Finance Assistant / Finance and Grants Officer USAID Project Jobs – Abt Associates


Job Title:    Finance Assistant / Finance
and Grants Officer

Organisation: Abt

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Abt Associates is an
engine for social impact, fueled by caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research
that moves people from vulnerability to security. Whether it’s welfare or
weather disasters, the environment or economics, agriculture or HIV and AIDS,
we address the world’s most pressing issues. Our work is diverse and so is our
bold workforce. We never fail to ask “What if?” We identify patterns,
we search for the best way.


About USAID Project:

USAID’s Integrated
Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID/Uganda’s flagship
resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal is to enhance the
resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of Kanungu, Kisoro,
Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Gulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi sub-region); Kaabong
and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region) in Karamoja region.


The overall
objective of the project is to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable
households in its area of operation by maximizing economic opportunities for vulnerable
households, stabilizing their access to and consumption of diverse and
nutritious diets and increase social capital by reinforcing relationships among
formal governance systems and communities.


Job Summary:  The Finance and Grants Officer will provide
general support  wtih finance,
subcontracts, and grant processes. This position is based in Gulu, Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

the regional team lead in managing finances and processing payments within the
Acholi region.

regional procurements and logistics. Liaison with suppliers, including
obtaining quotes, processing payments and ensuring deliveries

subcontractor/s and grantees to prepare timely periodic financial reports and
advance requests.

and monitor subcontracts financial management practices to ensure efficient use
of ICAN resources.

closely with the subcontractors Finance team to put in place a consistent- hard
copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information and contracts
related documents.

capacity building for subcontractors and grantees in financial and
administrative management and help them in implementing their individual
capacity building plans.

with regional technical team to support subcontracts in the budgeting and work
planning process.

support of the Regional Lead, coordinate the grant making process from
solicitation to contracting.

grants tracking tool to ensure payment requests for grants deliverables
submitted are correctly paid. Work with Kampala-based Grants Manager and
Accountant to ensure timely disbursement of funds to grantees to avoid
disruption to activity implementation.

periodic checks of grantees activities as part of ongoing process to ensure
that grants are utilized as per grant agreement.

duties as assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Administration
preferred or equivalent

Two to
four years of experience in project finance, subcontracts and grants management

of computer software such as Excel, Word.

to communicate and liaise verbally and in writing with
partners/suppliers/visitors and staff, and interpret/respond clearly and
effectively to verbal or written instructions

team player and excellent interpersonal skills


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




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