Senior Financial Officer NGO Careers – RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)

Organisation: RUFORUM
(Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
Job Reference No:
RUF/JOB/03/16
About RUFORUM:
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture
(RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 42 universities in 19
countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA). The organisation
evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of
the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International
Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate
training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and
Southern Africa (COMESA). RUFORUM has an MoU with the African Union for
strengthening science, technology and innovation capacity in Africa.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer technical support to the Regional
Coordinator on financial management of the project, in accordance with the
RUFORUM Financial Manual and The MasterCard Foundation Financial regulations.
·        
The incumbent will interpret and guide on budget
control procedures, budget implementation and budget consumption.
·        
Prepare and submit monthly financial reports to
guide internal unit operations and quarterly reporting to The MasterCard
Foundation.
·        
Examine and advise on all requests for
expenditure, funding commitments or funds transfers to ensure compliance with
budget provisions and financial regulations.
·        
Ensure timely disbursement of funds to
implementing partners.
·        
Prepare financial forecasts and cash flow
projections on the basis of the existing or modified activities of the
MCF@RUFORUM unit.
·        
Carry out due diligence and compliance checks
and timely financial reporting and accountability of all disbursed funds.
·        
Actively facilitate and support MCF@RUFORUM
students in financial literacy, business development and entrepreneurship
skills.
·        
Perform any other duties as may be duly assigned
by the Regional Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the RUFORUM Senior Financial Officer job vacancy must hold a Degree in
Commerce (Finance and Accounting option), Business Administration (Finance and
Accounting option) or equivalent.
·        
Professional
accounting certification like Association of Chartered Certified Accountant
(ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant
(CMA).
·        
A
minimum of five years’ experience in budget preparation and control in large
organisation including financial institutions.
·        
Ability
to use financial and accounting software applications.
·        
Ability
to undertake critical analysis of budget processes, expenditure control, budget
performance and problems on finance and accounting.
·        
Ability
to prepare and communicate accurate and quality financial reports
according to prescribed reporting formats.
·        
Readiness
to work over the weekends and travel at short notice.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications via email to
secretariat@ruforum.org, or delivered in hard copy (with CD enclosed containing
soft copy) to:
The Executive Secretary
RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 151 Garden Hill,
Makerere University, P.O Box 16811, Wandegeya
Kampala, Uganda.
(Ref: RUF/JOB/….: ……………….)
Applicants should quote the reference number and job applied for, and
should attach photocopies of necessary academic support documents, including
letters from two referees. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Screening of applications will begin in November, 2016, and will continue until
the post is filled.
Deadline: 30th
September, 2016 by 17:00 Hrs
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