31 May 2017

Finance Officer USAID SHRH NGO Careers - IntraHealth International

Job Title:    Finance Officer
Organisation: IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
For over 30 years, in more than 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

About USAID Intra Health SHRH Project:
The purpose of the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project is to strengthen the capacities of central ministries, districts, health professional councils, PNFP and health training institutions to effectively and efficiently plan, manage and utilize the health workforce; and strengthen systems for sustained health worker performance to improve health outcomes for the people of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Finance Officer will provide fiscal leadership for the project, ensuring the project can effectively use USAID resources to meet project goals. S/he will be responsible for the financial systems of targeted IntraHealth technical work, including project budgeting, financial monitoring, meeting legal, and auditing requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will maintain and ensure timely recording of accurate accounting data in QuickBooks Accounting System
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation for both the UGX and USD A/Cs
  • Ensure timely payments including reviewing of invoices, preparation of payment vouchers and other accounting documents in compliance with IntraHealth Field Accounting Policies.
  • Tasked with maintaining the payroll system in coordination with the HR and Administration Officer/ (pay roll agency) to ensure accurate payment of salaries, benefits, allowances and taxes.
  • Manage organizational risk and liability, particularly related to ensuring compliance with all relevant USAID regulations and local laws pertaining to financial transactions and subcontract agreements
  • Ensure compliance with financial policies (e.g. per diem policy, etc.) and maintain and update in-country financial policies as needed
  • Actively participate in Financial Audit- Internal and external and ensure Audit recommendations are implemented.
  • Support the technical team in preparation of activity budgets
  • Review the accuracy and correctness of mobile money transactions
  • Review and up-date monthly Accounts Receivables
  • Review accountabilities for accuracy and correctness
  • Keep accurate records for all daily transactions
  • Prepare Monthly Reconciliation for Mobile Money Account
  • Prepare Quarterly VAT Reports for submission to the USAID VAT Coordinator.
  • Support the finance manager and technical teams to compile annual workplan budgets
  • Assist the Finance and Administration Manager to track activity expenditure against budgets, and advise technical staff on rates of expenditure against budget
  • Enter budgets into IntraHealth’s online budget portal for review by Finance and Admin Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicants for the USAID Project Finance Officer Job opportunity should hold a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Degree from Recognized Institution with an added advantage of CPA/ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) - Level II
  • A minimum of four years relevant working experience in an NGO environment with a focus on development, preferably in the field of health.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with accounting software packages specifically QuickBooks
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects
  • Excellent financial and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate project financial information to a variety of different audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse people, clients and consultants.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point; Outlook
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent customer service skills

Personal Competencies:
  • Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Service Excellence : Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
  • Problem Solving: Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions, Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Managing Multiple Priorities: Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritization and time allocation.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES-E Project should upload an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here and three professional references at the web link below.

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