Finance Officer ELNHA Project Careers - Oxfam

Job Title:    Finance Officer
Organisation: Oxfam
Project Name: Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager – ELNHA

About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.

About ELNHA Project:
Oxfam in Uganda is under taking a project named: ‘Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors’ (ELNHA) to be implemented over three years in collaboration with relevant district structures ard national actors in sub-regions of Karamoja (Kotido, Kaabong), Acholi (Lamwo, Agago), and West Nile (Koboko and Zombo) commencing January 2016. These districts face challenges from climate change induced prolonged droughts and food insecurity as well as refugee influx as a result of the conflicts in the neighbouring States South Sudan, CAR and DRC).

Job Summary: The Finance Officer – ELNHA project will provide proactive, efficient and effective management support to a project aimed at enhancing capacity of Local Humanitarian Actors (LHAs) and partners to support effective preparedness and response to particular needs of women, men, children and other socially excluded, marginalized and vulnerable groups in emergency situations. The jobholder will prepare and monitor budget for humanitarian project, ensure financial record at Oxfam and partners level meeting donor and govt compliance and build partners and LHAs capacity to meet the financial tasks according to Oxfam policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with the preparation of monthly project financial reports for submission to head office
  • In charge of managing the project funds at the sub-office including processing payments via petty cash and submission of approved payment requests to the FOM
  • Serve as a Member of the Kotido sub-office procurement committee
  • Budget tracking, monitoring expenditure, expenditure forecasting and reporting timely
  • Identify training needs of Partners’ and Local Humanitarian Actors finance staff and provide required Capacity building to enable effective management of emergency response finances
  • Ensure donor and Govt compliance aspects are met in financial recording and reporting
  • Ensure effective support to project team to meet overall objectives of project
  • Maintain coordination with colleagues in delivering project activities
  • Play a focal role in project financial reviews and audits
  • Tasked with verifications of the partner expenses in the light of donor requirements and reporting.
  • Consolidation of partner financial reports for use by the donor accountant in preparation of donor financial reports.
  • Ensure that Oxfam financial management and controls in relation to the project are in place and being followed by the team.
  • Regularly interface with HR and Logistics on various elements of financial systems and processes related to the project activities.
  • Support partner finance teams in preparation of project related budgets and reworking of budgets in keeping with changes in project plans.
  • Propose and implement agreed improvements & systems enhancements for financial and administrative systems and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a B.Com/BBA. Possession of additional professional Finance Qualifications like ACCA/CPA will be an advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in providing a whole range of financial services to an organisation, ideally with at least two years in International NGO.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Proven knowledge of computerised systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerised accounting packages and spreadsheets
  • Ability to analyse and respond to a variety of financial tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Manages own time under guidance and direction from supervisor and meet the deadlines.
  • Financial analytical and planning skills.
  • Highly adaptable and flexible.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not exceeding 2MB) to the HR and Admin Coordinator at Oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfamnovib.nl.

Deadline: 23rd February, 2017


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