NGO Jobs – Finance and Administrative Officer at Right To Play

Organization: Right To Play
: Country Manager
: Kampala,
Uganda but with a regional remit
Right to Play
Right To Play is a global
organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower
children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play
helps one million children weekly in more than 20 countries to build essential
life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in
2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav
Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national
offices in Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom,
the United States and regional offices in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and
Latin America. Our programs are facilitated by more than 600 international
staff and 13,500 volunteer Coaches. The EASA Region includes Uganda, Tanzania,
Mozambique, Sudan (South), Ethiopia, and Burundi with a small program in Kenya.
Operating over this extensive footprint, Right To Play is seeking a Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning professional to strengthen the M&E function
throughout the Region and support the line management in developing, adapting
and implementing the best M&E practices in line with the organization’s
culture and values.
Finance and Administrative officer is a member of the Senior Management Team,
reports directly to the Country Manager and, plays a key role in developing
and implementing the country strategy by providing required financial
inputs as well as ensuring sound financial practices in country and rigorous
budgetary control.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Take
    the leading role on financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and
    developing financial management capacity throughout the country
  • Holds
    the primary responsibility for assisting program staff in the preparation
    of proposal and operational budgets
  • Directly
    manage the Country Finance Team to ensure effective and
    proactive financial leadership and provide support and guidance to
    managers in country in relation to financial management & control
  • Be
    responsible for the preparation and reporting of field finances to me
  • Management
    and Regional office and ensure that budget preparation,
    financial reporting and amendment planning for donors is completed in
    a timely manner and approved by HQ/HCCQ before submission.
  • Responsible
    for all Daily management of financial transactions, ongoing
    financial reporting, accurate bookkeeping, cash management,
    reconciliation of cash & bank balances, managing routine banking
    services, preparation of payroll, monitoring of project budgets and
    oversight of field offices financial reporting including travel
    to field sites
  • Ensure
    internal financial procedures, systems, policies and controls are
    applied and complied with throughout the country program operations
    by all staff.
  • Ensure
    donor financial reports and other requirements are compiled with
    to maximize available funding requirements
  • Ensure
    compliance with local regulations in respect of financial and other
    matters. (e.g. Registration, Foreign Exchange, taxation and labour
    laws), Holdings, also performs monthly petty cash count.
  • Perform
    various balance sheet and income statement analysis and reconciliations.
Skills & Experience:
  • Essential
    Qualifications, experience and competences- Must possess a Bachelor degree
    in Finance or Accounting or Qualified accountant.
    CPA, (or equivalent) with substantial relevant work experience
  • Understanding
    of working in a donor environment and meeting donor compliance
  • Experience
    of financial management with an international NGO mall setting.
  • Familiarity
    with accounting systems (e g. ACCPAC. QuickBooks, Sage, PS Financials).
  • Skills
    to design ACCPAC report templates
  • Experience
    of office management
  • In-depth
    knowledge of Multi-currency financial systems and implementing internal
  • Proven
    experience of analyzing financial information to understand the current
    situation and to determine the strategic direction
  • Experience
    of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing.
to apply:
If you are interested in
applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: and kindly include “Finance
and Administrative Officer” and your full name in the subject line.
Please indicate your salary
expectations in the cover letter.
While we thank all
applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be
contacted. Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and
selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of
children in our programs.
To learn more about who we
are and what we do, please visit our website at
15th May 2013
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