IDB Bank Project Careers – Finance Manager at Millennium Promise

Organization: Millennium
Promise Alliance Inc
Project Name: Drylands
Integrated Development Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: Islamic
Development Bank (IDB)
Reports to: Human
Resource and Administration Manager

About Us:
The Government of Uganda
through the Office of the Prime Minister has received credit financing from the
Islamic Development Bank (IDB), for the Dry Lands Integrated Development
Project to be implemented in the Karamoja Sub region (Project reference number
UG-0082-83). The Office of the Prime Minister will implement the Drylands
Integrated Development Project through Millennium Promise Alliance Inc. an
International Non-Profit Organisation solely committed to supporting the
achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the Millennium Villages
Projects (MVPs) in 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Dry Lands
Integrated Development Project will implement multi sectoral interventions
aimed at holistically addressing challenges faced by pastoralist communities
that directly contribute to the objective of reducing vulnerability, building
resilience, and accelerating the achievements of the UN Millennium Development
Goals mainly in the districts of Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripiriti and Amudat.

Job Summary: The Finance
Manager will be responsible for ensuring that financial operations are
performed in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Supervise
    the work of the project accountants
  • Ensure
    all financial transactions are properly recorded and reports availed on
  • Ensure
    a functional and effective internal control system,
  • Offer
    technical guidance and assistance in budget preparation and variance
  • Provide
    support in training, technical assistance and skills development of
    project staff in operational financial management for the sectors
  • Ensure
    timely project financial reporting, payroll monitoring and oversee finance
    and operations personnel.
  • Ensure
    that financial reports are always ready timely for the review and approval
    by the team leader. Work with audit firms appointed to ensure project
    Audits are properly and ethically conducted.
  • Be
    the chief custodian of the projects Finances
  • Ensure
    regular bank reconciliations of project Finances are conducted
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or
    business administration with a specialization in accounting/ finance plus
    at least a stage II of ACCA/CPA qualification.
  • At
    least seven years’ experience of 7 years in an accounting/ finance related
    position with at least 2 years as a finance Manager is required.
  • Specific
    experience handling multiple donor projects will be an added advantage.
  • Proven
    experience in international Donor financial reporting will be an added
  • Team
    work and leadership skills
  • Ability
    to work under minimum supervision.
  • Computer
    literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and at least 2 accounting
    packages including QuickBooks.
  • Highly
    effective communication skills.
  • Excellent
    problem solving skills and a quick learner.
  • Possess
    the ability to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple,
    concurrent demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to apply by sending an application letter (in a sealed envelope clearly marked
with “”APPLICATION FOR POSITION OF…””), curriculum vitae,
three work related referees, copies of academic certificates, and testimonials
either hand delivered or posted to this address: Millennium Promise Alliance
Inc. Uganda, C/O Pacification and Development Department, 5th Floor Room 2521.
Office of the Prime Minister, Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road, P.O. Box 341,
Kampala – Uganda.

Deadline: Friday, 3rd October 2014 by 2:00pm 

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