Head of Finance NGO Careers – Xavier Project

Job Title:     Head of Finance
Organisation: Xavier Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Xavier Project
Salary: 10,000 – 15,000 US
Dollars annually
About Us:
Xavier Project is registered as a local NGO in Uganda, an international
NGO in Kenya and a company and charity in UK. All operations are in Kenya and
Uganda, but a majority of funds are raised in UK. The Xavier Project envisions
a world where everyone has the right to equal opportunities and protection
wherever they live and whatever their background. This right is denied to
refugees and we use education to change this. Education provides protection and
is the best possible tool to help refugees to access equal opportunities. At
Xavier Project we use pioneering education as the means to achieve our vision.
We are promoting education for refugees in Kenya and Uganda in particular, so
that they can have a positive difference on their communities, whether in their
host countries or countries of origin.
Job Summary: The Head of
Finance will take charge of finance department in the Xavier Project Uganda
office and should possess extensive experience in accounting and dealing with
institutional donors as well as a passion for advocating for educational
opportunities for refugees.
Key Duties and
Ensuring that all activities in the Uganda
office are in line with the Xavier Project finance manual
Taking charge of financial reporting to donors
In charge of reporting internally on Uganda
office finances
Collaborating with the Xavier Project Kenya and
Xavier Project UK finance teams and co-designing consolidated reports for the
entire organisation
Building working relationships with new
potential donors
Supervising non-financial reporting activities
among junior staff members
Conducting any other activities needed to pursue
the vision of Xavier Project.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
Professional CPA qualification
A minimum of five years’ experience in a finance
team with similar accounting and reporting requirements
Previous exposure and experience of managing
partnerships with external companies, donors or institutions
The applicant must exhibit a commitment to
Xavier Project’s core values and basic knowledge of refugee issues
Strong knowledge of excel and accounting
software (e.g. Sage Pastel and QuickBooks)
Faultless English written communication
Academic background related to career
A level of self-motivation and ability to
function well in a small organisation
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs and answers to the questions below to jobs@xavierproject.org with the
subject line as “UGANDA FINANCE.” Please also include the names and contact
details of two referees. Applicants are urged to apply as soon as they can and
not wait until the deadline if possible. Instead of a covering letter please
answer the following three questions, with a maximum of 300 words per answer.
Please explain how your finance work in a previous job has maintained
or improved relationships between any of the following: your organisation and a
donor agency / your organisation and a client / your organisation and a local
Give an example in the last three years when you or your organisation
arrived at a complex problem and your innovation brought a solution to that
How do you expect to show leadership in your role at Xavier Project if
you are offered this job?
Deadline: 9th
November 2016

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