Finance and Support Services Director Job Opportunity – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: National Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About WVU:
Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to
overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in
Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not
employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Finance and Support Services Director will provide
overall leadership and management of the WV Uganda (WVU) Finance and support
services function, by promoting financial stewardship, accountability,
reliability and accuracy of financial information, and ensuring support
functions have strategies, systems, skills to support the operations of the

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Strategic Management:
  • Provide strategic leadership in financial
    planning and management in aligning partnership budget between National
    Offices, projects, grants, PBAS and support offices.
  • The incumbent will develop and implement
    financial policies, ensuring compliance at all levels, and to ensure
    effective resource acquisition, utilization and safe guarding of assets
    according to WV approved policies and procedures.
  • Manage NO budget, cash flow and project
  • The incumbent will oversee the budgeting
    process as per budget guidelines.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly analysis of the
    financial situation of the National Office.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of
    administrative systems, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure effective operation of WV offices to
    ensure both optimal use of resources and customer care focus.
  • Establishes and manages
    purchasing/procurement systems policies and procedures.
  • Mentor and supervise all aspects of supply
    chain from tendering, procurement, logistics and stores.
  • Establish and manages the development,
    regular updating and implementation of WV security guidelines, policies
    and procedures.
  • Manage the development and implementation of
    WV fleet management policies and procedures.
2. Risk Management and
  • Ensure that appropriate financial systems and
    controls are in place to avoid significant audit risk ratings, both at the
    NO and project levels.
  • Ensure that management responses to audits
    performed to the NO and projects are sent on time to the Audit Department,
    and that audit recommendations are implemented.
  • Ensure adequate preparation for GC and
    external audits.
  • Keenly monitor the Financial Risk Matrix.
3. Team Performance
  • Provide leadership in facilitating a high
    performance management culture, open trustworthy staff relationships and
    integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.
  • Ensure partnership finance and business
    support policies and procedures are understood by senior management,
    operations/technical staff, communities and board.
  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are
    hired and retained, careers’ are developed and clear succession plan is in
  • Provide guidance in staff capacity building
    finance and support services staff and facilitate other non-finance staff
    in understanding and interpretation of financial statement.
4. Promote Financial
Accountability and Reporting:
  • Design systems, policies and procedures that
    provide appropriate levels of security and control of WV assets, resources
    and operations.
  • Define and implement efficient and effective
    internal control systems.
  • Provide oversight on MFI financial
  • The incumbent will be in charge of managing
    World Vision’s fixed assets.
  • Play the role of Disclosure Officer whenever
    an allegation is received by WVI under the Integrity and Risk Reporting
    (IRR) policy with regards to his/her specific office.
  • Ensures quality and timely preparation and
    submission of divisional strategic plan, annual operations plan and
5. Business Relationships
and Networking:
  • Build and strengthen relationship with WV SO,
    RO, government, community, church leaders, NGOs as well as other
    development partners though networks and collaboration.
  • Promote shared resource networks within the
    Sub-region, Africa and the partnership.
  • Promote effective networks within WV through
    effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.
6. Cost Efficiency and
Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness
measures are in place and are being followed through:
  • Promote benchmarks for determining effective
    resource utilization at all levels. Contribute to the development of
    appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.
  • Ensure cost effectiveness through competitive
    bidding process and quality products/outputs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold an MBA
    Accounting and Finance, with professional qualifications (ACCA, CPA).
  • At least eight years’ experience in Finance
    and business support roles in the humanitarian industry, four of
    which must have been in senior management level.
  • Broad working knowledge of accounting
    principles, financial systems, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal
    accounting controls.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with
    government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements
  • Broad working knowledge of computerized
    accounting systems, preferably Sun Systems & Vision. Must be computer
    literate in using Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work on a cross-cultural
    environment with a multi-national staff.
  • Good financial and program management skills.
  • Good Human Resource skills
  • The incumbent should be able to live by the World
    Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that
    is an example to others.

Core Values: Model a
high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity though
lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on
Core Values.

How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World
Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 18th  April 2017

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