Area Finance Officer – Turkana At DanChurchAid

Area Finance Officer - Turkana At DanChurchAid

Area Finance Officer – Turkana

Job Type: Job
Job Category: Administration/Finance
Hiring Organization: DanChurchAid
Education Level: Bachelor’s degree
Experience: Minimum four years
Deadline: March 15, 2024
Location: Turkana County, Kenya

Role Purpose

The Area Finance Officer plays a vital role within DCA’s Turkana team. Reporting to the Area Programme Manager in Kakuma, the Officer oversees financial operations, including internal controls, accounting, reconciliation, and grant management, ensuring compliance with DCA’s financial procedures and donor requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical financial support throughout the programme/project cycle.
  • Ensure accurate data entry into the Maconomy system and maintain financial records.
  • Lead day-to-day finance department operations in the field office.
  • Assist in implementing finance policies and procedures.
  • Develop donor financial reports and project budgets.
  • Verify accounting documents before payments and ensure budget adequacy.
  • Coordinate with procurement, logistics, and programme staff for timely payments.
  • Assist in cash flow forecasting and office budget development.
  • Make recommendations for procedural improvements and contribute to staff training.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Required Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field. Post-graduate diploma preferred.
  • Part II qualified in a recognized professional qualification in Accounting (CPA, ACCA).


  • Minimum four years of similar work experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in accounting procedures and use of accounting software.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently.

About DCA

DanChurchAid (DCA) operates in various counties in Kenya, including Turkana, enhancing peace, livelihoods, and resilience among refugees and local communities. DCA implements projects directly and through local partners.

Application Details

Interested candidates should apply via the link provided by March 15, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. DCA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, gender, or other affiliations. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. A thorough anti-terror check is conducted as part of the recruitment process.

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Area Finance Officer – Turkana At DanChurchAid

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