Finance and Grants Officer with a Bachelor’s Degree in management nedeed at Abt Associates Uganda

Job Title: Finance and Grants Officer

Organisation: Abt Associates

Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Regional Team Lead – Acholi

About Abt:

Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

About USAID ICAN Project:

Abt Associates is implementing the USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity, which will aim to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and strengthening community and local governance.

Job Summary:  The Finance and Grants Officer will support the Kampala-based Finance, Compliance and Administration Director in the management of finances, administration, and operations for the project within Acholi, and will support the Kampala-based Grants Manager to administer and manage grants within Acholi.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the Regional Team Lead in managing finances of and processing payments within the Kitgum office
  • Advise, support and monitor financial management practices of ICAN subcontractors to ensure efficient use of ICAN resources
  • Provide capacity building for grantees in financial and administrative management
  • Maintain grants tracking tool to ensure payment requests for grant deliverables submitted are correctly paid. Work with Kampala-based Grants Manager and Accountant to ensure timely disbursement of funds to grantees to avoid disruption to activity implementation
  • Conduct periodic checks of grantee activities as part of ongoing process to ensure that grants are utilized as per grant agreement
  • Perform any other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Finance and Grants Officer USAID Project job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in management, finance, accounting, or a related field and at least four years of professional experience. (4+) years of experience and a bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with finance and/or grants
  • Experience working with USAID-funded programs highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs of other team members
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational, and computer skills
  • English language fluency

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 10th August 2018

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