Jobs – Finance Manager at World Vision

Job Title: Finance Manager

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 40 districts of Uganda.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

About USAID Project:
The anticipated USAID project aims at expanding HIV/AIDS workplace programs for uniformed personnel and their families. The project will contribute to reduction of HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence by increasing availability, access, and uptake of quality HIV/AIDS services and increasing adoption of positive health seeking behaviours through intensified and strengthened health communication among the uniformed personnel.
Job Summary: The USAID Project Finance Manager will oversee the financial performance of the project cash flow from first stage to close-out; support corporate, team and regional colleagues in achieving their goals of funding integration including financial accountability, staffing, work planning, and reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Budgeting/Management/Commitments/Reporting:
  • Guide and direct program teams on resource integration options to meet match requirements of the grant and on recovery of indirect and field project service costs.
  • Steer the development of the annual program team operating budget and monitor actual budget performance and develop project projections.
  • Intuitively review and/or generate financial reports for compliance with the grant and donor requirements.
  • Analyzes spending trends and provides feedback and analysis to the COP and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending.
  • Prepare financial plans, proposal budgets, amendments, and extensions for the life of project award up to close-out.
  • Prepare close-out documentation at end of funding cycles in compliance with donor requirements.
2. Audit/Compliance/Capacity Building:
  • Address donor and World Vision audits in partnership with program staff;
  • Provide required information to auditors and participate in the defense of disallowed costs.
  • Facilitate training sessions on topics such as grants management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems, as well as sectoral specific topics to field staff as needed and assisting field teams in interpreting regulations to ensure compliance.
3. Policy/Procedure Development:
  • Support in the development of financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance to generally accepted Accounting Principles, WVI finance policies, and Donor regulations.
  • Offer expert consultation regarding the implementation of DOS at a project/grant level.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must ideally hold a Master’s Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field
  • Professionally certified chartered accountant preferred.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large donor projects; experience in auditing and accounting, grants and fund management;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets;
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications and databases;
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills; and capacity building support.
  • Skills and experience in the appraisal and evaluation of proposals and monitoring of grants.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully managing grants for donor funded programs especially USAID is essential.
  • S/he shall have experience in capacity building of sub grantee organizations and in financial and forensic audits of donor-funded projects and programs.
  • Past experience in introducing, organizing and managing programs that achieve results.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
How to apply for the job: 
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Wednesday, 25th June, 2014

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