Closing Date: Friday, 15 July 2011
The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. With nearly 10,000 members and subscribers from 145 countries, The Union has its headquarters in Paris and regional and country offices serving the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and South-East Asia regions. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research. Each department engages in research, provides technical assistance and offers training and other capacity-building activities leading to health solutions for the poor. For more information, please visit our website: www.theunion.org.
The Union is seeking a qualified local candidate for the position of Finance Assistant to be posted in Kampala, Uganda. The position is dependent upon availability of funds.
Overall Role: The post holder will serve as the key focal point for financial requirements of The Union's work in TB Reach, in Uganda. On a day to day basis, s/he will report to and work closely with the Project Administrator based in Paris and ultimately will report to Project Manager.
Responsibilities: - Validation of financial documents and verification of the accounts; - Accounts production; - Plan the cash flow for all projects including funds transfers; - Establish and maintain internal financial and procurement procedures and controls; - Manage day to day processing of payments, producing reports as requested; - Assist in the payments and administration of salaries, taxes, insurances and other
employee benefits according to local requirements and in line with The Union's international and local protocols and policies; - Administer all aspects of local payroll including: individual payslips, time tracking, benefit tracking and management, deposit for mandatory employer/employee payroll contributions, etc. - Ensure that quotations, approval requests, purchase orders, The Union's invoices process is followed; - Maintain inventories of all fixed assets and equipment; - Ensure proper use, maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment including IT equipment; - Assist in the administration of external contractors and suppliers, secure value for money and good quality in purchasing; - Any other duties as required.
Advanced professional degree preferably in finance, accounting, economics, business administration or related discipline.
At least 3 years progressive relevant experience managing finance operations at similar size organisation.
Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate filing of financial reports for various governments, NGOs, and other development agencies.
Ability to collaborate and work in a team
Strong organisational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting.
Flexibility, tact and initiative.
Ability to read, write and speak proficiently in English with one additional regional language required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge and experience with accounting software will be an advantage.
How to Apply Please send a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Kindly note that the position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Due to the urgency of this position, itmay be filled before the closing date. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.Closing Date: Friday, 15 July 2011