Finance Literacy Field Officer Job Opportunities – Cotton On Foundation

Organisation: Cotton
On Foundation
Duty Station: Masaka,
About US:
The Cotton On
Foundation (COF) is the philanthropic arm of the Australian retail company
Cotton On Group and was officially established in 2007. COF share a belief in
helping others and contributing to our community. We are a global citizen; a
part of communities all over the world. We roll our sleeves up and set our
sights on creating a positive and measurable change in the lives of young
people in need. We’re empowering youth to learn more, participate more and
understand more.
Job Summary:  The Finance Literacy Field Officer is a role
within Cotton On Foundation Uganda. You will be responsible for providing
financial support and new initiative implementation to the country programs in
accordance with the legal requirements, highest ethical standards and generally
acceptable accounting practices. Under the defined specifications, the Finance
Literacy Field Officer will ensure that the schools the Cotton On Foundation
supports follow and implement all key Financial Literacy Guidelines and
templates (including the implementation of online accounting software). This
includes ensuring financial compliance, accounting procedures and other key
organizational activities are in compliance with the policies and guidelines of
Cotton On Foundation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a qualification in Finance and Accounting,
    Business Administration (Accounting) or Commerce
  • At least three years’ experience working in a corporate or NGO
  • Highly computer literate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft
    Software specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Accounting Systems.
  • Exposure to school bursar activities and the challenges associated
    with that role.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills, high level of
    integrity and good moral conduct
  • Experience working with sensitive / confidential information
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships in a team environment
    and with partners / stakeholders
  • Excellent written English
  • Self-directed and capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Strong commitment to Cotton On Foundation’s cause and values
  • An open personality and acceptance of all races, creeds and cultures
  • Familiarity in support programs in international NGOs and knowledge
    of corporate social responsibility
  • Excellent Language proficiency in Luganda (minimum) and other local
    languages from the regions the Cotton On Foundation operates.
  • Experience and /or understanding of Ugandan educational system and
    government support.
  • Preferably hold motorbike license.
  • The candidate must be able to travel and live in the field locations
    in the rural areas of Southern Uganda
  • Benefits
  • We are committed to personal and professional development, which is
    supported by an ever growing and expanding structure.
How to Apply:
All applicants
should send their Email applications with an updated CV to the contact person
Nothando Dlamini –
Human Resource Advisor, Uganda.
Email address:
Deadline: 22nd March 2019.
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