Grants Finance Officer NGO Jobs – GOAL International

Job Title:        Grants Finance Officer
Organisation: GOAL International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Grants Manager
About US:
is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering
of the poorest of the poor.  We are a
non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation. GOAL
Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors: Health
(including WASH and health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL
Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across
all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture
of direct implementation and partnerships with local civil society
organisations, private sector partners and District Local Government to give
effect to our mission.
Job Summary: The Grants Finance Officer will offer support to the
Grants Manager in building the capacity of partners, review of partner
financial reports, carrying out internal audits and partner’s financial
assessment, coordinating partner audits and ensuring that the objectives agreed
upon are appropriately fulfilled.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Support the capacity
building of partner organization financial systems
  • Conduct financial training to partner’s
  • Carry out one to one capacity building to
    partners finance personnel on a monthly basis;
  • Carry out financial assessment for each
    partner every year there is a project to be funded;
  • Coordinate individual or group external
    audits for every partner each year;
2. Reporting and
  • Prepare and submit report to Grants Manager
    based on your monthly work plan;
  • Responsible for file management of all grants
3. Support to partner
grants management:
  • Conduct financial review of all partners’  proposal/budgets prior to further review
    by the Grants Manager.
  • Review all partners finance reports and
    following up on any queries before forwarding to Grants Manager for
  • Timely updating of partners disbursements
  • Ensuring partner closure out procedure have
    been properly adhered to whenever a grant comes to an end.
4. Other
  • Present partner performance updates to the
    programme grants monitoring team during monthly Programme Meetings;
  • Timely preparation of partner disbursement
  • Provide support to partners in preparation of
    proposal Budget for upcoming projects;
  • In charge of the compilation and forward for
    review GIK communications with partners;
  • Ensuring agreed actions are followed up and closed
    within agreed time frame;
  • Providing partner external auditors with any
    information required from GOAL
  • Offer technical support to GOAL finance team
    whenever needed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Business and/or
    Accounting degree with a recognised institution
  • Professional Accounting qualification i.e. ACCA
    part/fully qualified. Other recognised professional accounting
    accreditation will be considered
  • At least three years of working experience
  • Two years’ experience with an external audit
    firm will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience within the
    development/NGO sector
  • Applicants with a track record in Grants
    Management will have an advantage
  • Skills and experience with capacity building
    is an added advantage
  • Prior Irish Aid/DFID experience is desired
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications
which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character
references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer),
and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda via
E-mail to:
NB: Please do not attach certificates and indicate
the Position applied for in the email subject.
Deadline: 29th January 2016
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