). In Kenya, SNV is implementing several exciting projects in various counties in Kenya. The SNV country office is located in Nairobi but a lot of activities are implemented from field offices in Eldoret, Nanyuki and Kakuma.

Job Description

Reporting to the Country Finance Manager, the Project (Finance) Administrator will be responsible for coordination of Treasury, Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receivables (AR), AP and AR process, ensuring timely cash requests and ensuring proper capture of all financial transactions in the financial system and in the banking systems in line with SNV and donor regulations. The work location is Nairobi.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and monitor SNV’s liquidity position by consolidating requests from the Project Accountants and the Financial Accountant.
  • Ensure employee and supplier account levels remain controlled.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with banks.
  • Review and post all supplier invoices and donor funds receipts.
  • Report internal controls gaps and perceived risks and recommend action for mitigating.
  • Maintain and update the country cash flow template to be used for quarterly funds request.
  • Maintain and manage all treasury financial documents, any registers and logs of work within the department.
  • Initiate opening, adding and closing of SNV’s bank accounts and manage user accounts in SNV’s Bank systems.
  • Assist in the implementation of Host to Host connection with Sap by Design and the bank.
  • Respond to audit inquiries in a timely manner and as required regarding the bank accounts maintained by SNV-Kenya.
  • Performing all month end closure procedures including clearing employee/supplier exchange differences, reconciling Withholding tax accounts, oversee the preparation of daily bank reconciliation, etc.
  • Manage the FX Currency transactions for SNV-Kenya.
  • Responsible for SNV’s bank to bank transactions.
  • Administration of Petty cash for both regional and site offices.
  • Facilitate and support the of control self-Assessments.
  • Responsible for creation of new suppliers in the SNV’s Masterdata management system.
  • Ensuring that all MPesa payments are done per the stipulated SNV’s mobile money procedures.
  • Preparing and submitting monthly bank reconciliation to the country finance manager by the 5th of every month.
  • Support Audit assignment by availing of documents upon request by auditors.
  • Any other additional duties as directed by supervisor.

Coordination

  • Coordinate the workload of the Treasury, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables officers.
  • Be the focal person for responding to inquiries of banks, project managers and others regarding the Treasury, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables process.
  • Receive and coordinate the processing of all invoices up to the payment process.
  • Supervise the filing system for Treasury, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables documents.

Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience as an accountant.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s degree in any of the following: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Have passed FINAL Part of professional Exams such as, CPA, ACCA or its Have demonstrated administrative and professional competence in work performance.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail in handling general ledger accounting, Banks, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  • Excellent understanding of SAP, and Microsoft Office Suite complemented by the ability to train others on a need basis.
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple online banking systems.
  • Advanced Excel skills.

Additional Information

Contract Duration: 12 months 

Desired start date: 01 August 2020

How to apply

Please apply by clicking the I’m Interested tab on this page and submitting application letter and a CV that contains three referees in English to the attention of Human Resources Officer before 03 July 2020 citing the position title as reference.

Consultancy – Gender Expert

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management.

For more information on our operations in Kenya and SNV generally visit our website: www.snv.org

Background  

In May 2018, SNV started implementing the ‘Climate Resilient Agribusiness For Tomorrow (CRAFT), a five year programme (June 2018-May 2023) in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Project Goal

The project aims at contributing to the increased availability of accessible climate-resilient food for the growing population in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Project Objectives

The project objectives in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda include:

  • Increasing productive capacity of 300,000 smallholder farmers;
  • Improved business performance for 50 agribusinesses and 30 cooperatives for climate-proof value chains;
  • Climate-resilient sustainable food production practised on 600,000 hectares.

The CRAFT project shall deliver on its objectives through the following:

  • Promoting use of climate smart practices and technologies for farming systems and SMEs;
  • Promoting investments in inclusive value chains;
  • Promoting an enabling environment for development and scaling climate-smart technologies and practices;
  • Promoting learning and knowledge sharing;
  • Gender/youth inclusion throughout all elements of project implementation.

