Finance Officer – NURI NGO Job Opportunities – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

 

Job Title:    Finance Officer – NURI

Organization:  Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager-Project Support

 

About US:

The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

 

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer main objective is to provide efficient and
effective financial management according to DRC’s internal and donor
procedures, as per the Operations Handbook. The position will work under the
NURI Rural Infrastructure and Water Resource Management Interventions.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Implement
financial policies and procedures in accordance with DRC Operational Handbook.

·       
Assist
with preparation of program and operational budgets.

·       
Liquidity
management: establish monthly fund requirements and maintain adequate liquidity
(cash) levels in the bank and cash safe. Subsequently, submits cash flow
forecast every 25th of the month to the Senior Finance Officer based at the
Kampala coordination office.

·       
Maintain
updated bank mandates and list of authorized signatories and ensure the area Internal
Delegation of Responsibility and Authority is consistently updated.

·       
Provide
the financial review of all Purchase Requests (PR) and request for payments in
accordance to the set limit in the area Internal Delegation of Responsibility
and Authority.

·       
Verifies
payment vouchers for all payments in accordance to the set limit the area
Internal Delegation of Responsibility and Authority.

·       
Responsible
for the bookkeeping i.e. management of monthly cash books: 

·       
Prepares
consolidated weekly cashbooks with complete documentations for all the projects
for review by Area Manager every Friday of the week.

·       
Submits
on bi-monthly basis cashbooks and corresponding cash and bank reconciliation to
Kampala coordination office as per the quarterly cashbook submission calendar. 

·       
Ensure
month end cash counts are done and submitted to DRC Country office in Kampala
by 30th of every month and month end cash books accompanied by bank
reconciliations are submitted to Senior Finance Officer 1st of every month.

·       
Together
with Area Manager, ensure physical cash count is carried out at the end of the
week (Friday) and that Cash counts are filled in Kampala for review by Senior
Finance Officer the following Monday together with the weekly updated cashbook.

·       
Confirm
that full accountabilities (documentations) are obtained for all expenditures
and validity of claims all financial claims.

·       
Ensures
timely submission of scanned vouchers to Kampala coordination office.

·       
Monitor
project budgets closely and advice Area manager/project coordinators on any
issues of concern.

·       
Maintains
overview of balance sheet items (3XXXXX,7XXXXX,8XXXXX,9XXXXX) and ensure there
is no outstanding item older than a month. Responsible for banking activities
and ensure the safeguarding of all available funds.

·       
Reconcile
the accounts payables.

·       
Reconcile
the accounts receivables and advances and issue receipts for all the funds
received.

·       
Monitor
and ensure rent and fuel deposits are amortized on a monthly basis.

·       
Prepare
schedules for all taxes withheld or paid on a monthly basis where relevant and
submit to Senior Finance Officer for verification before submission to the
relevant authorities.

·       
Prepares
monthly, quarterly and annual DRC and donor reports.

·       
Supporting
finance and Area Managers to adequately prepare for both internal and external
audits.

·       
Support
the supply chain team in asset management by provision of financial data
necessary for updating asset lists.

·       
Act as
the focal contact for financial queries in the area.

Program Support

·       
Ensure
compliance with donor requirements regarding financial management.

·       
Train
staff on compliance with DRC internal financial controls tools.

·       
Support
program teams’ and managers’ in building staff capacity in financial
management.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Finance Officer – NURI job
placement must hold a Degree in Accounting, Commerce

·       
Professional
qualification ACCA, CPA or similar

·       
A
minimum of five years of work experience in relevant field INGO or other
agencies experience in financial management.

·       
Proven
ability in the implementation of large-scale programs.

·       
High
integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good team-player

·       
Highly
motivated, results-oriented, and with well-developed problem-solving skills.

·       
Ability
to cope with heavy workloads and to work under pressure to meet tight
deadlines.

·       
Excellent
communication skills

·       
Excellent
analytical and negotiation skills.

·       
Proven
commitment to accountability practices.

·       
Proven
ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with limited supervision

·       
Knowledge
of computers: word processing, database management packages.

·       
Languages:  Excellent Communication skills in English
required. Knowledge of Alur, Lugbara, Luo, Madi and other local languages
widely spoken in Northern Uganda is an advantage.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 28th December 2020

 

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