Finance/ Compliance Officer NGO Jobs – Relief International (RI)

Job Title:         Finance/
Compliance Officer
Organization: Relief
International (RI)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
Relief International is an
international nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to reduce human
suffering. We respond to natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and
chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development
approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for
long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes
local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a
focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and
implement the solutions that work best for them.

Job Summary: The Finance/Compliance Officer will be in charge of day to
day Finance, and compliance activities for the Uganda Program. Initially based
in Moyo, this is a dynamic position and proactive that may evolve into a senior
Finance/ Compliance position as the project grows.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare
    purchase requests, payment vouchers and all supporting documentation as
    required by RI accounting procedures
  • Prepare
    Requests for Funds each month through close coordination with Country
    Director/Team Leader
  • Prepare
    payroll and ensure it is effectively and accurately distributed to all
    staff on a monthly basis
  • Responsible
    for payment and reporting Uganda tax Authorities and other applicable
    taxes to URA to ensure compliance with Uganda tax regulations
  • Prepare
    financial expenditure statements for the field operations and enter data
    into Netsuite Financial System per RI Finance policy
  • Ensure
    all backup documentation is properly organized and filed for complete
    transparency and audit purposes
  • Responsibility
    for cash management of Moyo office , including handling cash, the office
    safe and maintaining a petty cash register (after successful completion of
    probation period)
  • Coordinate
    and maintain cash forecasting system to ensure that adequate funds are
    available to meet monthly working requirements
  • Prepare
    specific budgets and expenditure forecasts as and when required by
  • Provide
    support on finance issues to Uganda as and when required and assigned by
  • Support
    the budget holder to organize routine budget reviews.
  • Support
    the budget holder to ensure that expenditures are on track and highlight
    any over or underspends.
  • Perform
    any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Relief International Finance/ Compliance Officer should
    preferably hold a degree level, with professional qualification in
    Business Administration/ Finance
  • Five
    years of continuous practice in a similar position, with at least one year
    in an HR supervisory/management position.
  • Experience
    in developing and implementing HR policies, procedures and systems.
  • Proficient
    in IT – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and HRIS( Human resources
    Information Systems) South Sudan/ local employment law.
  • Direct
    experience of organizing emergency/large scale recruitments.
  • INGO
    experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability
    to prioritize and deal with competing demands.
  • Previous
    experience of staff supervision and capacity building.
  • Fluent
    spoken and written English.
  • Excellent
    organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A
    team builder with excellent people skills; culturally sensitive and has
    the ability and interest to identify and work with a multicultural team.
How to Apply:
The applicant must send an
application which must include:
  • Curriculum
    Vitae (CV)
  • Letter
    of Interest (application cover letter)
  • Photocopies
    of documents showing your credentials/qualifications for this position, if
Address your application to:
Country Director, Uganda
Please drop your applications
in a sealed envelope, stating the position you are applying for to:
Relief International Office,
Vura Madulu, Moyo Town Council, P.O Box 152
Or at;
Itula Sub County,
Dongo Center Relief
International Compound.
Email to:
(you must indicate the position in the subject line of email)
Deadline: 3rd May 2018
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