Head of Finance Employment Opportunity - Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)

Job Title:  Head of Finance
Organisation: Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About CHAU:
Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), formerly the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda, is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which was registered in 2010. It works in partnership with other Community based Organizations (CBOs)/ local NGOs to support community action on integrated Sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. CHAU is an affiliate and accredited to International HIV/AIDS Alliance as its Linking Organization. This partnership facilitates CHAU to engage and collaborate with IHAA’s global network which includes over 40 independent organizations spread across the world. CHAU through its global strategic partnerships, is able learn from and adapt international best practices and experiences to the local context in the areas of organizational development, capacity building, community systems strengthening, Advocacy and quality service delivery.

Job Summary: The Head of Finance will provide financial management direction / leadership and guidance and ensure CHAU overall strategic objectives are met within the framework of the CHAU Financial Management policies and procedures and the requirements of local and international financial management are adhered to and complied with.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will co-ordinate and guide the annual budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning exercise and ensure that these are consistent with organizational guidelines and procedures agreed partners and in accordance with specific needs of development partners and CHAU
  • Develop frameworks for timely financial and management reporting and communicate to the teams, review and Submit financial reports to the Board, Executive Director, management, donors, and IHAA as specified in the CHAU Financial Policies and Management framework
  • Develop, review, evaluate, and implement an internal control systems to maintain the financial integrity and comply with established CHAU and IHAA corporate policies as laid down in  Policies and Procedures
  • Build the capability of non-finance staff in finance for non-finance and support financial capacity building for implementing partners in line with CHAU policies and Strategy
  • Provide support and guide grants and contracts management  to ensure adherence  and compliance with CHAU policies & donor requirements
  • Supervise, and manage finance, grants staff and functions in line with the HR Manual, Finance Policy and IHAA Financial Management Frameworks
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors, communicate audit schedules and time tables to staff and follow-up on implementation of audit recommendations
  • Provide Technical advice and support on program financial matters to the Executive Director, IPs and other staff as required from them
  • Keenly review and approve Expenditure documents/reports  and appropriate use of assets, facilities, materials, staff salaries and all other expenditures in line with the Organization’s financial policies and procedures
  • Actively participate in Management meetings and make presentations to the Board, advise on optimal resource utilization and strategic decision making and follow up  and report on agreed action points in line
  • Maintain the integrity of CHAU’s Financial Information Management systems and ensure regular backups of financial information to minimize risk / impact or loss of data
  • Identify finance-related knowledge needs for CHAU and its partners, coordinate the generation, storage and access to knowledge in line with the CHAU’s Knowledge Management Strategy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in either Commerce (Accounting) or Business Administration (Accounting) or Business Studies (Accounting) or Finance and Accounting with full Professional Accounting Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS, CIMA
  • Possession of a Masters’ Degree in Business administration, accounting, finance, is an additional requirement
  • At least five years working experience, with at least 3 at management level in accounting and finance preferably in an NGO sector
  • Essential Knowledge of Donor financial accounting procedures
  • Working knowledge of GAAP, IAS/AFRS accounting requirements and budgeting
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Word, Excel, financial information systems, vision excel and executive, as well as database and accounting packages.
  • Tax laws and systems in Uganda
  • Operations of sub grant partners/community based organizations
  • Budgeting and budgetary control skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Asset/inventory management
  • Capacity building skills
  • Communication and networking
  • Proven integrity
  • Interpersonal skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for the above post should submit applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, name and address of three referees and a day time contact telephone number to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance offices addressed to: The Executive Director, Community Health Alliance, Plot 19, Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo P. O. Box 40333, Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 26th August 2016 by 5:00 PM

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