Senior Finance Officer – Grants NGO Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:        Senior
Finance Officer – Grants
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Response Finance Manager
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:   The Senior Finance Officer – Grants will
support the Response Finance Manager in the implementation of Financial Systems
at the response and projects office levels in providing financial controls and
services as a measure of accountability to management. To work with Programs
department to ensure that accurate proposal budgets and financial reports are
sent to different support offices/donors timely. To ensure that the donor and
organizational policies and procedures are adhered to at all times in order to
maintain high standards of stewardship and accountability for World Vision and
donor resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical support to the response and project accounting
    staff in grants financial management and internal control procedures and
    polices in line with WV laid down policies and procedures.
  • The jobholder will prepare/Review and analyze monthly and Quarterly
    grants financial reports for their accuracy and adequacy, before
    submitting to donors, to ensure that they present a true and fair view of
    the activities of the grant for the respective period.
  • Build capacity of the program/operations staff through giving
    support in training and enable them understand and interpret grants rules
    and regulations, and WV financial policies.
  • Review projects audit reports with a view of providing an adequate
    implementation plans which enables the evaluation and affecting of the
    recommendations as per audit report. Periodically follow up audit
    recommendation implementations.
  • Review the grants related major financial transactions to ascertain
    that they fall within the approved scope of project activities; donor
    requirements and that they comply with the financial procedures and FM
  • Review project budgets and cash flows and develop relevant action
    steps in advising the projects on key issues of budgetary control and cash
    flow management in line with FM and donor needs.
  • Provide guidance and support in developing and preparation of
    project budgets, development of Project Proposals with a view of advising
    on key strategic financial implications as per FM and donor requirements.
  • Prepare and revise different financial reporting formats to meet the
    needs of various stakeholders especially programs management and WVI.
  • Conduct financial monitoring and reviews on prescribed set of
    objectives for both ongoing and particularly phasing-out programs and
    provide advice on strategic steps necessary for smooth phase-out in line
    with grants phase-out guidelines.
  • Manage relationships with grant funder’s finance and administrative
    staff, ensuring questions arising from grant claims and reports are dealt
    with on a timely basis and manage grant external audit visits, liaising
    with auditors as necessary.
  • Monitor advances, prepayment, accrual and sub grantee accounts on a
    monthly basis

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Senior Finance Officer – Grants
    job opportunity must hold a university degree in Finance or Accounting
    with a minimum of three years’ experience in financial accounting role.
  • Extensive knowledge of major donors’ regulations and practical
    experience in grants financial management.
  • Must have a proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting
    Principles and a practical knowledge of financial systems and internal
  • Previous experience in establishment and monitoring of budgets, and
    an understanding of data processing concepts and systems.
  • Knowledge of sunsystem accounting package preferred and must have
    good working knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and team building
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions
on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment
portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 15th July 2018
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