Finance Assistant – The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17
countries and at 4,700 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of
HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the
highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has
been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of
nearly 1,300—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission
is to implement prevention, care, and treatment; further advance innovative
research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to
bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families
worldwide.
The Foundation has received funding from USAID/
Uganda for a five-year cooperative agreement in 13 districts in the
south-western region of Uganda with the goal of increasing access to, coverage
of and utilization of quality comprehensive tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS
prevention, care and treatment services. The STAR SW project has four main
objectives:
  • To strengthen decentralized HIWTB
    service delivery system, with emphasis on health center IVs, Ills and
    community outreaches.
  • To improve quality and efficiency of
    HIWTB services within health facilities and Community Service
    Organizations /groups.
  •  To strengthen networks and
    referrals systems to improve access to, coverage of and utilization of
    HIWTB services.
  • To intensify demand generation
    activities for HIV/ TB prevention, care and treatment service.
Job Title: Finance Assistant
Location: Mbarara
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the
Finance Manager
Job Summary: The Finance Assistant
will be responsible for the disbursement of funds for direct program
implementation in the districts supported by the STAR SW project. The Finance
Assistant will also ensure the timely and accurate reporting of STAR- SW
financial and accounting information
Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • In liaison with the program
    officers, support the District Health Officer and/or designated district
    health office staff with the District Based Teams (DBTs) in coming up with
    the monthly / quarterly cash requests
  • Disburse funds to the District
    Health Officer/ designated district health office staff or project-
    supported activities.
  •  Ensure timely replenishment of
    funds to the districts and month end close after review by the Finance
    Manager and ensure that all requests from the districts rhyme with the
    district approved budgets
  • Participate in monitoring of the
    implementation of the project funded activities and ensure that they are
    implemented in line with the agreed upon implementation plan.
  • Together with the DBTs, make cash
    disbursements during program activities/events e.g. Trainings as may be
    indicated in the project work plan.
  • Do the initial coding of all
    district expenses following the identified program areas in liaison with
    the responsible Program Officer.
  • Prepare monthly activity financial
    reports.
  • Assist the Senior Finance Officer
    with accurate data entry and ensure that
    all Accountabilities are properly captured.
    In liaison with the Senior Finance Officer, he / she will track monthly
    advances to the project staff and district teams
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • University Degree in Business
    Administration and Accounting or any other relevant degree. Part
    qualification with a Professional Accounting / Audit e.g. CPA, ACCA, ICSA
    will be an added advantage.
  •  
Experience:
  • Working experience of at least 2
    years in a similar position, preferably with a USAID funded agency or non
    governmental organization. Prospective candidates should have experience
    working with Local Government partners and have knowledge of their
    operations. Knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage
How
to apply:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is
an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome
to apply. Please send cover letter and CV to:
The Country Director/COP
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: UgandaRecruitment® pedaids.org
EGPAF will only contact short-listed applicants.
Deadline for submission is March, 28th 2011
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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