International Rescue Committee Hiring Senior Finance Manager

Job Id: req44818Location: Nairobi, Nairobi MunicipalityCountry: KenyaCategory: Operations & Administration SupportEmployee Category Fixed TermJob Type: Full TimeOpen To Expatriates: NoCurrency: Kenyan ShillingCompensation: Monthly Save

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you’re a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

The Senior Financial Manager has overall responsibility for the finance and financial grant management functions of the TeachWell project. The Senior Finance Manager accurately controls and manages the implementation of accounting systems for the project and collects and processes IRC’s financial data to provide management, donors, grantors, creditors, and others with timely, accurate and understandable information.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as main finance function within the Teachwell Consortium
  • Is the principal liaison with IRC NY on all finance, accounting, grant budget management, and cash management matters related to the Teachwell project.
  • Work with program staff to prepare grant budgets, support budget realignments, develop spending plans and review expenditures.
  • Attending all Project cycle management meetings related to Teachwell, representing finance.
  • Prepare donor financial reports as per the donor agreement and ensure donor regulations are adhered to for all aspects of the project’s operations.
  • Participate in Nairobi BvAs review meeting; provide feedback on all finance related action points and closely monitor the Teachwell grant to ensure spending is on track.
  • Review of actual vs. budget results to ensure maximum utilization of budgeted amounts and to provide recommendations for realignments as required.
  • Ensure that BvAs are provided to relevant parties on time and accurately by the 15th of every month.
  • Be a focal person for all grant reporting, spending plans etc. in the project.
  • Submit accurate and timely donors’ report to relevant staff.

Financial reporting, Internal Controls and Audit management

  • Ensures that all policies and procedures are following IRC and funding source policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • As required establishes finance and supporting function policies, systems, and procedures, and directs or performs their development, documentation, and implementation. 
  • Designs, implements, and monitors systems, procedures and reporting necessary to maintain on current basis accurate forecasts of cash requirements for meeting future spending, including commitments entered and which obligate IRC to future spending.
  • Supervises the collection of contractual and other receivables.
  • Develops schedules and performs or supervises the completion of country internal control audits, and initiates actions necessary to correct internal control weaknesses.
  • Facilitates and co-ordinates external, internal, donor or government audits for the project.
  • Oversees the protection of the country’s assets (cash, inventory, NEP) through the enforcement of internal control policies and procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of local government requirements related to financial matters and ensures compliance with tax regulations and other legal requirements.


  • Provide training on financial matters to TeachWell partners, as identified in the Partnership Capacity Assessment.
  • Assist the Partnership and Grants Manager with the review of sub-grantees’ financial reports.
  • Track partners’ spending and provide advice to the Deputy Project Director and the project SMT as needed.
  • With the Grants and Partnership Manager, review partner financial reports (and narrative reports for consistency) and supporting documents to ensure compliance with the partnership agreement, donor regulations and IRC policy, and provide feedback to the partner as appropriate.
  • Lead timely and effective finance review and reflection (monitoring), identifying appropriate follow up actions, and providing completed reports to Partnership Lead.
  • Assist in the close-out of partnership agreements, including in relation to financial verification and asset confirmation.
  • Assist the Crisis Modifier (CM) Senior Manager in developing financial sub-granting procedures that are in line with IRC policies and regulations.


  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisors.

Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: 
The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.Explore Location

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