Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) US NGO Jobs – Director of Finance and Administration

Organization: Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About WCS:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an international conservation
NGO with headquarters at the Bronx Zoo, New York, USA, currently seeks a new
Director of Finance for our Uganda Program. WCS has been working in Uganda for
over 50 years and currently employs 17 Ugandan staff, and works closely with
the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), National Environment Management Authority
(NEMA) and National Forestry Authority (NFA).
Job Summary: The Director of
Finance and administration (DFA) is primarily responsible for all
administrative and financial matters in the country and reports to Country
Director, and WCS-New York, Comptroller. The key role of the DFA is to manage
and monitor efficient systems for financial and personnel management for the
WCS Country Program Office and Field Projects. The DFA is required to maintain
appropriate communication with WCS Project leaders (Directors, Managers, and
Administrators), key donors and funding agencies and local governmental
institutions, and prepare timely and accurate financial reports for submission
to WCS-New York and our donors.
Key Duties and
  • Overall supervision of the Finance and
    Administration department and staff
  • Support the Country Director and WCS New
    York in preparing budgets for project proposals and annual budgeting,
    projections and cash flow management
  • Ensure timely preparation  of monthly reports of expenditure
    against budgets for internal use, including monitoring of expenditure
    against project activity budgets as well as WCS project, grant/fund
  • Ensure that all administrative and
    financial policies and procedures in place are followed by field staff
  • Ensure financial efficiency in all aspects
    of operations, advising the Country Director of any problems or weakness
    in financial controls and procedures, and any ways in which costs could be
  • Maintain an accurate database of project
    funding, including contracts, project budgets and donor-specific
    procedures and regulations
  • Responsible for building capacity of WCS
    office staff, and sub-awardees in budgeting and budget tracking, and
    financial accounting
  • Oversee the management of funds disbursed
    to our project implementing partners (i.e. contractees, and sub-awardees)
  • Ensure that all financial and
    administrative systems established comply with the international financial
    accounting standards and comply with the national taxation, labour, and
    work safety laws of Uganda.
  • The DFA will also provide training to and
    help establish the financial management systems for the proposed Uganda
    Biodiversity Trust Fund.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The suitable candidate must have a minimum
    of bachelor’s degree in financial accounting, but possession of an MBA or
    certificate in chartered professional accounting will be an added
  • Working knowledge of SAP or Sunsystem
    accounting software, reasonable knowledge of financial auditing and reporting,
    and contracts management is an added advantage
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send an electronic
application via email: wcsugandajobs@gmail.com and copy to snampindo@wcs.org.
Only a cover letter, CV, including at least three referees (with active contact
details, e.g. phone numbers) are expected.
Deadline:  30th August, 2015

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