Plantwise Finance Assistant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya 2013

Finance Assistant – Plantwise
CABI – Nairobi, Kenya
The Finance Assistant – Plantwise will report to the Finance and Administration Manager and take responsibility for supporting the finance and administration functions. This will involve coordination, planning, administration and reporting on plantwise transactions and activities.
Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.
Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details about our organisation.
Plantwise is an innovative global initiative, led by CABI, to improve food security and the lives of farmers (see www.Plantwise.org).
The successful candidate will ensure compliance with project financial and administration guidelines, be the custodian and manager of project documentation, manage the Plantwise project accounts including project
budgeting, projects accounts maintenance, projects reporting, support to project managers on financial matters.
He/she will have a first degree in Finance or accounting or an equivalent degree from a recognized University, and full professional accounting qualification, with at least 2 years relevant experience in project financial management in a cross-cultural environment.
The individual should be dependable, trustworthy and ability to cope well with fast changing environment.
The position is a 2-year initial appointment with a possibility of renewal.
This is a locally recruited person and will be based in our CABI office in Nairobi – Kenya.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the post and detailed curriculum vitae (not more than 3 pages) with names and full addresses of 3 referees.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday the 8th February 2013
Send applications to 
Finance and Administration Manager, 
CABI-Nairobi office, United Nations Avenue, 
P.O. Box 633 00621, 
Nairobi-Kenya 
or email to finadmin@cabi.org
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