Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Vacancy Announcement
Position: Administrative Assistant
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

The Regional Program Office for the Horn of Africa of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Kenya forms part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. SDC carries out international development cooperation activities, and is responsible for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation, including disaster relief assistance abroad.

· Records, classifies and summarizes financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
· Initiates and processes journal entries in the General Ledger using accounting program Microsoft Business Solutions Navision
· Compiles financial information and assists in the preparation of reports
· Applies a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
· Verifies documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies
· Uses various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports;
· Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Country Director or Head of Finance & Administration

· University degree in accounting or equivalent formation and 3 years of experience
· Perfectly fluent in English language, written and spoken
· Perfectly conversant with computer skills, including Excel and accounting programmes
· Motivated, committed, as well as able to communicate and fit into a working team

Application Procedure:
· Email a motivation letter together with a complete, typed CV addressed to:
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Head of Finance & Administration

· Include copies of diploma & certificates, recommendation letters and former employer working certificates
· All these documents will remain the property of SDC Nairobi and will not be returned to the applicants
· Only candidates with the proper qualifications will be selected
· Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Deadline: September 9th, 2011