NGO Jobs – Head of Finance and Administration at Self Help Africa

Job Title: Head of Finance and Administration

About Self Help Africa: 
Self Help Africa (SHA) is an Irish and UK based development agency that has been promoting long-term development programs in rural Africa for the past 26 years.
SHA is an International Non-Governmental Organization implementing rural development programs in Uganda since 2000; at grassroots level bringing sustainable and effective innovations to food production, rural livelihood security and the management of natural resources. The organisation works with national staff and partners, implementing similar projects in eight other African countries.

Job Purpose: To implement and manage overall financial systems and controls of the Country Programme, Under the overall managerial and administrative leadership by the Country Director (CD). This will include but not limited to cash/bank management, management and financial reporting, budget administration, staff capacity building and all other related matters in Uganda. The HoFA is a key part of the senior management team of the Country Programme and is expected to play a key role in contributing to development of financial systems across SHA, new programme development and the overall achievement of Country Programme goals.
This is a challenging function to ensure that the SHA Uganda Programme achieves a sustainable impact on rural livelihoods and food security and that SHA captures evidence of change.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
In order to succeed in this role, it is expected that you will have:
  • A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and values of the programme in Uganda
  • Relevant third level education in Finance/ Accounting/ Administration and be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience at senior level in a similar position/ environment with excellent people management skills preferably in an NGO,
  • High level skills and experience in planning, budgeting and writing management and financial reports to donors,
  • Experience in audit, cost control and financial decision making,
  • Experience of managing, training and supporting staff and handing over responsibilities,
  • Computer literate with experience in managing accounting packages, and Microsoft Office suite (primarily MS Excel).
  • Ability to operate efficiently within a diverse team whilst working independently
  • Excellent English language skills.
  • A good communicator, with proven experience in reporting for international donors.
  • Fluency in English
  • Clean driving license
  • Good team-worker; able to live and work closely with a small team with minimum direct supervision ,
  • A mature self-starter, a good communicator and team builder with the ability to manage and motivate staff.
  • Knowledge of the NGO sector in Uganda
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices
    Integrity and high standards of personal conduct,
  • Understanding and experience of administration, finance, procurement and logistics systems
  • Skills to adapt and develop appropriate budget monitoring tools for Self Help Africa and its partners
How to apply:
Further details of this position, including a detailed job description, are available at:
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please fill in the availed form from our website and e-mail the filled form to: .

Deadline: 22nd March, 2013.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by mail and or telephone.
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