Finance Manager Job Vacancy at Traidlinks in Uganda

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager
About this job

Traidlinks mission is to increase economic development in Africa. We do this by supporting and developing small and medium sized enterprises in Africa, in partnership with governments and the private sector.

Objective: This is a management position requiring a strong leader with finance expertise. They should be a self starter, innovator, have exceptional communication and people skills. They should have strong private sector experience and ideally experience of training and working with small enterprises in developing countries. They will contribute to Traidlinks work in Kampala, Hoima and to enhancing financial management and accountability systems within the Traidlinks office.

Key Objectives

Kampala: Business Support Services

    Support the Enterprise Development Director (EDD) and the Traidlinks Export Development Manager design, develop and deliver appropriate business support programmes (mentoring support) that will improve SMEs performance and competitiveness. Be responsible for leading on the financial elements of these programmes.

    Work with the EDD and wider Traidlinks team to identify clients requiring Traidlinks business support services.

    Monitor and evaluate performance of clients, producing monthly progress reports for the EDD and contribute to wider Traidlinks planning and reporting as required.

    Engage with all members of the Traidlinks team and continually strive to improve delivery mechanisms, reporting and planning.

    Support (as required) new work to develop business linkages with Irish/European companies that will provide ongoing support for Traidlinks SME clients.

    Should be able to travel to other districts in Uganda.

Hoima: Traidlinks Enterprise Centre

    Joint responsibility with the Enterprise Centre Manager for developing the client base for business support services (mentoring), monitoring and reporting progress to the EDD, senior management and funding agencies.

    Startup businesses: In conjunction with the Enterprise Centre Manager design, develop and delivery training programmes that will help clients develop and enhance their business plans.
    Established clients: Provide support as indicated above for Kampala.

Internal Traidlinks systems

    Be responsible for the internal audit function in Uganda.
    Contribute to strategic thinking on how to improve and streamline finance systems to enhance financial accountability and value for money.
    Support as required on evaluation of tenders and procurement.
    Assist the Enterprise Development Director with sourcing financial support for the Enterprise Development Programme
    Support cost recovery from clients as necessary

Education and Experience Required:

    Essential: A minimum of 10 years’ financial management experience in the private sector.
    Significant experience working in a developing country or in an emerging economy context
    An internationally recognised accounting qualification such as ACCA, CA or CIMA
    Ability to train clients’ staff with varying competency levels
    Desirable: External facing business development experience, training, mentoring etc.
    Experience of working with small and medium sized enterprises


    Strong project management skills
    Strong levels of financial literacy
    Excellent communication skills
    Proven track record in leadership and people management
    Ability to influence at all levels
    Ability to implement evidence based learning
    Ability to adapt to changing contexts

How to Apply:

1. Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

2. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

3. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

4. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

5. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address and send your application by email to

Only successfully candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.

Deadline: 8th Oct 2012


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