OXFAM GB: Finance Officer (INT5273) 2019 Internship

By | February 15, 2019

OXFAM GB: Finance Officer (INT5273) 2019 Internship

  • Closing Date: Feb 19, 2019
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

The current Kenya country strategy (2015 – 2020). Over the next five years, Oxfam in Kenya will significantly shift its way of delivering programmes that adopts an influencing and campaigning strategy to positively impact on the lives of the disenfranchised and poor people. We will be bold yet realistic about our ambition to achieve scale. To deliver this strategy we will invest in the team capacity and skills. Our role will be to convene to build wider coalitions, broker partnerships to help build national institutions capacity, strengthen their networks so that they can lead in shaping up the development agenda by holding governments to account, through a collective citizen ‘s voice. We will invest in strengthening our accountability and measure disaggregated changes we make in the lives of women from those in society in general. We will be more vocal and communicate effectively both internally and externally using digital technology. We will organize ourselves to focus on thematic areas rather than the current geographic focus.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

The Role

· Report to the Director Operations, responsible for coordinating the management of all banks and cash transactions from and to the Kenya program bank accounts in order that program activities can be effectively carried out, to ensure that payments are approved in accordance to the stipulated organisational procedures and rules in time. The payments are well captured and recorded in time, for consolidation and timely reporting and submission to the internal and external parties. process Kenya Program monthly payroll for accuracy, completeness and ensure that all statutory deductions other relevant deductions are made and remitted on time. Ensure that payroll is reconciled to people soft. Prepare and uploaded cashbook/bank books, and journals for authorisation by the operations director or Finance Manager. Prepare correction journals and recharges are done by 2nd of every month ensuring all the supporting documents are in place. Act as a final check to arrest any exposure and manage financial and fraud risk within the organisation that may impact on the various country programmes. This includes a clear understanding of HR, Logistics and Finance Policies to ensure that the payment processing, coding and accounting is correctly done according to policy.

· A university degree coupled with Accountancy professional qualification e.g. a completed ACCA or CPA (K)

· Ability to plan with good organizational skills, including prioritization and ability to work under high pressure

· Good computer skills: Excel, Word, the purchasing system and Helios system


· Knowledge of multiple donor funding regulations

· Good knowledge of financial systems

· Flexibility under pressure and in response to changing needs.


· Minimum 3 years proven relevant and progressive work experience preferably with INGOs

· Excellent analytical skills particularly from the point of view of cost effective financial management.

· Multi-tasking and higher efficiency, Attention to details

· Proven experience of management of suppliers / contracts and financial systemsHOW TO APPLY:

How to apply

if you are the candidate Oxfam is looking for, please open the link https://bit.ly/2MMrKpW for full job description and how to apply **. The closing date is 18th February 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.