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Finance Officer, PR & Communications Officer at Feed the Children

Feed the Children is an international, non-profit relief organization that was founded in 1979 with headquarters in Oklahoma City, United States of America. In Kenya, Feed the Children was registered in 1993 under the Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board Act

1. Finance Officer 1

Reporting to: Finance Manager

Purpose of position:

The Finance officer is responsible for handling all finance entries to ensure accurate financial record keeping as well as timely, detailed and accurate reconciliation of financial documents, including bank statements, inventory records, invoices and other reports.

S/He will work closely with the other finance team members in the implementation of prudent, effective and progressive financial, cost and management accounting. Full confidentiality is mandatory.

Key responsibilities:

  • Posting transactions into QuickBooks systems.
  • Track expenditure for multiple programs and income from multiple domestic and international sources.
  • Contribute in preparing the annual program budgets and track budgets based on annual expenditure.
  • Custodian of accurate inventories of various items
  • Work closely with other Finance team to ensure responsible financial practices.
  • Coordinate and manage accounts payable & receivable
  • Monitor and manage cash donations, Cash Book and other accounting entries.
  • Summarizing, recording and filing of financial source documents.
  • Assist teams in audit procedures as and when needed.
  • Responsible for handling statutory payments including KRA- (VAT, WHT), NSSF NHIF, HELB
  • Assist in preparation of payroll and timely posting of data in Quick books system
  • Assist in preparation of finance reports for internal and donor use.
  • Carryout tasks on the online banking platform.
  • Support department managers with month-end quality control on financial and accounting practices and reporting.
  • Plus, any other duties as may be assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree Finance/Accounting option
  • Experience in International NGO accounting for at least 2years.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • working, with high ethical standards.
  • Highly motivated, energetic, analytical, and able to work independently.
  • Willing to abide with Child Protection policies.

Relevant Skills

  • Strong financial reporting skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent Computer skills, QuickBooks, Word and Excel
  • Excellent Analytical skills

2. PR & Communications Officer

Job Details

The PR & Communications Officer will work with diverse Organization teams to grow FEED voice and show how FEED delivers results for Children and their families through, engaging influencers ,build relationships story driven initiatives using a wide range of media avenues to build and sustain a good image or brand through planned PR activities in and outside the organization.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support in coordination of ongoing and upcoming communication campaigns that reach to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate office activities manage information and facilitate internal and external operations related to PR & Communications using the necessary tools and channels of communication.
  • Capture ongoing activities and development for sharing in diverse offline and online publications including the organizations’ digital media channels.
  • Responsible for capturing impact/success stories and gathering and relevant information for the organizations’ publications.
  • Manage positive and negative media engagement and partnership management
  • Support in the production of promotional material and publications including designing publications and editing videos.
  • Tell the FEED story, and support policies and actions that positively impact children.
  • Work with all units in the organization to ensure communication procedures are well adhered to.
  • Promote and ensure adherence to the FEED brand guidelines for internal and external audiences.
  • Preparing PR & Communications reports and other relevant reports.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree in PR &Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or similar field.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in PR & Communications (preferably in the non-profit sector).
  • Excellent IT Skills, office applications with experience in graphic design and video editing.
  • Excellent writing skills, oral presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience in PR media campaigns and events planning
  • Organized person creative with Analytical skills and an eye for detail

Relevant Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent Photography, graphic design and conversant with Adobe creative Cloud.
  • Creative and innovative approach to communications and branding.
  • Up to date on new opportunities for the not-for-profit sector.
  • Excellent skills in Brand management, Social Media platform management and PR crisis response
  • Excellent collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Good events organizing capabilities and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural environment across different geographical locations.
  • Knowledge and good understanding of Children focused policies and rights.

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