Finance Officer Job Opportunity at Oxfam Uganda

Oxfam, a confederation of 17 affiliated members is committed to ridding the world of poverty. We have a conviction that people are well capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so.
This is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve men and women all over the world in our work. Oxfam works with partners to increase its impact on development issues.
Oxfam Novib, a member of Oxfam Confederation active in Uganda is looking for a:
Position: Finance Officer
Location: Kampala
Purpose of the job: The finance officer provides for the financial aspects of the country programme portfolio, the management of the financial risks and opportunities, and the appraisal and analysis of the necessary financial aspects of proposals and reports for back-donors. The finance officer reports to the Associate Country director 
Main tasks, duties & responsibilities
·         You analyse the financial aspects of funding applications, financial reports and financial audits of Oxfam Novib partner organisations to ensure proper accountability and transparency; you assess, together with the Programme Officers the organisational structure, capacity and management systems of counterparts as well as their external risks and communicate about these issues directly with the counterparts & propose appropriate monitoring and/or capacity-building.
·         You closely monitor counterparts’ levels of expenditure and implementation of activities and outcomes in collaboration with Programme Officer.
·         You contribute to the further development of the office capacity to ensure proper accountability and compliance to Oxfam Novib grant management and/or back donors’ requirements.
·         You draw up the consolidated budget for (externally funded) project proposals on the basis of intended project activities and on the basis of the information supplied by the Programme Officer and/or implementing partners. You do this as part of the team, in close cooperation with the Program Officers.
·         In coordination with the Finance & Support Manager, you develop a network of financial consultants, and auditors in Uganda and Rwanda to support these tasks.
·         You regularly visit counterparts and their projects in the field and other relevant organisations/people in Uganda and Rwanda in order to properly implement and check the above mentioned duties
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
·         A degree in finance management on a bachelor level;
·         5 years of relevant work experience in a financial position including financial management, planning, administration and budgeting & auditing;
·         Several years of working experience related to international/local development organisations;
·         Experience in making independent financial analyses of development programmes, ability to evaluate these within the political and socio-economic context where they are carried out;
·         Experience and knowledge of relevant financial IT-systems, pref. Excel, Pastel and/or SAP-Adobe or such other soft ware;
·         Excellent social skills and you are a team player;
·         Extensive knowledge of financial and administrative systems;
·         Excellent communications skills in English;
·         Ability and readiness to travel to Rwanda on a regular basis.
How to Apply
Are you interested in these positions? Please send your CV with a covering letter (do not submit certificates) explaining how you meet the required competencies no later than 27th July 2012. Interested Ugandan Nationals should submit their applications in writing to: .
For more detailed information about Oxfam Novib please visit our website
Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for test and interview.
For More Ugandan Jobs, Visit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *