26 August 2016

United Nations Finance Officer Jobs - World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:        Finance Officer
Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: International Finance and Administrative Officer
Position Grade: NOA
Reference Number: 16-0022026

About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary: The Finance Officer will support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring budgets, forecasting, reporting on key data and providing basic administrative and human resource functions that enable effective management of funds, and ensure assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Maintain awareness of corporate finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
·         Regularly report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with.
·         Actively contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, aligned with Regional and wider WFP strategy, policies and processes to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries within the Country.
·         Monitor budgets, and carry out forecasting for new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
·         Carry out bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash management and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements.
·         Where necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP staff.
·         Where necessary, carry out basic human resource functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
·         Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, providing management with financial, staffing and resource usage information to enable them to make informed decisions.
·         Track and collate data to support others to improve policies, systems and procedures in order to minimize financial risks, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are aligned with business objectives.
·         Actively contribute to the delivery of financial controls and insight into WFP performance, supporting periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas which may present potential audit, compliance or financial risks.
·         Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
·         Represent unit/CO at internal meetings, external meetings and events with other UN agencies, banks and other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
·         Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
·         Perform any other duties as required by the International Finance and Administrative Officer.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicants for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Finance Officer career opportunity should hold an advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration and Accounting or related field obtained from a recognized institution Or first University degree in Finance, Business Administration and Accounting with additional years of related work experience;
·         A minimum of six (6) years of relevant working experience in Finance gained from a reputable organizations;
·         Membership to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA);
·         Writing and organizational skills that lead to timely documentation and submission of reports;
·         Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
·         Excellent command of English is vital.

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme to submit their applications online, Click Here

Step 1: Register and create your online CV
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

NB: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Deadline: 1st September 2016

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Project Director NGO Job Opportunity - PKF Uganda

Job Title:      Project Director
Organization: PKF Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
PKF Uganda envisions being the leading Regional Firm, with a recognized global presence providing total quality and personalized service through relationships and empowered manpower and it has been in existence since 1964. Our client in the NGO Health Sector has an upcoming funding opportunity with a start date in April 2017.

Job Summary: The Project Director will monitor the implementation of compliance oriented systems, strategies and procedures for strengthening health systems in liaison with Ministry of Health (MoH), District Health Teams (DHT), other government sectors involved in the HIV response to ensure sustainability of PEPFAR and post-PEPFAR activities in line with HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan (NSP) and organizational mission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Develop/update and monitor the implementation of governing policies, procedures and tools for Grants, sub -awarding Management and end of grants management among sub-awardees in line with the program objectives and Organization Mission.
·         Serve as the primary representative for the project during the regional multi-sectorial health strategic & periodic costed planning, policy/standard operating procedure updates to foster integration of the project objectives and track progress of project implementation trends during awardee’ performance review meetings in line with NSP and the National Priority Action Plan (NPAP)
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of a 'governing structure/organogram for the awardees which promotes the engagement of the 'donor in charge' and awardee joint ownership and management of the grant in line with the approved awardee cycle governing policy
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of a Project business continuity plan and periodic project plan while engaging all project key stakeholders then manage the budget in line with the project's strategic foundations, financial guidelines and Donor's guidelines.
·         Provide leadership by charting project direction in relation to the current status vs expected then monitor the achievement of targeted sustainable growth, quality improvements and public value through the 6 pillars of Health systems strengthening as projected in the approved project plan.
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of a balance scorecard for the project and then periodically submit periodic reports to the key stakeholders in line with awardee governing policy and the donor reporting guidelines
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of 'regulatory and auditing' systems and guidelines for conducting internal grant management evaluation and enhance compliance of the awardees to the donor requirements and expected MoH standards for HIV/STI/TB in line with the NSP and the National Priority Action Plan (NPAP).
·         Develop a strategic framework for developing & maintaining partnerships and networks
·         between Ministry of Health leadership with Implementing Partners, PLHIV Networks and the District Health Teams, private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations and other government sectors involved in the HIV response for a comprehensive, relevant and harmonized interventions
·         Develop and maintain a competent & motivated "team of project leaders" through implementing HR support activities in line with the Human resources manual.
·         Monitor the implementation of initiatives for conducting operational research on 'health systems strengthening' and as well write fundable and grants proposals for program continuity in line with Organization research and donor guidelines of given projects.
·         Carry out periodic awardee evaluations in terms of 'mobilization of resources from
·         local revenue for investments in HIV/AIDS management' and grants performance as per their sub grant eligibility, sub grant management through appropriate resource allocation and mutual accountability for both resources and results across all partners in organization grants policy and NPAP objectives

