INADES-Formation Kenya recruits a Director of Administration and Finance (DAF)


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INADES Formation is a pan- African organization working in ten (10) African countries namely, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad, Cameroon, Togo, Congo DR, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. The network has a General Secretariat at Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Inades Formation Kenya (IFK) is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with mandate to work anywhere in Kenya for Economic and Social advancement of the people. Inades Formation Kenya works with rural small holder farmers in the semi-arid areas of Lower Eastern Kenya. We are looking for a qualified Finance and Administration Director.


1. DAF is expected to provide effective financial management, financial reporting, compliance, risk management, preparation of budgets and accounts statements for both internal use and external audit. The position also plays a supportive role in general administration of the National Office. 

2. DAF is member of the Senior Management team (SMT) and will be involved in developing and tracking the strategic plan for Inades-Formation Kenya

3. Head of Finance and Administration department, and therefore leads, supervises and supports finance and administration teams to deliver their tasks.
4. DAF provided advise to the MD on status of matter relating to finance
5. Support the MD in managing risks for successful outcome
6. Support in fundraising, networking and representation of organization.


1. Formulation, implementation and monitoring of annual plans and project budgets.
2. Lead the financial monitoring and review of grants/contracts, working closely with the team to forecast and report on project costs.
3. Maintain and ensure effective and efficient monitoring system of internal controls (i.e. ledger, cashbooks, balance sheet reconciliations, cash and bank management etc.) which comply with Inades Formation standard procedures to minimize the risk of fraud, prevent and detect fraud or misappropriation.


1. Ensure that all financial records and accounts are updated on time, accurately and in line with Inades Formation regulations.

2. Overseeing the accurate preparation of financial reports (internal and external); and ensuring Inades Formation, and donor requirements are met within the agreed timeframes.
3. Maintaining an updated financial management system to ensure efficient and accurate reporting and donor compliance.
4. Ensuring timely and accurate preparation of financial reports and monthly management accounts (budget vs. actual)

1. Ensure all balance sheet items are reconciled on a timely basis, in accordance with Inades formation policies & procedures.
2. Lead the preparation of National Office financial statements and donor financial reports for audits.
3. Finalize year-end accounts for the external auditors and provide ad-hoc finance reports for the Inades General secretariat.

1. With the support of the finance team, keep up to date with donor regulations and ensure that all controls are in place to meet donor compliance.
2. Review and report on compliance against Inades policies and procedures.
3. Ensuring financial systems of the National Office are operating in line with standards and Inades procedures.
4. Ensure that the National Office financial operations comply with legal and statutory requirements.
5. Closely monitor all financial activities, and keep the Senior Management Team advised of all situations that have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls

1. Manage the cash flow requirements of the programmes.
2. Monitor monthly and quarterly cash needs ensuring accurate cash forecast and project cash needs are met.
3. Reconcile multi-currency – cashbook with bank statements and check verifiable documents monthly

1. Develop organization budget including donor supported project budget in line with Inades strategic plans and organizational objectives; and with support of the technical/programme teams for review and approval by MD and the Board of Directors.
2. Overseeing the process of for new project/program budgets development and reviews.
3. Monitor Budgets to ensure all budgets are utilized within the expected margins and in line with financial partners’ agreements.

1. Ensure the overall smooth running of the National office internal administration and its cost-effectiveness.
2. Support the MD in the recruitment activities and staff contracts.
3. Support MD in ensuring that Job descriptions and appraisals are up to date for Finance and Administration staff.
4. Managing the organization Staff annual leaves.
5. Support in the development of the capacity and career development of national staff, ensuing financial consistency and quality across the programs.
6. Training and support to financial and non-financial staff regarding Inades financial procedures and internal controls.
7. Support MD in ensuring adherence to HR related policies including safeguarding policies
8. Conducting reviews and valuations for the national office resource base/assets as required in Inades Policies.

-Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field. A master’s degree is an added advantage
Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA finalist.
-3-to-5-year years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of nonprofit organizations.

-A Member of ICPAK in good standing.
-Experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change organization.

-Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
-Quick learner, adaptable and willing to work in Machakos town.
-Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
-Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, information technology and human resources.
-Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
-Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and human resources
-Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
-Deep personal qualities of integrity and credibility.
-Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
-Experienced in working with non-profit boards of directors.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Word Processing, accounting software (preferable SAGE MIP/ Abila), spreadsheet software and databases.
-Current, valid driver’s license

Suitable and interested candidates to forward their applications by email; Curriculum vitae (max of 3 pages) and a 1-page cover letter (indicate in the cover letter your current salary scale and expected scale and when available) (NO CERTIFICATES ATTACHMENTS required at this stage) with the email subject heading, “DAF IFK- 2024” addressed to: Managing Director, Inades Formation Kenya P.O. Box 1905-90100, Machakos- Kenya; Email: By 24th June 2024
All documents and information shared to IFK will be treated confidential as per IFK data protection policy.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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ABCD2 project

Projet ABCD-Un élève un arbre COP28

1. Project title

Supporting the scaling-up of community experiences and citizen monitoring of public policies in response to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa (ABCD 2 project)

2. Summary

The project to scale up community experiences and dynamics of citizen monitoring of public policies in the face of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa is the continuation of an initial project to capitalize on these experiences.

In fact, in 2022, with funding from the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (ABCD), Inades-Formation carried out the project “Study-capitalization of best practices in the face of the challenges of climate change and local governance in sub-Saharan Africa “This project capitalized on 50 experiences, including 31 on adaptation to climate change and 19 on governance, in 11 sub-Saharan African countries.

Based on the results of this pilot project, we have been able to identify and capitalize on some of the living realities of community efforts to combat the problems posed by climate change in Africa. They have been developed by a variety of players, including public services specializing in environmental and climate change management, civil society organizations and farmers’ organizations.

This second phase of the project, which will run for 30 months (2022-2024), aims to (i) scale up these good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and resilience to climate change and of (ii) support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of the associated policy and regulatory frameworks.

3. General objective

Contribute to the fight against global warming, through the large-scale promotion of local experiences and concerted policy measures relating to adaptation, mitigation and resilience mechanisms for vulnerable populations, especially rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

4. Specific objectives

  • Scale up the good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change.
  • Support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of related policy and regulatory frameworks

5. Completion period: June 2022 to November 2024

6. Project area

The project is being carried out in 11 countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Togo.

7. Financial partner

Basque Agency for Cooperation and Development (ABCD)

9. Implementation partners

17 local development organizations with projects that will replicate the good experiences capitalized on in phase 1 of the project. They were selected on the basis of the evaluation criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability and gender equity, following a call for projects launched by Inades-Formation.

List of organizations and their projects



Project title


Burkina Faso


Strengthening women’s resilience to climate change by promoting agroecological practices. Case study of the agroecological farm run by the women of the Union des Groupements Féminins Ce Dwane Nyee (UGF/CDN), Sanguie province, Centre West region, Burkina Faso.


Burkina Faso

Inades-Formation Burkina

Strengthening eco-citizenship through environmental education for pupils in the commune of Arbollé in the northern region of Burkina Faso



Inades-Formation Burundi

Promoting environmental education in schools to tackle climate change




Promotion of Community Initiatives to Protect Common Interest Resources in Cameroon


Côte d’Ivoire


One pupil, one tree to combat coastal erosion and the disappearance of mangroves


DR Congo

UWAKI North Kivu

Projet d’appui à la valorisation des semences paysannes dans les unions de Luofu, Kipese et Lubero en territoire de Lubero au Nord-Kivu / RDC. Inspired by the experience of the Union des groupements Naam de Koumbri in Burkina Faso


DR Congo


Grassroots environmental education to tackle climate change in the Kaziba chiefdom in DR Congo



Inades-Formation Kenya

The scaling up of experiences developed by communities and the dynamics of school-based re-afforestation initiatives to address climate change in Kenya



RECOR Rwanda

Affordable solar pumps for small-scale irrigation, a revolutionary technology to help farmers increase their resilience capacity to climate change issues in Rwanda



Inades-Formation Rwanda

Replication of the practice of grafting fruit trees to increase the resilience of farmers in the Bugesera district to climate change.




Project to promote agro-biodiversity conservation through capacity building and documentation of local seed varieties in Senegal



Inades-Formation Tanzania

Promotion of community seed banks for the conservation of agro-biodiversity through capacity building and documentation of local seed varieties in Kondoa and Chemba Districts of Dodoma Region, Tanzania”.



