Finance Director – USAID Grant – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
World Vision
International 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 Finance
Director will support the World Vision USAID Grant to provide overall
leadership to the financial management and administration of the Program by
promoting financial stewardship and accountability in all Program operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Guide the project on resource integration options to
meet financial requirements of the Program
Manage the implementation of the Project operating
budget, monitor actual performance and develop project projections.
Regularly review and/or generate financial reports
for compliance with the donor requirements
Analyze spending trends and provide feedback and
analysis to team leaders and on areas with 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.
Audit/Compliance/Risk management:
Ensure that appropriate financial systems and
controls are in place to avoid audit risk ratings for the Program
Plan for and facilitate World Vision internal
audit(s) and statutory external audit(s)
Address all donor, government and World Vision
International audits
Build the capacity of the Project team on grants
management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems in
interpreting regulations to ensure compliance
Policy/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.
Provide expert consultation regarding the
implementation of DOS at a project/grant level.
Financial Risk Management:
Develop and give guidance on internal controls,
review and advise areas
Ensure that appropriate financial systems and
controls are in place to avoid audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project
Ensure that appropriate financial systems and
controls are in place to avoid audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project
Capacity Building of the staff:
Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and
Facilitation ND, Operations, board and other
Non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements,
partnership policies and procedures
Leadership Management:
Actively participate in the NO senior management/
Leadership team meetings and represent finance department.
Ensure implementation of new partnership initiatives
involving Finance
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate for the World Vision Finance
Director – USAID Grant should hold a Master’s Degree in Business
Administration, Accounting/Finance/Auditing and or a full professional
qualification in A.C.C.A, FCCA, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or other relevant field
At least ten years’ experience in financial and
administrative management of large-scale, complex, international development
assistance programs in diverse geographic locations including managing donor
funded sub-contracts/grants;
Proven exposure, experience and skills in developing
and managing large budgets;
Broad knowledge and understanding of USG financial
reporting and compliance requirements;
Experience in managing donor funded procurements and
Ability to build finance capacity with partners and
WV finance staff;
Proficient in relevant computer applications and
Excellent track record of successfully managing
grants for donor funded programs is essential;
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.
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: 31st December, 2015

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