Deadline: July 25, 2021
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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.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • 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.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and CV through our recruitment portal  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


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