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in public health, or its equivalent with a degree in Medicine.
·         At least five (5) years’ experience in health systems strengthening, project management, and financial management, especially in the context of HIV/AIDS issues and programs, with two (2) years’ experience in a national or resource-challenged setting with preference a developing country.
·         Prior experience in program design, strategic planning, program management and implementation, especially within a developing country context.
·         Previous exposure and experience working with donor funded health programs is preferred.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, required to establish and maintain a wide range of senior level and working level contacts with HIV/AIDS programs in government, non-governmental, and private-sector circles.
·         Ability to work effectively within team and interagency environments.
·         Skills in monitoring and evaluation frame works, risk mapping, auditing & fostering compliance.
·         Willingness to spend 60% of the time in the regions

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an email application with a fully updated CV and academic documents, email address and day-time telephone contact to this E-mail address; pkfhr@ug.pkfea.com

Deadline: 2nd September 2016

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Fresher Officer, IT Helpdesk Job Careers - Stanbic Bank

Job Title:          Officer, IT Helpdesk
Organisation: Stanbic Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 18598

About US:
Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited which is in turn owned by Standard Bank Group Limited (“the Group”), Africa’s leading banking and financial services group. The Standard Bank Group is the leading banking group focused on emerging markets. It is the largest African banking group ranked by assets and earnings. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is the largest bank in Uganda by assets and market capitalization. It offers a full range of banking services through two business units; Personal and Business Banking (PBB), and Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB).

Job Summary: The Officer, IT Helpdesk provides the IT Service Desk support function through management and resolution of all calls at 1st Level and escalation as per IT Service Support Model. The incumbent provides the business with a Single point of contact for all aspects of IT Service and support and management of issues logged with IT Service Desk.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Single Point of Contact (SPOC):
·         Provides the single point of entry for handling customer requests, queries, through taking calls, responding to email and resulting incidents logged on issues tracker
·         Correctly categorize and prioritize requests on the issues tracker; provides first level support and feedback and re-assign to appropriate IT Support representatives, to ensure resolution within agreed SLAs and to the customer’s satisfaction.
·         Provide a point of liaison with Africa Service Desk and second level support for logging, prioritization, escalation and resolution of incidents.
·         Ensure that all Users in the Network are captured and maintained on to the system after proper authentication and authorisation as per laid down Bank procedures.
·         It is also to ensure smooth and effective running of the User centralisation process, whilst ensuring that a high level of quality service to the Branch Network and Head Office Units is delivered and maintained.
Incident Coordination:
·         Record incidents, check progress and ensure all diagnostic information is provided for error resolution and incident analysis
·         Communicate to all relevant stakeholders as soon as a severe business Disruption incident occurs and provide progress through its lifecycle until incident is resolved and root cause is identified.
·         Coordinate and track all activities being handled by IT Support representatives and vendors to ensure that the customer issues and requests are resolved within the agreed SLAs.
·         Escalate through the IT escalation process when an incident is not resolved within the agreed SLAs.
Request fulfilment:
·         Respond to requests for assistance from users by providing information to enable users to solve their problems.
·         Manage the lifecycle of user profiles for service desk and core banking applications.
·         Search documentation and knowledge base for assistance on related topics to establish possible solutions to calls
System Monitoring:
·         Monitor IT systems uptime and performance through monitoring tools, alerts, dashboards and monitoring screens.
·         Maintain accurate log entries of requests with fault details, contact information, resolution details, and follow up information, and advises user of action taken
·         Prepare and share with all relevant stakeholders, daily, weekly and monthly status reports of incidents and service levels.
·         Provide ad-hoc incident and service level reports on request.
·         Prepare and submit performance reports to management to ensure full accountability.
Service Review and Improvement:
·         Carry out customer satisfaction surveys, analyses results and recommend service improvement initiatives and activities.
·         Coordinate IT service campaigns.
·         Regularly monitor performance of service providers to ensure continual service improvement.
·         Maintain a high standard of risk control through ensuring accurate accessing of the Finacle System and adherence with the laid down related procedures.
·         Identify and report any irregularities and possible losses to the bank in relation with the use of Bank Systems especially Finacle
·         Ensure due process is in place before any changes are effected
·         Audit and advise risks due to staff access or profiles as are loaded
Operational Performance:
·         Process system access requests and requirements in a timely manner
·         Maintenance of the related documents safely.
·         Audits to ensure that user profiles are maintained and staff do not have any more access than is agreed for the roles
·         Deletion of staff access who have left the bank or are on suspension
Cost Management:
·         Ensure the prevention of non-compliance access which would enable staff do transactions they should not
·         Timely changes in profile and access when all due process is in place
·         Identifies appropriate formal and occupational (informal) training needs and courses (internal/external) to develop oneself
·         Up-Skills oneself regarding new products and procedures through attendance of workshops/presentations and reading of internal and external communications.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Stanbic Bank Officer, IT Helpdesk job placement must hold a University graduate with a degree in Business, IT or a related subject
·         At least two to three years’ experience in IT preferably in a busy helpdesk environment/ related field.
·         Broad knowledge in process management
·         Broad working knowledge of ITIL processes including change, incident and problem management.
·         Working knowledge of standard business processes including work prioritization, best practices.
·         Technically competent with broad knowledge of systems management, development and implementation methods with specialist knowledge of Project Management.
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of the bank’s Core systems.

