Finance and Administration Officer NGO Jobs – Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U)

Job Title:    Finance and Administration Officer

Organisation: Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director

 

About US:

The Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U) is a nationwide membership organization promoting the rights of women defenders to a safe and secure work environment with a vision of having a society where fundamental human rights are upheld and respected. We exist to promote a feminist holistic approach integrating a gender perspective as a frame work for protection of WHRDs.

 

Job Summary:  The Finance and Administration Officer will actively contribute to the financial management of the organization in accordance with the established policies and procedures

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Ensuring that proper financial procedures/systems are operated and maintained, ensure compliance with WHRDN-U’s financial policy and set accounting standards
  • Preparing budgets, amendments and forecasts working with the Executive Director and other staff
  • Ensuring with national regulations in respect of financial and other matters e.g. taxation, NGO Bureau and labour laws;
  • Preparing donor financial reports and ensure compliance with their financial and other requirements as against budgets and provide timely advice of likely over and under spends; ensure budgetary implications are understood by the respective officers;
  • Analyze accounts, propose/implement solutions with respect to problem transactions and irregularities;
  • Supervise overall financial administration of the WHRDN-U’s accounts as follows: verify and record financial obligations and payments; review and submit quarterly accounts/financial statements; analyze and monitor status of obligations and expenditures;
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, manage all financial requisitions and ensure all financial obligations are met in a timely manner
  • Confirm that proposed obligations or expenditure for goods and services, are in accordance with WHRDN-U’s Financial Policy, budget and corporate plan;
  • Co-ordinate and maintain a cash forecasting system to ensure that the administration has adequate funds in its bank accounts and cash imprest to meet its obligations at all times;
  • Provide advice, financial interpretations and corrective actions in response to audits and other queries;
  • Provide substantive support to the development and implementation of accounting systems;
  • In consultation with Executive Director and in partnership with staff, manage contractual negotiations and agreements with vendors and service providers;
  • Be the custodian of cash receipts, vouchers, cheques and other payment systems established documentation;
  • Maintain an inventory of all the purchased items; Serve as the primary liaison with external auditors, preparing accounts and reports for external audits, responding to audit queries and following up on the audit recommendations;
  • Implement security protocol and commit to confidentiality as to internal issues; and
  • Any other duties as may be requested by the Executive Director

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any related field
  • A professional qualification CPA Level II and above will be required and an asset
  • Resilience and ability to oversee a finance department of a growing organization
  • 2+ Years of working experience in finance with a reputable organization
  • Previous experience working with membership, NGO organization with many donors will be added advantage.
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Ability to multitask and work in fast paced environment
  • Ability to translate financial concepts and to effectively collaborate with work colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds;
  • Technology savvy with experience in using Accounting software especially QuickBooks;
  • Effective Communication and report writing skills;

 

NOTE: ONLY FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PREFERRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

 

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified persons should submit their application, and CV via email on recruitment@whrdnuganda.org to Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U) addressed to the Executive Director.

 

Please specify the position in the subject line of your email.

 

Deadline: 26th April 2021 at 5:00pm

 

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