APHRC Grant Accountant, Fund Management Job

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Grant Accountant Job, Accounting Jobs Kenya 2021.


The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

APHRC seeks to recruit a Grant Accountant- Fund Management to manage the Center’s fund management projects and coordinate the administrative duties in the office of the Director leading the fund management work.


  • Provide support to project staff by ensuring cost effective utilization of resources;
  • Monitor project expenditure to ensure they are in line with donors’ agreements and prepare donor financial reports;
  • Monitor projects expenditure against the budgets and provide frequent feedback to the project managers and project staff on budget matters;
  • Review field imprest / staff travel advance to ensure adherence to set procedures;
  • Review partner institutions’ expenditure accounting and prepare funds disbursements;
  • Participate in proposal development preparing budgets and other administrative sections;
  • Prepare for project audits by continuously reviewing accounts for accuracy and provide support to auditors during project financial audits;
  • Process payments and funds transfer;
  • Ensure proper records management and compliance with internal and external requirements;
  • Maintain grant reporting requirements and schedules in the Project Management System (PMS) and follow-up on project reports to ensure submission by due dates;
  • Help in monitoring project implementation including review of burn rates both for the Center and project partners;
  • Review financial information from across the Center tracking variables of interest for the Director’s management information;
  • Manage the Director’s office and respond to queries in their absence;
  • Schedule appointments for the Director as necessary;
  • Manage meetings of the Director’s office, including preparing documentation and taking minutes as necessary; and
  • Identify action points during meetings and follow up with the concerned parties to ensure accomplishment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA K) or Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) equivalent.
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience preferably in an international NGO.
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel and familiarity with accounting software, preferably Navision (MS Dynamics).
  • Willingness to extend beyond finance to the area of administration.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Must have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and CV through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/   by July 25 , 2021 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate.  Cover letters should be addressed to:                        

  The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.

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