Humanitarian Finance Officer NGO Careers – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Project
Name
: Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
Duty
Station:
Kotido, Uganda
Reports
to:
Project Manager – ELNHA
About
Oxfam:
Oxfam is an
international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90
countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve
this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments
and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we
campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working
with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with
private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in
more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad
themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods,
Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
About
ELNHA Project:
Oxfam in
Uganda is under taking a project named: ‘Empowering Local and National
Humanitarian Actors’ (ELNHA) to be implemented over three years in collaboration
with relevant district structures ard national actors in sub-regions of
Karamoja (Kotido, Kaabong), Acholi (Lamwo, Agago), and West Nile (Koboko and
Zombo) commencing January 2016. These districts face challenges from climate
change induced prolonged droughts and food insecurity as well as refugee influx
as a result of the conflicts in the neighbouring States South Sudan, CAR and
DRC).
Job
Summary:
 The Humanitarian Finance Officer
will take the overall responsibility of preparing and monitoring the budget for
humanitarian project, ensuring proper financial recording at Oxfam and partners’
level, meeting donor and government compliance and building partners and LHAs
capacity to meet their financial tasks according to Oxfam policies and procedures.
The incumbent will also be a member of the Kotido sub-office procurement
committee.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of the preparation and submission of
monthly project financial reports for submission to head office, and
consolidation of partner financial reports for use by the donor accountant in
preparation of donor financial reports
·        
Managing the project funds at the sub-office
including processing payments via petty cash and. submission of approved
payment requests to the FSM
·        
Carry out budget tracking, monitoring expenditure,
expenditure and forecasting and timely reporting, support partner finance teams
in preparation of project related budgets and reworking of budgets to keep up
with changes in project plans
·        
Identify training needs of Partners’ and LHAs
finance staff and provide required Capacity building to enable effective
management of emergency response finances
·        
Play a focal role in project financial reviews and
audits ensuring donor, government and Oxfam controls and compliance aspects are
met in financial recording and reporting
·        
Work closely with Human Resource and Logistics on
various elements of financial systems and processes related to the project
activities.
·        
Propose and implement agreed improvements &
systems enhancements for financial and administrative systems and procedures to
ensure maximum efficiency.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Project Manager – ELNHA

Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Humanitarian
Finance Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor of Commerce
/Business Administration. Possession of ACCA/ CPA or relevant other will be an
advantage.
·        
At least five years of accounting / finance
experience, two years in an International NGO.
·        
Detailed working knowledge of computerised systems
and demonstrable experience of working with computerised accounting packages
and spreadsheets
·        
Excellent oral and written communication skills
·        
Good financial analytical, multitasking and
planning skills.
·        
Adaptable, flexible and a good time keeper.
·        
Show commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and
beliefs, including strong commitment to gender, diversity issues, equal
opportunities and capacity building
How
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in writing,
including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not exceeding 2MB) to the HR and
Admin Coordinator at Oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfamnovib.nl.
Deadline:
15th January, 2016

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