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Head of Finance and Operations (f/m/d)

Department: Finance & Operations
Place of work: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: Full time; indefinite period
Grade: 10
Salary: KES 6,000,000
Reports to: Country Director
Effective as of: as soon as possible

The Head of Finance and Operations role is vital in enabling LFTW to achieve its mission by leading and continuously enhancing effective and streamlined financial and operational services. This role ensures cost-effective protection of LFTW assets and approval of and governance over LFTW activities at the appropriate level in the organization, in compliance with LFTW's policies, donor requirements and applicable local government regulations. The Head of Finance and Operations plays a critical role in producing high-quality financial information, deriving critical insights, driving decision-making and communicating and collaborating effectively with the senior management team, thereby enhancing the organization's overall efficiency and impact.

Your tasks


  • Manage and co-ordinate internal controls review and utilize audit results to improve the internal control framework
  • Design, implement and continuously improve financial processes and systems
  • Lead the financial planning process in the Country office
  • Prepare for and oversee audits, ensure compliance with statutory and donor requirements
  • Drive preparation of monthly financial reporting including reconciliations, quarterly and annual reports to donors, and ad hoc financial reports.
  • Manage fiscal and payroll systems to ensure timely and accurate use and reporting.
  • Contribute to business development initiatives through financial analysis and cost recovery measures.


  • Oversee office operations, facilities, and IT.
  • Manage contracts, leases, and logistics for activities.
  • Serve as the local information technology (IT) contact and intermediary with the IT support network

Human Resources:

  • Know and apply the LFTW compensation framework as well as its benefit programs
  • Oversee payroll, benefits, recruitment, reference checks and onboarding.
  • Ensure compliance with HR laws and regulations.
  • Coordinate the annual feedback talks, professional development, and staff induction.
  • Act as a custodian of HR files including staff records and related confidential documents.
  • Coordinate staff welfare development and representation.

Procurement and Logistics:

  • Ensure compliance to LFTW procurement policies and standards.
  • Manage supplier prequalification, procurement plans, and logistics.
  • Oversee vehicle management and asset acquisition and disposal.

Team leadership:

  • Lead and support department staff for effective performance and service delivery.
  • Engage and develop others.

Your profile

  • Relevant degree in finance, business administration, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in finance and operations management.
  • Strong knowledge of financial processes and systems, compliance, and audits.
  • Collaborative and solution-oriented leadership style.

Our offer

  • You join a highly motivated team, appreciating your experience and eager to jointly shape Light for the World’s monitoring and steering mechanisms.
  • We are offering an outstanding opportunity to bring about change through an international development organization with strong expertise and a growing profile.
  • We are committed to giving our colleagues space to explore new directions, test new ideas and to excel as individuals through and with their team.
  • We emphasize a good work-life-balance, have flexible working hours and Home-Office opportunity.
  • We are a professional team that strives towards continuous development. We believe in participatory leadership and expect you to contribute your expertise and ideas. We believe that learning from mistakes is an important way of developing and put emphasis on our culture of learning.

How to Apply:

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. A complete CV and a letter of motivation are important parts of this. Please also refer to the salary information and let us know why you would like to join our team and why you consider yourself suitable. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion in our organization. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, and we very much welcome applications from people with disabilities.

For any questions related to accessibility and inclusion at Light for the World, please do not hesitate to contact us at recruitment@light-for-the-world.org.

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Head of Finance and Operations (f/m/d)

Vollzeit, Home Office
2 - 3 Jahre Berufserfahrung

Veröffentlicht am 12.07.2024

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