Administrative Assistant at The International NGO Safety organisation (INSO)

INSO Monitoring is a new 'INSO-lite' concept intended to support humanitarian preparedness and response in Medium Risk contexts like Kenya. The service was activated in March 2018.
While operating with the same rigorous quality standards of a regular INSO mission, INSO Monitoring will offer a pared down service menu initially limited to:Flash alerts and reports on all conflict and criminal incidents affecting our NGO community and on major conflict incidents and serious armed crime. We will no longer report routine crime or tribal violence unless it involves an NGO.
A monthly analytical report including data trends and mapping.
As with all INSO services, INSO Monitoring is only available to non-profit humanitarian & development NGOs (local and international) working to assist the people of Kenya.

Job Summary: Reporting to the INSO Kenya Chief Monitoring Officer and under the technical guidance of INSO Somalia Finance and HR & Administration Managers, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the partners registration & database and the INSO Kenya incidents database.
In addition (s)he will support the Kenya Monitoring and Somalia projects in finances, HR, and administration functions.
Major Responsibilities:
Incident Database Management and Analysis

Manage and keep up-to-date the INSO South Sudan Incident Database
Provide direct support to programme staff to ensure the proper formatting of information products.
Provide direct support to programme staff to ensure the production of high quality data visualization.

Partners Registration Database

Manage the Partner's Registration Portal, keeping the registration database up-to-date.
Serve as INSO's focal point to partner organizations for registration related processes.


Daily booking of all transactions and reconciliation of cash balances. Monthly reporting to the Finance Manager providing fully reconciled reports detailing income, expenditure and cash reconciliations.
Daily maintenance/reconciliation of petty cash
Ensure that all expenses are properly authorized before payment
Ensure that all payments are prepared in time and in accordance with all financial guidelines
Reconciliation of advances on a monthly basis giving justification for pending advances
Maintain Financial filing system in accordance with guidelines
Provides Documentation required by Auditor and/or Donors.
Maintain a schedule for payment of utilities and contractual agreements
Performs other duties as required by Finance Manager
Ensure all vouchers are scanned (for archiving purposes) on a monthly Basis


Organize the procurement (quotations, tender) of all the goods and services.
Ensure the purchasing process is respected, and ensure proper documentation is supporting all the purchases
Ensure goods and services procured are at a good value for INSO
Supervision of office supplies

Asset Follow-up

Maintain and update the inventory list as per INSO requirements and submit monthly reports.
Ensure all assets are tagged and keep record of movement of assets.
Ensure physical verification is done on an annual basis.


Prepare weekly Cash reconciliations for review
Prepare Monthly Cash reconciliations for review
Participate in staff meetings


The position requires the holder to be able to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised. The selected candidate must be able to plan and manage their own time effectively. The holder must exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for his/her own actions.
This position requires a high degree of flexibility with respect to working hours

The above mentioned list of responsibilities is not exhaustive: flexibility is a must and other tasks may be requested to adapt to operational needs.
Mandatory Requirements:

Fluency in English (written and spoken).
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
At least 2 years of finance and Administration experience, preferably within NGO sector.
Highly organized and principled character.
General knowledge of procurement regulations.
Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.