Regional Project Finance Coordinator - Nairobi, Kenya - Danish Refugee Council

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    DRC has been operating in Kenya since 2005, where we assist refugees and displacement-affected communities by implementing protection and livelihoods activities that increase their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees.


    This Finance Coordinator provides overall advice, coordination, and technical support on finance to the project team.This role has a regional focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the whole regional area. The role contributes to the development of strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to areas of operation under the project scope.About youTo be successful in this role we expect the following:Minimum 3-5 years' of international practical experience in financial managementProven experience in managing large budgetsCompetence in providing technical guidance and trainingProven experience in working with national partners, local/government authoritiesWorking experience with relevant donors (e.g. UNHCR, ECHO, OFDA, WFP, DFID or BPRM guidelines)Advanced proficiency in ExcelFull professional proficiency in EnglishMaster's degree in Finance/Accounting or Business Administration


    SupportSupport the development and implementation of financial management capacity building of staffProvide technical support and advice to the Finance teamFinancial ManagementIn close cooperation with the Project Manager, reinforce existing procedures and systems for financial management and control in compliance with guidelines of DRC's Operations Handbook, internal guidelines and donor requirementsSupport timely delivery of quality financial reports to donors and internal reports to colleagues and HQEnsure compliance with relevant country statutory and other financial obligations such as tax, levies and statutory returnsMonthly financial briefings to the Project ManagerEnsure thorough and effective budgetary control in the ProjectLiaise with the Project Manager on key financial issues for the project, including co-funding, financial reporting, key variances and any remedial actionCollecting cash forecasts from the Project Manager and requesting funds in a timely mannerMaintain a continuous overview of funding levels and pay particular attention to shared support costs, including staff salariesEnsure all required documentation for financial audits in cooperation with Coordination staff and HQEnsure monthly meetings are held with the project manager to discuss key variances, reasons for these, and any remedial action that is requiredPrepare for local auditsContribute to the development of proposals with regards to budgeting in cooperation with the Project Manager


    Project management, Budgeting, financial planning, Reporting, Accounting, Compliance


    Bachelor's degree