Finance & Administration Manager Job Opportunity at Lutheran World Relief

Job Title: Finance & Administration Manager (FAM)-Uganda

(LWR) is a US non-governmental organization headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and works with partners worldwide to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihood and recover from disasters. Lutheran World Relief has its presence in East African region with the regional office situated in Nairobi, Kenya and Country Offices in Uganda and Tanzania.

Lutheran World Relief seeks to recruit for the position of Finance & Administration Manager (FAM) for its UGANDA based in Kampala with frequent travel to the Country Programmes in Uganda.

Job Purpose:

The overall goal of this position is three fold:
1.       To monitor, manage and report on all LWR funds;
2.      To oversee administration, logistics and office management;
3.      To build the capacity of local partners in financial management.
The Financial and Administrative Manager provides financial, administrative and accounting support to LWR Uganda and serves as the focal point for project report and records management. Under the guidance of the Country Director and also with a “dotted-line” reporting relationship to the Regional Finance Manager and the Senior International Finance Director, she/he has responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the financial management and accounting functions of country operations, as well as the administration of the country office.

Required Qualifications and Core Competencies:
·         Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce- Accounting or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA)
·         Three years minimum experience in financial accounting and administration; prior experience with NGO accounting and grants accounting a plus.
·         Fluent in English with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Knowledge and experience in Quick Books General Ledger package is required.
·         Strong computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer
·         Ability to travel (Up to 50% of the time) to LWR’s project sites in Uganda
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and detailed CVs to:  and  no later than 31st August 2012
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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