Finance Assistant

arche noVa

arche noVa (AN) is a German NGO founded in 1992, working in humanitarian aid, development, and emergency contexts in 16 countries all over the world.

AN expertise is in WASH sector, livelihood and DRR with a wide range of activities to support local communities: construction and rehabilitation of sustainable water structures, installation of filtering systems to improve water quality, hygiene promotion, latrine construction/rehabilitation, promotion of alternative livelihoods and climate-smart agriculture, capacity building of target communities and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives among others.

Since 2012, arche noVa has consolidated its presence in the Eastern African region through a Coordination Development Office which supports activities in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somaliland and Sudan.

arche noVa East Africa has a Finance Assistant vacancy in Nairobi-Kenya to Support East Africa Regional Finance Manager in checking monthly financial reports, Consolidate the mission’s accounts monthly and Bank Tasks.

Job Description

Objective 1: Support East Africa Regional Finance Manager in checking monthly financial reports presented by the allocated local Partner Technical Support

  • Check all projects’ cash and bank balance.
  • Check eligibility of invoices.
  • Verify presentation of accounting vouchers.
  • Check the presence of all the required supporting documents (training reports, beneficiary training lists, beneficiary distribution lists, etc).
  • Reporting to the Regional Finance Manager on current issues on a weekly basis (or more frequently, on an ad hoc basis, in the case of urgent matters arising unexpectedly).
  • Liase with Program Officers on budget balances on a monthly basis.
  • Support East Africa partners in proper financial reporting and filing of documents.

Objective 2: Consolidate the mission’s accounts monthly

  • Organize and support the annual audit.
  • Monthly reconcile funds sent to the field against expenses to determine balances and follow up on any deficits.

Objective 3: Bank Tasks

  • Carry on the bank reconciliation on assigned projects at the end of each month.

Objective 5: Technical Support

  • Keeping track of deadlines for the projects of reference and informing the relevant Project Managers, accordingly, with an overview of relevant actions to be undertaken.

Support to Regional Finance Manager & Program officer in drafting financial reports (whether monthly, quarterly, annually or with ad hoc deadlines) for submission to donors and/or the arche noVa Headquarter in Germany


  • Bachelor of commerce Finance or Accounting option.
  • CPA K
  • 3 years’ experience in a busy finance and accounting department
  • Prior experience in NGOs/INGOs

Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional organization, time management and attention to details
  • Good writing skills
  • Able to work in an autonomous way and under pressure
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong computer skills
  • Available to travel in remote areas in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia if possible
  • Commitment to and understanding arche noVa’s values
  • Team player, flexible, patient
  • Maintain confidentiality

How to apply


This is a ( 6) Six Months Contract

arche noVa is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment.

Deadline for application: 16.02.2024 at 5 :00pm East African Time

Please send your application documents (cover letter, CV, supporting documents and references) as well as your salary expectations in one pdf-document to: [email protected]

Subject: Finance Assistant-Kenya

Further information:

Deadline: 16 Feb 2024

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