Jobs – Finance and Administration Manager at CLUSA

Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager
The National Cooperative Business Association – CLUSA Uganda is seeking highly qualified individuals to support a United States Department of Agriculture funded project to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes through adoption of conservation agriculture techniques in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The jobholder will be a member of the senior management team;
  • Mentor and supervise Finance and Administration Officer and Procurement and Logistics Specialist in daily work plans and duties;
  • Ensure proper US Government compliance with all financial transactions, proper support documentation, and entering transactions correctly into Quick books;
  • Work closely with the US based home office to ensure that all transactions are up-loaded properly in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for project budget analysis and reporting on budget expenditures on a monthly basis to the Chief of Party;
  • Responsible for ensuring full compliance to all internal policies and procedures and communicating such to all staff,
  • Manage all project contracts and policies including tenancy agreements, insurance policies, and other employee benefits processing;
  • Manage all Human Resources issues in collaboration with the Chief of Party and in full compliance with Ugandan labor codes;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a master’s degree, or equivalent experience in accounting, finance; CPA preferred;
  • At least five (5) years’ experience at the supervisory/management level of multiple projects;
  • Exceptional diplomatic and business negotiating skills;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Extensive knowledge of US Government policies, procedures, procurement practices, rules, regulations, and reporting requirements;
  • Strong financial analysis, budgeting, and management skills, written/oral communication, and computer skills;
  • Demonstrated experience with computerized accounting software and excel spreadsheets;
  • Prior work experience with QuickBooks accounting software program;
  • Ability to work with people and willingness to support and train others;
  • Ability to travel to project sites nationwide.
How to apply for the job:
All candidates should send their application letters and CV with three traceable referees including immediate supervisors should be sent to the Chief of Party, CLUSA Uganda, via e-mail to, with the position title clearly referenced in the subject line.
NB: Please provide daytime contact telephone number. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 23rd July 2014
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