18 Mar 2017

Energy 4 Impact Finance Job Vacancy

ENERGY 4 IMPACT is seeking a candidate to fill the post of a Finance Officer to provide financial accounting and management support across all our projects from the Nairobi Regional Office.

ENERGY 4 IMPACT is a UK charity seeking to reduce poverty in Africa through accelerated access to modern energy products and services.

To do this we support the development of a broad range of micro and small businesses and project companies in the energy economy by providing them with high-quality financial, technical and business management support services, so that they can grow and deliver access to energy in off-grid areas.

To date, ENERGY 4 IMPACT has supported the development and growth of 2,600 small and micro businesses in Africa, delivering energy access to over 7 million people in off-grid areas and creating over 5,000 jobs. Our ambition is that by 2020 we will have enabled 20 million people to access clean and reliable energy. ENERGY 4 IMPACT’s largest office is in Kenya, with local offices also in Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, supported by a small UK head office of eight staff in London.


  • Ensure that all project and country office financial/expenditure documents are delivered to the Nairobi office in a timely manner, reviewed for accuracy and completeness and ready for approval and posting.
  • Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all financial records for projects and for the organisation.
  • Ensure all project accounting records and supporting documentation for all financial transactions are maintained in a systematic order and in a safe and secure condition under the custody of the organisation.
  • Assist in financial control, prepare and analyse budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to the organisation on budget expenditures.
  • Monitor the expenditures to ensure that programme funds are utilised appropriately by the close of the fiscal year.
  • Carry out training on financial policies and procedures to non-finance staff and partners, as required.
  • Assist the Head of finance in ensuring that all financial reporting is completed on time and submitted to the supervisor for review on time for submission to donors.
  • Help with the preparation of internal and external audits and respond to audit queries in a timely manner.
  • Make visits to the country offices as required to support financial operations and management
  • Reviewing all ARO staff time sheets ensuring that staff have allocated time properly to projects.
  • Leading all project related budgets and working closely with the programmes team.
  • Lead on the administration of cash disbursement and drawdown from programmes.
  • Opening of project accounts on system.
  • Liaise on a regular basis with finance and management staff in the field.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the supervisor
  • Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list of duties and is subject to review on a regular basis depending on needs of the organisation.

Job Qualifications

  • A degree in a business related field with a CPA qualification or equivalent.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in an international organisation.
  • Understanding of multi and bilateral donor policies and procedures.
  • Proven numeracy and financial analysis / planning skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present financial matters to non-financial managers.
  • High degree of computer literacy in Microsoft Office products especially Excel and financial systems (Sage).
  • Ability to develop and build capacities of staff.
  • Experience in working independently and providing initiative in improving finance functions.
  • Experience of establishing good working relationships with a variety of people.
  • Proven track record in delivering results in a pressurised environment.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Culturally sensitive.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and needs.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (maximum one page of A4 paper) and CVs and indicate their minimum salary expectation to on or before 22nd March 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ENERGY 4 IMPACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin or disability

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