Senior Finance Officer – Zonal Main Office Operations USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

 

Job Title:    Senior Finance Officer-Zonal
Main Office Operations

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Education
Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we have been a leader in
designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in
more than 80 countries around the world.

 

About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives.

 

Job Summary:  The Senior Finance Officer– Zonal and Main
Office Operations will provide financial management support to 5 ICYD Zonal
Offices and head Kampala Head Office and ensure that the day-to-day finance
operations are in total compliance with EDC, PEPFAR and USAID policies,
procedures and systems. This is a full-time position reporting to the Finance Director
and is based in Kampala, Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
The
Senior Finance Officer – Zonal Operations will work closely with Zonal Finance
Staff:

·       
Travel
to zonal offices to review financial arrangements and systems and make
appropriate recommendations as required;

·       
Work
with and train zonal staff to establish district budgets, budget, cash
requests, bank reconciliations, cash book (bank register), cash expense
register;

·       
Assist
with financial management including payment to vendors, travel reimbursement
for office staff, preparation of monthly salary disbursement, and request for
funds transfer from Kampala Office, prepare bank reconciliation reports;

·       
Review
all activity budgets and expense reports from the zonal office and ensure for
completeness, compliance, reasonableness and timeliness before payment is made;

·       
Train
and build capacity of zonal staff to enable them to prepare complete, accurate
and timely monthly budget reports, bank reconciliations, cash books, expense
registers, cash requests, inventory registers and other reports as necessary;

·       
Review
all reports coming out of the Zonal offices for completeness, compliance and
correctness.

·       
Prepare
and submit project monthly and ad hoc financial reports; and track expenditure
against approved budget in line with EDC and USAID finance and operations
guidelines and policy;

·       
Take
over the duties or assist in carrying out the duties of any finance team member
in the Kampala Head Office or in the Zonal Office if the volume or complexity
of the work warrants such assistance as directed by the Finance Director;

·       
Take
over the roles and responsibilities of the Finance Director in his absence.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Education Development Center (EDC) Senior Finance
Officer-Zonal Main Office Operations job must hold a Master’s Degree in
Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or any other related field.

·       
At least
seven years of progressive, responsible positions in a large-scale,
international nonprofit environment with increasing responsibility in
accounting and/or financial management;

·       
Membership
in a reputable Professional Accountancy body, ACCA, CIMA or CPA would be an
advantage.

·       
Extensive
knowledge of and financial management experience with USAID funded programs;

·       
Team
building and capacity building skills;

·       
Team
supervision and management;

·       
Excellent
skills in Excel and Word;

·       
In-depth
skills and knowledge of accounting software, especially QuickBooks;

·       
Expense
tracking and reporting;

·       
Budget
variance tracking and reporting;

·       
Experience
with online banking and mobile money management;

·       
Experience
with USAID VAT reporting;

·       
Willingness
to travel in all program areas, as necessary;

·       
Effective
oral and written communication skills in English;

·       
Team
player;

·       
Strong
analytical and problem-solving skills.

·       
Language:
Fluency in English is required.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 11th December 2020

 

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