Deputy Finance Manager Job Placements – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:     Deputy Finance Manager
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala
Reports to:
Project Director
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of
the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome
as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions
who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing
emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years,
CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western,
central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include
agriculture, health, microfinance, peace building and youth. CRS Uganda
implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations,
including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community
entities for maximum impact and sustainability.
Job Summary: The Deputy
Finance Manager will be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of
the project, including overseeing leveraging,
cost-share, accounting for other illustrative activities/ investments, overall
accounting, subgrants, small-grants, and financial capacity building of
FBOs/CBOs/PNFPs, advancing Catholic Relief 
Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. The
Business Official will establish and maintain sound financial management
practices and ensure the project’s compliance with CRS and US federal procedures,
rules and regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide leadership to finance and operations
aspects of the project, including general administrative processes, financial
management, subaward management, accounting, and logistics.
Establish and maintain sound and transparent
accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations
aspects of project.
Ensure compliance of financial and operations
systems with CRS policies and procedures, CDC rules and regulations, award
requirements, and Government of Uganda laws.
Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets;
monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets.
Manage project procurement processes.
Advise senior leadership regularly on financial
and operations-related matters.
Work with local organizations to build finance
and administration capacity.
Prepare and submit annual and quarterly
financial and accrual reports to the funder.
Contribute to the development of high-quality
work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other
reports required by the funder.
Liaise with internal and external auditors in
the review of project financial management.
Supervise other project-based administrative,
finance, procurement, administrative and contract & grants staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Master’s degree in financial accounting, MBA, or
similar related master’s degree from an accredited university/college
At least 10 years of progressively responsible
experience in the accounting and financial field
Significant supervisory experience
Demonstrated experience managing a complex small
grants program
Experience in teaching and/or capacity building
NGO financial accounting and sustainability skills
Five to seven years’ experience in financial
management of USG assistance programs of similar size, complexity and setting.
Expertise in USG cost principles, rules and
regulations and applying these in program decision making.
Demonstrated experience in supporting and
working with program technical staff to ensure resources are used efficiently
and to accurately account for expenditures.
Demonstrated experience in managing subgrants
including risk assessment.
Knowledge in generally accepted accounting,
budgeting and fiscal control principles
Demonstrated experience and skills in developing
and managing large budgets
Ability to work independently and manage a
high-volume workflow
Experience and skills in networking and
relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith based and civil society
partners. Understanding of partnership principles
Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral
presentation skills in English
Computer literacy with competency in MS Word and
Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability
to make sound judgment
Good relationship management skills and the
ability to work closely with local partners
Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
Ability to work independently with a keen
attention to detail, the ability to follow procedures, and meet deadlines
Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values and principles of
CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to
achieve the desired results.
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Builds Relationships
Develops Talent
Strategic Mindset
Accountability & Stewardship
How to Apply:
All candidates please follow these instructions exactly
otherwise your application will NOT be considered:
Email a cover letter and CV only to
Large files and/or scans of documents will lead
to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and
All applications that do not contain this exact
subject line will be rejected and not read
Only Selected Candidates That Meet The Requirements Will Be Notified.
Deadline: 1st
March 2020 at 5:00pm
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