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30 May 2017

Grants Finance Manager NGO Careers - World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Finance and Support Services Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
World Vision is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will 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.”

Job Summary: The Grants Finance Manager will be responsible for providing efficient and effective management of the grants financial management and compliance for all grants administered and/or implemented by WVU.  The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring quality finance and grants management, assessing needs and developing grant management capacity of field staff and ensuring compliance with donor and WV International reporting requirements, contributing to World Vision core values by providing leadership in grant budgeting, accounting and reporting functions in WVU.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Strategic Financial planning and Management:
  • Tasked with the alignment of partnership budgets between PBAS, Sunsystems, and donor and Support Office forecasts.
  • Coordinate the grants budgeting process as per budget guidelines. To also support the NO annual budgeting process through provision of relevant grants information.
  • Prepare a monthly analysis of the financial situation and performance of all grants, and discuss with the FSSD on a monthly basis.
  • Actively promote financial accountability, internal controls and reporting for all grants
  • Ensure the timely submission of accurate and complete reports to donors and Support Offices.
  • The jobholder will be tasked with reconciling MyPBAS to grant FFR on monthly basis with action plans for addressing outstanding items.
  • Overall Management of fixed assets for all grants
Risk Management and control:
  • Ensure all grant projects are audited according to the Donor requirements
  • Ensure that management responses to audits performed are sent on time to the Audit Department, and that audit recommendations are implemented within WVI standard timelines.
  • Coordinate with internal and external audit staff to facilitate all financial audits in WVU.
  • Reports and briefs the FSSD on trends or significant financial controls issues I grants management.
  • Ensure every grant has a functional risk register.
Cost efficiency and effectiveness:
  • Ensure cost effectiveness through competitive bidding process and quality products/outputs
  • Guide on any specific donor regulations on procurement, and ensure there is compliance at every level.
Capacity and Competency Building:
  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.
  • Ensure there is a capacity development plan for grants finance staff.
  • Coordinate and conduct training in areas like accounting, SunSystems, risk management, grant compliance and other key financial areas to grants Finance staff.
  • Support operations and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements and on donor compliance.
  • Provide support to FSSD to ensure partnership Finance policies and procedures are understood by operations/technical staff and communities.
  • Develop a succession plan for key grants finance positions
Strategic Networks:
  • Build and strengthen good networks and relationships with GC, SOs, EARO, other NGOs, program managers and other WVU functions.
  • The jobholder will promote effective networks within WV through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship
Leadership/Management:
  • Provide leadership to the Grants Finance department, ensuring smooth running and efficient delivery of services.
  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.
  • Ensure implementation of new partnership initiatives involving Finance, including ensuring the office always has 100% compliance with LDR requirements.
  • Attend daily devotions and support spiritual development of his/her team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the World Vision Child Sponsorship Development Facilitator job placement should hold a First degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant
  • A minimum of five years’ experience, preferably within World Vision. Previous grant accounting and budget preparation experience is preferred.
  • Proven experience in treasury activities and management.
  • Broad knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practical knowledge of financial systems and internal financial controls and procedures.
  • Good ICT skills are required with proficiency in Sun systems, Vision and Microsoft office program knowledge is preferred.
  • Critical analyzer of information
  • A good planner with the ability to prioritize tasks in changing environment
  • Good team player with good relation skills.
  • Transparent and objective

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 9th June 2017

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