Deadline: January 17, 2020
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit organization that carries out high quality and policy-relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center seeks to recruit an Accounts Assistant to work within its Finance Unit.


  • Code and post transactions into the financial system ensuring adherence to financial procedures;
  • Prepare bank reconciliations;
  • Make inquiries on matters pertaining to bank accounts;
  • Ensure payment documents are properly supported and duly approved prior to posting;
  • Provide support for financial transactions for project reporting;
  • Provide financial information for planning, budgets and status on program activities;
  • Maintain the fixed assets register;
  • Make payment for VAT and withholding tax, ensure returns are filed per statutory requirements and process VAT accounts reconciliations; and
  • Ensure proper records management and compliance with both internal and external requirements.

 Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA II) or Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) equivalent;
  • At least 1 year’s post qualification experience;
  • Strong computer skills and exposure to ERPs;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Superior communications skills, verbal and written, including the ability to engage effectively with staff at all levels;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines;
  • Demonstrated strong moral and ethical foundation; and
  • Must have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email to with the subject ‘Accounts Assistant’ by January 17, 2020.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.  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


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection