Finance & Operations Assistant USAID Project Jobs – SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Job
Title:             
 Finance
& Operations Assistant
Organization: SNV
Netherlands Development Organization
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
SNV Netherlands
Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development
organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a
global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has
been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded
programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV
focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief
that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the
opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to
programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening
the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in
order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce
poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special
attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalized groups and
stakeholder accountability.
Job Summary:  The Finance & Operations Assistant will be
responsible for implementing consistent processes and procedures in accordance
with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), USAID requirements, and
SNV policies, procedures, and requirements related to budgeting, accounting,
and operational functions, including field expense reporting, accounts payable,
wire transfer requests, bank account reconciliation, internal controls, and
quality financial reporting. The Finance & Operations Assistant will
support the USAID-funded Uganda Health Activity (USHA) Project
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Working closely with both regional and Kampala-based USHA/SNV
    offices, ensure that all financial transactions are completed in a timely
    matter according to donor and SNV requirements – including planning,
    requesting, tracking, and following up/making corrective actions on
    payments, invoices, and settlements with suppliers/vendors and others as
    required.
  • Review financial transactions and supporting documents recorded in
    the system (all project-related expenses, including payroll and VAT
    taxes), review liquidity levels of the project, and prepare monthly
    financial reports conforming to the agreed reporting procedures and due
    dates as agreed between the donor and SNV.
  • Organize, document and archive relevant financial documentation in
    SNV’s system ensuring that files are complete, up-to-date, easily
    accessible, and conform to SNV’s administrative and filing procedures.
  • Assist the SNV Finance Unit and SNV/USHA’s Project Manager in
    preparing donor budgets and revisions compliant with required procedures
    and guidelines, as well as internal monthly spending projections.
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of procurement plans
    and management of contracts with suppliers/vendors in collaboration with
    the procurement unit.
  • Support internal project financial monitoring and audits ensuring
    the quality of related deliverables.
  • Contribute to implementation of changes and/or improvements to the
    project’s financial and operational processes and procedures, including
    administrative support to the Project Manager and the SNV team to ensure
    timely implementation of project activities.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Finance & Operations Assistant USAID
    Project job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field
    and/or professional accounting qualifications.
  • At least five years relevant working experience in financial
    accounting, preferably with an international organization and familiarity
    with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated work experience and knowledge of accounting,
    bookkeeping, and financial reporting.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills, including
    prioritizing to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to problem solve and work with minimal supervision,
    including identifying and analysing financial risks and taking proactive
    actions.
  • Experience with SAP by Design though not mandatory will be an
    advantage.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the usage of computer
    spreadsheets, databases, and accounting software packages (MS Word, Excel,
    QuickBooks) and handling of web-based management systems.
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams from various backgrounds;
  • Willingness to travel to the field as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join SNV are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the web link below.
Deadline: 22nd September 2019
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