USAID USP Program Vacancies – Finance & Administration Manager at Millennium Water Alliance (MWA)

Organisation: Millennium Water Alliance (MWA)
Project Name: USAID /Uganda Sanitation Program (USP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
The Millennium Water Alliance was
formed as the Unites States announced its commitment to the Goals for
Sustainable Development. One goal was to “reduce by half, the proportion of
people without access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation” by
the year 2015. To help reach this goal, in 2003 the leading US-based
non-governmental organizations working in water and sanitation formed the
Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) as 501(c)(3) organization to offer sustainable
solutions through advocacy, shared knowledge, and collaborative programming.
Since then, MWA has created consortium field programs in which member NGOs
bring their strengths and share ideas on effective approaches, for maximum
efficiency and long-term effectiveness. Our major collaborative field programs
to date operate in Ethiopia, Kenya, and in five countries in Central America.

About USAID Project:
The Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) seeks
to win an anticipated 5-Year Sanitation program in Uganda to be awarded by
USAID in FY2015. The Project will be implemented by a consortium of NGOs and
other development partners in managing and implementing a sustainable water and
sanitation program in 8 districts that may expand to 25 districts in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The
USAID Project Finance & Administration Manager will provide financial and
administrative support to the Chief of Party. He/she will have a lead role on
financial and operational support of the program team from Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer
leadership on administrative, finance, accounting and reporting for USG
project, including submission of timely and accurate performance and financial
reports.
·        
Actively
monitor budget utilization and work with COP to ensure proper financial management
and utilization.
·        
Keenly
analyze, develop and monitor project budges and procurement process,
ensuring  fiscal control measures and
procedures and program budgets controls are in place to realize the program
deliverables
·        
Assist
the Chief of Party to put into place and monitor quality oversight on Financial
management systems line with USAID rules and regulations and Global
Communities’ policies, procedures and accounting principles
·        
Maintain
updated information regarding grants and contracts, sub-contracts, reporting
requirements and financial restrictions. Ensure financial reporting is in
accordance with USAID agreement requirements.
·        
Provide
oversight on all program-related financial matters.
·        
Support
the COP to respond to USAID informational, data, and financial monitoring
requirements.
·        
Render
support to the Chief of Party in preparing and analyzing budgets, develop
financial reports, and make recommendations to MWA partners on budget
expenditures
·        
In
charge of compiling and finalizing all USAID financial reports and liaise with
external auditors in auditing project expenditures.
·        
Assist
COP to identify, recruit staff as needed and identify human resource gaps.
·        
Support
the COP to ensure efficient and effective project implementation in accordance
with the contract while leveraging financial, support, and services and
resources to the program as may be necessary.
·        
Guide
and support the GoU in preparing of the district operational plans budget and
where necessary build the GoU line ministries and partner’s staff on budget
planning and control.
·        
Perform
any other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree with professional
certificate or higher accounting, business administration or related field.
·        
At
least ten years’ experience in financial management
·        
Five
years of successful experience overseeing financial management in similar
programs of the same magnitude
·        
Three
or more years’ experience in administrative support to international
organizations, contract and HR management as well as procurement
·        
At
least three years’ experience overseeing sub awards, including construction sub
awards.
·        
Substantial
experience managing USG awards, knowledge of USG policy, procedure and
reporting requirements.
·        
Past
exposure and experience with computerized accounting
·        
Strong
organizational and leadership skills.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who wish to join MWA’s USAID WASH Project should send a cover
letter, updated CV in reverse chronological format, and a list of at least
three professional references (name, contact information, and statement of
relationship to the reference) to: mwa.uganda.jobs@gmail.com. Please make sure
to add the “job title” in the subject line of your email.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 15th July, 2015
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