Careers and Internships at PHR | Finance Manager, Kenya

Finance Manager, Kenya

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, is a U.S.-based international advocacy organization working at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With a global network of thousands of medical, scientific, and legal experts, PHR uses the power of medical and scientific evidence to document human rights and humanitarian law violations and prevent abuses, protect survivors, and promote justice and universal human rights for all.

Building upon its highly respected place in the field, and supported by a committed and talented team, PHR seeks a Finance Manager to join the office in Kenya.  

Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in Kenya.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya   

Reports to: Director of finance (U.S. office) with a dotted line to the Kenya head of office

Organizational Overview

Physicians for Human Rights was founded in 1986 by five physicians who were united in the belief that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to prevent harm and promote respect for human rights. Since its founding, PHR has built a long and distinguished record of accomplishment by conducting groundbreaking investigations and advocacy, in concert with strategic partners.

PHR’s approach includes extensive documentation of the use of illegal and inhumane weapons in armed conflicts, attacks on civilians, and the physical and psychological impacts of torture and sexual violence as a weapon of war. Other core activities include protecting the rights of those seeking asylum in the United States, the human rights implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and halting attacks on medical facilities and frontline health professionals.

Role Description

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) seeks an experienced finance manager to work in the Kenya office overseeing the finances in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Reporting to the director of finance (U.S. office) and the Kenya head of office, the finance manager will be responsible for the successful day-to-day management of various accounting functions, including grants management, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, reporting, and general ledger accounting. Travel within Kenya and to the DRC required, with the possibility of travel to the United States.  

Responsibilities

  • Lead closure of accounting books and conduct bank reconciliations on a monthly basis;
  • Coordinate external and donor audits and ensure that audit is completed without any disruptions;
  • Conduct payroll and payments to the Kenya Revenue Authority;  
  • Manage and review petty cash;
  • Conduct transactions in Intacct, Concur, and Bill.com;
  • Support tax reporting;
  • Reviewing balance sheet accounts on monthly basis and make adjustment, as necessary;
  • Ensure implementation of policies and procedures;
  • Support budget development for PHR Kenya and PHR DRC in collaboration with program and finance staff; 
  • Prepare grant budget proposals;
  • Work with program staff to prepare and/or revise grant budgets to support grant realignments;
  • Prepare grant budget proposals in collaboration with program and finance staff; 
  • Prepare grant spending plans, collect support documentation, and prepare donor financial reports, in collaboration with the grants manager and other relevant team members;  
  • Communicate with the director of finance to ensure smooth implementation of financial procedures; 
  • Review and manage procurement process and procedures for PHR Kenya and PHR DRC;
  • Report to the director of finance and the Kenya head of office of any anomalies; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or a related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in accounting, financial management, or business, preferably at a non-profit organization; 
  • Knowledge of GAAP;
  • Experience developing and managing budgets with government and UN agency funding; 
  • High level of proficiency with the entire MS Office suite, especially Excel;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities independently, make decisions, and exhibit flexibility;  
  • French language required; 
  • Experience with Sage Intacct accounting software, Bill.com, and/or Concur preferred; and 
  • Experience processing payments to the KRA and other Kenyan governmental entities (NHIF, NSSF etc.). 

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position located in Nairobi, Kenya. Salary is commensurate with experience. PHR offers comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, a retirement savings plan, and generous vacation. 

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to resumes@phr.org. Please include the job title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and where you saw this job posting in the email body.

Physicians for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status, or age.