Financial Management/Administration (FMA) Specialist NGO Career Opportunity – Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt Associates
Project Name: USAID
Reproductive Health Voucher Program (RHVP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of
dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis,
and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to
implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International
Development (USAID).
About USAID RHVP Project:
Abt Associates is implementing the five year Uganda Voucher Plus
Activity (in its second year) which is increasing access to safe motherhood
services in private facilities in Northern and Eastern Uganda by engaging
private providers in contracts to provide quality safe motherhood services to
qualified impoverished women presenting a voucher purchased in communities..
Job Summary: The Financial
Management/Administration (FMA) Specialist will be responsible for all
financial and administrative functions of the office.
Key Duties and
  • Oversight of all accounting and financial
    transactions of the project, financial reporting, and management of the daily
    office administration.
  • Managing a team of three accounting and
    administrative staff, plus five drivers.
  • Support the preparation of budgets and
    revenue plans for the project, follow financial procedures for expenses
    and ensure the necessary approvals,
  • Oversee correct use of the project
    accounting system, oversee payroll preparation for project employees,
  • Provide financial support to the project’s
    consultants, send biweekly reports to the organization’s Home Office on
    Bank Reconciliations, Cash Counts, and Advance Tracking,
  • Prepare the processes for check
    requisitions and checks, maintain the Quicken database, and oversee the
    administration and tracking project Petty Cash account,
  • Paying and monitoring of advances for
    trips and Expense reports, monthly payments for project utilities and all
    vendors and suppliers, and managing procurement.
  • Provide support and capacity building to
    all partners working on the Activity
  • Lead strict compliance to Abt financial
    and Admin policies and USAID Rules and Regulations governing the Activity
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Financial
    Management/Administration (FMA) Specialist job placement should hold a
    Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other
    relevant field.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience
    in administrative and financial management of large international
    development program of similar size and complexity, including experience
    in managing US Government programs (USAID preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge, skills, and/or
    experiences in accounting, financial planning and management, human
    resources, and procurement, among other management support
    areas/functions, as required.
  • Proven experience and skills in developing
    and managing large budgets including sub-grantees
  • Extensive experience in developing and
    managing a donor funded grants program, preferred grants under contract
    management experience.
  • Familiarity with US Government Cost
    Accounting Standards (FARs and AIDARs).
  • Computer skills in accounting (Quicken and
    Oracle), MS Windows, Excel, Word.
  • Proven experience in capacity building in
    Uganda or similar countries.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is
    required, including communicating clearly
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID Project are encouraged to send their updated resumes / CVs and
application letters that provide details of the applicant’s specific
qualifications via Email to Please clearly include
the position title in the subject of the E-mail.
Deadline: 14th April 2017
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