Director Finance and Administration Employment Opportunity – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Organization: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director
Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/01/2016
About US:
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the
National Environment Act Cap. 153 to coordinate, monitor, enforce and supervise
all activities in the field of environment for purposes of ensuring sustainable
development in Uganda
Job Summary: The Director Finance and Administration will provide
professional leadership in managing the Authority’s finances and ensure proper
accountability for resources used in compliance with the international and
national financial accounting and reporting standards and tax requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing general oversight to the Department
    of Finance and Administration;
  • In charge of appraising capital expenditure
    proposals and make recommendations to Deputy Executive Director;
  • Preparing and submitting timely and accurate
    financial management reports to the Executive Director;
  • In charge of preparing operating Authority
    budgets in consultation with other Heads of Department;
  • Responsible for monitoring NEMA’s performance
    against budgets, identify and explain variances;
  • In charge of developing and monitoring
    operating Authority’s financial transactions and working capital
  • Ensuring that statutory returns are prepared
    and submitted in due time as required by Law;
  • Forecasting cash flow and coordinating NEMA’s
    financial transactions and working capital management;
  • Ensuring that commitment control reports are
    prepared in accordance with Government financial regulations;
  • In charge of developing financial risk
    management policies and monitoring exposure in order to manage the level
    of financial risk;
  • Ensuring that financial records, books and
    statements are up-to date and accurate for preparation of both year end
    and management accounts;
  • Contributing to the development of an
    effective organization by advising other Heads of Department on the
    processes and job design, identifying development needs; and programs
    geared at addressing the development needs;
  • Providing advice and administrative services
    in the field of recruitment and employment practices needed to satisfy the
    requirements for human resource as a whole;
  • Providing guidance , administrative services
    and, as required , technical direction to all employees in all areas where
    NEMA has legal and social obligations towards its human resource like
    medical scheme, pension , health and safety and statutory deductions;
  • Guiding in the light of NEMA ‘s pay policy,
    pay systems, reward management procedures and pay levels and ensure that
    the systems and procedures are administered effectively and in accordance
    with agreed budgets;
  • The incumbent will be advising NEMA
    Management and the Board on viable investment options of funds;
  • Managing the formulation, analysis and processing
    of transactions in accordance with applicable standards
  • Evaluating and advising on the appropriate
    accounting treatment of complex transactions( step by step acquisitions,
    fair value determinations and financial instruments;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned
    by the Executive Director.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Commerce, Business Administration (Accounting Option), Finance
    and/or Accounting
  • Possession of an advanced Degree in Business
    Administration, Finance and/or Accounting is a MUST.
  • Full Professional qualifications of ACCA or
    CPA Uganda is a MUST;
  • Full membership of Institute of Certified
    Public Accountants of Uganda is mandatory
  • At least ten years of post-qualification
    professional working experience in Financial management with a large
    Organization or Government of which five (05) years should be at a Senior
  • Practical experience with Accounting packages
    such as Sun systems, Navision Financials or Pastel:
  • Working knowledge of relevant laws that
    govern public finances
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Good planning, organizational and
    coordination skills
  • Good morals and high level of integrity
  • Management and supervisory skills
  • Coordinating/ networking and negotiation
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Age limit: Below 50 years
NB: Women are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
candidates should send their applications in their own handwriting and deliver
them by hand OR through post and enclose copies of certificates/testimonials
and detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed
Executive Director
Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road
Box 22255
Deadline: 14th March, 2016 by 5.00 pm
Note: The job title applied for should be printed at
the top left hand side of the envelope. Applicants, who will not have heard
from us by May 30, 2016, should consider their applications unsuccessful.
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