Inades-Formation Chad

Promotion of seed banks, Scaling up the Seeds Savers Network /Kenya experience




Expand the “One student, one tree” project developed by ACOSYF RD Congo



APAD International Togo

The governance of protected areas: The case of the Agou mountainsides in Togo



Inades-Formation Togo

Continuous and competitive integrated family farming systems for farmer resilience to climate change in Tchamba 2 commune



JVE Togo

Governance of local seed systems among women’s cooperatives in the Assimé classified forest for climate resilience

ACF-AO project

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1. Project title

Feminist Climate Action Project – West Africa ACF-AO

2. Summary

The “Feminist Climate Action in West Africa” project is being implemented in Côte d’Ivoire to contribute effectively to the resilience and fight against the effects of climate change by ecologically sensitive coastal and island communities, with a particular focus on rural women and young people.

It will build the capacity of communities, particularly women and young people, to implement strategies to protect biodiversity and ecosystems, notably through the adoption of agroecological practices, energy diversification and advocacy. It will strengthen the participation of rural women and young people in local governance of biodiversity and climate action.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada, the ACF AO project is taking place in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Togo.

It is managed in Côte d’Ivoire by SUCO and Inades-Formation – Secrétariat Général.

3. Background

Climate change threatens to push nearly a million more Ivorians into extreme poverty, increase the risk of water stress, with more and more regions expected to see more than 10% of their population in water shortage, and increase the resurgence of air- and water-related diseases among susceptible populations (Nationally Determined Contributions, CDN-COTE D’IVOIRE, March 2022). According to the World Bank, by 2050, Côte d’Ivoire will face an average temperature rise of two degrees Celsius, greater rainfall variability and a 30 cm rise in sea level along the coast (World Bank, 2018a).

Climate change affects all development sectors. However, differences between men and women in their relationship with their environment, differences in the composition of economic sectors and unequal access to resources and decision-making will amplify the impacts of climate change on certain categories of the population, including women.

The “Feminist Climate Action in West Africa” project is a response to this reality.

4. General objective

Strengthening climate change adaptation by rural and indigenous women and young people in ecologically sensitive coastal and island regions of Côte d’Ivoire.

5. Specific objectives

  • Increase the influence of rural and indigenous women and young people in climate policy advocacy and in the governance of high-biodiversity ecosystems vulnerable to climate change.
  • Increase the adoption of nature-based solutions such as agroecology, ecosystem and biodiversity protection and restoration, for climate change adaptation, by rural and indigenous women and young people.
  • Strengthen the climate resilience of rural and indigenous women and young people through economic empowerment and energy diversification.

6. Completion date: 2023 - 2026

7. Target audience / beneficiaries: Young people 41% & Rural and indigenous women 59%.

8. Project area

Adiaké, Grand-Bassam, Jacqueville and Grand-Lahou.

9. Project actions

Diagnose the obstacles and facilitating factors for the active participation of target groups in biodiversity and climate management decision-making bodies;

Participatory diagnoses carried out by local authorities on the climatic vulnerability of ecosystems and identification of gender-sensitive adaptation measures and strategies;

Training for rural and indigenous women and young people to strengthen and maintain their participation in decision-making bodies;

Training of beneficiaries on climate and biodiversity conservation policies;

Participating communities receive training in business development, inclusive value chains, cooperative management, and direct marketing.

Village awareness-raising and training workshops on biodiversity-friendly and gender-sensitive mitigation and adaptation measures carried out in participating communities.

Ecosystem management and development plans designed and implemented in participating communities.

Technical and financial support to participating communities for the implementation of climate-resilient agroecological practices (micro-breeding, agroforestry, market gardening, beekeeping and oyster farming); to strengthen access to productive water, agricultural inputs and equipment; for the installation of tree nurseries and reforestation of coastal ecosystems.

Solar and eco-energy equipment for food production, processing and preservation, and training in equipment use and maintenance.

Women and youth networking and advocacy

Support and strengthening of savings and credit systems provided to women’s groups.

10. Technical and financial partners

Project funded by Affaire Mondiale Canada and implemented by INTERPARES, SUCO and their partners, including Inades-Formation – Secrétariat Général pour la Cote d’Ivoire.



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