Project Finance Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Oxfam International

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Title:           
 Project Finance Officer
Organization: Oxfam International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs works in more than 90
countries. We seek to overcome poverty and suffering.  Oxfam’s global
strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting
change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating
a worldwide influencing network to unite the power of local organizations, who
share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are
bestpositioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the
injustice of poverty.
Job Summary: The Project
Finance Officer will be in charge of the financial aspects in relation to the
Building Resilience Education Opportunities in Fragile Crisis Affected
Environments project. He/she will be responsible for all financial management
aspects of the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Keenly checks and appraises the financial
    aspects of the project on internal and external risks and opportunities to
    ensure compliance; communicates on the findings with the Project Manager
    and counterparts and makes proposal on the (method of) financing.
  • Checks and appraises the financial reports
    and audits of counterparts; communicates on the findings with the Project
    Manager and counterparts, and where necessary makes proposals for
    follow-up.
  • Checks and appraises together with the
    Project Manager the organisational structure, the (financial
    administrative) capacity and the used management systems of the
    counterparts. If necessary, makes proposals to counterparts and/or works
    out ideas for their improvement and strengthening.
  • Actively contributes to the drawing up and
    implementation of the annual (partner) contract and makes proposals in
    this regard for approval and spending targets.
  • Monitors periodically the approvals,
    spending and performance at country level and revises the (financial)
    planning where necessary. Records this in the management information
    systems.
  • Regularly monitors the trends in the
    external environment and contributes to financial management/policy (such
    as the quality of audits, opportunities for getting advice in the
    financial area and the quality of financial traffic).
  • Monitors project expenditure and in
    collaboration with the donor accountant helps in preparation of donor
    financial reports
  • Prepares the financial management reports
    in line with the standards of the back-donor(s), including a (first)
    analysis, and submits them to the project leader for his/her approval.
  • Manages and updates project information in
    SAP



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Project
    Finance Officer job must hold academic qualifications in Accounting,
    financial management, commerce, economics or related field (A degree in
    Finance, Business Administration or Commerce) and professional
    certification in accounting an added advantage.
  • Three years of relevant professional
    experience in an NGO setting.
  • Significant knowledge and experience of
    all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, cash
    management, budget development, statutory requirements (particularly
    related to Ugandan standards) and standard accounts
  • Proficiency in numeracy skills and good
    computer skills (Excel especially, Word)
  • Ability to prioritise work issues to meet
    deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing
    situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Good analytical and conceptual thinking
    skills with a proven proactive approach to identifying and resolving
    problems and suggesting improvements that continuously seek to provide a
    better service to Oxfam.
  • Excellent personal communication skills,
    in written and verbal English
  • A high level of self-awareness, personal
    energy, stamina and flexibility. Ability to work creatively, effectively
    and under own initiative
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and
    policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of
    marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs and cover letters ONLY to oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfam.org
indicating the position name in the email subject line. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted. 
Deadline:  9th March, 2018.
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