Wycliff Washington - Finance Manager,with Focus on NGOs,Cbos,Npos - Nairobi, Kenya

Othatcha Wycliff Washington

Nairobi, Kenya


Finance Manager,with Focus on NGOs,Cbos,Npos

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Financial Management for Effective Programmes
Assessing and Building Partners' Financial Management Capacity
Grant Management Essentials

Financial Sustainability Essentials,

Training for finance Trainers

Budgeting for Project Proposals

Practical Financial Management for NGOs
Project and Programes Accounting
Strategic financial Management
Donor Compliance
P&L Management
Auditing and Compliance
Tax Compliance and Accounting

Work History



January 2011 - October 2011

• Reviewing and setting up of computerized financial system for FoR
• Payroll and tax advice
• Development of a robust of internal control systems and cash management system.
• Financial management and reporting
• Monitoring of program budgets, milestone and reports and preparation of monthly budget monitoring reports

Assistant Accountant

Life For Children Ministry

January 2009 - April 2009

• Reviewed the accounting system and changed it from cash to accrual system
• Introducing ambient child scholarship system, setting up new delivery schedules, training programs and system profiling of over 400 children
• Designing effective store communication procedures to ensure the smooth running of all operations
• Preparation of finance policies and funding proposals, Ensure that audit recommendations are followed up & implemented in good time and field staff fully



• Strategic planning and budgeting initiatives and assistance for field offices and the head office
• Development, reviewing and implementation of a robust financial management system, internal control system and ensure compliance with standard financial procedures.
• Preparation of management reports, financial reports, budget monitoring reports, variance analysis.
• Audit assistance and follow up on recommendation and implementation of the same
• In collaboration with the junior finance officer, ensure adequate imprest is maintained in the office by using monthly cash flow forecasts.
• Orientation and induction of new staff into Happy Villages financial policies and procedures.
• Asset Management, Grants monitoring and management and imprest system management.

Part time Lecturer

KCA University


GESS-Girls Education in South Sudan

Girls Education South Sudan (GESS) is a new MoGEI-RSS programme to run over the next 6 years, 2013-2018, to be funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID).
GESS will aim to directly benefit 200,000 girls over the next 6 years, to get the message of the benefits of girls’ education out as widely as possible, and to make nation-wide improvements to schools, teachers, and their management by government at all levels. These three core objectives will be with a view to making the South Sudan education sector truly girl-friendly.
GESS will build on the experience gained by MoGEI-RSS and its development partners over the 8 years since the CPA to ensure the best possible modality formeeting these core objectives. A diverse approach will be used utilising experienced lead service providers at national level, and appropriate, good value and long-serving NGO partners based in each of the 10 states to supporting on-going roll-out and ultimately sustainability. This application pack is for those organisations applying to be those State Ministry of Education partners, or ‘State Anchors’ (SAs) as they will be known in GESS.The problem – what need are we trying to address?
South Sudan, the newest country in the world, is also one of the poorest. Years of conflict causing erosion of physical and social infrastructure and death and displacement of millions of people have made South Sudan one of the most underdeveloped regions in the world. Poverty is widespread. Just over half (51%) of the 8.3 million South Sudanese live below the national consumption poverty line, most (92%) in rural areas. Of the 1.4 million who live in urban areas, 24% are below the national consumption poverty line.
South Sudan has some of the lowest educational indicators in the world. Girls’ health and education indicators are particularly poor. Women and girls in South Sudan are more likely to die at childbirth than to complete primary education. There are only seven girls for every 10 boys in primary school and five girls for every 10 in secondary. In the whole country, only five hundred girls are in the last grade of secondary school. Just 12% of teachers are female. Literacy rates for girls are 40% compared to 60% for boys. Girls’ lack of access to educational opportunity has been exacerbated by certain cultural practices as well as widespread insecurity and conflict. Whilst education is voiced by many communities as a priority, the opportunity costs of girls’ education for poor families mean that demand is actually low.
These problems occur within a fragile state, where education provision was extremely limited during the civil war and continues to be disrupted by tensions and renewed conflict in the border areas between Sudan and South Sudan since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 2005. The recent agreements signed in Addis Ababa in March mark a significant step forward in dealing with CPA, oil and post-secession issues.
In some areas inter-ethnic conflicts also persist, and both returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) require humanitarian support affecting educational outcomes. The tension with Sudan led the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) to shut down their oil wells, which were providing around 98% of GRSS revenues. This has led to austerity budgets and a cut-back in spending on social services. Even as the oil starts to flow again, there will be difficulty for GRSS to reach its projected spending of 10% on education. This means that the international community will need to help prevent a breakdown in the education system by continuing to support the delivery of many education services, and protecting the most vulnerable. This is vital to creating an educated, skilled future generation of South Sudanese to drive its future growth and development agenda.
The policy context of GESS:
 The Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan states that “Education is a right for every citizen” and that “all levels of government shall promote education at all levels and shall ensure free and compulsory education at the primary level”.
 The long-term vision of GRSS as stated in South Sudan Vision 2040 is “To build an educated and informed nation by 2040”.
 The MoGEI-RSS five year General Education Strategic Plan 2012-17 (GESP) has as its main strategic goals: “To increase access to general education and promote equity” and “To improve the quality of education”. A more specific objective under the first goal is to eliminate barriers to girls’ education and promote gender equality throughout the education system.
 Currently, the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) is working on a Girls’ Education Strategy and Girls’ Education Policy with development partners.
 Parliament recently passed the General Education Act 2012, which protects the right of every child to full primary and secondary education, and in its recent budget debate has recommended an allocation of at least 10% for general education compared to the current 5% average.
What will GESS achieve?
GESS will transform opportunities for a generation of girls in South Sudan through education. The programme will support delivery of the GESP education strategy with special emphasis on gender and equity and assist government to transition from the current fragmented NGO-led education programmes to a government -led education service that can deliver on learning outcomes. It will do this by using contracted NGOs to deliver the programme in all 10 states in close alignment with government structures and systems at national, state, county and payam levels. The programme will prioritise the strengthening of school/community relationships, and government systems for inspection, school management, teacher training, and learning assessment to support the girl child. The speed of transition to government systems will depend on resolution of oil and border crises, and the efficiency and transparency of its financial systems. Capitation grants to schools will provide an opportunity to strengthen Public Financial Management systems through the proposed Local Services Support Aid Instrument (LSSAI) in collaboration with USAID, EU, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) and MoGEI.
The impact of the programme will be to transform the life chances of a generation of children in South Sudan, especially girls, through education.
The outcome is expected to be acceleration of girls’ enrolment, retention, completion and improved learning outcomes at primary and secondary levels of education in South Sudan. It is hoped that increased support to government systems can result in greater utilisation of government service delivery mechanisms by end of the programme.
What are the planned results?
 150,000 individual girls in primary and 50,000 in secondary directly supported by the programme (200,000 girls in total) with cash transfers
 240,000 individual girls benefit from programme’s broader package of support
 300,000 boys also benefit from programme’s broader package of support to schools
 1,000,000 households reached through behaviour change communication to families, communities and leaders
 2,600 schools benefitting from capitation grants
 Learning outcomes improved, drop-out rate and repetition rates decreased in all 10 states.

Qualifications & Certifications

FM1: Practical Financial Management for NGOs – Getting the basics Right,FM2: Strategic Financial Management


Bachelor Of Commerce-Finance





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