Senior Finance and Compliance Officer Job Placements – War Child Holland (WCH)

War Child Holland (WCH)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance
Salary Range: UGX
Gross (2,793,611 – 4,335,206)
About US:
War Child Holland
(WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental
organization, investing in a peaceful future for children and young people
affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people
while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives
of conflict affected children and young people.
Job Summary:  The Finance and Compliance Officer will
support all aspects of financial, partnership and compliance management of the
War Child Holland Uganda country office. S/he will work collaboratively with
field and country office teams to ensure compliance with WCH internal policies
and procedures as well as donor and statutory regulations. Under the direction
of the Finance Manager, S/he will be responsible for financial and compliance
functions including; perform and report on internal controls, financial
monitoring and capacity building, budgeting, Donor reporting, partner financial
management and support the Program Department. This position will provide
timely reports and assistance to the Finance, Operations and the Program teams
to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Control and Compliance (30%)
·       Responsible for ensuring full compliance with
donor requirements and WCH policies and for providing management with all
financial and compliance administrative aspects of projects while adhering to
local laws and regulations.
·       Support the FM Plan, perform and report on
internal verifications to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines
of donor requirements and other control procedures are in place and properly
implemented and managed in the organization.
·       Performing procedures to identify occurrence
of financial errors (poor/lack of proper supporting documents, miscoding,
non-compliance with WCH’s delegation authority, procurement threshold,
incurring excess expenditure without prior approval, non-compliance with donor
requirements) or fraud (theft, bribery, forgery, misuse of assets, etc.) and
bringing any findings to the attention of the FM and the senior management (CD,
PM & OM).
·       Review thoroughly all financial documents of
projects funded by major donors and ensure the expenditure incurred fully
comply with donor requirements before any donor audit takes place.
·       Ensure compliance with all tax liabilities.
 Donor Grant Management & Financial
Reporting (30%)
·       Assist the FM with the management of donor
funds and timely production of donor reports, internal quarterly and annual
financial reports.
·       Assist budget holders with preparation of
donor and organizational budgets; ensure compliance with donor regulations.
·       Assist the FM in the process of obtaining
explanations of variances between budget and actual spending, income etc.
·       Coordinate with the relevant programme staff
and ensure monthly review of BvAs and incorporate feedback
 Partnership and Engagement (30%)
·       Review financial reports and transactions
provided by the partner on a timely basis, and provide feedback to partners (as
required) and keep PM and FM, RFA informed
·       Support and maintaining proactive links with
partners to ensure compliance Donor requirements, WCH policies and national
·       Provide support, supervision and oversight
function of partners compliance to ensure that the overall project
implementation complies with donor and WCH regulations and policies;
·       Work closely with the implementing partner
finance/Grants team to ensure compliance by providing trainings and regular
technical assistances and assist with budgetary and finance needs.
·       Participate in the assessment of the
financial management capacity of WCH’s partners, identifying capacity gaps on
annual basis, recommend actions to address the gaps and make follow ups with
relevant staff for timely implementation.
·       Review partners’ external audit reports and
following up any issues raised in the audit reports.
·       Make recommendations to the FM and Management
on the performance of WCH’s partners with special focus on the key areas that
require management attention for immediate improvement (findings rated as high
·       Assess the finance skills of both finance and
key non-finance staff of partner organizations by using the partner assessment
tool and other relevant tools.
·       Preparation of monthly cash flow and ensuring
adequate monetary levels of partners.
 Capacity Building (10%)
·       Support the FM train and develop the capacity
of WCH’s finance teams to ensure that a good standard of financial management
is maintained
·       Under take financial training of
budget-holders, to assist them in enforcing financial controls & making
decisions based on financial reports.
·       Other financial duties and general systems
·       Support training of staff in procurement,
budget management and systems policies and procedures as appropriate
·       Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined
in Code of Conduct (CoC) with Associated Policies; the Child Safeguarding
Policy and the Anti-Trafficking Policy.
·       Support and promote the standards outlined in
the WCH and donor Code of Conduct and related policies to the team.
·       Undertake other related duties as may
reasonably be assigned by the PM, FM, RFA and Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Qualified
Accountant (CA/CMA/ACCA/CPA degree) or Master’s degree in finance 3-5 years’
experience in a si
position, ideally in a lead agency consortium
·       Experience of
working on projects funded by major international donors, particularly ECHO, EU
and DFID.
·       Experience in
developing staff technical and management capacities
·       Experience in managing finance/compliance for
complex grants in sensitive settings.
·       Fluent in
·       Familiarity with
broader systems development including procurement, logistics, HR and IT.
·       Experience of working/living in insecure and
sensitive environments
·       Ability to work
under pressure to meet tight deadlines
·       Ability to build
productive working relationships within a multicultural and multidisciplinary
·       Positive
attitude of “can-do”, solution-oriented.
·       Ability to cope
with stress, to work under pressure in often s
trict deadlines.
·       Ability to work
on own initiative and in team
·       Excellent
knowledge of Microsoft Office.
·       Experience of a
flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple
tasks in a fast
environment with tight deadlines.
·       Experience of
proactively identifying and addressing issues
·       Ability to work
with a high degree of professionalism.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should apply online at the link
Your Application should not exceed 4 pages.
While we thank all applicants for their interest to work for
WCH, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 5th April 2020 by 5:00 pm
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