USAID WASH Project Careers – Director, Finance and Operations at World Vision

Organisation: World
Funding Source: USAID
Reports to: Chief of
Duty Station: Kampala,
About WV:
World Vision 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 41 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.”
Job Summary: The Director,
Finance and Operations will provide overall leadership to the financial
management and administration of the USAID WASH project by promoting financial
stewardship and accountability in all project operations.
Key Duties and
1. Budgeting, Management, Commitments and Reporting:
  • Direct the project on resource integration
    options to meet financial requirements of the Grant.
  • Steer the implementation of the project
    operating budget, monitor actual performance and develop project
  • Intuitively review and/or generate
    financial reports for compliance with Grant and donor requirements.
  • Analyze spending trends and provide
    feedback and analysis to team leaders and on areas with significant over-
    or under spending.
  • Prepare financial plans, proposal budgets,
    amendments, and extensions for the life of an award up to and including
  • Prepare close-out documentation at end of
    funding cycles in compliance with US government regulations.
2. Audit and Compliance:
  • Ascertain that appropriate financial
    systems and controls are in place to avoid significant audit risk ratings
    for the Project.
  • Plan for and support World Vision internal
    audit(s) and statutory external audit(s).
  • Address all donor, government and World
    Vision International audits.
  • Build capacity of the project team on
    grant management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative
    systems in interpreting regulations to ensure compliance.
3. Policy and Procedure Development: Render support in the
development of financial and administrative policies and procedures to ensure
smooth running of the Grant and compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles, WVI finance policies, and government and other donor regulations.
4. Financial Risk Management: Ensure that appropriate financial
systems and controls are in place to avoid significant audit risk ratings, both
at the NO and project levels.
5. Capacity Building Staff:
  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are
    hired and retained.
  • Support non-finance staff in the
    understanding and interpretation of financial statements, policies and
6. Leadership Management: Take part in Senior Management
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s
    Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant
    field, or a Bachelors or certified accounting degree with ten years’
  • At least eight years’ experience in
    financial and administrative management of large-scale, complex,
    international development assistance programs developing and managing
    large budgets, with relevant IT applications;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in
    developing and managing large budgets;
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting
    and compliance requirements;
  • Skills and experience in the appraisal and
    evaluation of proposals and monitoring of grants;
  • Possess the ability to build finance
    capacity with partners and WV finance staff;
  • Excellent command of Excel, and knowledge
    of Sun Systems is preferred;
  • The applicant must be a committed
    Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily
    devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully managing
    grants for donor funded programs is essential;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.”
NB: Please
follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 5th December, 2014. 

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