Senior Grant Finance Officer – UN Agencies Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Grants
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 Grant Finance Officer – UN Agencies will promote United Nations
funded Projects financial stewardship, accountability, reliability and accuracy
of financial reports as well as implement financial policies. The role is
required to safeguard assets and ensures compliance to donor regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the development and monitoring of budgets
  • Participate and support the resource mobilization team in proposal
  • Review budgets prepared at region level before submission to the
  • Regular monitoring of budgets to avoid over/under expenditure
  • Ensure compliance with grants regulations requirements
  • Ensure grant implementation and reporting follows donor rules and
  • Work closely with the procurement department to ensure compliance
    with grants procurement guidelines
  • Prepare application for tax exemption to grant equipment and
    supplies where applicable and follow up with supply chain to ensure this
    is obtained.
  • Ensure LDRs used to charge expenses to grants/special projects are
    accurate and filled as per LDR requirements
  • Provide Grant Finance support to Grant Accountants.
  • Review expenses charged to grants ensuring accuracy and completeness
    in capturing the expenses and respect of cutoff date.
  • Ensure special and grants projects close out procedures are done
    according to the guidelines
  • Ensure that the required information is submitted on time for
    projects coordinated from National Office.
  • Review audit management responses for special projects and grants
  • Follow up on Audit recommendations to ensure they are implemented
    within 90 days.
  • Facilitate the preparation of donor reports
  • Ensure timely donor reports for PNS and grants projects as allocated
    by the Grants Finance manager
  • Maintain files for approved grants and special projects showing:
  • Reporting dates
  • Agreement and donor regulations
  • Approved budget and proposals
  • Any other grants correspondence
  • Review and where necessary provide appropriate expense codes for
    items requested by National Office Accounts to ensure accurate posting of
    expenses and avoid misposting.
  • Prepare analysis of grant expenditure for management action to help
    in monitoring the burn rate for grants and special projects.
  • Ensure timely and accurate UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF projects FACE Forms
    requesting funds are submitted on time.
  • Monitor Sub-grantees implementations of plans and adherence to grant
  • Visit sub-grantee’s premises to ensure that donor regulations are
    being adhered to
  • Review of sub-grantee’s financial report
  • Maintain records and files on each sub-grantee
  • Support Project Managers in the sub-granting process, ensuring grant
    agreement are well executed
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Senior Grant Finance Officer – UN
    Agencies job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor of Commerce in
    Economics, Accounting/ Finance or Business related field from a reputable
  • Professional qualifications in CPA (U) or ACCA is preferred
  • G2G Certification
  • At least five years of experience in accounting field and at least 2
    years United Nations Projects work experience
  • Knowledgeable on grant accounting and experience in United Nation
    funding requirements (UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP etc.)
  • Practical experience of using SUN system accounting Software is
  • Demonstrable experience in leadership, strategic management, results
    based management in grant financial matters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good
    interpersonal relation skills.
  • Compatibility with WV’s Mission, ethos, policies and core values.
  • Good team player.
  • Demonstrable ability to work with minimum supervision.
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: 25th February 2019
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