Regional Finance and Administration Manager (RFAM) Job Opportunity – ICCO Cooperation

Organisation: ICCO
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Financial Controller
About ICCO:
ICCO was established in 1964 and became a cooperation in 2012. The
founding members of ICCO Cooperation are Edukans, the Protestant Church of The
Netherlands (Kerk in Actie) and the association Prisma. Within a coherent
programmatic framework, ICCO Cooperation offers worldwide financial support,
lobby and brokerage services to local non-governmental organizations, the
private sector, churches, and networks that work on sustainable economic
development, democracy and peace, access to basic services, food security and
climate mitigation. ICCO Cooperation seeks to end poverty and injustice and who
are committed to creating a world where people can live in dignity and
Job Summary: The Regional
Finance and Administration Manager (RFAM) will primarily ensure accountability
for the financial management, analysis, and reporting of the 9 countries in
Central, Eastern and Southern Africa region.
Key Duties and
Budget Management:
  • Ensure that programmes and operational
    Budgets for the region are prepared and consolidated in a timely manner
  • Prepare and manage the RO budget and
  • Estimate operational costs of donor money
    and consolidates the data into a budget in proposals.
  • Identifies and analyses differences
    between planned and actual financial progress in programs and operational
  • Offer technical advice to FOAMS and budget
    holders dealing with financial issues or special projects.
  • Keenly monitor and report on utilisation
    on a regular basis and provide guidance to management on actions to be
    taken in a timely manner.
Financial Management:
  • Responsible for the consolidation of
    financial planning and financial reporting in the region both on program
    and operational level
  • Responsible for timely and appropriate
    management accounting and reporting of the region
  • Timely review of Manuals
Project cycle management:
  • Maintain and oversee the project cycle and
    work with Regional Financial Controller to update the system regularly.
  • Provide monthly quality management
    information to the Regional Financial controller
  • Work in liaison with the Head of programs
    / programs department at regional level on proposal writing budgeting and
    can delegate this at country level.
  • Liaise with Head of Programs for regional
    programs on key issues and opportunities (to improve), find and implement
    solutions at the country office level.
  • Ensure that annual internal and external
    audits of the regional office including regional implemented programs, are
    conducted efficiently, smoothly and timely. Liquidity position:
  • Analyses the progress on cash flow and
  • Manages financial resources and matching
    the needs with the liquidity requirements.
  • Acts upon deviation to ensure consistency
    in the liquidity position
Accountability reports:
  • Monitors the financial progress of
    programs and operational costs.
  • Combines financial data
  • Composes/reviews accountability reports to
    Regional Financial Controller.
  • Works closely with Country Managers, when
    needed, in the various offices
Staff performance:
  • Monitors the quality of the work and
    coaches/supports for development of FOAMs, FAs & FAOs.
  • Identifies problems and takes action to
    improve the working environment.
  • Performs annual reviews and has frequent
    meetings and consultation with the team and leads the financial team to
    perform and deliver effectively and efficiently
  • Takes on duties and responsibilities of
    the FOAM’s at temporary basis where needed and as per management
Key Result Areas:
  • Financial management (which includes
    budget management, financial planning, monitoring, reporting and Audits)
  • Project cycle management
  • Performance Management
  • Information management
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a university
    degree in Finance or related field
  • Professional Accounting Qualification is
    required. ( CPA/ACCA)
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    managing finance at a senior level with a strong sense of teamwork and
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with
    financial management of large donor funded programmes.
  • Knowledge of ICT systems
  • Skills to manage financial professionals
    at a distance and with cultural differences, to influence and to advise
    Program Managers and to maintain relationships with stakeholders
  • Self – driven change agent with team
    skills and ability to work independently
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and
    financial modeling skills
  • Organized, detail oriented and
    demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Interpersonal skills to challenge poor
    practice constructively and to give direct actionable feedback on control
  • An understanding of how to develop strong
    professional support network in the region.
  • Excellent language skills in English and a
    regional language.
  • Good working knowledge of French is
  • Good people skills
  • Affinity with the protestant character of
    ICCO and Kerk in Actie
  • Personal Competences:  Analytical, Entrepreneurial and
    commercial thinking, Openness , and flexibility, Initiative and
    pro-activeness, Focus , reliable and integrity, Strong influencing skills,
    sharp business acumen and sound judgment and Excellent communication
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs and cover letters with three work-related referees to the
address or email below:
People Performance Group,
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante,
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate the “RFA
Manager” in the subject line of the application E-mail
Deadline: 31st July 2017
by 5:00 pm
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