Earn over 4.5m monthly as Finance Coordinator at Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Organisation: Action Against Hunger-USA
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
Gross Monthly Salary: UGX 4,550,000
About ACF:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an international humanitarian Non-profit Organization (INGO). For over thirty years it has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities in Uganda via bases in Lira, Otuke, Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya, Kaabong, Napak, Moroto, Adjumani and Kiryandongo Districts.
Job Summary: The Finance Coordinator is primarily responsible to ensure transparent and sound financial management and reporting of expenditure; compliance with donors’ and ACF accounting and financial procedures. The jobholder is specifically responsible for planning, implementing & following-up a sound and sustainable financial plan of the mission and providing support to the bases for sound general financial management inline the agreed framework/protocols and ACF Uganda strategic plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     In charge of ensuring that all expenses are relevant to the activities implemented and are according to existing allocate financial resources.
·                     Responsible to ensure the timely, precise and transparent monthly financial reporting to ACF Headquarters.
·                     Responsible to ensure the timely, precise and transparent financial reporting to donors according to the periodicity, format and rules agreed in the contracts.
·                     Ensure that donors’ rules are always respected.
·                     Be responsible for managing cash and bank accounts in the missions according to ACF, national and donors’ procedures
·                     Work closely with the Country Director, the HQ financial controller and the coordinators, develop and follow-up a sound and sustainable financial plan of the mission; Responsible to ensure that the funding plan of the mission is constantly updated and reflects current projects and resources portfolio.
·                     Ensure that the mission is financially sustainable and runs according to reasonable financial visibility and with risk mitigation strategies.
·                     Ensure that the structure’s running costs of the mission, both at Kampala level and on the bases, are always sustainable and proportionate to the volume of activities of the projects.
·                     Offer financial technical support, guidance and control to the Head of Bases in all their tasks related to accounting and financial issues.
·                     Responsible to identify training needs of the Head of Bases in the area of finance and accounting and ensure that weakness are properly addressed through ad hoc training, coaching extra resources and assistance
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·                     The ideal candidate for the ACF Finance Coordinator position should hold a Master’s degree in business related course, or any related discipline from a recognized university; professional qualification (ACCA, CPA) a MUST
·                     At least five to ten years’ experience as a finance professional, with a sound knowledge of humanitarian field experience and accountability, and donor financial procedures (DFID, ECHO, USAID, UN Agencies in particular)
·                     A minimum of three years’ relevant experience preferably as a member of a country management team with an International NGO
·                     Possess the ability to communicate and perform within an international and a wide diversity of multicultural team
·                     Demonstrated ability to work in and mediate conflict a stressful environment, taking initiative& prioritizing multiple tasks with minimal supervision
·                     Computer proficiency i.e. Working knowledge of MS Office (high proficiency in Excel); knowledge of Saga accounting software and comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support
·                     Excellent Written & Spoken communication skills in English are a must; strong organizational, coaching & training skills, and is detail-oriented
·                     Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently & cooperatively as a member of a team at all levels.
·                     Possess an interest and commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger and available to report immediately.
How to Apply:
All those interested should send their applications including a cover letter, CV (4 pages maximum) with at least three referees, salary history, copies of academic certificates and a daytime telephone contact. For e-mail applications please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2 MB. Any larger email will not be considered. Please address your applications to the HR Recruitments Committee, ACF at Recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning Finance Coordinator – Kampala in the subject line.
NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and Copies of academic certificates/transcripts shall be required.
Deadline: 20th September, 2014
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