Director (Finance and Administration) Job – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)



Organisation: Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Reference No: FZ/HRM/1/15

About US:
The Uganda Free Zones Authority is mandated to establish, develop, manage, market, maintain, supervise, control and to provide for other related matters of Free Zones in Uganda, as outlined in section 13 sub-section 1 to 2 of the Free Zones Act, 2014.

Job Summary:  The Director (Finance and Administration) will ensure that the organisation has adequate resources (financial, physical and human capital) to achieve its set strategic targets.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The incumbent will be in charge of overseeing the Authority’s administrative functions;
·         Responsible for managing support services;
·         Managing the implementation of the Human Resource Manual;
·         Ensuring availability, distribution and effective utilization of logistics;
·         Responsible for the management of UFZA property and assets;
·         In charge of managing the procurement of goods and services for the Authority;
·         Responsible for managing the Authority’s planning function;
·         Develop efficient and effective ICT systems within the Authority;
·         Provide financial control of the Authority’s resources;
·         Ensuring timely preparation of the budgetary estimates for the Authority;
·         Formulate and implement the Authority’s policies and procedures regarding finance;
·         Preparation and management of financial accounts;
·         In charge of the preparation of accountability for funds allocated to the Authority;
·         Strengthen appropriate accounting procedures, controls and risk management system in respect of the UFZA;
·         Prepare detailed financing plans for the Free Zones projects;
·         Prepare Authority cash forecast - Monthly, Quarterly and annually;
·         Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the Executive Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance, Business Administration (Accounting/ Finance), Financial Management or a related field; from a reputable university.
·         Possession of an honours Bachelors’ degree in Commerce, Business Administration (Accounting/Finance), or any related field
·         Professional Accounting Qualification e.g. ACCA, CPA, CIPFA, etc is a mandatory
·         At least seven years of related experience in Financial Management, Accounting and Administration in a reputable Institution/Organisation
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills;
·         Excellent interpersonal skills;
·         Keen attention to detail;
·         Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
·         High moral integrity;
·         Quick thinker and decision maker;
·         Self-motivation and capability to work under tight deadline in a competitive environment
·         Age: Between 35 - 55 years old

How to Apply: 
Al suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters quoting the reference number (Check top of advert) for the post applied for accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), names and addresses of three (3) referees (at least one of whom must be a current/former employer), photocopies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts. The complete application packages should be sent to:

The Manager (Human Resource and Administration),
Uganda Free Zones Authority,
6th Floor, Communications House,
Plot 1 Colville Street,
P.O. Box 37578, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: Thursday, 26th November, 2015


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