Finance Officer INGO Jobs – Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion)

Job Title:        Finance Officer (Re-advertised)
Organisation: Handicap
International (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station: Arua,
Reports to: Field
Starting Salary: UGX 2,208,949 monthly gross
About Us:
Handicap International
(Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development
organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and
disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their
essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their
dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the
injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we
aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity.
Job Summary:  The finance officer, will ensure the smooth
implementation of Finance Resources Management for Humanity & Inclusion
Arua field office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Make sure that all finance processes are followed by the support
  • Ensure the follow up of archive and the regular transfer to the
    coordination department in Kampala
  • Ensure adequate filling of the financial documents
  • Ensure the compliance of all the contract signed (in close relation
    with the coordination team)
  • Follow up of all contract on the base
  • Ensure that the administrative organisation is relevant with the
    mission needs
Accounting at the
base level
  • Check that Purchase Service Requests and Commitment of
    Authorisations are properly filled and accomplish (GAP code, designation,
    budget lines, signatures and validation…)
  • Ensure the validity of the invoices (quality of invoices,
  • Computerize, on daily basis, cash and bank expenditures in Navision
  • Carry out cash / bank reconciliation.
  • Support in the monthly VAT declaration
  • Make sure the scanning of all the accounting folder had been done
    before sending original copies to capital.
  • Prepare the monthly sending to the coordination for checking
    (original invoices)
Ensure financial
follow up and forecast
  • Ensure compliance with HI internal accounting and financial
    procedures and donor regulations
  • Train the project team in order to obtain a realistic budget,
    accurate codification of expenditures and sound financial management of
    the project
  • Ensure quality of accountancy analytical coding
  • Prepare and disseminate Budget follow up, support budget holder on
    reading it
  • Support project in drafting, monthly/quarterly/annually budget
  • Ensure compliance with the financial regulations set forth in
    partner contracts and support project teams in partner training and
    monitoring with regard to the introduction and application of accounting
    and financial procedures
Cash flow management
  • Ensure cash flow forecast are prepared and sent to coordination in
  • Follow up Arua’s bank account and avoid shortage in West Nile office
  • Implement procedures of expenditure and cash flow process in West
    Nile process (including advance reconciliation)
  • Weekly count the petty cash box
Managing Financial
team and participating to Senior Management Team in Arua
  • Train his/her teams (except for managers, if applicable)
  • Supervise and lead the base finance team, set objectives and
    evaluate the results and staff under supervision
  • Check his/her teams’ levels of training
  • Set up communication and coordination mechanisms for his/her team
  • Participate to meeting with all staffs and SMT meeting at Arua’s
  • Advise, support and report any issue/challenge to field coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International (Humanity &
    Inclusion) Finance Officer job must hold a University degree in Finance,
    Accounting or Economics;
  • At least two years of experience in a similar position;
  • Professional qualification as a CMA/CPA is an added advantage
  • Previous experience with an NGO;
  • Good computer Skills
  • Advanced MS Excel skills;
  • Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel) and internet;
  • Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and
  • Experience using financial software;
  • Knowledge of tax regulations in the country;
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills;
Personal Qualities
  • Time management skills;
  • Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data;
  • Ability to work under high pressure;
  • Good coordination skills;
Starting Date: May
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to
send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references)
with cover letters to HR Department at with the
subject:  Application for Finance Officer ARUA.
Deadline: 23rd May 2019 by 5:00pm
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