Director of Finance NGO Careers – WaterAid

Job Title:    Director of Finance
Organization: WaterAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Director
About Us:
WaterAid’s Vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water
and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe
water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities, WaterAid
works with partners to maximize its impacts for policy change/influence.  WaterAid works through supporting local
organizations and government authorities to design low cost sustainable
projects using appropriate and affordable technologies that can be managed by
the community itself.  WaterAid also
seeks to influence the policy change through government and other key
international organizations to secure and protect the right of poor people to
safe, affordable water and sanitation services.
Job Summary: The Director of
Finance will provide hands-on management of CP finances, overall control of all
financial aspects of WAU strategy, recommending and advising on growth avenues
for the CP. The Director will coordinate and manage financial policies ensuring
efficient and effective provision of financial and systems and support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
o   Support
financial decision making through consolidation of information and provision of
narrative for management accounts
o   Lead
the financial forecasting process to produce relevant, accurate and timely
financial forecasts across WaterAid Resource
Mobilization and Grant Management:
o   Work
closely with Resource Mobilization team and provide necessary support Act as
point person for grants compliance  and
o   The
incumbent will develop, implement and maintain financial management procedures,
risk assessments and control measures to manage, monitor and audit transactions
across the Country Programme
o   Ensure
compliance with WaterAid’s overall policies, good practice standards, external
donor requirements and national laws and regulations, identifying corrective
measures as required
Strategic Management:
o   Provide
leadership to the development of and maintenance CPs Finance and Accounting
strategy, to optimise the financial performance and strategic position.
o   Actively
contribute to the implementation of the strategic plan for the Country
Programme, plans and policies to support the strategic plan.
Staff Management, Development and
Organisation Learning:
Lead, manage, motivate and develop team members
in area of responsibility in order to maximise their contribution to the team,
organisation and their own professional development
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the WaterAid Director of
Finance job placement must be a qualified Chartered/ Cost Accountant having the
membership of The Institute of Chartered Accountants or any other recognized
accountancy body MBA with major in Finance / Accounting from a reputed
university or Proven track record of leading and managing the Finance function
in an international or national NGO with diversified workforces.
At least twelve years’ experience with 6 in a
senior management position.
Expertise of leading, managing, and motivating
others and building high performing teams Significant relevant and proven
experience preferably in NGOs that includes: Leading, developing and
implementing strategy Developing and managing strategic relationships to
achieve common goals and objectives
Extensive skill in both disciplines of Financial
Accounting and Management Accounting Skills to use different technological
resources (computer, multimedia projector, internet, email, computer aided
systems etc.)
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with updated curriculum
vita including contacts of three professional referees to: The Director
Executive Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust
Building, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda via email to:
NB: Please include the
title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the
Deadline: 10th
November 2016
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