USAID Director Financial Management and Administration – Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Job Title:            Director Financial
Management and Administration
Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)
JCRC Head Office in Lubowa, Uganda
Anticipated USAID Grant.
Reports to:
Chief of Party
Project Finance Team
About US:
The Joint
Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is an indigenous medical organization that was
established in 1991 as a limited liability not-for—profit Joint-venture between
the Uganda Ministry of Health (MQH), Ministry of Defense and Makerere
University Medical School (now Makerere College of Health Sciences),
Job Summary: The Director Financial
Management and Administration shall work under the leadership of the Chief of
Party and will be responsible for all aspects of the project’s financial, human
resources, operations, information technology, and administrative management.
He/she will be a strategic thought hands-on and participative leader responsible
for the financial and administrative business management of all operations of
the project. This position will be responsible for the accounting, financial
reporting, budgeting, tax compliance, investments, insurance, talent management
and audit functions of the project. The position will ensure that there are
effective financial and accounting system controls and standards in place and
is also responsible for managing the administrative, talent management and
information technology systems of the project. He/ she will be a member of the
Senior Leadership Team and shall play a critical role in strategic decision
making and operations as JCRC continues to enhance its quality programming and
build capacity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide strategic leadership to the project,
ensuring regional cohesion across finance/administration functions.
Works closely with COP, technical staff,
pertinent JCRC regional office staff and appropriate USAID staff when necessary
to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analysed,
disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives and results;
Prepare guidance to both regional and country
level finance and administrative staff members, using well-written and thorough
policies, and procedure manuals.
Assign and finance and administrative audit the
work of the country offices’ department, while providing guidance to staff.
Set up policies and procedures compliant with
organization and donor requirements, which provided a basis for new staff with
an orientation and existing staff refresher training as well as internal
reviews and audits.
Lead the project budget preparation and
monitoring, financial management and reporting, accounting, human resources
management, procurement, transportation, IT, legal, office management, security
and all other administrative and operational functions of the organization.
Responsibilities extended to oversight and ensuring compliance of local
Ensures that adequate and appropriate internal
controls are in place, in compliance with USAID and PEPFAR policies and
procedures, to meet generally recognized accounting standards.
Develop and implement process improvement plans
for to ensure effective and efficient financial controls and operational
Keep abreast with the latest trends in financial
accounting and share learning with project finance and administrative staff.
Tracks project expenses to prepare monthly
financial reports and annual budget projections to ensure full compliance with
USAID and PEPFAR rules and regulations.
Develop capacity of team performance and drive
for excellenceManages project funds for the appropriate execution of the
When necessary, work closely with key consortium
members contractors and USAID staff to ensure full compliance with local laws ,
and also plan for integrating with JCRC systems and procedures;
Establish and implement procedures for project
financial management, procurement, sub-contracts, and consultant contracts to
ensure transparency and good business practices.
Actively participates and coordinates planning
and status meetings to ensure proper implementation of programs and service

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant must hold a Degree in
Business Administration, Finance, Public Accounting or other relevant field.
Professional Certification (CPA or ACCA)
Minimum of eight years of experience in
administrative and financial management of large scale complex, international
programs including experience in managing donor funded grants and sub
contracts/ grants
Experience in risk management and implementation
of internal controls.
Prior experience overseeing finance for a
USAID-funded project of a similar complexity.
Fluency with USAID policies and procedures related
to financial management, financial reporting, and grant making.
Results-oriented and team player and ability to
follow guidelines and controls required of the position;
Strong English written and oral communication
Must be a Ugandan National.
How to
All applications must be addressed to: Manager
Human Resource & Development, Joint Clinical Research Centre strictly by
P.O. Box
10005, Kampala. Applicants are strictly advised to apply with a cover letter
and CV combined in one PDF document not exceeding six pages. No other
attachments should be included besides the two mentioned above.
Note: JCRC is
an equal opportunity employer. Any attempts of influencing the recruitment
process will lead to automatic disqualification.

Dead line: Monday 18th November, 2019.
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