Job Title: Finance
Hiring Organization: Educate
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Job Type: Full
Date Posted: 01/28/2024
Educate!, is seeking a Finance Officer to work in our finance
department in Kenya. As a Finance Officer, you will be supporting Finance,
logistics, procurement, and administration tasks at Educate! She/he will be
responsible for facilitating payments and maintaining accounts records in
compliance with Educate! procedures. He/she will also provide logistical and
administrative support, and other various operations projects within Educate
Kenya. The role involves managing finance systems, mobile money platforms, and
related funds reimbursement.
The Finance Officer will work closely with the Finance Manager and
Operations manager to provide monthly financials and BVAs. He/she will also
collaborate closely with the program team and the field staff to build strong
and sustainable solutions to support the field payments. The Finance Officer
will report to the Finance Manager.
Africa has the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population. By
2035, the continent is poised to contribute more people to the global workforce
each year than the rest of the world combined.
At Educate! we’re obsessed with impact. We leverage iterative
learning to build highly scalable youth employment solutions aimed at unlocking
the potential of the world’s youngest continent.
Educate! prepares youth in Africa learn, earn and thrive in
today’s economy by:
an employment-focused school subject into secondary, and
livelihood bootcamps for out-of-school youth, with a focus on marginalized
rural girls and young women.
To date, more than 250,000 youth have been meaningfully impacted
across Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya, and along the way, Educate! has become the
largest youth employment and skills provider in East Africa.
Educate! is a team of over 250 largely African staff and 300
volunteer youth mentors. We prioritize building an engaging, fulfilling and
growth oriented work environment. 50% of our top 30 leaders have been with us
for over 5 years, 10+ alumni have started their own organizations and 6 current
or former team members were Acumen Fund East Africa fellows.
We have been backed by top foundations such as Imaginable Futures,
Big Bang Philanthropy, #startsmall, Generation Unlimited, CIFF and Echidna
Giving. Educate! won a 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Prize and a 2015 WISE Award, and
has been highlighted by the World Bank’s S4YE’s Impact Portfolio, an Al Jazeera
documentary, BBC, The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies on
scaling education, and the Gates Foundation as a Goalkeepers Accelerator. In
2022, we received a catalytic investment from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott to
scale our systems change work.
Educate!’s long-term vision is to design solutions that measurably
impact millions of youth across Africa each year. By 2025, we aim to scale our
annual reach by 4x and measurably impact over 400,000 new youth.
Finance Administration (70%)
that field teams are receiving timely payments and addressing the bottlenecks
all journal entries in the accounting software
daily and weekly transaction posting reports
accountabilities and reconciling staff advance account
payment of vendors and responding to inquiries regarding finance
in both internal and external audit processes
Enforcing Controls and compliance (15%)
that all payments are fully supported by requisite documentation before
that all staff advances are in line with the updated Common Cost
any policy compliance issues to the Senior Finance Coordinator and the finance
manager for action
the Finance manager with other finance administrative tasks as may be assigned
the HQ payments and operations to ensure that teams in the office are
closely with and supporting the HR in organizing staff meetings, venues and
support to the Operations team to Coordinate training events as required,
including but not limited to, pre-booking calls to venues, travel arrangement,
providing supplies and materials, equipment and the point person at events.
support to the program team by arranging logistics for events and meetings held
in program districts to ensure that they are properly organized and conducted.
schedule, and coordinate vehicles when needed
periodic inventory checks of office assets and equipment and oversee repairs
Qualifications and Requirements
Accounting or Business Administration with proficiency in Excel and Quickbooks.
& Accounting experience working in a non-profit environment.
3 years of experience in finance and accounting, financial analysis (including
gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to
management and external stakeholders).
experience in coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget
development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger,
payroll taxes, and accounting.
drive, proven ability to take ownership, lead the team’s combined learning and
a collaborative, data-oriented approach to problem-solving.
and display high ethical and business standards.
fit with our Five Cultural Tenets (see “What is Educate! About?” Below; learn
more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here.