Finance and Grant Officer NGO Jobs – Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF)

Organisation: Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention
Fund (CRVPF)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: CRVPF Executive Director
About US:
Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF) is a regional
intermediary that provides grants for Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) and
local NGO’s working with children, adolescent’s families, communities and
schools. CRVP Fund objectives is to prevent violence, the sexual abuse and
exploitation of children and adolescent in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and
Ethiopia. 
Job Summary: The Finance and
Grant Officer will work closely with CRVPF executive director and program
staff. She/he will develop the organization financial plan in collaboration
with the director, follow the proper utilization of operation costs and grant
fund. The officer will review financial proposal prior to paymentsare approved.
The finance and grant officer will work closely with the program staff and
perform due diligence and conduct rigorous financial monitoring and evaluation
on all grants. The Finance and grant officer will work in collaboration with
CRVPF executive director and program officers to facilitate financial planning,
grant reviewing and grant and office expense payments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial Activities:
  • Work in liaison with the Executive
    Director to establish annual core operating and grant making budgets.
  • Work with the Executive Director to
    develop and improve systems as the organization grows.
  • Maintain basic financial systems, chart of
    expenses, income and expenditure records, and procurement procedures.
  • Setup pay roll system consistence with the
    Uganda regulations that provide local staff salary, benefit, tax etc.
  • Review all payments through cash flow and
    monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Review all claims, reports to appropriate
    funding bodies (multiple funders) and maintain all relevant paper work in
    good order.
  • Prepare full monthly financial report.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual
    accounts
  • Work in coordination with the cashier and
    receive the receipts on time
  • Assist with the project finance related
    work as requested by the director.
Grant Management Activities:
  • Review financial proposals submitted by
    potential partners in collaboration with program officers
  • Conduct financial due diligence before grant
    provision.
  • Follow-up grant payment by the fiscal
    sponsor
  • Communicate with partners to know the
    exact amount received and request invoices.
  • Monitor partners grant utilization
    according to agreed contract.
  • Recommend the next payment after reviewing
    the financial and audit reports according to the grant agreement.
  • Design financial training manual and
    provide training to partner’s directors, programs and financials staff.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring visits with
    the program officers to review partner’s financial activities.
     



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The Finance and Grant Officer should
    preferably hold an advanced degree in accounting, financial management, or
    other relevant fields.
  • At least eight to ten years’ experience in
    one or more of the following areas: financial and grant officer positions
    (particularly in grant making organizations) working  in Eastern Africa
  • Experience in complex project development
    and management, particularly in East African countries.
  • Outstanding communication skills including
    proven ability in: financial planning and budgeting, financial review,
    auditing and developing financial training for partners and financial
    monitoring.
  • Grant-making experience with excellent
    judgment;
  • Strong skills working in teams and across
    many types of organizations – collaborator; problem solver;
    relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Stress tolerance and resilience; sense of
    humor; highly organized; attention to detail; and ability to work under
    pressure with multiple and shifting priorities.
  • Multi-cultural experience and willingness
    to travel (at least 25%) of the time.
NB:  We are looking for someone that shares our values and
beliefs and committed to transform the lives of adolescent girls; contributing
to and creating a restructuring of power and a new paradigm in which all girls
are valued; and dismantling the structures that prevent adolescent girls from
exercising their power.

How to Apply:
All applications must include:
  • An updated résumé /
    CV;
  • A cover letter clearly
    indicating your experience and interest and contributions.
  • Why you think you are
    suitable for the job, and your salary requirement (you must specify an
    actual amount and range);
Applicant is encouraged to send their relevant documents to the
following e-mail addresses,
  1. Caroline
    Jami:caroline.jami@crvpf.org  and
  2. Fassil W. Marriam:
    e-mail: fassil.marriam@crvpf.org
Deadline: 15th March 2018
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