Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Systems Administrator and Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

ECLOF Kenya a well established and fast growing Christian Microfinance company is seeking to recruit a born again Christian with a verifiable testimony, dynamic and talented staff with drive and passion for microfinance development to serve in the roles outlined below:-

Systems Administrator

Overall Job Purpose

Reporting to the IT Manager, the position is responsible for providing technical support to ECLOF Kenya systems and networks.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Administer the ECLOF Kenya LAN and WAN, all the Servers and print database servers, E-mail servers and the client machines.
  • Provide ICT support to the organization.
  • Perform on time daily and weekly backups for all ECLOF Kenya systems and ensure that they are promptly taken for offsite storage.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs of all ECLOF Kenya hardware.
  • Monitor on a regular basis adherence to the laid down ICT policies and procedures in Head Office and the Business Units.
  • Upgrade the ECLOF Kenya systems as required from time to time. This includes performing software installations on servers and client machines.
  • Maintain the ECLOF Kenya ICT inventory.
  • Provide relevant training to staff to upgrade their ICT skills and regular updates on ICT trends and development.
  • Provide technical specification to facilitate procurement of computer equipment and accessories.
  • Manage the software licences and ensure use of genuine software.
  • Support the IT manager in the implementation of ICT strategies.
  • Generate standard and non standard reports from the system as may be required by the business.
  • Assist users in solving systems problems experienced in the course of day to day operations in liaison with database programmers.
  • Ensure the security of the hardware and software systems.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Level of Education/Academic Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or any other related ICT field.
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and CCNA certifications. In-depth knowledge of database systems especially MS SQL is a must.
Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
Relevant Work Experience
  • At least two (2) years relevant working experience in a similar position in a busy ICT environment.
Internal Auditor

Overall Job Purpose

The position is responsible for providing leadership in planning and management of internal audit, assurance, quality control and standardisation of the functions of the Company; evolving and developing processes to ensure adherence to policy prudent reporting requirements, cost management and internal controls

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop policy, procedures and systems for the Department, including documentation and make recommendations, where necessary, to revise operations, accounting, procurement, HR and ICT manuals in order to ensure adherence to company policy, statutory requirements and reporting requirements.
  • Work with all departments in reviewing systems and establishing appropriate controls and procedures, where they may not exist.
  • Provide assurance to the management and Board that there is compliance with policy, statutory and reporting requirements.
  • Audit transactions, processes, records, premises, assets etc. of the company on a regular basis and more specifically pay particular attention to financial accounting,  loan processing, client management, portfolio management, loan tracking, procurement, human resource, statutory compliance and financial reporting processes.
  • Carry out regular and surprise inspections of all processes, policies and procedures and ensure that they comply with all statutory requirements and best practice guidelines.
  • Prepare internal audit and inspection reports and present those to the Board’s Finance & Audit Committee, clearly indicating how these fit into the overall business/company strategy.
  • Keep abreast with latest developments in the Micro finance, Banking Audit and Accounting fields with a view to enhancing the internal audit function as a key contributor to overall company strategy.
  • Review financial reports in preparation for external audits.
  • Follow up on recommendations of internal and external audits and ensure effective remedial action is taken on a timely manner.
  • Member of the audit, finance and administration committee of the Board.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Level of Education/Academic Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business related field.
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Qualified CPA (K) holder or equivalent
  • Member of ICPAK
  • CISA (Certified Internal Systems Auditor) qualification is added advantage
Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills (MS Office Suite, DOS, Accounting packages)
  • Leadership and Management skills.
Relevant Work Experience
  • At least five (5) years experience with four (4) years hands on experience in as an Internal Audit Manager in the financial sector
Mode of Application

Interested candidates should send their applications and attach a detailed CV and copies of their certificates via email to hr@eclof-kenya.org or by post to

The HR and Admin Manager
P.O. Box 34889, 00100

All applications should reach the above by close of business on Friday 3rd February, 2012
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