Finance Officer at WBG, Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 22 January 2018

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Officer in Nairobi, Kenya.

WBG has set 2 ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Finance Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Serve as focal point for internal and external client inquiries at the country level and escalate them as needed.
  • Provide country-related input to the Team Lead (TL) and the Manager to drive conversations with Country Management Units (CMUs) about country coordination within the assigned region.
  • Interact with Team Task Leaders (TTLs) to follow up on financing and disbursement-related issues arising in project preparation; contact CMU and borrowers to advise on new financial products, loan instruments that could benefit project preparation and facilitate resolution of portfolio disbursement bottlenecks; facilitate conversation between CMU and Ministry of Finance (MoF) on debt service options (whenever new product or service emerges).
  • Participate in regular meetings for TLs/ Finance Officers (FOs)/ Finance Analysts (FNs)/Manager to share insights across countries, and promote knowledge-sharing.
  • Ensure Client Account plans and client interactions are entered into the Case Management system.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Either 1 or both of a Professional certification (fully qualified as CPA, ACCA, CA, CFA or equivalent); or a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in portfolio management, project operations accounting, auditing and contract management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, in English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in French is desirable.
  • Nationality of Kenya.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.