Finance Director USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title:        Finance Director

Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we have been a leader in
designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in
more than 80 countries around the world.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:


Job Summary:  The Finance Director (FD) will oversee the
financial and logistics management of the project in compliance with EDC
policies and USAID and PEPFAR rules and regulations.  S/he will be responsible for all bookkeeping,
treasury and budgeting functions as well as all financial reporting. The FD
will supervise the Accounts team and the Logistics Manager.  The Finance Director will report to the Deputy
Chief of Party, Administration, Operations, and Finance. This is a full-time
position based in Kampala, Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Participates as a senior management team member;
  • Directs and supports the Accounts team and Grants Manager to manage
    all financial and grants management issues of the project constantly
    striving to improve procedures, increase efficiency and provide the means
    to accomplish project goals;
  • Provides oversight for the day- to-day financial and Grants
    management operations of the project offices;
  • Serves as a liaison, under the direction of the DCOP,
    Administration, Finance, and Operations, with the EDC Home Office
    Financial Analyst to facilitate financial management processes including:
    contributing to preparation of cost to complete projections, providing
    guidance and oversight on project financial management, and participating,
    as appropriate, in resolution of financial issues;
  • Models standards of accuracy, timeliness and adherence to policies
    and guidelines that enables others to perform with due diligence;
  • Designs and oversees training programs to continuously improve
    individual and project capacity and ensure high standards of
    accountability, ethics and compliance;
  • Ensures compliance and adherence to USAID regulations and procedures
    including maintenance of internal controls, accountability of EDC
    resources for all financial and operational issues;
  • Ensures that his/her team develop and maintain a collaborative and
    collegial relationship with technical teams to accomplish project goals
    while respecting policies and procedures.

Accounting and

  • Monitors advances to employees and ensures timely liquidation;
  • Keeps track of accruals and commitments and provides up-to-date
    reports as needed;
  • Ensures timely preparation and submission of statutory returns,
    reports and tax compliance;
  • Oversees accurate and timely payroll generation of payroll by a
    third-party payroll administration vendor;
  • Works closely with the accounting team to ensure all employees and
    vendors are vetted according to USAID and EDC policies;
  • Oversees cash flow analyses and prepares wire transfer requests;
  • Monitors bank operations at all times;
  • Manages the full gamut of project mobile money operations throughout
    the country. Mobile money management will be a key financial management
    tool for the project’s country wide operations.

Financial Reporting

  • Oversees work of project accountants to ensure timely and accurate
    submission of monthly transaction reporting to the Home Office;
  • Assists the DCOP, Administration, Finance and Operations and Home
    Office staff in the preparation of all donor financial reporting,
    quarterly, annual and ad hoc.


  • Monitors project spending (including for each subcontract),
    including quarterly analysis to identify over- or under-spending, bringing
    any issues to the attention of the Deputy Chief of Party for action;
  • Provides support to costing and budget realignment efforts in
    collaboration with Home Office Finance Manager.


  • Manages with support from the DCOP, Administration, Finance, and
    Operations and EDC’s Director of Corporate Compliance any external
    financial audits and ensures that management responses to internal
    financial reviews are implemented in a timely manner;
  • Reviews management comments from audit reports and works with the
    Chief of Party and Director of Corporate Compliance to ensure appropriate
    corrective actions are taken.

Zonal Office
Financial Management

  • Oversee, in liaison with Senior Zone Directors and their Finance
    Officers, all zonal office financial management processes and reporting to
    ensure integration of all Zonal Office accounting into the overall project
  • Periodically visit zonal offices to offer guidance and oversight and
    resolve any issues that may arise.


  • Oversees filing and digital archiving of all financial records at
    each project location on a monthly basis.
  • Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA)
    processes in place within the project;
  • Other duties, as assigned by the DCOP, Administration, Finance and


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in a field relevant to
    business, accounting, finance, international development or other related
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible and directly
    relevant experience in accounting and/or financial management, including
    the management and oversight of multimillion-dollar, USAID-funded project
    budgets and financial reporting;
  • Extensive knowledge of and financial management experience with
    USAID funded programs;
  • Demonstrated and detailed understanding of financial management and
    accounting principles;
  • Proven ability to manage a team and corresponding workflow;
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks accounting system or similar software
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel required;
  • Knowledge of Ugandan labor and tax laws;
  • Must be able to work collaboratively within a cross cultural
    setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure;
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Fluency in English is required.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 24th September 2020


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