European Union (EU) Project Finance and Administration Officer Job Vacancy – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Organization: World Wide
Fund for Nature (WWF)
Funding Source: European Union
(EU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
About WWF:
WWF is one of
the world’s largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations
operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of
national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda. WWF’s mission
is to stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and build a
future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Job Summary: The Finance and
Administration Officer will support the EU Energy project by ensuring the
development and implementation of the WWF Uganda EU Energy strategy to the
highest standards. The incumbent will review and monitor the implementation of
organisational financial resources to support project implementation in line
with WWF Field Office Manual and Project Management Guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer technical support in budget preparation,
monitoring and revision, periodic calls for funds, progress reporting meetings
in line with the WWF guidelines.
·        
Actively monitor the implementation of departmental
work plans and budgets in line with WWF UCO objectives.
·        
Prepare monthly budgeted expenditure Vs actual
expenditure reports for project and core office funding for review by the
Finance Manger in line with the approved budget limits and guidelines.
·        
Prepare and submit financial reports, review entries
posted in the accounting system, analyze financial reports, bank
reconciliations, and reconcile all balance sheet accounts in line with the WWF
financial guidelines.
·        
Regularly review and monitor project expenditure
requests against budget and cash flow to ensure sufficient balance in line with
the approved budget limits and guidelines.
·        
Prepare cash flow statements, cash forecasts to the
Finance Manager for final analysis in line with WWF financial guidelines.
·        
Keenly review and monitor reconciliations for
accounts payable ledgers to ensure all payments are made to relevant
stakeholders in line with the WWF financial policies and regulations.
·        
Provide technical support during external, internal
audits and implement audit findings in line with the WWF UCO objectives and
auditing standard guidelines.
·        
Appraise and provide professional support to
assistant accountants through constructive feedback, coaching and mentoring in
line with the WWF human resources guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the WWF Finance and
Administration Officer should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree (honors) in
Finance or Accounting and a Master’s degree in Finance, or Accounting or an MBA
with accounting option from a reputable university.
·        
Professional accounting qualification i.e. Level II of
ACCA /CPA.
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in finance and
accounting in a reputable NGO
·        
Working knowledge of budgeting, planning and
reporting on donor funded projects. Good knowledge of administrative and
accounting regulations and International Accounting Standards.
·        
Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
packages coupled with a strong understanding of Finance and accounting
software’s and knowledge of Oracle will be an added advantage
·        
Prior experience of working in a multi-cultural
environment.
·        
Good leadership and networking skills
·        
Coaching and capacity building/development
·        
Excellent presentation and communication skills
·        
Good teamwork and virtual support / coaching
·        
Good planning, organisation, time management,
facilitation, and coordination
·        
Fluency in written and spoken English
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Working within tight deadlines
·        
Working both independently and in multidisciplinary
teams, particularly in the implementation of cross-country activities and projects,
and multi-donor programmes
·        
Detail-oriented
·        
Impartial and Patient
·        
All aspiring job holders should adhere to the WWF
values of being knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs, and academic
transcripts to the Human Resource Officer, WWF Uganda, at
kampala@wwfuganda.org.
Physical
Office: WWF Uganda Country Office, Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo P.O. Box 8745,
Kampala – Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 18th
December 2015 by 5:00 PM
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