Finance and Administration Manager Job Opportunity – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services
carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the
poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our
mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners
people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our
commitment to serving those in need.
Job Summary: The Finance
and Administration Manager (FAM) will offer timely support in the delivery of
CRS mission through overall management and strategic leadership to the country
program’s operational support departments including Human Resources, Finance,
Information and Communication Technology, Supply Chain Management, Audit,
Security, and Other Administration as applicable. Compliance and Partnership
are themes. The incumbent ensures that programs are supported to effectively
meet articulated needs, manage risk, and increase efficiency. He/she will
ensure that all offices have corresponding systems in place and that applicable
CRS and donor policies are consistently applied. He/she leads and oversees activities
to strengthen the capacities of partners in these same functions. He/she will
ensure adequate stewardship of agency resources and sound financial reporting
in line with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), CRS policies and
procedures, local laws and donor requirements. The FAM is a member of the
senior management team and plays a key role in all senior management decisions
and initiatives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for financial management
  • Procurement
    and Supplies Oversight and Management
  • Ensure
    Safety and Security Oversight and Management
  • Responsible
    for the Administration Oversight and Management
  • Transport
    Oversight and Management
  • Information
    Technology Oversight and Management
  • Partner
    Capacity Building
  • Donor
    and Government Compliance
  • Responsible
    for coordination
  • Technical
    and strategic leadership
  • Team
    building, Coordination, Management, Mentoring/Training, Supervision, and
    developing new initiative.
  • Perform
    any other Responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the CRS job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in business administration or management or related field;
    preferred Master’s degree in any related field; with a bias in
  • The
    candidates must possess a minimum of five to seven years’ experience
    working for a non-profit, development, and/or humanitarian organization,
    with at least 2-3 years’ experience in a senior supervisory position.
All employees must be rooted in
the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to
fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves
    with Integrity
  • Models
  • Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, updated CV and
three work references (names and contact information only) to:
Deadline: 25th February, 2015

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