Finance Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision Uganda

Job Title:       Finance Coordinator
Organization: World Vision Uganda
Duty Station:  Uganda
Report to:  Program Manager as Line Manager and Grant
Finance Manager as Functional Manager
About US:
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 82 districts in
Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation &
hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child
protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and
adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above.  All employment is conditioned upon the
successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal
record checks where possible.
Job Summary: To provide overall leadership and management of the EU SUPREME grant, by
promoting financial stewardship, accountability, reliability and accuracy of
financial information to be used by EU SUPREME and WV leadership for decision
ensure grant budgets are appropriate, that grant financial reports are accurate
and timely and that the project complies with donor requirements; assist with
overall program budgeting and ensure operational plan is funded
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Budget planning and
Oversee grants budget management for all implementing partners
Consolidate funding needs of all partners and ensure funds for activity
is disbursed on a timely basis
Implement grant tracking / monitoring system.
Monitor budget performance of the grant and ensure any significant issue
is highlighted for management attention
Build a strong and effective financial management in areas of budgeting,
accounting, reporting and communicate effectively to stakeholders
Financial accountability
and reporting
Ensure appropriate and accurate grant financial reports are prepared,
consolidated and submitted to stakeholders on a monthly basis.
Monitor grant expenditures, alert management on irregularities, recommend
action plan as required.
Meet periodically with relevant Operations and Programme managers to
review grant reports
Monitor grant status, revisions, reporting, etc.
Risk Management and
Ensure adequate preparation for both internal and external audits and
ensure responses are sent on time and recommendations are implemented.
Ensure compliance with WV financial policies and donor requirements,
including LDRs, BPS, etc.
Assess, evaluate and make recommendations on internal controls to ensure
effective risk management.
Maintain appropriate Grant files and follow up to ensure partners are
doing the same.
Capacity building:
Train / build capacity of Grants finance staff.
Build the financial/grants management capacity of partners to ensure
sound financial management and donor requirements compliance.
Participate/Facilitate grants startup workshops and ensure specific donor
requirements are understood by both finance and program/operations staff.
Coordination &
Coordinate with NO Finance leadership on critical issues such as funding,
PBAS commitment and budget posting in Sun Systems.
Coordinate with Supply Chain on preparation and implementation of
procurement plan to facilitate urgent sourcing of project materials.
Liaise with partners regarding grant/budgetary issues.
Develop good networks and strategic relationships with implementing
partners, other NGO,
Leadership / management:
Participate in the senior management/ Leadership team meetings and
represent finance department.
Provide leadership to the finance department and ensure smooth running
& efficient delivery of services.
Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant
of partnership.
Attend and participate in spiritual nurture meetings / devotions as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate should hold a University degree in Accounting or
Finance, Chartered Accountant
2-5 years’ experience in a senior field Finance / Accounting role,
preferably with experience in a grants environment
Ability to develop / maintain effective financial and accounting systems,
including Sun Systems;
Strong knowledge of cost allocation methodologies; knowledge of
multi-lateral donor requirements;
Good knowledge of sectorial and departmental budget linkages;
Able to negotiate and manage budget needs and resources sharing between
different sectors and departments;
Good understanding of audit compliance requirements;
Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory
leadership skills
Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to
communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage
Track record in demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity,
reliability and dependable
Proactive personality, self-driven, strongly motivated and able to work
with limited supervision
Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview –
ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an
inclusive way.
Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for
How to apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World
Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 10th December
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