Careers Finance and Administration Assistant

Finance and Administration Assistant


Nairobi, Kenya with a likely hood of relocation into West Africa after 2 years

The successful applicant will have a total of 3 years’ experience in Administration/Finance/Marketing having worked in a similar position.


Key Functions will include:
  • Assist in the coordination of events held, geared at increasing awareness of courses offered in Helix and increasing the uptake of participants
  • Frequently maintain contact and gather feedback from clients and participants on our client relationship management (CRM) database
  • Facilitate and coordinate the travel logistics and in country stay for all course participants during course seasons
  • Compile feedback forms, lessons learnt and action plans for each course
  • Coordinate and handle the administrative logistics around staff when going for trainings
  • Track domain expenses and periodically give status reports
  • Manage the internal training calendar for the team
  • Update internal trackers , smart sheets and sites as guided
  • Streamline and ensure efficient in administrative activities within the MicroSave Context
  • Work closely with finance team for quarterly reports and tracking
  • Assist  in monitoring, reporting and invoicing of various projects within the Helix
  •  Coordinate internal events and activities

Qualities & Skills: This position requires a well-organized, self-motivated individual with strong prioritization skills to effectively and efficiently carry out the desired duties and responsibilities.
Other relevant skills include:
·         Bilingual French/English speaker with French being the native language
·         Self -driven. Motivated, independent individual
·         An eye for details, thoroughness an accuracy in work
·         Outgoing, energetic, adaptable and flexible team player
·         Good interpersonal skills
·         Computer proficient with strong excel skills
Education: Bachelor’s level degree in Administration/Accounting/Marketing
Compensation: A competitive compensation will be negotiated with the right candidate, commensurate with experience and skills. Please state current and salary expectations in your application.

Availability:  State availability (notice period) in your application letter. 

Correspondence:Applications and detailed CV to be addressed to MicroSave HR Manager-Africa and sent by email to, marking the subject as: FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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For almost 20 years, MicroSave has:

  • Improved credit, savings, insurance and payments products by understanding the poor's financial needs, aspirations, perceptions and behaviours
  • Converted clients to a market-led approach
  • Published papers offering key insights into financial inclusion in Africa and Asia
  • Trained thousands of leading financial inclusions specialists
  • Developed newsletters, notes, research papers with a more global perspective

MicroSave In Numbers

  • Worked with over 200 banks, MFIs and MNOs
  • Helped to develop and test over 200 different financial inclusion products and channels
  • Supported seven MFI transformations and a bank listing in Africa
  • Designed and implemented nearly 75 digital finance projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Implemented Social Performance Management systems for 23 clients
  • Researched and published in-depth financial market intelligence for 56 African and Asian countries
  • Published over 550 papers, focus and briefing notes, and other print, and online publications
  • Developed 35 toolkits translated into over 15 languages