JOB DESCRIPTION – Finance Officer

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

ICAP within the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and the Ministry of Medical Services to strengthen HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services in the country. This program is funded by PEPFAR. ICAP is currently accepting expressions of interest from candidates for a prospective USAID-funded project.

The Finance Officer will oversee the financial operations of the project and is responsible for financial planning, supervision and reporting.


  • Provide leadership, oversight and advice on all finance matters
  • Establish, manage and regularly review all finance procedures to ensure efficiency and compliance to USAID and ICAP/Columbia University rules and regulations.
  • Develop and monitor annual project budgets and proposal budgets
  • Ensure good cash flow management
  • Supervise and support finance staff
  • Review and monitor expenditure
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting to USAID and ICAP/Columbia University
  • Oversee sub agreement management with partners
  • Manage annual financial audits of sub awardees
  • Oversee all project administration including procurement, renovation and logistics


  • Master’s degree in a financial management, accounting/CPA or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience in USG funded health project
  • Knowledge of USAID financial management
  • Strong analytical, supervisory and management skills
  • Ability to function in a highly complex environment and work as a member of a collaborative team while exercising independent judgment
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications


Kindly e-mail your application and a detailed CV to
Please specify for which position you are applying by typing Ref: NTM/615/03 in the subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.