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Finance and Administration Manager - Kenya Primary Education Evaluation and Assessment Program

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Last update: Apr 16, 2024 Last update: Apr 16, 2024


Deadline: May 15, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Kenya
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience:Min 10 years
Date posted: Apr 15, 2024
Expected starting date: Sep 3, 2024


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Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.  

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.   

Job Description

Project Description

The purpose of the Activity is to strengthen accountability and resilience across the Ministry of Education (MOE) and other relevant semi-autonomous government agencies (SAGAs) through improved collection, integration, and use of education data and technology.

Position Description

The Finance Manager shall work under the leadership of the Chief of Party, and will be responsible for all aspects of operations, including administration, finance, procurement, and human resources, if relevant.


The candidate for the position of Finance and Administration Manager shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


A master’s degree in business administration, Finance, Accounting or equivalent from an accredited university and Relevant professional certifications and membership from accredited accounting institutions.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience as a Finance and Administration Manager on donor-funded projects.
  • Relevant experience in program management in developing countries, preferably in the implementation of a national scale reading program.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, financial reporting standards, financial management processes, and procedures.
  • Logistics experience, such as large-scale procurements and coordination of teams for field activities, in a developing country, preferably in Kenya or East Africa, is highly desired.
  • Experience with donor funded projects, including contracts, and understanding of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated exemplary management, supervision, communication, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and productive relations with the GOK, donors, and the international community.
  • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare contractual documents and reports clearly in English.


Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

Additional Information

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified.  No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.