Finance & Compliance Management Specialist USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program
Management Specialist
About US:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.
Job Summary:   The Finance & Compliance Management
Specialist will coordinate URC’s local organizations’ Non-US Pre-Award Survey
(NUPAS) assessment process, documenting the findings of assessments, and
thereafter leading capacity building efforts for the local organizations to
mitigate and address identified gaps, weaknesses and risk areas.  S/he will assess and document the ability of
prospective recipients to receive, perform and achieve the objectives of USG
awards in accordance with USG rules, regulations and cost principles
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support staff of the potential
    organizations in strengthening internal control, accounting, forecasting,
    budgeting and compliance with USAID rules and regulations and any other
    weak area identified by the NUPAS assessment.
  • Support revision of the existing
    policies to suit the prevailing situations and donor regulations.
  • In coordination with the local capacity
    building team, administer the URC Grants Management Manual assessment tool
    (NUPAS) on eligible local organizations, with special attention to the
    organizations’ HR policies, procedures and structures;
  • Provide advice & guidance to all
    staff on finance and compliance policies and processes, as necessary.
  • Identify specific areas requiring
    improvement, clearly document identified weaknesses and design mechanisms
    to mitigate these identified weaknesses;
  • Develop materials and provide training
    and mentorship to facilitate corrective action on the identified
    weaknesses and gaps;
  • Work with staff of potential
    organizations to develop workplans for continuous improvement and tracking
    mechanisms to address identified gaps;
  • Work with potential organizations staff
    to implement the agreed upon corrective measures, track progress and
    achieve agreed upon milestones in each area of sub-award management;
  • Prepare periodic reports on progress and
    update the Program Manager on achievements and progress against the agreed
    upon workplan and key indicators for each area.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Finance
    & Compliance Management Specialist job placement must hold a Degree in
    Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance or related field
  • Five years or more experience in
    financial and budget management of large international projects
  • Knowledge of and experience with
    applying relevant USAID financial and administrative rules and regulations
  • Advanced Excel knowledge.
  • Experience overseeing financial
    activities, including procurement, budget development, accounting, and
    grants management as it pertains to the anticipated projects.
  • Strong supervisory and mentoring skills,
    with demonstrated ability to craft and implement project work plans
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with
    host county governments, counterparts, and international donor agencies
  • Excellent capacity building skills.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation
    skills in English
  • A good understanding of USAID rules and
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
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