Finance and Contracts Officer European Development Fund (EDF) DINU Grant Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:          Finance and Contracts Officer
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: National
Programme Coordinator
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the
Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to
eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for
sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of
Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable
and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three
focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security
and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The Finance
and Contracts Officer is mainly responsible for sound contractual, financial,
accounting and administrative management of DINU with respect to relevant
standards, instructions, rules and regulations. The Finance & Contracts
Officer shall be supported in these tasks by the Finance, Administration and
Contracts Technical Advisor of the DINU Technical Assistance Team (TAT).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design,
    set-up and manage the financial systems and procedures of DINU according
    to international standards for sound managerial decision-making;
  • Draft
    budgets and financial reports, and ensure timely submission of accurate
    quarterly expenditure reports, replenishment requests and final fund
    accountability statements for all Programme Estimates under DINU;
  • Plan,
    draft and financially manage contracts’ tender and award documents and
    procedures for all supplies, services, works and grant contacts of DINU in
    consultation with the programme offices in Gulu and Moroto;
  • Receive,
    check and authorize all procurement requests through LPOs, financial
    reports and payments to grantees, and payment certificates for suppliers
    and contractors for the Kampala office; and ensure adherence to procedures
    and accuracy for the same for the Gulu and Moroto offices;
  • Prepare
    all documentation required for external audits, assist in their execution
    and respond to audit findings;
  • Contribute
    to quarterly and annual technical reports of DINU;
  • Build
    capacity of and assist PMU staff, OPM, DLG and grantees in financial and
    contract management according to EDF rules and procedures;
  • Update
    control cards for contractual payments and ensure no contract over-run
  • Capacity
    building of programme staff, OPM, DLG and grantees in financial and
    contract management according to EDF rules and procedures
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the National Programme Coordinator
    and/or Finance, Administration and Contracts Technical Advisor of the
    Technical Assistance Team (TAT).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration or
    related field;
  • Honours
    Bachelors’ degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • At
    least five years of experience in accounting, finance or contract
    management, of which at least three years in a senior finance management
  • Proven
    experience in financial management of donor funded programmes and
    Government of Uganda (Central or Local) systems and procedures;
  • Experience
    in finance and contract management in an EDF funded programme will be an
    added advantage.
  • A
    self-motivated and self-managed person with impeccable integrity, who is
    result-oriented and with the ability to work under minimal supervision,
    high pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • High
    analytical capacity, thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Full
    computer literacy with high proficiency in excel and accounting packages;
  • Good
    networking, interpersonal, communication and reporting skills;
  • Willingness
    to travel regularly up-country;
  • Ability
    and capacity to communicate technical or specialized information in
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom
MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily
unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail),
photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
New Government Block,
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application
forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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