Ugandan NGO Jobs at Oxfam – Partner Finance Officer

Job Title: Partner Finance Officer –based in Karamoja
Reporting to: Business Services Manager
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is a worldwide organization that employs over 6,000 people in more than 80 countries to overcome poverty and suffering. The Organization is working for a world where resources and power are distributed more equally and where everyone’s rights to a liveli­hood, basic services, protection from violence, and a say in their future are upheld. A world in which everyone enjoys the same op­portunities – regardless of gender, race, culture, or physical ability. To fulfill this dream, we are strengthening our Programs in Uganda and are seeking to recruit new staff members to join our dynamic, innovative and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners. Our ideal candidates should have job-specific technical skills, dynamism, and commitment to the cause of overcoming poverty and suffering. You need to be of unquestionable integrity and committed to Oxfam’s values.
Duties & Responsibilities:
·         You will be respon­sible for the entire program Partners under the while maintaining effective internal relationships with the Finance Officer for cross functional support.
·         The Partner finance officer will support the Karamoja Program by contributing to the effective Program Partnerships, managing risks, assessments, capacity and finance resource availability for the implementation of the Program.
·         You will be responsible for the effective partner support through conducting partner finance proposal appraisals, grant manage­ment, Audit, Capacity building, monthly partner visits, support on service procedures implementation, matrix compliance man­agement and reporting.
·         You will provide appropriate guidance to staff on Oxfam policies, donor and managing operational risk.
·         You regularly visit projects to monitor the activities agreed by the Partnership and ensure any gaps are resolved appropriately.
·         You will cover for the Finance Officer in the absence of the staff.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         You should have a minimum first degree in Business Studies, Commerce or Economics, and preferably with partial profes­sional qualification in ACCA or CPA or equivalent substantial experience (minimum of 3 years) in a similar role.
·         You should have a demonstrated ability to undertake partner reporting pe­riodically according to program and donor requirements in re­lation to procurement, asset and financial procedures.
·         You will possess professional ability to work under minimum supervision and coaching skills.
·         A person of integrity and able to manage operational risks, with attention to detail, meeting deadlines for both internal and external clients.
·         Experience of Partner Grant Management, budget preparation and reporting are essential.
·         You should have proven experience of working with programme and service team supporting effectively.
·         You will be adaptable and flexible, able to demonstrate cultural and gender sensitivity.
·         Ability to build capacity willingness to live and work in a remote, insecure environment is an added advantage.
How to apply:
If you think that you are our candidate, please apply on line by sending your CV and covering letter ONLY explaining why you are our ideal candidate for the job to kampalajobs@oxfam.org.uk  by 18th of October 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please don’t send your academic credentials with your application, Send CVs and cover letters only. Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.
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