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the one of Africa’s biggest Banking Groups, Standard Bank in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by visiting Link below.

Deadline: 31st August, 2016

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UK AID Project Accountant & Administrator Career Jobs - Farm Africa

Organization: Farm Africa
Funding Source: UK AID
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator

About Us:
Farm Africa is an international NGO that seeks to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. We have recently launched a new UK AID funded FoodTrade programme linking smallholder farmers producing maize, beans and rice to export markets. 

Job Summary: The Project Accountant & Administrator will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of financial management for Farm Africa’s FoodTrade project activities in Teso sub-region. Duties will include maintaining accurate financial records, budgeting, financial reporting, procurement, payment and payroll processing, audit planning and other core financial duties. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for facilities management at the project office and line managing the project driver.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Accounting and Finance - managing income and expenditure processing, and maintaining accurate financial records - in particular:
·         Promptly and accurately accounting for all income and expenditure for Farm Africa in Uganda using QuickBooks
·         Ensuring that proper accounting records are maintained including debtor and creditor listings and staff working advance records, carrying out monthly reconciliations
·         The jobholder will be coding and gaining authorisation for all expenditure according to Farm Africa procedures
·         Ensuring timely payment of all invoices and expenditures
·         In charge of the preparation of monthly payroll for authorisation and transmission and ensuring on time payment of relevant taxes by Farm Africa and our employees
·         Ensuring enough cash available for smooth implementation of the project by preparing and submitting monthly cash forecast to Finance and Administration Manager
·         Undertaking regular banking duties including checking of balances, prompt cash and cheque deposits, collecting bank statements periodically as may be required. And acting as a bank agent for Farm Africa
·         Carrying out monthly general ledger accounting reconciliations and analysis ensuring accuracy of ledger and month end reporting in accordance with GAAP, organisational policy and donor regulations. This includes reconciliations of bank, cash, SWA, Prepayments and creditors/Interproject accounts
Financial reporting including:
·         Supplying accurate and complete monthly project accounts to the Finance & Administration Manager
·         Preparing financial reports for FoodTrade Uganda in line with donor reporting requirements
·         Producing annual Farm Africa Uganda accounts in line with statutory requirements and for filing annual returns with URA.
·         Preparing monthly management accounts reports for the Uganda country office and Food Trade project
Budgeting and budget management tasks including:
·         Supporting the Project Coordinator with preparing and checking of budgets during the annual planning process
·         Assisting the Project Coordinator with preparing and checking budget revisions during the year as required
·         Assisting the country office team with developing draft budgets for new programmes
Ensuring compliance with standards contained in the Farm Africa Finance Procedures Manual, and in particular:
·         Guiding the Project Coordinator and/or Country Representative on relevant budgetary control measures to address any identified weakness in policy and/or practice.
·         Feeding back any pertinent financial management issues to the Finance Administrative Manager and/or Country Representative
Line managing the Driver & Assistant, and in particular:
·         Assisting the Driver & Assistant with managing their workload in accordance with the requirements of other project team members
·         Holding supervision sessions with the Driver and Assistant at least once per quarter (to discuss progress against work plans and targets and resolve any outstanding issues)
·         Carrying out an annual appraisal for the Driver & Assistant
·         Participate in workshops and training sessions organized by the wider Farm Africa finance team.
Playing a key role in delivering the wider objectives of Farm Africa’s FoodTrade project in Uganda including:
·         Facilities management for Soroti Office
·         Providing financial management support to the Katine Cooperative Accountant
·         Assisting with facilitating monitoring and communications visits from the wider Farm Africa team
·         Maintaining proper personnel files for Uganda team such as leave records, annual appraisals and general personal records
·         Undertaking any other duties as reasonably requested by the project coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the Farm Radio Project Accountant & Administrator should preferably hold a Degree in Accounting or Finance CPA (III)
·         At least three years’ experience working in an accounting position
·         Working for an INGO
·         Good working knowledge of QuickBooks Managing other staff
·         Demonstrable experience of administering payroll using an online system
·         Experience of using SUN accounting systems
·         Excellent knowledge and understanding of URA requirements and processes
·         Able to work under own initiative
·         Previous experience of producing content for donor reports
·         Demonstrable experience of producing project budgets and monitoring activities against them
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with people from a broad range of backgrounds.
·         Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Word, Excel and
·         PowerPoint
·         Flexible and ‘can do’ attitude
·         Honesty and Integrity
·         Good team player
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with people from a broad range of backgrounds.
Farm Africa’s Values:
·         Being experts in our field, delivering insightful/impactful evidence-based solutions
·         Pushing boundaries, being creative with new and old solutions
·         Acting for the long-term, building relationships and delivering long-lasting change for farmers
·         Working flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions, whether from the communities, private sector or government
·         Sharing knowledge with others, reaching more farmers than we do alone, ensuring effective technologies are widely accessed.

