Big Lottery Fund UK Project Jobs – Senior Finance Officer at Build Africa

Organisation: Build
Funding Source: Big Lottery
Fund UK
Project Name: Improving
Learning and Attainment in Primary Education, Uganda (ILEAP) Project
Kampala, Uganda
Head of Finance
Build Africa is
an international NGO that has been operational in Uganda since 1996. Build
Africa Uganda (BAU) programmes focus on Education and Livelihood improvement.
BAU currently works in 13 districts with its field programs coordinated through
two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi.
About ILEAP Project:
Build Africa
has secured funding from Big Lottery Fund UK to implement a three year project
– Improving Learning and Attainment in Primary Education, Uganda (ILEAP) that
aims at ensuring that boys and girls in P1 to P3 receive support for their
learning, both in and out of school. This is to enable them acquire the
fundamental skills they need in order to achieve a good level of educational attainment.
Implemented in 40 primary schools within Ngora and Bukedea districts, the ILEAP
project will work directly with three key target groups; children in early
years of school, teachers of early years classes and parents of the children in
early years.
Job Summary: The Senior
Finance Officer will support the Head of Finance in ensuring efficient and
effective Financial Management and safe custody of the Organization’s
resources. The job holder will be responsible for timely, accurate and high
quality financial reporting on all activities. The Senior Finance Officer will
also ensure that donor funds are effectively managed in pursuit of agreed
objectives. He/she will ensure that there is a strong harmonious relationship
between BAU’s finance teams and other teams within BAU. The incumbent will also
ensure that effective systems and controls are in place for financial
management and reporting. He/she will ensure continuous improvement and
development of the finance team and that the Kampala finance team and field
office finance Teams have sufficient capacity to meet the above requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor of
commerce or related degree from a recognised University with an Accounting bias
At least four years or related post qualification
professional experience
Possession of professional qualifications like ACCA,
CPA will be an added
Prior exposure and experience in a senior finance
role within an International NGO is desirable
Ability and willingness to produce financial
information in a format that non-technical staff can understand
Excellent analytical and conceptual skills, with
particular emphasis on planning, working to tight deadlines, providing
training, facilitating capacity building and supervising team activities
Team leader experience essential; proven staff
management skills including on the job training and systems development
Proactive approach to identifying problems and
suggesting improvements
Excellent written, verbal and communication skills
including budget and report writing experience
Good team player, flexible, tolerant, committed and
capable of working within a multinational and multicultural team
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word
and Excel. Navision accounting system experience is desirable
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs/resumes
including your contact information and three work-related, current salary and
expectations and send them to:
The Human
Resources Officer Kampala or email to:
submit applications to the address below;
Build Africa
Uganda- Kampala (Head Office),
Plot 431
&424, Central Zone, Off Gaba Road,
P.O. Box 7224
Build Africa
Uganda- Kumi, Plot 28 Liang Road, P.O. Box 350 Kumi.
Build Africa
Uganda- Masindi, Plot 2 Kabalega Crescent, P.O. Box 66 Masindi. Uganda.
Deadline: 16th October, 2015
by 1:00 PM
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