Dutch Embassy REACH Project Finance Manager Job Opportunity – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Job Title:  Finance Manager
Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Project Name: Resilient
Efficient Agribusiness Chains (REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary: The Finance
Manager will be responsible for all financial and accounting issues. S/he will
be supported by Accounts Assistants, one based in Kampala and two based in
field offices in Uganda. The main purpose of this job is to maintain, and
update proper books of accounts in the computerized accounting system in use.
S/he will conduct himself/herself with integrity and advise on necessary
systems to safeguard the assets and financial operations of the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will plan, supervise,
    monitor, and coordinate the program accounts in line with IFDC accounting
    policies and procedures.
  • Build and maintain effective working
    relationships with HQ and regional accounts staff to facilitate clear
    communication, problem solving and systems development.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely
    end-of-month, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Effectively manage project cash flow and
    liquidity positions to maintain an appropriate level of available
    operating funds for project activities.
  • Support the Chief of Party and the field
    teams in formulating budgets for their sections and/or activities where
  • Keep track of the budgets to ensure funds
    are properly utilized in the allocated time period.
  • Prepare monthly budget pipelines.
  • Supervise key financial functions
    including staff payrolls, statutory deductions etc
  • Keenly review accountabilities for staff
    advances against supporting documentation and intended activity; follow up
    on outstanding staff advances that are in non-compliance with policy.
  • Carry out monthly budget to actual
    analysis and advise the Chief of Party on any major variances
  • Design and implement an effective internal
    control system to ensure the prevention and detection of both incidental
    and intentional errors and fraud.
  • Oversee the management of the petty cash
  • Ensure PAYE and NSSF are remitted before
    the deadline to avoid paying penalties.
  • Check and ensure the accuracy of input VAT
    schedules prepared by the Assistant Accountant.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Finance Manager job opportunity
    should hold a University Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Financial
  • Part or full qualification with a
    professional accounting body such as CIMA, ACCA, and CPA is an added
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in
    a similar position with a recognized NGO or International Organization
    (private or public).
  • Proven leadership, managerial and
    organizational skills
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficient in the
    use of MS Office with hands on experience in an accounting packages such
    as Pastel and QuickBooks.
  • Good analytical skills, flexibility,
    honesty, creativity; takes initiative
  • Excellent report writing, budgeting and
    analytical skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by
clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and
Deadline: 3rd October,
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