INTERSOS Regional Finance Controller – Eastern and Central Africa – Jobs in Kenya

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Regional Finance Controller – Eastern and Central Africa

Code: SR-00-2708

Duty station: Juba/Nairobi

Starting date: 01/10/2022

Contract duration: 12

Reporting to: Regional Finance Coordinator – East and Central Africa

Supervision of: –

Dependents: Non-family duty station

General context of the project
In recent years INTERSOS, the largest Italian humanitarian organization, has faced significant changes in terms of rising challenges, adopted structure, contexts to work. In this framework the Finance Department must redefine itself to effectively respond to the new demanding issues and assure the control over specific strategic processes, in order to guarantee the overall organization and its sustainability.

General purpose of the position
In the framework of the Strategic Plan (2018-2020), the Finance Department has identified a new role, the Regional Finance Controller, that will be assigned one for each Region, and in support of the Regional Finance Coordinator s/he will be responsible for the quality of the accounting data.

S/he will liaise with the Country Finance Coordinators aimed at verifying and validating their output. Among his/her main tasks, the verification of regional accounting data, the consistency and correctness of donor reporting and other relevant operational tasks.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Review and check Journal workbook of each Mission of the Region;
Ensure accuracy of Regional accounting;
Review country office receivables balances to ensure appropriate and timely followup;
Ensure that senior management is aware of financial, accounting and administrative issues that may impact country offices’ performance;
Upload on cloud Drive of the Mission the monthly verified accounting;
Import in NPW Regional accounting.

Donor Reporting

Review financial reports prior to submission to the donors;
Review financial part of the amendments/budget revisions;
Review and finalize closeouts for grants.

Operational tasks

Move to the Country office for technical induction of new deployed Country Finance Coordinators;
Temporary replace (max 30 days) the vacant position of Country Finance Coordinators of the assigned Region in case of unavailability of Roving Finance officers.

Required profile and experience

Economics, Finance or other related degrees

Professional Experience
Relevant experience on finance project management with INGOs and/or International organizations for at least 3 years

Professional Requirements
Sound accounting knowledge
Experience working with accounting software is appreciated
Good command of excel

Fluent French and English, mandatory
Italian is appreciated
Personal Requirements

Coordination skills
Organizational skills and precision in dealing with deadline
Attitude to teach and do capacity building on the financial aspects
Communication skills
Humanitarian motivation
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps:

Register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply by attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format.

Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.

In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to, with subject line: “Platform issue – SR-00-2708-Position”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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