Austrian NGO Junior Programme Officer Jobs – HORIZONT3000

Organisation: HORIZONT3000
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Programme Officer Finance Projects
About US:
HORIZONT3000
is an Austrian NGO working in the area of development cooperation. With the
mandate of our member organisations of the catholic development sector we
specialise in the monitoring and implementation of projects as well as in the
provision of experts in developing countries.
Job Summary: The Junior Programme Officer provides technical support
to ensure successful project implementation within timeline, procedures and within
defined budget frames. The incumbent will support the HORIZONT3000 Regional
Office East Africa in financially monitoring project interventions in the area
of rural development, natural resource management and human rights / civil
society and climatic change in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer support in planning and financial
    monitoring of the projects in cooperation with the Senior Programme
    Officer.
  • Carry out monitoring field visits to
    strengthen the institutional capacity of project partners with special
    attention to financial management.
  • Offer technical assistance to project partners
    in financial planning, forecasting, analysing financial data and support
    financial monitoring reports.
  • Support inventory management and setting up
    of systematic filing systems in cooperation with the Senior Programme
    Officer.
  • Support local project partners to operate in
    line with HORIZONT3000’s and donors’ requirements (i.e. reporting
    deadlines, procurement procedures and practices, etc.).
  • Review all project activity reports incl.
    audits for completeness and correctness before submitting them to the
    Senior Programme Officer.
  • In charge of the translation, proof-reading
    and editing of documents as required using Kiswahili and English
  • Render support in the process of conducting
    project evaluations and financial audits.
  • Assist in strategic planning, identifying new
    project opportunities, support project assessments, and designing new
    project proposals in the fields of rural development, natural resource
    management and human rights / civil society and climatic change.
  • Support the Senior Programme Officer in all other
    requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should ideally possess a Degree
    in Financial Management.
  • At least four years of hands-on experience
    in financial management in particular in elaborating periodical budgets,
    financial forecasts, analysing and compiling financial reports, auditing
    as well as procurement procedures
  • Competent in compliance management.
  • Practical field experiences in conducting
    financial monitoring visits.
  • Operational experience in development co-operation,
    preferably in an NGO with competences in financial management (mandatory)
    and in at least one filed of rural development, natural resource
    management and human rights / civil society and climatic change.
  • Computer literacy i.e. practical knowledge of
    MS-Office, Quick Books or Account Pro or similar.
  • Well organised, result oriented and a strong
    team player.
  • Strong communicational and organisational
    skills.
  • Professional behaviour a high degree of
    self-initiative and self-motivated.
  • Resilient to withstand long distance &
    frequent travels in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Competences in the following fields will
    count as an additional value:
  • Skilled and competent in providing capacity
    building in financial management and bookkeeping to project partners.
  • Previous experience with audits, base line
    studies and end line studies as well as M&E.
  • Practical experiences in project proposal
    writing and implementation of EU-funded projects.
  • Excellent English writing skills and very
    good command of Kiswahili with work experience in Kenya, Tanzania and
    Uganda.
How to Apply: 
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their typed
cover letters, curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic certificates
and references via email to: harriet.kalusigarira@horizont3000.org
Deadline: 31st August, 2016

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