8 Sep 2014

Director Finance Job Vacancy

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) seeks to recruit dynamic, competent and result-oriented individuals to fill the following position:-

Director Finance
Grade 3
Job Code IEBC/2/2014

Job Summary:
The Director Finance is responsible for ensuring prudent financial management and controls.

A key part of this role involves establishing financial and budgeting and warehousing policies, procedures and systems to ensure integrity, timely service delivery and value for money.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure the implementation of finance and budget strategies in line with the Commission’s strategy.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of robust financial management and budgeting policies, procedures and controls to ensure integrity and consistency with relevant legislative framework.
  • Ensure the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel
  • Oversee the development and administration of the Commission’s budget and ensure timely and effective implementation of the Commission programmes.
  • Develop accountability structures, ensure periodic reporting and monitor the performance indicators for the finance, budget and warehousing departments.
  • In collaboration with the Director ICT coordinate the development of appropriate financial and inventory information management system.
  • Advice the Commission on administration of complementary funding from development partners, including development and execution of budgets.
  • Advice the CEO on regulatory matters concerning public finance as it relates to the Commission.
  • Provide timely financial advice to other units within the Commission.
  • Ensure timely compliance with financial and fiduciary obligations of the Commission.
  • Oversee the development of financial plans, estimates and budget preparation.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the institutional/departmental procurement plans.
  • Ensure financial controls are implemented in accordance with Public Financial Management Act, and Public Procurement and Disposal Act other operational Government policies.

Requirements for Appointment

  • First degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any other related field.
  • A Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or MBA. Professional qualifications in accounting; CPA (K) or ACCA or equivalent is mandatory
  • Minimum of ten years managerial experience, five (5) of which are at senior management level in financial management.
  • A demonstrated track record in the development and successful implementation of financial strategies, controls, processes and systems.
  • A good understanding of the electoral process would be an added advantage.
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated team work skills
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be conversant with Government financial Accounting
  • Integrity Clearance

In addition to the qualifications set above, the applicants must further meet and get the following clearances:

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board
  • Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs eg LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc
  • Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau
  • Security Clearance
  • All shortlisted applicants may be subjected by the Commission to a security clearance by National Intelligence Service (NIS)

Application Submissions
Interested candidates are requested to submit their duly completed IEBC application Form together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, email and telephone contacts together with names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

Applicants must indicate the Job code and title on the top left corner of the envelope.The IEBC Application Form is available at the IEBC website ( or may be collected from the 6th 06699c, Anniversary Towers, University way, Nairobi.

Applications and supporting documents shall be:

Delivered to the IEBC Chairperson, 6th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi: and/or

Fill online the IEBC application form provided in the Commission website and send electronically to

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