Finance Manager Job Placement – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

 

Job Title:    Finance Manager

Organisation: Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Financial Management Advisor (SFMA)

 

About US:

The Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF) is a multi-donor funding mechanism aimed at

strengthening
governance, promoting and protecting human rights, enhancing access to justice,
and improving accountability in Uganda by working with state and non-state
institutions at national, regional and district levels throughout the country.
It is funded by Austria, Denmark, European Union, Ireland, the Netherlands,
Norway and Sweden.

 

Job Summary:  The Finance Manager (FM) will be responsible
for undertaking partner pre-grant assessment, partner budget monitoring,
financial reporting and capacity building of partners in line with DGF business
procedures.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Conduct
pre-grant assessments and field site visits to ascertain the financial capacity
of the potential implementing partner.

·       
Provide
advice to programme staff and implementing partner organizations on the
financial management and reporting requirements in line with the DGF business
procedures, Partnership agreement /MOU, Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles and relevant laws.

·       
Review
implementing partner and consultancy budgets for compliance with DGF business
procedures, accuracy and reasonableness, and make recommendations to ensure
that alignment with the partnership agreement.

·       
Carry
out quarterly review of financial reports to ensure compliance with agreed
activities and allocation of funding.

·       
Review
the relevant documentation supporting financial transactions of the
implementing partner organizations to ensure that they are in line with the DGF
business procedures, the work plan and budget, laws of Uganda, the Partnership
Agreement and organizational business procedures.

·       
Follow
up on recommendations arising from institutional and project audits of
implementing partner organisations.

·       
Review
requisitions for accuracy and proper supporting documentation before approval,
and raise invoices and LPOs based on approved requisitions and track the
disbursements.

·       
Identifying
skills gaps in implementing partner organisations and where necessary provide
induction, orientation and technical assistance in critical areas such as: book
keeping, budget development and tracking and basic financial management in line
with DGF financial requirements and expectations.

·       
Conduct
joint monitoring visits with programme staff to implementing partner
organizations and prepare monitoring visit reports for approval by the SFMA as
well as discuss the findings with the staff of the implementing partner
organizations for corrective action.

·       
Maintain
an updated register for monitoring visit and approved partner financial reports
in accordance with the DGF filing and storage procedures.

·       
Perform
any other ad hoc duties as assigned by the SFMA and Head of Finance and

·       
Administration
including standing in for colleagues in the finance department in case they are
away.

·       
Exercise
due diligence and confidentiality about information and procedures related to
DGF and DGF implementing partners.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a university degree in accounting with a professional
accounting qualification such as ACCA, CPA or their equivalent;

·       
At least
three years of experience in audit especially in the NGO sector;

·       
Experience
in review of financial reports and budgets;

·       
Experience
of local and international accounting policies, procedures, standards and
relevant laws;

·       
Strong
experience in problem solving and analytical skills;

·       
Excellent
command of written and spoken English including report writing;

·       
Ability
to engage constructively with different interlocutors to ensure effective
delivery of assignments;

·       
Managing
multiple priorities;

·       
Awareness
of the market and experience collaborating on procurement;

·       
Knowledge
in NAVISION;

·       
High
levels of integrity and honesty;

·       
Approachable
and trustworthy;

·       
Systematic
and structured approach to work;

·       
Resilience
– working well under pressure;

·       
Attention
to detail and ability to produce high quality work;

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills;

·       
The
ability of working with a diverse team.

 

How to Apply:

Suitably qualified
candidates interested in the above position should send application letter and
Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses, and telephone contact
details of three (3) work related referees to: applications@dgf.ug

 

Please clearly
indicate the job title in the email subject line. Do not attach academic
documents,

 

Address your
applications to:

 

The Head of Facility

Democratic
Governance Facility

P.O. Box 8772,
Kampala – Uganda

 

Deadline: Thursday 26th November 2020.

 

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