ReliefWeb Jobs-Finance and Administration Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Kisumu

Living Water International

Living Water Service Centre.

Living Water Service Center (LWSC), an affiliate of Living Water International, is a Christian based Non-Governmental Organization that works in the areas of WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) in rural vulnerable communities in Kenya. LWSC, seeks to recruit a Finance Assistant. This position reports to the Finance Manager.

The main responsibilities of the Finance Assistant will include but are not limited to:

  • Verify items billed against items ordered and received and reconcile differences through follow-up with the vendor and/or other employees.
  • Checking on all Receipts and Maintaining spreadsheets on expense.
  • Responsible for cheques management.
  • Receive and process invoices, expense forms and requests for payment.
  • Verify calculations working with the Accounts system.
  • Manage petty cash transactions i.e. petty cash disbursement, verify expense reports, etc.;
  • Post financial data to appropriate accounts in an automated accounting system.
  • Responsible for Field Finance reporting.
  • Maintain files and/or removes records and reports.
  • Maintaining files and/or removing records and reports.
  • Operating standard office equipment.
  • Performing any administrative related work as assigned.
  • Asset Management.
  • Stores inventory management in the field office.
  • Management of the Kisumu or Laikipia office.
  • Performing any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Maintaining Files and/or removes records and reports.
  • Operate standard office equipment.
  • Perform related work as assigned.
  • Asset Management
  • Manage the Kisumu/Laikipia office.
  • Perform other related Duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic understanding of the working of an office
  • Basic understanding of accountancy and book-keeping
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – to deal with internal and external customers.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work, and sometimes implement own decisions.
  • Experience working in multicultural environments is an added advantage, but not essential.


  • Decision Making
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Time management


  • Honest
  • Integrity
  • Respectful
  • Flexible
  • Proactive
  • Christian

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA Sec 4) or ACCA F5.
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks, excellent Excel skills and bookkeeping is an asset.
  • Good written and verbal skills in English and Swahili languages.
  • At Least three (3) Years work experience. NGO experience will be an added advantage

How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter (one page only) explaining their suitability for the position and a Curriculum Vitae (no more than 3 pages) with details of qualifications and work experience including 3 references – professional and spiritual.

Living Water Service Centre is an equal-opportunity employer.
Applications are to be submitted to:
Suitably qualified candidates by COB 17th November 2023. Please do not attach scanned certificates. Should you be shortlisted, you will be contacted within 1 week of the closing date.

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