Jobs at Malaria Consortium in Uganda- Finance Officer

Job Title: Regional finance officer, Kampala
Closing Date: Tuesday, 05 June 2012

Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.

The Regional Office based in Kampala, Uganda provides support to the Africa country offices based in Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. The Regional Finance team is responsible for overseeing the finances of the country programmes including donor reporting, budget preparation and all financial and management accounting and provides a link between the country offices and the global organisation to ensure a consistency of approach and high quality standards across all of Malaria Consortium.

The role of the Regional Finance Officer is to assist the Regional Finance Manager (RFM) in providing support to the three country finance teams in the region to help them achieve their objectives of timely and accurate reporting and sound financial management of Malaria Consortium's portfolio of programmes in each country. In addition, the Regional Finance Officer will assist the Regional Finance Manager to provide the financial monitoring and support for a number of Malaria Consortium's multi country projects.

The successful candidate will:

    Qualified accountant in recognised global body e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA
    A bachelor's degree from a recognised university
    Knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
    Minimum of 3 years accountancy experience, with at least a year in a managerial position
    Working knowledge of accounting software
    Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel
    Good analytical and reporting skills
    High level of English, both written and spoken
    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    Willingness to travel to countries within the region

How to apply:
. Please send a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the Person Specification along with your CV to Human Resources at Please quote the position and country in the subject line of your application

We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful. Please continue, however, to periodically review our website for other suitable opportunities. Thank you for your interest in Malaria Consortium.

Deadline: 5th June 2012

Jobs at International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda- Finance Controller

Job Title: Finance controller, Kampala
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 June 2012

The IRC operates across Uganda, serving Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Lira and Kitgum districts, and populations affected by conflict in Karamoja. The IRC implements relief and rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Health, Education, Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, and programs targeting Gender-based Violence. Currently, the IRC operates three field Offices: Kitgum, Lira, and Moroto.

The IRC in Uganda is actively seeking a dynamic Ugandan national who will hold policy and management responsibilities for all finance functions in the country program. The incumbent will be a member of the senior management team and contribute to the future direction of the country program. The ideal candidate will have vast experience in finance at a senior level and an established network of contacts with relevant government ministries, donors and NGOs.

Responsibilities Controllership

    Ensures that all policies and procedures are in compliance with IRC and funding source policies, procedures, and requirements.
    As required establishes finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directs or performs their development, documentation, and implementation.
    Provides country management and program staff with monthly actual-to-budget expenditure reports and analysis for all grants and Unrestricted funds.
    Ensure that on a monthly basis balance sheet reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and those final reconciliations and trial balances are reviewed with the Country Director.
    Closely monitors all financial activities, and keeps the Country Director advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial performance.
    Directs the preparation of, and approves all donor financial reports in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements and ensures the review of such reports by the Country Director and Regional Controller prior to submission.
    Develops, schedules and performs or supervises the completion of country internal control audits, and initiates actions necessary to correct internal control weaknesses. Facilitates and co-ordinates external, internal, donor or government audits
    Oversees the protection of the country's assets (cash, inventory, NEP) through the enforcement of internal control policies and procedures.
    Maintains current knowledge of local government requirements related to financial matters and ensures compliance with tax regulations and other legal requirements.

    Training & Staff Management
    Develops and implements a training program for the country's international and national finance staff to ensure staff development and minimize IRC's exposure when staff are absent or depart.
    Maintains current job descriptions for all positions within the finance group. Ensures comprehensive and constructive performance reviews are completed on a timely basis and facilitates discussion of performance and career options with all country finance staff.
    Oversees training and technical support to country program, logistics and administrative staff for skills improvement in the areas of accounting, reporting and internal control.

    Supervises all country office bank relations and bank account activities including negotiation of fees, interest and currency exchange rates.
    In compliance with IRC policy establishes country policies regarding cash holding limits, cash movements and foreign currency holdings.
    Establishes country policies on advance payments, credit terms, and use of bank payment instruments.
    Designs, implements, and monitors systems, procedures and reporting necessary to maintain on current basis accurate forecasts of cash requirements for meeting future spending, including commitments entered into and which obligate IRC to future spending.
    Ensures the development and implementation of a plan to minimize the country's foreign exchange exposure to currency gains and losses.

