Regional Finance Officer Job Careers – IMPACT Initiatives

IMPACT Initiatives
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Global
Head of Finance
About US:
IMPACT Initiatives
is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages
several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises
specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and
remote-sensing. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an
international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty
countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a
global partnership, which allows particularly IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s
operational support on its fields of intervention.
REACH was born in
2010 as a joint initiative of the two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives
and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to
promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the
humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency,
reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the
framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information
management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and
situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using
satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping
facilities and expertise.
Job Summary:  The Regional Finance Officer will be
responsible for ensuring high quality & accurate financial reporting and
sound financial management of the IMPACT-managed activities, as well as for
providing oversight to the finance teams in the countries where IMPACT
operates. The RFO supports country teams, notably the REACH dedicated Finance
Officers (FO), in ensuring effective and timely financial management of the
IMPACT-managed programmes and assists the Country Coordinators in ensuring
effective and timely financial management of the country offices.
The Regional Finance
Officer report directly (hierarchical line) to the Global Head of Finance
(HoF), who (in consultation with Country coordinators) will task him/her and
monitor his/her performance
When supporting a
given country team (as decided by the Head of Finance), the work of Regional
Finance Officer is also overseen by the Country Coordinator for all delivery
(output) matters (i.e., financial reports, budgets, advice to local management,
priority of tasks, training to staff etc.). The RFO will liaise on regular
basis with ACTED Finance team as IMPACT/REACH is hosted by ACTED in the field.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Financial Management and Reporting
·       Proactively support REACH dedicated Finance
Officers in preparing quality program budgets and timely submit financial
reports to IMPACT HQ in accordance with IMPACT and donor specific guidelines.
·       Prepare and maintain country annual accounts
in accordance with IMPACT’s Financial Policies and procedures.
·       Support the country offices to prepare the
annual budget and revised forecasts on an accurate and timely basis as well as
the calculation of shared support costs
·       Prepare all financial donor reports in the
region thanks to an access to IMPACT’s global accountancy systems and ensure
submissions to donors are completed on a timely and accurately basis.
·       Financial Monitoring – Country Programmes
·       Undertake visits to Countries to help ensure
quality is maintained in all aspects of financial management;
·       Review the monthly reporting tools prepared
by each country office
·       Coordinate and facilitate internal and
external audits for country offices, as needed;
·       Provide a gap fill service for the financial
management of country programmes as required due to staff absence from leave or
·       Serve as surge capacity resource in finance
upon request.
Financial Monitoring – Regional Budgets and Multi Country
·       Provide timely and accurate financial
monitoring reports for the regional and MCP budgets
·       Assist the Regional and MCP budget holders
with variance and burn rate analysis on a monthly basis
·       Ensure timely and accurate preparation of MCP
external donor financial reporting
Financial Systems Development & Capacity Building
·       Assess the capacity of current country
finance teams and make recommendations about training needs, organizational
structure, and staffing changes;
·       Develop training for finance staff, as well
as program and other staff, on financial processes and the importance of
financial compliance;
·       Work with the IMPACT HQ to improve financial
systems in the region and assist in introducing change where requested as part
of the global improvement to provide timely and appropriate financial
information to senior management team, project managers and budget holders;
·       Provide suggestions and inputs to the
continuous development of the financial administration procedures, routines,
and SoPs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Professional/academic qualification in
finance or accounting (Master degree, audit or relevant field)
·       Relevant experience of minimum 2 years in finance
management and programming in an international NGO or International
organization in the region
·       Experience in preparing budgets, cash flow
statements and financial plans.
·       Experience in preparing narrative and
financial reports.
·       Demonstrated excellent knowledge of
accounting software – SAGA / SAGE;
·       Strong competency in Microsoft Office
·       Good supervisory skills and communication
·       Good interpersonal communication and
relationship building skills;
·       Ability to work independently in a fast-paced
and dynamic environment;
·       Attention to detail and a proactive,
problem-solving approach are required;
·       Prior team management experience required;
·       Fluency in English and effective
communication skills are required;
·       Ability to travel internationally 30-40% and/or
the ability to undertake temporary duty assignments to support country offices.
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified candidates please apply online at the line bellow
Deadline: 22nd May 2020

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