Finance Assistant NGO Jobs – Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network


Job Title:        Finance Assistant

Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance


About US:

The Women’s
Situation Room (WSR) is a neutral, non-partisan mechanism that mobilizes women
and youth to promote peaceful and democratic electoral processes. The WSR also
promotes the enhanced participation of women in peace building in line with the
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.


Founded by The Angie
Brooks International Centre in Liberia, the WSR was first implemented in 2011
during the presidential elections in Liberia. It has, since then, been
replicated in Uganda in 2016 and in other African countries including Senegal,
Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. It has been acknowledged as an
effective mechanism for promoting peaceful elections by the United Nations
Security Council and by the African Union, which requested that the WSR be
implemented in all African elections.


The WSR involves all
electoral stakeholders in consultative engagements to ensure peace before,
during and after elections. It includes a physical Situation Room where women
are involved in advocacy for peace; political and legal analysis of the
situation; and interventions that may include mediation to avert conflict.


The overall
objective of the WSR Uganda 2021 is to promote the full and active
participation of women and youth in ensuring peaceful elections and to
contribute to the strengthening and refinement of the WSR mechanism for
ensuring peace in African elections. The Women’s Situation Room Uganda will be
hosted by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET); with the Women’s International Peace
Centre serving as the WSR Secretariat.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Finance Manager,
the Finance Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports as per donor
    contractual guidelines and institutional financial policies
  • Preparation of budgets, budget monitoring and analysis of reports
  • Provision of financial support and financial reports and monthly
  • Processing of payments, review of accountabilities and verification
    of all invoices and requisitions; ensuring that adequate supporting
    documents are in place in line with institutional financial guidelines and
  • Management and timely replenishment of Petty cash in line with
    institutional procedures
  • Ensuring all financial documents are properly documented, filed and
    safely stored
  • Support to internal and external financial audit processes.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or
    Finance Certified Public Accountant or hold CPA, CFA, CPMA
  • At least three years of professional experience in
    accounting/finance with any bilateral or International funding or
    non-profit development agencies
  • Experience in developing project budgets and financial management
  • Experience in facilitating development of accounting software
  • Significant knowledge of international donor financial reporting
    procedures and the Government of Uganda policies, rules and regulations.
  • Languages: Fluency
    in English is required


Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness


How to Apply:

candidates should send applications and CVs including three references with
contact details and copies of academic and professional testimonials by email


The Executive

Plot 1 Martyr’s
Garden B,

Minister’s Village,

Kampala, Uganda


Any inquiries should
be submitted through the email addresses listed above. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interviews. The successful candidate should be
able to start immediately.


Deadline: 20th September 2020


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