Public Finance Management Specialist NGO Jobs – Associazione Centro Aiuti Volontari (ACAV)

 

Job Title:    Public Finance Management
Specialist

Organization:  Associazione Centro Aiuti
Volontari (ACAV)

Duty Station:  
Uganda

 

About US:

Associazione Centro
Aiuti Volontari (ACAV) is an international non-profit organisation whose
mission is to promote international solidarity for equitable and compatible
development in the world so as to reach a balance between poor and rich social
realities. Its cooperation projects for development are based on the values of
sustainability, transparency, respect, accountability and reciprocity. ACAV
operates according to the principles of equality, non-discrimination and
impartiality by adopting the same approach towards all individuals and
institutions with whom it interacts.

 

About EUTF Project:

ACAV has been
awarded a 3-year grant by European Union Emergency Trust Fund to address the irregular
migration and displacement of people in Africa (EUTF) to finance the
implementation of the action titled “Technical Assistance to Koboko
Municipality to implement CRRF (Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework):
Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility in Koboko, Uganda.”

 

Job Summary: The
Public Finance Management Specialist in direct coordination with other ACAV
specialist will support Koboko Municipal staff in areas of budgetary planning
and implementation, internal control, internal and external audit, public and
donor procurement procedures, risk management, empowering civil society to
participation in the budgetary process, etc.The PFM Specialist will work in
direct coordination with Koboko Municipality Town clerk. He/she analyses and
interprets the financial and procurement rules and regulations applicable to
implement the project.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        
Support
the process and implementation of PFM reform at the local government level,
which includes: revenue management; budget planning and execution, ensuring
transparency and accountability; establishing controls and oversight;

·        
Provide
PFM technical assistance to Koboko Municipality/local government implementing
partner

·        
Assist
Koboko Municipality in establishing an effective Municipal system of budget
planning, expenditure tracking & verification, accounting and financial
reporting

·        
Technical
lead in developing project risk analysis reports including an action plan on
risk mitigation measures

·        
He/she
oversees the final content and distribution of all financial reports for
external and internal entities.

·        
He/she
ensures budget reflects current business operations and adjusts qualitative and
quantitative analytics to reflect changing business environment, according to
donor requirements

·        
Large
scale budget preparation, budget execution, and budget oversight, including
modelling for receipts, annual revenues, forecasting, projections, and cash
forecasting

·        
Tax IT
systems and services including e-payments, e-filing, mobile payment systems

·        
Customs
management and support including internal controls, capacity building of
customs institutions

·        
Internal
controls, internal auditing, anti-corruption, tax fraud

·        
Effectively
coordinate with PFM reporting between ACAV/Koboko Municipality to align
priorities and adapt best practices according to donor (EU) requirements

·        
He/she
translates the project’s financial strategy into tactical plans, reporting
requirements, procedures and processes and ensures the project’s compliance
with EUTF procedures, rules and regulations

·        
Identify
technical expertise required to achieve the best results and exercise quality
assurance over the project

·        
Work
closely with Koboko Municipality in identifying PFM gaps and formulating new
concepts, scopes of work and workplans that clearly identify short and long
range achievable, sustainable strategies for improving PFM at the Municipality

·        
Undertaking
Public Finance Management training for Koboko Municipality staff/partners

·        
Participate
in the drafting of bids for procurements for goods, services and works

·        
Participate
in the evaluation of procurements for goods, services and works Identify and
design capacity building initiatives and training packages on risk informed
public financial management for project stakeholders, including core project
staff

·        
Review
training plans, materials and methodologies for all project outcome areas and
propose recommendations.

·        
Undertake
any other duty assigned by the supervisor for the achievement of the project
objectives or results.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
Master’s
degree in finance, economics, accounting, public administration, or another
relevant field;

·        
CPA/ACCA
certification

·        
At least
ten to fifteen years of experience in public financial planning &
budgeting, revenue management and budget allocation, tax specialization, public
or private procurement, and internal and external audit at the central or local
government levels, or other professional experience in the finance/accounting
field in the public or private sector;

·        
Experience
engaging with public officials in Uganda;

·        
Work
experience on European Commission Trust Fund/ECHO projects

·        
Demonstrated
experience delivering institutional strengthening assistance to national and/or
sub-national entities in public financial management;

·        
Demonstrated
experience implementing PFM reforms at a local government level;

·        
Strong
attention to detail and technical expertise in financial and accounting
concepts in the public or private sector;

·        
Deep
knowledge of PFM and ongoing efforts in Uganda;

·        
Post-graduate
qualification in finance, accounting, economics, or another relevant field;

·        
Professional
fluency in English.

 

Desirable Criteria

·        
Previous
experience of working in support of local governments to improve service
delivery, accountability and capacity building.

·        
Previous
work experience in the project area or West Nile, Uganda is an added value

·        
Readiness
to start work by November once considered.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
applicants who meet the above requirements for the positions advertised shall
submit their application accompanied with:

·        
Application
or cover letter.

·        
Detailed
curriculum vitae.

·        
Copies
of academic testimonials and other credentials

·        
Contacts
of three professional and reputable referees

·        
Postal
address, email and reliable day time telephone contacts

 

Address your
applications to:

 

Human Resource
Officer,

Associazione Centro Aiuti Volontari (ACAV),

Plot 94, Moyo Road,
Koboko Municipal Council,

P.O. Box 126, Koboko
– Uganda

 

Applications can be
delivered to ACAV Koboko Office or via e-mail at acavkoboko@gmail.com

 

Deadline: 2nd November 2020 by 5:00pm.

 

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