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Business Support Officer I (Project Accountants) - 4 Positions

Closing: Apr 9, 2024

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Published: Mar 27, 2024 (23 days ago)

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The position holder will be responsible for management staff working advances for a portfolio of restricted projects and provide financial management and accounting support to project portfolio teams.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, or a related subject.
  •  Professional qualification or satisfactory progress towards attainment of professional qualification in accountancy (CPA II or equivalent)
  •  Relevant exposure to auditing or financial management will be desirable (at least 2 years of practical work experience).

Other Desirable Attributes

  •  Ability to study and familiarize with the Centre’s documents (Financial Rules & Regulations, Procurement Manual, Whistleblower policy, Anti-fraud, and ant-corruption policy…etc.) and donor-specific requirements.
  •  Ability to study and familiarize with the Centre’s systems.
  •  Ability to interpret, resolve, and adapt decisions within established guidelines and directions in the execution of tasks.
  •  Capacity to function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  •  Ability to search for common ground in problem-solving.
  •  Support in the development of solutions in a consultative manner for process improvement.
  •  Train and create users’ awareness in the management of staff working advances and related processes.
  •  Provide support to the research themes and units to ensure effective staff working advance management processes in line with the icipe’s financial policies and donor regulations.
  •  Provide support in the resource mobilization activities as assigned from time to time.
  •  Provide support in partner management processes as assigned from time to time.

Reporting

  • This position reports to the Senior Projects Accountant.

Applications will be accepted up to 9 th April 2024.Interestedapplicants should submit:(a) a confidential cover letter; (b) a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including e-mail addresses; and (c) a statementillustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills.

Candidates are required to apply online through: http://recruit.icipe.org or by Email: [email protected]


Responsibilities
The position holder will be responsible for management staff working advances for a portfolio of restricted projects and provide financial management and accounting support to project portfolio teams.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, or a related subject.
  •  Professional qualification or satisfactory progress towards attainment of professional qualification in accountancy (CPA II or equivalent)
  •  Relevant exposure to auditing or financial management will be desirable (at least 2 years of practical work experience).

Other Desirable Attributes

  •  Ability to study and familiarize with the Centre’s documents (Financial Rules & Regulations, Procurement Manual, Whistleblower policy, Anti-fraud, and ant-corruption policy…etc.) and donor-specific requirements.
  •  Ability to study and familiarize with the Centre’s systems.
  •  Ability to interpret, resolve, and adapt decisions within established guidelines and directions in the execution of tasks.
  •  Capacity to function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  •  Ability to search for common ground in problem-solving.
  •  Support in the development of solutions in a consultative manner for process improvement.
  •  Train and create users’ awareness in the management of staff working advances and related processes.
  •  Provide support to the research themes and units to ensure effective staff working advance management processes in line with the icipe’s financial policies and donor regulations.
  •  Provide support in the resource mobilization activities as assigned from time to time.
  •  Provide support in partner management processes as assigned from time to time.

Reporting

  • This position reports to the Senior Projects Accountant.

Applications will be accepted up to 9 th April 2024.Interestedapplicants should submit:(a) a confidential cover letter; (b) a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including e-mail addresses; and (c) a statementillustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills.

Candidates are required to apply online through: http://recruit.icipe.org or by Email: [email protected]


  • Provide financial management and accounting support to project portfolio teams.
  • Review of staff surrenders and claims for validity, completeness, and accuracy in line with icipe’s financial policies and donor regulations.
  •  Preparation of long outstanding staff working advance balances for management’s action.
  •  Facilitations during projects’ periodic audits.
  •  Collate/document user experience feedback for process improvement.
  •  Collate/document new/emerging donor requirements for process improvement.
  •  Recommend other generally accepted good practices for process improvement.
  •  Other related tasks as assigned.


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