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Team Leader – LFA for the Global Fund

KPMG provides Local Fund Agent (LFA) services for the Global Fund in a number of counties including in Africa. The LFAs serve as the “eyes and ears” of the Global Fund, providing monitoring and verification services of supported programmes.

We are looking for a suitable candidate for a Team Leader position in one of our portfolios. In addition to the Team Leader responsibilities, the successful candidate will also support project management and business development in our health portfolio across the continent.The role will require occasional travel across Africa.

Roles and Responsibilities

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LFA team management 

  • Supervise and closely monitor the work of LFA teams, ensuring the allocation of tasks within the teams and the involvement of the appropriate expertise. 
  • Provide timely and constructive analytical feedback and guidance to the LFA teams. 
  • Ensure teamwork, including inputs of all technical experts, is of high quality and completed within the timeframe, and as per guidelines set by the client. 
  • Lead and guide, troubleshoot and advise the team on remedial actions to be taken.

Client and implementers relationship management

  • Proactively monitor grant implementation and/or performance by recipients and implementers through regular contact, including with other stakeholders, and provide regular updates to the client. 
  •  Provide the client with relevant information on issues or concerns/ risks which may affect grant performance. 
  •  Attend meetings and other ad hoc events related to grant implementation, and in line with the scope of work agreed with the client, and keep the client informed on relevant matters. 
  •  Facilitate visits by client staff and travel as necessary for joint monitoring visits.

 Quality assurance

  • Support the Engagement Partner in the quality review of deliverables and take responsibility for financial/M&E/other LFA assignments, conducted by the LFA teams. 
  • Ensure that relevant client guidelines and policies are adhered to.
  • Oversee delivery of high quality LFA products in a timely manner to the client

Qualifications and experience

  • Masters degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
  • Finance or accounting qualification – e.g. Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Accountant Certification, Chartered Financial Analyst etc.
  • A minimum of 12 years of relevant experience working in a program and finance monitoring role, with proven experience in the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes especially in HIV/ AIDS, TB and/or Malaria.
  • At least 10 years’ experience working with donors and international development agencies including in Africa. Experience with Global Fund and other major development programs in different countries is an added advantage.
  • Experience in managing complex multiple projects effectively and efficiently to meet timelines and in achieving program success.
  • Experience in operating in a fast paced environment, and ability to adapt own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to effectively communicate with senior-level officials, multiple stakeholders and professionals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Well-developed presentation, proposal and report writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in provision of advisory services is an added advantage.

Fund/Grants Senior Associate – Junior Finance Specialist

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We are looking for a Senior Associate/ Junior Finance specialist to support us in fund and grants management including financial monitoring of projects and client engagements in the development sector. He/She will be supporting funds and grants management in our health portfolio across the continent. The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya but would require occasional travel across Africa.

Roles and Responsibilities

Implementing partner financial monitoring and reporting:

  • Support in the review of implementing partners’ progress reports and verification of information reported therein.
  • Perform analysis of financial and programmatic information and support in making recommendations to clients. 
  • Conduct implementation verifications and spot-checks on an ongoing basis.
  • Review key implementer and sub-implementer’s capacities and systems to implementing Fund/ Grant activities.
  • Provide advise on the key implementer and sub-implementer’s compliance with grant/funding agreements.
  • Assist clients in safeguarding expenditures related to supported activities by reviewing plans (workplans and budgets) and providing recommendations to clients.
  • Assess and report on adequacy of fiduciary controls for financial management of donor funds at implementer level.
  • Identify areas of financial risks and propose practical risk mitigation approaches. 
  • Management and escalation of any financial issues to the Finance Specialist/ Fund and Grants manager, as they arise in the financial oversight of partners.
  • Support in planning and coordinating of meetings that may be required as part of project implementation between partners and clients, including but not limited to project review meetings, budget modifications discussions, and performance meetings.
  • The Senior Associate will also be expected to support IDAS business development activities including strategy, opportunity tracking, proposal writing, lessons learning and thought leadership.

Qualifications and experience

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  • Proven experience of fund and grants management in development programmes across a range of sectoral areas. Candidates with experience in the health sector will have an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working in a financial role, preferably with at least 2 years of post-qualification experience related to:
    • financial accounting, with the ability to review and analyse accounting transactions;
    • reviewing and negotiating budgets;
    • financial management systems, with the ability to review and assess internal controls and financial processes and procedures and provide recommendations for improvement;
    •  review of financial statements (including income and expenditure statements, balance sheets and cash reconciliation statements); and
    • review and interpretation of audit reports.
  • Well-developed presentation, proposal and report writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • University degree in Finance/Accounting or a related field. Master’s degree is highly preferred and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • A professional finance or accounting qualification – e.g Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Accountant Certification, Chartered Financial Analyst etc