Finance and Operations Officer Job – VSO

Job Title:   Finance and Operations Officer

Organisation: VSO

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

UGX: 42,000,000/= per annum

About US:

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Job Summary: The Finance and Operations Officer will assist the Finance and Operations Specialist/Manager on managing in country finances including statutory requirements and reporting, managing finance operations and related controls and to ensure organisation tools and control framework are adhered to.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, Procurement, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management
  • Professional Qualification/Certification such CPA, CIPS or equivalent (Level 2 +)
  • A relevant Post Graduate Qualification will be an added advantage
  • At least three years of demonstrable skills and experience of operations (procurement, logistics, IT and administration) an INGO environment is required
  • Strong Accounting, Finance background, with proven experience in Grants management, including Partner management.
  • Good knowledge of donor requirements (DFID, USAID) contractual, procurement and reporting requirements required
  • Knowledge of good procurement procedures and working with multiple foreign currencies
  • Other basic accounting principles, thorough knowledge of internal controls, budgeting, financial reporting and variance analysis
  • Good technical accounting skills – At least 4 years of experience in finance operations in the international development context.
  • Financial and Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office – especially MS Excel, Power point and MS Outlook. Knowledge and experience in the SUN systems Accounting software is preferred.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills – Good written and verbal communication skills – able to listen, present, discuss report, and put views.
  • Planning and Organization – Able to prioritize within restricted resources to tight deadlines. Able to anticipate and adapt to change. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Self-motivated to set initiatives and self-learn.
  • Gender Equity and Diversity – Promoting, valuing, respecting and fully benefiting from everyone’s unique qualities, background, race, culture, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle, perspectives, or interests; creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes diversity.
  • Able to travel across project implementation sites and spend time away from work- base location and home.
  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge
  • Commitment to VSO’s mission, values, People First principles and core approaches (Social Inclusion and Gender, Social Accountability, and Resilience).

Desirable: Practical experience within a volunteering INGO context and volunteering for development approach.

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 17th May 2023

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