USAID SPRING Project Jobs – Finance Manager at JSI

Job Title:  Finance Manager
Organisation: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc (JSI)
Project Name: USAID Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and
Innovations in Nutrition (SPRING)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party- Finance & Operations
About JSI:
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc is a leading public health
research and consulting organization, seeks a creative, highly motivated, and
detail oriented person to deliver measurable intervention results as Program
Officer for Micronutrient Powders (MNPs). This person must work well in a
fast-paced and results- driven environment with passionate and motivated
About USAID SPRING Project:
Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition
(SPRING) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide state-of-the-art
technical support and facilitate country- led, regional, and global programs to
improve the nutritional status of women and children. The SPRING implementation
team consists of JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Helen Keller
International (HKI), The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),
Save the Children (SC), and The Manoff Group (TMG).
Job Summary: The Finance Manager will be responsible for
day-to-day financial management of the SPRING/Uganda field office. The
incumbent will also be responsible for maintenance of financial management and
internal controls of the SPRING/Uganda field office, and coordinate closely
with the Deputy Chief of Party- Finance & Operations and with SPRING/Home
Office. He/She manages all accounting functions, in order to ensure the timely
and accurate processing, payment and reporting of SPRING/Uganda financial and
accounting information. The position entails responsibility and timeline
management for the proper preparation and submission of various required
accounting and financial reports on a monthly basis to SPRING/Home Office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Program & Financial
  • Implement financial management system
    based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), JSI policies and
    procedures, and donor regulations under the leadership of the Deputy Chief
    of Party- Finance & Operations
  • Technically support the Deputy Chief of
    Party- Finance & Operations to maintain efficient and compliant
    financial management systems across sub offices in Uganda. Notify the
    Deputy Chief of Party- Finance & Operations of any discrepancies.
  • Support the technical team leaders in the
    annual budgeting exercise to ensure program activities are in accordance
    with budget and work plan
  • Regularly review vouchers and submits to
    Deputy Chief of Party- Finance & Operations for review and approval
  • Support the Deputy Chief of Party-  Finance & Operations to prepare ad
    hoc financial reports for the Home Office, project leadership or USAID, as
  • Monitor expenditures against work plan
    budget and develop financial reports for the Deputy Chief of Party-
    Finance & Operations
  • Develop monthly expenditure reports for
    program staff
  • Receive monthly cash flow requests from
    Team Leads, review cash flow requests against work plan budget, and submit
    to the Deputy Chief of Party- Finance & Operations
  • Provide guidance and technical support to
    staff on financial processes in implementing the work plan
  • Report regularly to the Deputy Chief of
    Party- Finance & Operations, and identify problems and issues for
    resolution in a timely manner
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation and
    submit to Deputy Chief of Party- Finance & Operations for review
  • Prepare monthly payroll including
    remittance of the necessary taxes to the authorities,
  • Prepare monthly creditors reconciliation
    and submit to Deputy Chief of Party- Finance & Operations for review
  • Review accounting transactions accurately
    and in a timely way, with all expenditures supported by appropriate
    approvals and proper documentation that complies with JSI and USAID I
    reporting requirements and send to the Deputy Chief of Party- Finance
    & Operations for review.
  • Field accounts and related financial
    reports are submitted to | JSI headquarters to ensure the accurate and
    timely provision j of SPRING/Uganda financial reporting.
  • Provide timely support to track
    SPRING/Uganda expenditures by activity and/or funding source., and ensure
    the project has analysis of unit costs for key activities (training in
    NACS, training in IYCF, Coaching, etc)
  • Mentor and supervise the Senior Finance
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold an advanced
    degree in Business studies (Finance or Accounting option)           
  • Professional Qualifications such as ACCA,
    CPA etc
  • Additional relevant qualification will be
    an additional advantage
  • At least eight to ten years work
    experience in financial management, at least two of these as a Finance
    Manager for a USAID funded project.
  • Past experience of accounting/audit of
    International Donors program funds
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and
    procedures essential
  • Recent training in USAID rules and
  • Financial/auditing background
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Computer literate, proficient with MS
    office applications and Accounting packages, in particular Quick Books
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal,
    managerial and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to pay attention to detail
  • Strong skills in teamwork
  • High level of integrity
  • Ability to work on own initiative /
    proactive attitude.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications via
e-mail or hand deliver to these addresses below;
The Chief of Party        
Plot 36/37A, Martyrs Way, Ministers’ Village, Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda
Block 01 Plot 295, Kacence, Kaciika,
Mbarara – Uganda
Or via E-mail to:
Deadline:  24th
April 2015 by 1.00PM
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