Compliance Officer NGO Jobs – Finn Church Aid (FCA) Re-advertised


Job Title:    Compliance Officer

Organisation: Finn
Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Head
of Finance and Operations


About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 13
countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people,
regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political
convictions. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental
human rights and freedom, and FCA’s operations are guided by equality,
non-discrimination and responsibility.


Job Summary: The Compliance Officer will make sure FCA
Uganda country office and field offices are conducting their business in full
compliance with Finn Church Aid’s partnership standards, donors and local
statutory requirements. The compliance officer is responsible for developing
compliance programs, conducting a review and advising management on possible


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Compliance to donor
and organization policies & procedures:

  • Develop
    and implement an effective risk, control and compliance system
  • 100%
    implementation of the FCA’s finance manual through compliance to policies&
  • 100%
    compliance on monthly financial reporting, budget monitoring.
  • 100%
    compliance check on Ugandan tax and other statutory requirements.
  • With
    support from Head of finance & Operations, ensure capacity building and
    ensure grants are managed in compliance with donor requirements.

Risk management:

  • Perform
    the critical function of independent financial verification on wide range of
    field activities including but not limited to various meetings, trainings,
    distribution of supplies, constructions, teachers payments, community
    investments, FCA Uganda Assets among others.
  • 100%
    Reviews for all field offices. i.e. Payments, Vehicles log books, Fuel
    consumption staff and teachers hiring records and attendance / verification
  • Verification
    of all procurements carried out in the field offices to ensure that they comply
    with FCA’s procurement guidelines.
  • Share
    & follow up on audit findings across field offices.
  • Support
    internal and external audits for all field offices.
  • Donor
    compliance is achieved including audit support; on site, verification and data
    quality via field visits.

Partners Support

  • Provides
    mentoring and monitoring support to FCA partners in coordination with program
  • 100%
    verification of expenses reported by partners.
  • Verification
    of partners agreements for Staffing, vendors and service providers.
  • Verification
    of procurements carried out by partners
  • Capacity
    Building of the partners for documentations, internal controls and reporting.

Assets and
inventory management

  • Performs
    Quarterly verification of assets and
    inventory lists for completeness and existence following the
    Organization’s inventory management policy
  • 100%
    compliance to organization’s inventory management policy
  • Carry
    out spot checks on assets and inventory in the Stores for completeness of
    records and existence

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal
    candidate for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Compliance Officer job opportunity should
    hold a university degree, with a major in Accounting/Finance/Auditing
  • Partial
    professional qualification in ACCA, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or equivalent will be
  • A
    minimum of three years of post-qualification experience in relevant technical
    and business work.
  • Excellent
    understanding of Ugandan Tax laws and Statutory requirements.
  • Extensive
    Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and QuickBooks.
  • Knowledge
    of various Donor (UN, ECHO, US Govt) rules and regulations, systems and
    procedures and local government financial processes. Experience with managing
    other major international donor funds and working with an international
    non-profit/non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred
  • Written
    and Oral Communication skills are essential
  • The
    incumbent must be a team builder, who is able to work successfully in a
    multicultural environment.
  • Experience
    of working in the field(communities)
  • Knowledge
    of project management and project cycles


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which should
include a cover letter and a CV (not more than 5 pages) with at least three
referees and a daytime telephone contact addressed to: The Human Resource and Administration
Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office. P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Tank
Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda. Email applications should be
in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title in the
subject to


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please do not attach
academic documents when you apply online


Deadline: 7th May 2021 by 1:00pm 


NB: Finn Church Aid
is committed to keeping children safe at all times & all levels of its
program operations, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the
protection of children from all forms of abuses. Employment is subject to our
Child protection standards, adherence to Child Safeguarding Policy including
background checks.


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