USAID RCQHC Jobs – Finance and Administration Manager at Regional Center for Quality of Health Care

Organization: Regional Center
for Quality of Health Care (RCQHC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports To:  Deputy
Executive Director, RCQHC
About RCQHC:
Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care (RCQHC) is an organization
affiliated to Makerere University through the School of Public Health with a
mandate to improve quality of health care in East, Central and Southern
Africa through capacity building and promoting better practices. RCQHC
provides training, quality of care approaches and other programmatic
interventions in four focus technical areas namely Child Health and
Nutrition; Reproductive and Maternal Health; Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB
and Malaria) and Non-Communicable Diseases. Each of the four technical areas is
headed by a Technical Advisor. RCQHC
is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Finance and
Administration Manager. The primary duty station of the Finance and
Administration Manager will be the Regional Centre for Quality of Health
Care, Makerere University, Kampala. The Finance and Administration
Manager will report to the Deputy Executive Director and will be part
of a team of Finance and Administration department.
Job Summary: The Finance and
Administrative Manager will play a key role in oversight and coordination of
the financial, procurement and administrative aspects of RCQHC.
Key Duties and
  • Facilitate
    preparation of annual RCQHC and program specific budgets consistent to
    RCQHC strategic plan and donor requirements.
  • Oversee all
    RCQHC grant and fund management functions including cash flows
    coordination, implementation of appropriate internal controls,
    financial reporting and transfers
  • Ensure that all
    financial and accounting documents are properly authorized, supported,
    recorded and settled in a timely manner giving value for money received in
    accordance with the RCQHC financial policies and procedures manuals,
    International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted
    Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Manage all
    suppliers and service contracts to ensure the firms perform as per the set
    contract terms and conditions
  • Oversee
    procurement of goods and services ensuring compliance with relevant
    policies and procedures, governing laws and regulations.
  • Coordinate the
    selection of External Auditors, preparation of general project and
    specific financial statements for conduct of audits; liaise with auditors
    for the conduct of audits, and ensure timely completion of audit reports
    as well as implementation of all audit recommendations.
  • Support
    development and internal communication of financial, procurement, asset
    management administration and any other relevant policies which will
    enable smooth running of RCQHC.
  • Oversee RCQHC
    human resource functions in accordance with the governing laws in areas
    such as personnel recruitment and orientation; maintenance and updating of
    personnel files, time sheets, and personnel data; leave management;
    personnel performance, disciplinary and grievance management systems;
    staff training and development.
  • Coordinate
    general office administration such as control of recurrent consumables,
    maintenance of utilities, supervision of finance and administration staff
    as well as administrative support to programs to ensure efficient and
    effective day to day office operations
  • Conduct any
    other duties assigned by the Deputy Executive Director, RCQHC
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant
    should hold a degree in Bachelor’s B.Com – Accounting option, BBA –
    Accounting option, or equivalent in related field and Masters of Business
    Administration (MBA) from a recognized University,
    professional qualifications such ACCA or CPA will be added advantage.
  • At least eight
    years in Grants, Financial Management and Administration experience with
    at least the last three years working at Senior Management level in a Non
    Government Organizations (NGO) especially USAID funded projects/programs
  • Experience in
    budgeting, budget monitoring and financial reporting to various stake
  • Experience in
    fundraising including grants proposal writing skills
  • Strong grants
    management skills including grants award, administration and close out.
  • Experience in
    management of human resources, procurement and general administrative
  • Experience in
    developing policies and procedures manuals for organizations.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills, written and spoken English,
    working knowledge of computer packages, proficiency in using internet and
    Microsoft applications and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Exhibit professionalism,
    accountability, self management, team work, networking; capacity
    builder/coach and mentor, ability to multitask and work under demanding
NB: The position may
necessitate travel within the African Region.
How to Apply:
is by way of a duly signed cover letter as well as curriculum vitae
indicating three referees and testimonial copies to justify suitability for the
position. Interested and qualified individuals should email their applications to
the following address.
Centre for Quality of Health Care,
P. O.
Box 29140, Kampala, Uganda.
should be emailed to:
NB: RCQHC is an equal
opportunity employer. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic
disqualification and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 14th November 2013
by 4:30pm.

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