USAID HIV/AIDS / Health Project Jobs – Finance Manager at World Vision

Job Title: Finance Manager
Organisation: World Vision
Project: USAID funded
HIV/AIDS / Health Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Associate
Director Finance /Chief of Party
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every
Heart, the will to make it so.”
About USAID Project:
The anticipated USAID project aims at expanding HIV/AIDS workplace
programs for uniformed personnel and their families. The project will
contribute to reduction of HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence by increasing
availability, access, and uptake of quality HIV/AIDS services and increasing
adoption of positive health seeking behaviours through intensified and
strengthened health communication among the uniformed personnel.
Job Summary: The finance
manager will oversee the financial performance of the project cash flow from
first stage to close-out; support corporate, team and regional colleagues in
achieving their goals of funding integration including financial
accountability, staffing, work planning, and reporting.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Budgeting/Management/Commitments/Reporting:
  • Advise program teams on resource
    integration options to meet match requirements of the grant and on
    recovery of indirect and field project service costs.
  • Steer the development of the annual
    program team operating budget and monitor actual budget performance and
    develop project projections.
  • Intuitively review and/or generate
    financial reports for compliance with the grant and donor requirements.
  • Analyzes spending trends and provides feedback
    and analysis to the COP and field colleagues on areas with significant
    over- or under spending.
  • Prepare financial plans, proposal budgets,
    amendments, and extensions for the life of project award up to close-out.
  • Prepare close-out documentation at end of
    funding cycles in compliance with donor requirements.
2. Audit/Compliance/Capacity Building:
  • Address donor and World Vision audits in
    partnership with program staff; provide required information to auditors
    and participate in the defense of disallowed costs.
  • Facilitate training sessions on topics
    such as grants management, general accounting, internal controls and
    administrative systems, as well as sectoral specific topics to field staff
    as needed and assisting field teams in interpreting regulations to ensure
    compliance.
Policy/Procedure Development:
  • Assist in the development of financial
    policies and procedures to ensure compliance to generally accepted
    Accounting Principles, WVI finance policies, and Donor regulations.
  • Offer expert consultation regarding the
    implementation of DOS at a project/grant level.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree
    or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other
    relevant field
  • Certified chartered accountant preferred.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience
    in administrative and financial management of large donor projects;
  • Past exposure and experience in auditing
    and accounting, grants and fund management;
  • Proven experience and skills in developing
    and managing large budgets;
  • Proficient in relevant computer
    applications and databases;
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written
    communication skills; and capacity building support.
  • Skills and experience in the appraisal and
    evaluation of proposals and monitoring of grants.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully
    managing grants for donor funded programs especially USAID is essential.
  • S/he shall have experience in capacity
    building of sub grantee organizations and in financial and forensic audits
    of donor-funded projects and programs.
  • Past experience in introducing, organizing
    and managing programs that achieve results.
  • All applicants must be in sympathy with
    Christian values, able to demonstrate an active involvement with their
    faith and also able to appreciate and stand above denominational
    diversities.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who desire to World Vision should send their
applications and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to wvujobs@wvi.org. Please address your
application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate
the post title of the job you are applying for.
NB: Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. However, only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 25th July
2014

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