RTI International is an independent
organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research
that improves the human condition.
With a worldwide staff of more than
4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full
spectrum of multidisciplinary services.
Universities in North Carolina
founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
RTI is currently seeking to fill a
vacancy for the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity which
is part of the Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to combat global
hunger and poverty.
In this regard, USAID is partnering
with RTI International on a 5-year (Oct 2017 to Sept 2022) cooperative
agreement – KCDMS Activity – to help increase agricultural production and
reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya.
The project will also spur
competitive, resilient market systems in Kenya’s horticulture and dairy
We seek to recruit a Finance
Assistant to be based in the Nairobi office.
The primary role for this position is to process day to
day accounting transactions for the project. The position is specifically
responsible for processing KCDMS staff advances, review of expense reports,
preparation of advance status report and processing reimbursements to various
beneficiaries. The position will also work with the administration team to
receive and review invoices for payment processing.
Keying in of financial transactions
in Quick Books is a key role for this position.
Process KCDMS staff advance requests
based on approvals.
Review and reconcile KCDMS staff
expense reports. Follow up with staff to clear/clarify any outstanding items
and ensure all advances are liquidated within the policy deadlines.
Prepare reimbursements and other
allowances for KCDMS activities.
Prepare payment vouchers ensuring
that all the required support documents are attached.
Load payments onto Stanchart platform
and follow up for prompt release of funds to vendors
Key financial transactions (advances,
expense reports, beneficiaries’ reimbursements) and other financial
transactions in QB accounting system. Ensure relevant documents have been
scanned and linked to the transactions.
Identify any errors with advances or
expense reports and work with the supervisor to pass correcting journals.
Perform field audit visits when
Ensure all financial transactions are
filed sequentially in well labelled box files after booking into QB.
Minimum Required Education &
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of
experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPA Part II is an added advantage.
Skills & Abilities
Excellent knowledge of MS Word,
Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work well with others
Ability to listen and communicate
well both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently
Attention to detail and accuracy
How to Apply
Only shortlisted applicants will be
No applicant will ever be asked for
any payment either to secure a role with RTI International or as a follow-up to
having been awarded a position with RTI International. If anyone ever
approaches you asking for any such payment, please immediately email