Head of Finance – Programmes Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Summary
Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa’s vision is to bring lasting health change in Africa and is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and Western Africa providing services to over 30 countries. Employing over 900 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million, Amref Health Africa is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.

Financial management and reporting

Ensures proper books of account are maintained and kept up to date
Works with enterprise finance managers to ensure optimal financial performance is achieved across the business area
Works with the Senior Management Accountant to ensure reporting is accurate and timely and that cashflows are optimized across the Amref Health Africa group
Ensures that accurate financial reports are submitted to stakeholders on a timely basis
Ensures that all statutory and best practice accounting requirements are met in full
Sets key performance indicators to monitor and evaluate performance across the social enterprise areas
Builds capacity within the financial management area
Oversees annual budget production within each social enterprise area
Ensures flex budgets are prepared in an efficient and timely manner
Manages longer term forward planning systems
Organisational Growth
Oversees financial element of proposals developed for donors, customers and students to ensure that they are competitive and generate sufficient income to optimize financial returns for the organization
Works with senior enterprises staff to help achieve corporate growth targets
Ensures that viable strategies are in place to meet cash obligations on a timely basis
Assists in the consideration of the viability of new enterprise opportunities
Risk management
Reviews financial policies and procedures to ensure they are fit for purpose
Maintains an appropriate system of internal control across all social enterprises
Oversees the development of control systems across the social enterprises that are well documented
Ensures that mitigation strategies are in place to address identified risks across the social enterprises
General Information
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Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)
Job Requirements
Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Risk management; Budgeting, financial planning; Business development; Partnerships; Financial analysis; Financial reporting; Management of financial resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)