Friday, 20 January 2012

CABI - Finance and Administration Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Finance and Administration Assistant

CABI – Nairobi, Kenya

The Finance and Administration Assistant will report to the Finance and Administration Manager and take responsibility for ensuring efficient and effective provision of administrative and financial services support in CABI.

Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization.

CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities undertaken.

These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services.

Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally.

Please see our website for further details about our organisation.

The successful candidate will collect administrative and financial data and check upon conformity with the policy and quality standards in place at CABI; perform integration of administrative and financial information; provide support in staff contractual issues; manage assets and facilities usage, maintenance and servicing; undertake reconciliations; and provide timely administrative and financial information, reports, feedback and recommendations for reporting and budget monitoring.

He/she will have a first degree in business management with at least 3 years relevant experience in management in a cross-cultural environment. Professional accounting qualification
will be an added advantage and ability to use multiple ICT systems and software is desirable.

The candidate shall have excellent administrative and communication skills with ability to prioritise and manage diverse workloads, use initiative and proactive thinking and pay attention to details. A good level of project management skills in a cross-cultural environment is essential.

The individual should be dependable and trustworthy, with high level of confidentiality and ability to cope well with changing environment.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating how they meet the requirements of the Candidate Brief (available on under post reference number 02/2012), plus a detailed curriculum vitae (not more than 3 pages) with names and full addresses of 3 referees.

Applications should be sent to

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 3 February 2012.
Additional Information

Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, abilities and experience.

Position Type: 2 year initial appointment with a possibility of renewal.

This is a locally recruited person and will be based in our CABI office in Nairobi – Kenya.

Please reply to by 3 Feb 2012


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