Mukuru Youth Initiative is a youth founded and youth led community-based organization founded in 2013. We are located in Mukuru Kwa Reuben with our main office at the MuYI HUB, Opp Reuben Stadium.
We are focused on social and economic well-being of Mukuru young people by engaging them in different social activities. Our main focus is to make sure that we have a community of youth who are empowered and engaged in relation to our three strategic objectives;
· Civic Engagement – Youth Leadership Development & Civic Engagement activities and programs involve youth leaders in improving their community while developing themselves and their capacity to become agents of change.
· Social Enterprise – Through the MuYI HUB, MuYI will develop the leadership of youth in the community through employment and entrepreneurship.
· Art and Expression – Through creative expression, young people hone their ability to communicate, acquire cultural literacy, gain industry knowledge, and, most importantly, develop their voice as community leaders.
We currently have an exciting career opportunity for a Finance Manager, Mukuru Youth Initiative. The position holder will report to the Executive Director and will be based at Head Office in Nairobi.
The position holder will be responsible for maintaining highest levels of integrity, quality & timeliness in financial and management accounting function of the Organization in compliance with internal policies, regulatory requirements and International Financial Reporting Standards. Including and not limited to maintaining a robust internal control environment, preparation, review and submission of financials on a timely and accurate basis & managing stakeholder.
· Responsible for both internal and external Financial Reporting.
· Responsible for the business planning process including coordination for collation of data, input, review & submission of accurate and timely budget estimates.
· Ensuring integrity of the Trial Balance at all times.
· Responsible for recommending and authorizing all entries including post balance sheet transactions.
· Capital Management by ensuring optimization of available cash & liquidity requirements.
· Responsible for the development of the Audit Plan.
· Follow up for quick resolution to outstanding internal and external audit issues.
· Authorization of expenses within the approved limits and following due process.
· Staying abreast of all Donor reporting matters.
· Managing and providing leadership to assigned team.
· Documentation and continuous review of the internal control environment to mitigate risks.
· Embed international best practice and culture within the staff compliment of the team.
· Develop management information systems that will enhance decision making.
· Submission of various statutory returns to KRA, NHIF, NSSF or any other.
· Assist the Executive Director with tasks assigned.
· Responsible for the timely preparation and review of Board papers and other management reports.
· Demonstrate good communication and leadership skills with high personal integrity
· Organized, numerate, analytical and fully computer literate
· Very familiar with the current Insurance, Retirement Benefits Authority and Capital Markets Authority regulations
· High levels of energy, drive, creativity and innovation.
· Ability to prioritize and work on a wide range of deliverables at once.
· Self-starter who shows initiative and is able to drive projects to completion with minimal guidance.
· Excellent project management, accounting and expenditure verification skills
· Degree in Bachelor of Commerce – Finance option
· Certified Public Accountant at least CPA Part 2
· Minimum 3 years of financial and grants management experience in an NGO.
· Excellent working knowledge of Excel and standard accounting packages
Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send an application letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the job title on the email subject “Finance Manager” by 28th May 2021. Only email applications will be considered, and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
I am Waweru Denis also known as Weche, I was born and raised in Mukuru and started my family here and it’s a place I call home.
Overtime, I have been engaged in various activities in the community including ; community mobilization, community initiatives such as feeding programs, helping youth to form youth groups, helping the county in water distribution, Kazi Mtaani, educating and sensitizing the community through social media, events, art and music.
Mukuru Youth Initiative (MuYI) has been engaging the community and specifically young people in creating awareness, informing and educating the community through art activities that I have engaged in and it’s an opportunity that I am grateful for.
Through the annual Mukuru Festival in 2019 organized by MuYI, I was crowned MR Mukuru 2019, this helped me get even more recognition in the community. After Covid19 hit in 2020, I became a community champion and engaged in doing community sensitization and currently am using social media to create awareness, inform and educate the community on Covid19.
Before covid19 I was also running my movie shop business which I run to date where at times when I am not engaged with community work, I sell movies and also second hand clothes for kids. Am happy I have created employment for my fellow youth by having him in my business
Through my community work I was selected as a board member in the Lunga Lunga Health Centre Health Committee representing the youth. This gave me an opportunity to interact more with the community members and also government officials. Through my representation, I was also appointed as a committee member for the National Government Hygiene Program known as “Kazi Mtaani’ in Lunga Lunga.
I am a lover of art especially music and dance where I was also featured on a musical project in 2020 under the ACT Project and Tupumue Projects.
Am a believer of change and I want to see this achieved in my community and despite young people being stereotyped and working with the elderly to solve community issues makes you underrated, I still believe in young people. There is also another problem where most of the time the community wants you to volunteer in everything without consideration of your welfare.
As a young person I would like to urge fellow young people to never give up and they should position themselves for opportunities since there is light at the end of the tunnel.