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Finance Director - USAID Grant - World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Finance Director will support the World Vision USAID Grant to provide overall leadership to the financial management and administration of the Program by promoting financial stewardship and accountability in all Program operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Budgeting/Management/Commitments/Reporting:
·         Guide the project on resource integration options to meet financial requirements of the Program
·         Manage the implementation of the Project operating budget, monitor actual performance and develop project projections.
·         Regularly review and/or generate financial reports for compliance with the donor requirements
·         Analyze spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to team leaders and on areas with over or under spending.
·         Prepare financial plans, proposal budgets, amendments, and extensions for the life of an award up to and including close-out.
·         Prepare close-out documentation at end of funding cycles in compliance with US government regulations.
2. Audit/Compliance/Risk management:
·         Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place to avoid audit risk ratings for the Program
·         Plan for and facilitate World Vision internal audit(s) and statutory external audit(s)
·         Address all donor, government and World Vision International audits
·         Build the capacity of the Project team on grants management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems in interpreting regulations to ensure compliance
3. Policy/Procedure Development:
·         Render support in the development of financial and administrative policies and procedures to ensure smooth running of the Grant and compliance to generally accepted Accounting Principles, WVI finance policies, and government and other donor regulations.
·         Provide expert consultation regarding the implementation of DOS at a project/grant level.
4. Financial Risk Management:
·         Develop and give guidance on internal controls, review and advise areas
·         Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place to avoid audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.
·         Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place to avoid audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.
5. Capacity Building of the staff:
·         Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained
·         Facilitation ND, Operations, board and other Non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements, partnership policies and procedures
6. Leadership Management:
·         Actively participate in the NO senior management/ Leadership team meetings and represent finance department.
·         Ensure implementation of new partnership initiatives involving Finance

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidate for the World Vision Finance Director – USAID Grant should hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting/Finance/Auditing and or a full professional qualification in A.C.C.A, FCCA, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or other relevant field
·         At least ten years’ experience in financial and administrative management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs in diverse geographic locations including managing donor funded sub-contracts/grants;
·         Proven exposure, experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets;
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements;
·         Experience in managing donor funded procurements and subcontracts/grants
·         Ability to build finance capacity with partners and WV finance staff;
·         Proficient in relevant computer applications and databases;
·         Excellent track record of successfully managing grants for donor funded programs is essential;

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 31st December, 2015

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