Finance Officer Job at Concern Worldwide in Uganda

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Our mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. To achieve this mission we engage in long term development work, respond to emergency situations, and seek to address the root causes of poverty through our development education and advocacy work.
Concern Worldwide Uganda is recruiting for a Finance Officer-Partners position. This position is based in Kampala with 70% travel within Uganda. Applications are invited from suitable candidates with the skills and experience below;
Reporting to the Country Financial
Controller- Kampala
Job Summary:
The Finance Officer – Partners will ensure all aspects of Concern’s financial procedures and processes with partners are effectively carried out. This will include the development of appropriate financial clauses in partner agreement, the monitoring of partner expenditure and performance, the development of partner capacity building strategies and assistance to partners and programme managers in the planning and design phase projects; reviewing partners’ reports and maintaining them in Concern’s systems.
The position will require a high degree of technical financial knowledge with strong training skills with the two key objectives of supporting and counter-parting partners towards achieving programme objectives and ensuring Concern’s monies are utilized in the appropriate and a transparent manner
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • Extensive accounting and financial management experience with an international NGO or similar organization
  • Partner grant management experience/skills
  • At least 2 years audit experience.
  • University Degree in Accounting or related discipline.
  • Advanced (Level 2 minimum) part-Qualified Accountants (ACCA ,CPA (U) or CPA)
  • Highly computer literate with excellent excel skills.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounts package essential.
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Strong leadership, people management, interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to produce high quality work and balance competing priorities within demanding timeframes.
  • Flexible & adaptable: willing to travel as required to field offices (70% of time will be spent visiting Partner field offices)
  • Excellent/Proven training skills
  • A strong empathy for the work Concern carries out.
Concern is an equal opportunities & corruption intolerant employer. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anyone working for Concern must agree to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Concern Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy. Each of which is intended to ensure the appropriate behaviour of Concern staff and ensure the maximum protection of programme participants.
Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated list). By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern Uganda, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern Uganda will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists.
How to Apply:
Suitable applicants are invited to send a detailed CV (maximum 3 pages) with a covering letter, relevant certificates, name and address of at least three work related referees one of which must be your current line Manager and your daytime contact telephone number. Your application should be sent to:
The Human Resources Department, Concern Worldwide Uganda, 
P.O. Box 6599, 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. The closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday, 7th July 2012

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