5 years of progressive experience in Payroll management, accounting, auditing or accounts payable is required.
Detailed knowledge of basic office procedures is required. Thorough knowledge of compensation/payroll and allowance, accounts payable. Good working knowledge of the Department of State's Treasury and various US Government agencies' rules, regulations, and practices. Thorough understanding of the Local Compensation Plan, U.S. and local labor laws, Government of Kenya benefits, such as Social Security fund management rules, Mission Kenya and FMC policies and procedures.
Level IV English (Fluent, reading/writing/speaking) and Level III Kiswahili (Good working knowledge, reading/writing/speaking) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to comprehend and interpret compensation/payroll regulations. Must be able to detect deficiencies and communicate them to the payroll processing centers to initiate adjustments. Proficiency in use of computers, MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint), payroll and accounting software. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to stay calm and work in stressful situations, ability to use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sometimes disgruntled post managers and employees on pay/entitlement issues. Ability to deal with all personnel problems objectively and professionally. Self-motivated, to manage time effectively, to prioritize, plan, organize workflow and work independently. Typing skills and accuracy is required (not to be tested). Must have absolute discretion and professionalism about payroll information/PII.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.