Finance Officer USAID Project Jobs – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Job Title:  Finance Officer
Organization: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reports to: Sr. Finance Manager
Job Location: Kampala, Uganda
About Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs:
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is a leader in strategic communication and research that facilitates access to information and exchange of knowledge to improve health.  CCP has more than 60 projects that employ staff in more than 40 countries around the world.  CCP has unparalleled experience as a global center for Social and Behavioral Change excellence.  Through its projects, CCP harnesses the power of social and behavior change communication to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors in the projects implemented worldwide.
Project Background: 
The Social and Behavioral Change Activity (SBCA) is a five-year program implemented through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Uganda) and Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP). The vision of USAID’s Social and Behavioral Change Activity is a Uganda where individuals and communities are not just healthy, but resilient, supported by strong adaptable systems and institutions to lead productive lives. The SBC Activity supports the Government of Uganda (GoU) and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and implement Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) communication initiatives that   contribute towards reduction in Maternal and Child mortality, Malaria prevalence, Total Fertility rate, new HIV infections, TB prevalence and improved Nutrition out comes, resilience and improved SBC systems and expertise. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Prepare auditable journal entries
·        Assemble financial vouchers in an organized way that facilitates quick review and approval that meet audit standards and are signature ready with the first submission
·        Immediately inform, guide and request revision to supporting documents that do not meet donor, University or audit requirement (e.g. incomplete or inaccurate forms, missing support, illegible photocopies, missing printed names, signatures, dates, etc.)
·        Enter financial vouchers into QuickBooks daily ensuring the accuracy and completeness of each entry
·        Make timely and appropriate escalated follow-ups with travelers to ensure they reconcile advances
·        Assist in reviewing travel and program accountabilities to ensure accuracy and proper cost allocations
·        Ensure timely and appropriate transfers of cash between the UGX and the USD bank accounts
·        Maintain photocopies of financial transactions and file per CCP imprest filing procedures
·        When necessary, write checks for disbursement and receipts for cash received
·        Support completion of end-of-month tasks in a timely manner, with minimal or no errors
·        Conduct routine and ad hoc independent verifications of transactions submitted to finance
·        Ensure the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, adequacy and appropriateness of all financial transactions and related support i.e. ensure all financial transactions meet audit standards
·        Review invoices to ensure all applicable withholdings and taxes are correct per accounting and revenue authority guidelines
·        Prepare, process and keep records of VAT exemption and reimbursement documentation, and remit based on prevailing host country and sponsor guidelines for CCP and USAID funded award project subrecipients
·        Ensure documentation supporting VAT transactions is adequate, appropriate, complete and correct for CCP and USAID funded award project subrecipients
·        Engage, submit and follow-up on VAT submissions with USAID 
·        Follow appropriate protocol for reporting suspected internal controls violations
·        Act at all times in accordance with the country law and standards of accounting practices
·        Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant should have experience managing USAID cooperative agreements including a working knowledge of the 2 CFR 200/700 a significant added advantage
·        Three years’ experience in the financial management of donor-funded programs of similar size
·        Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce Finance, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field; Master’s degree in related field is an added advantage
·        Certified Public Accountant (CPA); part qualified or equivalent will also be
·        Considered; either is an added advantage
·        Knowledge of U.S. Government cost principles, rules and regulations
·        Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment
·        At least an intermediate skill level using Microsoft Excel and Word and QuickBooks
·        Ability to apply mathematical concepts that include but are not limited to algebra, probability, statistics and numerical analysis
·        Ability to apply mathematical concepts that include but are not limited to algebra, probability, statistics and numerical analysis
·        Ability to communicate adequately and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted using the web form at the link below
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