Kenya: Director, Finance and Administration

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Organization: Gold Star Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

Program Description:

GoldStar Kenya (GS Kenya) is a Kenyan nonprofit health non-government organization dedicated to empowering communities for better health by advancing and implementing integrated, locally driven and evidence-based solutions. GS Kenya, through its flagship social franchise health programs, currently reaches 16 of the 47 Kenya counties. GS Kenya is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position for the follow-on program, the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Kenya (USAID/KEA).

Recruitment into the position is consequent to the USAID/KEA release of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No: 72061518RFA00001 and subsequent to the successful award of the program to GS Kenya. In addition, the selection of the final applicant for each position is subject to USAID/KEA approval.


The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the financial management and administration of the project, including sub-award or subcontract management, travel, human resource (HR) management, and equipment procurement and management.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishment and maintenance of a robust financial, administrative and sub-award management and monitoring system to support program activities towards project objectives, in accordance with GS Kenya policies and practices as well as USG regulations governing awards
  • Ensuring transparent, responsive and compliant financial management system that tracks and monitors project expenditures against budget;
  • Contributing to short-term and long-term program planning, as part of the management team
  • Overseeing implementation of financial and administrative systems, including cost containment measures and systems to mitigate waste, fraud and abuse
  • Development and submission of quality financial reports and prime award deliverables
  • Overseeing the HR, procurement, travel and logistics functions for program;
  • Overseeing procurement and inventory procedures, in accordance with United States Government (USG) policies and regulations;
  • Collaborating closely with the relevant GS Kenya technical teams on financial, administration, sub-award management, HR and procurement matters;
  • Managing contractual negotiations and agreements with local consultants, vendors and service providers; and
  • Supervising financial and administrative staff
  • Performing any other duties as directed by the Chief of Party


  • A degree in financial management, business administration, accounting or other relevant field;
  • At least 10 years’ experience with accounting, operations, and financial management in large-scale, complex, USG-funded development programs;
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements, especially USAID;
  • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills; and
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: and please specify source in your application and indicate position on the subject line. CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 4th June 2018.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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