The CRAFT project uses an inclusive Business Case development approach to making selected value chains more climate resilient, hereby focusing on the oil seeds, pulses, cereals and potato value chains.  This is intended to generate business and economic value, while at the same time addressing key environmental and social issues. The project will be implemented country wide where viable Business Cases shall be identified in the above-mentioned value chains. 

Job Description

SNV would like to hire a consultant to support gender activities for the CRAFT project in Kenya.

Tasks for the Consultant

  • Conduct Gender sensitive mapping for each business case in the selected value chains – green grams, potato, sorghum and beans using the gender tools that will be provided by the project. This will involve identifying factors of the environment such as the policy and regulatory framework, infrastructures, etc., the support services available in the market system and their gender/age responsiveness
  • Carry out gender/youth analysis to identify constraints and opportunities for women and youth participation along the value chain and develop possible strategic actions needed to ensure equitable outcomes for men and women in the project and to address underlying structural bottlenecks to gender equity in accessing  opportunities for Climate Smart Agriculture adoption. This will include how best to support women in leadership positions and develop their skills? Understanding female farmers’ roles in the value chain, constraints and opportunities and how best to include them in project activities, and which barriers might prevent female farmers from benefitting from the project? This should focus on CRAFT specific value chains and business cases.
  • Implement the Women Empowerment Agricultural Index (WEAI) survey, analysis and report writing
  • Support project staff to assess CS practices and technologies on gender responsiveness

Methodology

  1. Conducting gender mapping will involve going to the field to conduct the exercise with the different actors to understand what gender and youth issues are coming are experienced in each stage. The consultant will use the tool that will be provided by CRAFT project, s/he will apply the tool in collaboration with technical staff. The consultant will document findings of the gender mapping exercise and submit a report to SNV
  2. Analysis of gender constraints and opportunities for women and youth within the business case and value chains, across the micro, meso and macro level
  3. The consultant will work with project team and value chain actors to analyze constraints and opportunities. The consultant will compile a report detailing all constraints and opportunities available for each business case.
  4. The consultant will conduct the WEAI survey using the agreed upon tool by SNV. The consultant will conduct the training of the enumerators, contribute to the review of the WEAI tool, supervise data collection during the field work, analyze the data and compile a report for each case.
  5. Work with project staff to assess CS practices and technologies on gender responsiveness. This will be conducted alongside the gender mapping exercise in order to manage time. The consultant will compile a report detailing gender sensitivity and responsiveness for the different CS practices and technologies.
  6. The successful consultant will be required to work in collaboration with other consultants nominated by the CRAFT Project Management Unit

Deliverables

The consultant will deliver to CRAFT Project the following:

  • An inception report demonstrating understanding of the tasks in the ToR and how they propose to accomplish the required tasks;
  • Value Chain Gender Map for business case.
  • Gender and Youth Analysis Report with strategic actions included covering all the business case
  • WEAI Survey Report for the business case;
  • Documentation of gender sensitive CS Practices and technologies for the business case.

Note: All deliverables will be in soft and hard copy format.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree especially in the area of Agriculture or related humanities with a bias in gender issues.
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming in agricultural projects
  • Experience preparing technical reports

Additional Information

Timeframe:

The consultancy will cover a period of 6 months with the level of effort per business case being 10 Days per business case, covering the inception report, administration of the tools and report writing. A contract that allows flexibility to deliver results when a business case emerges will be agreed upon with the consultant.

Reporting Relations.

The Consultant will be supervised by the SNV Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (primary supervision), the Country Project Manager and the project Management Unit (PMU).

Proposal

Shortlisted candidates will receive an email with a call for proposal shortly after advertisement closing date

Scoring

Scoring of proposals will be done by a dedicated selection committee that will take into account the technical (maximum score 70%) as well as the financial proposal (maximum score 30%).

Payment:

The Consultant shall be paid on the basis of actual number of days worked on each business case subject to the maximum anticipated level of effort of 10 days and after submission and approval of the reports. Consultancy fees are subject to a prevailing tax laws on provision of consultancy services in Kenya.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking the I’m Interested tab on this page and submitting application letter and a CV/profile that contains three referees in English to the attention of Human Resources Officer before 30th June 2020 citing the advert title as reference.

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