NGO Finance Officer Job in Kenya


Finance Officer (Procurement & Finance)

Full time
Nairobi (Head office)

Job Summary

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Officer (Procurement & Finance) will be responsible for all procurement activities of the organization. He/she will also have duties within the Finance Department including budgetary control, mission tracking and reconciliations.

Job Description:


Procurement procedures – 30%

  • Conduct efficient and collaborative procurement procedures which are compliant to TI Kenya’s procurement policy (This includes the pre-tendering process, tendering, setting evaluation criteria and awarding of contracts) with a value for money outcome.
  • As Secretary to the Procurement Committee, call for, record and keep minutes of all proceedings of procurement meetings.
  • Preparation of all tenders/bids/contracts for consultancies in liaison with the relevant programme staff and facilitate dispatch of the same
  • Conduct Supplier Pre-qualification annually as per TIK policies and update list of eligible vendors in TIK database and highlight areas of concern and recommend alternatives where necessary.
  • Initialize and process all approved requisitions
  • Ensure timely commencement and conclusion of procurement processes for any recurring contractual services eg.  staff medical scheme and other insurances
  • Prepare, encumber and dispatch LPOs for all goods and services and follow up to ensure timely delivery
  • Follow up on delayed deliveries and keep user departments informed; consulting them if there is need to change specifications or suppliers
  • Prepare monthly procurement reports (both procurement plans and estimates and post procurement reports) for review by the management team.
  • Administering and management of all correspondence received through TIK Procurement email address.

Contract and supplier management- 20%

  • Liaison with the contractors/consultants/suppliers on behalf of the procurement  committee for any follow ups and or communication of the committee’s verdict after evaluations
  • Preparation of Contracts or LPOs for successful contractors/consultants/service providers and ensuring that the same are well serialized and managed.
  • To keep abreast with contents of signed MoUs and Contracts of suppliers/consultants and align procurement processes and procedures to procurement legislation and donor regulations.

Asset management – 10%

  • In charge of TI-Kenya assets management including tagging, storing and maintenance scheduling.
  • Maintain an updated fixed asset register, coordinate annual fixed asset verification exercise and perform reconciliation of the physical count with the system record.
  • Co-ordinate the receiving of assets and goods purchased and ensure that the user departments are available to confirm quality and quantity.
  • Secure and keep safe custody of server room access and establish control measures to monitor movement of assets.
  • Conduct periodic asset verification exercise in liaison with the Admin Officer
  • Establish controls to assign assets to new staff and manage handover process upon exit from the institution

 Finance duties-40%

  • Assist programme officers to prepare annual estimates of expenditure to facilitate effective and efficient management of their programmes
  • Assist in fund raising efforts by developing relevant budget and maintenance of updated donor records, files and grant management matrix in liaison with Programme Staff.
  • Track budgetary allocations per programme before approval of mission proposals
  • Ensuring that requirements imposed on TI-Kenya through grant agreements are adhered to ensure updated records are kept on all financial transactions which TI-Kenya has made both from its own resources and from project/programme specific grants
  • Ensuring that all payments for services rendered are made according to financial and procurement guidelines
  • Receipting and recording of all cash inflows received from donors or reimbursed by staff
  • Manage cash handling forms in liaison with Admin Officer
  • Review and approve imprest accounting forms and ensure these are input in NAV in a timely and accurate manner
  • Maintain books of sub-grantors and other partners with whom TIK may appoint from time to time
  • Update cashbook and prepare monthly bank reconciliation of all bank accounts of TIK
  • In charge of online filing of taxes and statutory payments for PAYE, NHIF and NSSF and other statutory deductions
  • In liaison with the Human Resource and Administration Manager, ensure that the relevant payroll journals are passed correctly and timely in to the general ledger
  • Monitor pension and sacco contribution and payments on behalf for eligible staff members as TIK policies.
  • Monthly review of all General ledger postings and advising the Finance Manager  on any journal entries required
  • Extraction of timely financial reports for management, donors and statutory purposes.
  • Ensure maintenance of a good petty cash system and monitor petty cash reimbursements, surprise cash verification and monthly reconciliations
  • Assist and give support to auditors during TI-Kenya annual and other audits
  • Assist the Finance Manager in any other duties as may be delegated

 Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized University, with a major in accounts or finance
  • Minimum of CPA III
  • Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies Management
  • Enhanced computer literacy, with a good exposure to an Enterprise Resource Planning management system and related financial modules
  • Previous work experience in procurement and supply chain work
  • At least 3 years’ experience in finance and accounts gained in a busy environment, preferably in an NGO or private sector


  • Costing and cost control
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Financial reporting
  • Cash management
  • Taxation expertise
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills
  • Honest, diligent and trustworthy
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Recent proven experience in a procurement function involved in high risk, high value, complex works, services and supplies covering a range of commodities.
  • A sense of urgency and prioritization of tasks
  • Problem solving skills


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Applications will be processed on first come basis. The recruitment is open until filled.

Job Features

Job Category Finance
Job Category Finance and Admin
Experience Mid-Level
Job ID FA-001