Jobs at Relief International (RI) in Uganda- Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager, Uganda
Closing Date: Thursday, 26 April 2012

JOB TITLE: Finance Manager

LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda, with travel to other areas in Uganda

DURATION: 5 Years (This is the duration of the project and does not necessarily reflect the duration of the employee contract)

SUMMARY: Relief International (RI) is currently recruiting Finance Manager candidates for an anticipated multi-year nutrition program in Uganda. The program will increase local capacity to manufacture fortified food products using locally sourced materials and distribute them in Uganda. The Finance Manager will be based in Kampala and travel to other program areas throughout Uganda.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work closely with the Chief of Party and other key personnel to implement, improve and maintain financial management policies, systems, structures, and procedures for the program.
Work closely with partner organizations on their financial accounting and reporting compliance for the project.
Ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the finance office through supervision and management.
Plan and supervise work of the program-related finance staff including tracking and monitoring of procurements and expenditures, and establishes and maintains an office purchasing, inventory, and requisition system.
Coordinate compiling of project monthly financial reports for submission to the International Finance Controller and Chief of Party.
Prepare project budget vs. actual reports on a regular monthly basis.
Work closely with the Chief of Party to monitor the project budget.
Assist project officers in ensuring compliance with RI procurements and field accounting policies and procedures, compliance with donor agreement and audit requirements.
Work closely with project officers over the project implementation planning and cash flow projections.
Prepare budget revision in close coordination with Chief of Party when necessary.
Make sure that financial records and backup documentation is ready for internal and external audits.
Works closely with HQ finance team and internal and external auditors.
Travel within Uganda to ensure successful performance and implementation of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
At least ten years experience in financial management ; experience on USAID programs highly preferred.
Background/experience in capacity building or similar field preferred.
Highly organized and systems-oriented.
NGO experience and knowledge of donor guideline requirements (e.g. USAID, UN).
Ability to live, work, and travel within Uganda
Previous experience in East Africa; demonstrated experience in Uganda is highly preferred.
Fluency in English required; Swahili highly preferred
Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Demonstrated decision-making, problem-solving, and team-building ability.
Graduate degree in Accounting, Economics, or Finance.
Valid Passport.
Ugandan nationals who meet these qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, 3 professional references (e-mail address and phone number), and a date of availability to hrproposal@ri.org Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include the following: FM-Uganda TAPSIN

How to apply:

Submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, 3 professional references (e-mail address and phone number), and a date of availability to hrproposal@ri.org Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include the following: FM-Uganda TAPSIN


Deadline:26th April 2012

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