Finance Manager USAID Project Jobs – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

 

Job Title:    Finance Manager

Organization:  Uganda
Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is an indigenous Non-Governmental
Organization registered with the Uganda NGO Board and is committed to improving
the quality of life of orphans and other vulnerable children.

 

About USAID ICYD Activity:

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 can 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.

 

Job Summary:  The Finance Manager for the USAID ICYD
Activity is responsible for overseeing daily finance function activities of
cash management, budgeting, enforcing financial rules and procedures,
processing accounting transactions, providing updates on project expenditures,
and participating in the preparation of periodic financial reports. S/he will
maintain finance files as required by the prime and/or donor, responsible for
the expenditure-tracking database, conducts monitoring meetings, provides
training, oversight and support for the preparation of reports and
documentation required, conducts spot checks to ensure that project expenses are
being tracked correctly; develops materials to facilitate compliance; reviews
fiscal and performance activities to ensure compliance with statutory and
contract requirements. The Finance Manager reports to the Head of Operations
and the Regional Consortium Team Leader.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Oversee
management and compliance of the contract in line with financial requirements
for USAID and WEI/Bantwana.

·        
Oversee
implementation of finance and administration policies and procedures for the
program.

·        
Support
and supervise staff to carry out day-to-day finance and administrative
functions.

·        
Ensure
complete documentation, stewardship and accountability of financial
transactions that meet time and documentation standards set by WEI/Bantwana.

·        
Ensure
budgets and forecasts are prepared and submitted on time.

·        
Ensure a
robust budgeting, financial management, and tracking system is in place for
strong financial accountability.

·        
Support
and mentor financial support staff to ensure compliance with financial controls
and operational systems.

·        
Ensure
an integrated approach to programming through regular, accurate and timely
financial information sharing with the project management team and project
staff for decision-making.

·        
Support
costed work planning processes.

·        
Ensure
integrity of the accounting systems by conducting constant review and
evaluation of internal accounting and control procedures and coordinating
responses to audit recommendations including development of corrective systems
or procedures as they relate to USAID/Uganda accounting division.

·        
Support
the Head of Operations as a liaison to other administrative and technical
components to manage project financial budgeting and expenditure progress.

·        
Assist
the Program Accountant in monthly reconciliation of Account Receivables and
Account Payables.

·        
Work
with the Project team to ensure that audit recommendations are fulfilled.

·        
Be
responsible for monitoring the budget utilization and communicate any issues to
the project management team.

·        
Guide
the Project Manager on financial monitoring issues, expenditure and alignment
with targets and overall implementation plan.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
Masters’
degree in finance, business management, or a related field is required, or
Bachelors’ degree with ACCA or CIMA qualification.

·        
A
minimum of five years’ experience managing USAID-funded programs of at least
$20 million. At least three years administering up to $2million sub grants or
subcontracts annually.

·        
Knowledge
of practical accounting and financial reporting.

·        
Experience
managing and building the capacity of a finance team and local partners to meet
compliance standards and build robust financial systems.

·        
Effectively
working with programmatic and M&E staff to coordinate supportive
supervision and integrated capacity building approaches for local partners.

·        
Demonstrated
leadership skills with experience in senior financial management position.

·        
In-depth
knowledge of USAID contracts management and/or USAID financial management rules
and regulations.

·        
Conversant
with standard accounting package.

·        
Willingness
to work as a team member, taking on additional tasks as needed to ensure the
overall success of the project.

·        
High
level of attention to detail, ability to multitask and work well under
pressure.

·        
Strong
analytical and interpersonal skills.

·        
Ability
to work under pressure and in a culturally sensitive environment.

·        
Ability
to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should submit an application letter and
curriculum vitae electronically to: jobs@uweso.org with the position you are
applying for in the subject line. Only electronic applications will be
considered. (All applications should be in a single PDF file of maximum size –
5MB)

 

Deadline: 13th November 2020 by 5 pm.

 

NB: We
shall only respond to shortlisted candidates. All invitations for interviews
will be done formally.

 

If you meet the
above requirements, please submit an online application via the link.
https://bit.ly/3elPQFE

 

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