How to Apply:
All applicants must submit an updated CV, salary history and one-page application letter specifying the post title in the subject line to: ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org

Deadline: 5th September 2016 by 12:00PM

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300 Client Service Officer Entry Level Careers - SolarNow

Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Masaka, Mityana, Kitgum, Nebbi, Koboko, Isingiro, Kamwenge, Keberamaido, Moroto, Abim, Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Kagadi, Bundibugyo, Tororo, Kyotera, Kotido, Lyantonde, Hoima, Uganda
Reports to: (Regional) Sales Manager

About US:
SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 36 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 250 people. Expansion into other countries is planned for 2016.

Job Summary: The Client Service Officer will identify potential buyers of Solar Now products, do installations and offer client satisfaction in accordance with Solar Now Standard Operational Procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for sales, installation & client relationships
  • The Client Service Officer will market for Solar Now products through generating quality leads by contacting potential buyers of solar systems and fill in the lead form.
  • Lead Conversation: Follow-up on Branch leads (after 1 week) & HQ leads (within 24 hours, from Incoming Media; references, no depositors, rejections and others). Note comments in SAS for easy follow up.
  • Client follow-up: Contact existing clients and offer/get: Replacements; Upgrades; Referrals.
  • Assessment: Fill in the application form and terms, make quotations and decide on payment terms with the client
  • The Client Service Officer will assess credit applicants
  • Receive systems and other products for the branch from Logistics
  • Carry out installations following proper Solar Now procedures
  • Offer timely support to the Service team in preventing and solving cases. 

Key Result Areas / KPIs: The Client Service Officer Job has a target of hitting 12 Million per month.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Client Service Officer jobs must hold Degrees in Marketing OR electrical engineering OR equivalent
  • Technical (solar) experience is an advantage (technical diploma holders are encouraged to apply)
  • A minimum of two years of related experience in sales and marketing in a reputable organisation
  • Previous experience in field or upcountry is mandatory
  • Previous experience in Renewable energy business.
  • Suitable candidates must speak the native language in the specified region
  • Be ready to live and work in the region (Please check top of advert for duty station) 

A fit with SolarNow Values:
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good team player

Job Terms and Conditions:
  • SolarNow offers industry standard remuneration and other benefits (health insurance, lunch, etc.).
  • Growth opportunities to Branch Team Leader positions possible for high performers

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail, recruitmentug@solarnow.eu, including their updated CVs (no other documents).

Deadline: 2nd September, 2016

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