1982 - Interim Finance & Payroll Officer

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Posted: 13/04/2023 11:23
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line with Oxfam pay range
Location: Nairobi or Oxford
Level: Administrative
Deadline: 04/06/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line with Oxfam pay range
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 21st April 2023 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Interviews: TBC

Location: Based in Nairobi or Oxford 

Contract:  6Months initially, potential to extend 

One Oxfam Grade: D1

Salary and benefits: in line with Oxfam salary and benefits

We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.


The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for an experienced Interim Finance & Payroll Officer to support our Nairobi team, either locally or from Oxford. The role is for a fixed term of 6 months, to cover an internal secondment, but this may be extended to 12 Months or made permenant. Please refer to the job description for more details on the role.

Please see the  Job description  for further details.

Who we're looking for

  • Appropriate accounting qualification supported by membership of a relevant professional body (e.g., Chartered or Certified Accounting body) or demonstratable experience of a similar role.
  • Experience in Financial Accounting and Financial Operations – including strong understanding of bank reconciliations, accruals, prepayments, posting of payroll and invoices and solutions-focused customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s Statutory, applicable laws/ taxation, regulation, payroll management, and prevalent practices in International NGO sector. Although full training will be provided.
  • Significant experience with an ERP finance system, preferably Dynamics 365.
  • High levels of computer literacy with advanced proficiency in MS Excel.
  • A high level of self-motivation and ability to work with limited supervision and deliver outcomes in a timely way.
  • Able to work on own initiative, under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Shows evidence of high level of planning skills and working understanding of project cycle.
  • Proven analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English- – including excellent attention to detail to enable the delivery of accurate outcomes.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to act as a key contributor to the smooth running of our Nairobi Finance team. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.

How to apply

Please click on the "apply" button to start the application process. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checksPlease note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.


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