    Assists with the preparation and revision of program and grant proposals and budgets.
    Assists in the preparation and maintenance of the country's Operating Budget; including preparation of budget guidelines to assist program managers in formulating budgets.
    In compliance with donor requirements and IRC policy develops the "Field Operations/Overhead" budget and recommends a methodology for allocation of overhead to grant budgets.
    Presents and facilitates the review of actual to budget expenditures with the Country Director and program managers.

    A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting such as CPA, or a Masters degree in Accounting
    Minimum three years of managerial experience in the financial area of a non-profit organization or five years of managerial experience in finance in an international commercial organization
    Requires extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, standard spreadsheet and database programs
    Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the program organization

    Female and Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Ugandan NGO Sector.

How to apply:

Send your CV and concise cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, International Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 24672 Kampala;

Deadline: 14th June 2012

Jobs at ACDI/VOCA in Uganda- Chief of Party

Job Title: Chief of party, Uganda
Closing Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Since 1963, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in 145 developing and transitional countries to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services , enterprise development , community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society . ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 93 projects in 40 countries and revenues of $124 million.

Chief of Party, Uganda

We are currently seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future activity in Uganda titled START-VC. The Value Chain development (START-VC) will contribute to increasing the quantity and improving the quality of output produced and marketed by smallholder farmers. The START-VC project will also generate jobs (both on- and off-farm) and stimulate rural enterprise development . This project will focus on the three value chains identified in the Uganda Feed the Future (FTF) Strategy- coffee, maize, and beans.


    Provide technical leadership in one or more of the following program areas: producer group development, post-harvest handling, value chain competitiveness, market development.
    Assume responsibility for overall contract management ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.
    Serve as principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships.
    Ensure effective finance, progress, and donor reports, compliance with donor and ACDI/VOCA regulations, and efficient utilization of program staff and resources.
    Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the COTR to varied audiences

    Previous experience in one or more of the above mentioned project technical areas as well as knowledge of one of the three targeted sub-sectors: maize, beans and coffee.
    Minimum of 10 years of relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries .
    At least five years of project management experience. Previous USAID COP experience preferred.
    MS, MBA, or other post-graduate degree in a relevant field.
    Fluency in English is required.

How to apply:

Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

Deadline: 26thJune 2012

Jobs at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Uganda

JOB TITLE: District Based Program Officer

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
District Based Program Officer
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries and at 4,700 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children
Job Description:     POSITION: (1)
JOB TITLE: District Based Program Officer
DEPARTMENT: Clinical Services

Reporting Relation:
The District Based Program Officer report to the District Team Lead

Job Summary:
The District Based Program Officer will help to expand the comprehensive TB and HIV/AIDS Program. The Program Officer will work with the country team and will travel extensively to provide technical advice to the areas in which STAR SW/EGPAF is working. He/she will provide direct technical support and guidance to implementing partners at the regional, district, sub-district and community levels.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides technical guidance for comprehensive TB and HIV/AIDS programs by updating implementing partners on technical advances and lessons learned around the world.

• Assists team Leaders and District Based Officer in the development of overall TB and HIV/AIDS C&T partner strategy to support the National Strategy to provide national expansion of PMTCT, C&T, TB and associated care and support services in Uganda.

• Assists in setting up and running HIV clinical services and track progress at individual sites through site visits and district reports, in collaboration with M.O.H and the EGPAF program team.

• Provides technical guidance to the district teams for work plan development

• Provides technical guidance during the development of STAR SW/ EGPAF’s annual work plan.

• Coordinates technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule, writes regular monitoring and technical reports as required and contribute to EGPAF’s reports

• Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in PMTCT and C&T.

• Represent EGPAF and STAR SW project in the supported districts and at national level.

• Any other duties as assigned by the supervisors.
Preferred Skills:     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
The qualified candidate will have a medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health with at least:

• 5 years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment.

• Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring PMTCT, clinical care and Pediatric care programs.

• Practical experience in managing ART Services at district levels.

• Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and VCT.

• Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.

• Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply. Please send cover letter and CV to:

The Country Director/COP
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 21127 Kampala, Uganda

EGPAF will only contact short-listed applicants. Deadline for submission is Friday, June 15th , 2012 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 15th June 2012

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