OVC Transition Contracts Officer USAID ICYD Project Jobs – WEI/Bantwana

 

Job Title:      OVC Transition Contracts
Officer 

Organization: WEI/Bantwana

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Senior Technical Advisor OVC

 

About US:

Since 1951, World
Education, Inc. (WEI) has been working to improve the lives of the poor through
education and social and economic development programs. The Bantwana Initiative
of World Education, Inc. is a recognized leader in delivering integrated
comprehensive interventions to improve HIV outcomes and the quality of life for
orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV and poverty.
Rooted at the grassroots level, WEI/Bantwana builds the capacity of
communities, civil society and governments to coordinate and deliver integrated
comprehensive services for vulnerable children and families while strengthening
structures and service delivery across the HIV continuum of care.

 

About USAID ICYD Project:

The USAID Integrated
Child and Youth Development Activity (USAID ICYD Activity) aims to improve
learning outcomes, advance HIV epidemic control in Uganda, and ensure that
children and youth have the opportunity to lead resilient, healthy and
productive lives. The USAID ICYD Activity will deliver critical
HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response services to children and youth and
their families in communities, clinics, and schools. Within USAID’s Journey to
Self-Reliance Framework, USAID ICYD Activity will build the operational and
technical capacity of four Ugandan Primary Local Partner (PLP) organizations to
become direct recipients of USG funding within two years while strengthening
government capacity to deliver core services to children within an integrated
referral network and case management system. WEI/Bantwana is a leader in OVC
programming and organizational capacity development in high HIV prevalence
countries in southern and eastern Africa.

 

Job Summary:   The OVC Transition Contracts Officer will
mainly perform these responsibilities through electronic and desk reviews, and
leverage their experience working with Primary Local Partners (PLPs) to
complete assigned tasks. The officer would provide efficient and accurate
financial information for PLPs, using the WEI/USAID rules and regulations as
the guiding document. The Contracts Officer must be based and have a valid work
permit to work in Uganda. The consultancy will last for two months from October
1 to November 30, 2020.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assist the
USAID ICYD Activity team in reviewing partner financial reports and
documentation to ensure they are accurate and comply with good accounting
practices and WEI/USAID Rules and Regulations.

·       
Manage
records, file invoices, assist with photocopying & scanning financial
backup, and review receipts for accuracy

·       
Monitor
PLP expenditures under the LOA period and review all submissions for
reimbursement requests.

·       
Maintain
proper recording of vouchers related to contract disbursements, including
preparing documentation to send to Boston and recording in excel spreadsheets,
as needed.

·       
Prepares
monthly financial statements for PLP expense and submit to relevant finance and
operations lead for approval and entry in QuickBooks system.

·       
Support
relevant finance and operations lead in ensuring that PLPs invoices are
submitted to WEI/Bantwana in a timely manner.

·       
Report
compliance issues and activities as needed to the USAID ICYD Activity
leadership team.

·       
Obtain
VAT invoices, as needed, and share with the finance team.

·       
Perform
other duties that fall within the competency and responsibility of the position
as needed and guided by the USAID ICYD Activity team.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relevant qualifications.
A professional accounting qualification will be an added advantage.

·       
A
minimum of three years accounting experience preferably in an auditing
environment and/or working on large projects, preferably on USAID projects.

·       
Experience
with accounting software, preferably QuickBooks

·       
Demonstrated
experience supported by portfolio developing deliverables.

·       
Demonstrated
experience in supporting local partners in meeting donor financial
documentation requirements

·       
Demonstrated
experience in working with local partners within the Ugandan context, and
working with an international NGO with USAID funded projects.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to work in a challenging environment, under high pressure and ability
to cope with tight deadlines.

·       
Ability
to pay attention to detail.

·       
Ability
to work under pressure and effectively with diverse groups of people.

·       
Strong
analytical and interpersonal skills

·       
Advances
excel knowledge required.

·       
Ability
to multitask and work well under pressure

·       
Possess
high standards of personal and professional integrity.

 

How to Apply:

All applicants
should submit a cover letter, updated CV, and three references to: BantwanaICYD@ug.worlded.org
with the position title you are applying for in the subject line.

 

NB:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 2nd October 2020 by 2:00pm

 

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