Project Finance Officer Needed at Public Affairs Center of Uganda (PAC Uganda)

Job Title:      Project Finance Officer

Organization: Public Affairs Center of Uganda (PAC Uganda)

Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:

Public Affairs Center of Uganda (PAC Uganda) is a national civil society governance watchdog and public policy lobby committed to work for the improvement of the quality of governance in the country and provision of quality technical and advisory services; with the promotion and protection of constitutionalism, good governance and democratic development of the country as is overriding goal. PAC envisions a peaceful, democratic, prosperous and well-managed country with happy people and exists to effectively contribute to the quality of governance of the county and public service delivery through an active interaction of civil society with the state, as its mission. In pursuance of this mission, PAC Uganda is implementing a range of project initiatives on good governance and democracy, social accountability, promotion of social justice and human rights, policy research and advocacy, citizen empowerment and leadership development in the sub regions of Sebei, Teso, Karamoja, Acholi, West Nile and countrywide.

About Oxfam Project:

PAC has secured funding from Oxfam to support the implementation of the project titled ‘Finance for Development’ (FFD). The project aims at promoting progressive, participatory and responsive taxation systems and public spending on public service provision in order to reduce inequality and lead to fairer and more equal opportunities to access essential services for all. For effective achievement of results in this project, PAC is seeking for competent, passionate and self-motivated Ugandans to fill the positions of Project Coordinator and Project Finance Officer that currently exists in the organization:

Job Summary:  The Project Finance Officer is critical in providing proactive, efficient and effective management support for the F4D Project The Project Finance Officer is responsible for overall quality of financial management of F4D Project; Partners Financial Capacity enhancement; financial reporting, including of partners. The job entails building and maintaining effective financial systems and accounting framework that facilitates delivery of project results. At the technical level the finance officer will be responsible for providing the financial management to the F4D sub national partners; ensure quality and timely financial reporting to funder; preparation of monthly, quarterly and donor financial reports; identify training needs of Partners’ and Partners finance staff and provide required Capacity building to enable effective management of F4D sub national finances; ensuring effective support to project team to meet overall objectives of project as well as assisting the partner finance staff in preparation of project related budgets and budget reviews in keeping with changes in project plans. At management level, the Project Finance Officer is responsible for managing the project funds; budget tracking; ensuring functionality of financial controls, adherence to compliance requirements, conduct project financial reviews and audits; verifications of the partner expenses in the light of project agreements terms and conditionalities, consolidation of partner financial reports and reporting. At the leadership level the project finance officer will propose and implement agreed improvements & systems enhancements for financial and administrative systems and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency as well as maintain coordination with sub national partners in delivering project activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold relevant academic qualifications in accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or related field from a reputable University. A degree in Finance, Business Administration or Commerce and professional certification in accounting is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of experience of providing a whole range of financial management services to a Local NGO. Must be honest, disciplined, credible and result oriented person with proven knowledge of computerised systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerised accounting packages and spreadsheets.
  • A self-driven person with excellent ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • A team builder, bold, resilient and tenacious about quality, value for money, adherence to standards, compliance and integrity of financial systems.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send in their application letters, updated CVs and a one-page Capability Statement with contact addresses of 2 referees (of these; your supervisors, academician and or a person of high repute) addressed to The Executive Director, PAC Uganda, to the following address; email: info@ and or hand deliver to PAC Uganda Head Office located at Plot 10, Kakungulu Road, Opposite Soroti Abattoir, P.O. Box 464, Soroti. Do not attach any academic testimonial; it is not necessary at this stage. Please, attach day and night telephone lines.

NB: Only Applications sent through email: or hand delivered to our head office will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews scheduled on a date to be communicated.

Deadline: Thursday 22nd August 2019 by 5.30pm

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