Jobs at DAI Kenya – Development Alternatives, Inc.

DAI Kenya - Development Alternatives, Inc.

Jobs at DAI Kenya – Development Alternatives, Inc.,

Jobs at DAI Kenya – Development Alternatives, Inc.

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DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local go…

Activity Specialist, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program


  • Oversee and track buy-in activity implementation progress by personnel, consultants and subcontractors, ensure it adheres to the approved workplan and deliverable schedule, and troubleshoot deviations;
  • Support development and review of technical deliverables (both contractual and from partnerships) and contribute to subsequent learning;
  • Provide relationship management support for client and implementing partners
  • Support Activity Managers and others on all matters related to the buy-in, including but not limited to contractual, operational, MEL, reporting, and financial matters;
  • Provide administrative, procurement, and operational support across all assigned buy-in activities.
  • Ensure assigned buy-in activities are managed in accordance with USAID regulations and DAI Procurement policies;
  • Liaise with implementing parties to ensure proper M&E data capture and data quality to contribute to overall ATI project M&E reporting; and
  • In tandem with relevant technical staff, generate buy-in scopes of work and budgets as needed
  • As needed, support the project’s procurement and operational staff and train Activity Associates
  • Travel to regional offices as required


  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of experience working in budget, operational, and process management. Demonstrated experience in managing complex budgets and multi-year programs preferred.
  • Proven project management, communications, writing and interpersonal skills including strong experience with client management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls and audit processes (e.g. procurement, local subcontract agreements, etc.)
  • A well-organized organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus;
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving, fluid team setting with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

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Finance Assistant, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program

  • Receives and reviews (for completeness and accuracy) all incoming invoices and requests for payment. Ensures the integrity of all receipts, invoices, and vouchers.
  • Prepares required documentation for submission to Finance Manager (who will prepare payment checks for Senior Management’s signature) and required documentation (expense cover sheets), post-payment, to provide to the Project Accountant for data entry into DAI’s Financial Accounting System;
  • Assists the Project Accountant in recording and assigning costs based on approved budget into the Financial Accounting System, vFER
  • Supports with processing DA1 forms for VAT exemption, VAT reimbursements and regularly updates the VAT tracker
  • Manages the project’s petty cash according to ATI policies and procedures and submits the reconciliation each week to the Finance Manager.
  • Assists with the daily scanning of financial vouchers for submission to DAI/Washington twice a month.
  • Responsible for following up on statutory remittances to ensure they are all updated on time.
  • Works with the Grants Manager to track all open grants and progress payment schedules;
  • Performs other financial tasks assigned by the Finance Manager which are consistent with his/her qualifications, this Scope of Work and the general requirements of the project.
  • Maintains a good knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures as set forth in the ATI Field Operations Policy Manual.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent and 4+ years’ experience supporting international donor-funded projects in an accountancy/finance role preferred
  • Working knowledge of applicable finance-related USG or other international donors contracting regulations
  • Accuracy in working with large amounts of data
  • Ability to respond effectively to time sensitive inquiries
  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and professional presentation
  • A well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgement, and strong operational focus
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

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