Senior Finance Officer – West Nile Refugee Response NGO Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Response Finance
About US:
World Vision Uganda 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 Senior
Finance Officer West Nile Refugee Response will assist the  Response Finance Manager in the implementation
of Financial Systems at the response and projects office levels in providing
financial controls and services as a measure of accountability to management.
To work with Programs department to ensure that accurate proposal budgets and
financial reports are sent to different support offices/donors timely. To
ensure that the donor and organizational policies and procedures are adhered to
at all times in order to maintain high standards of stewardship and accountability
for World Vision and donor resources.
Key Duties and
  • Offer technical support to the response
    and project accounting staff in grants financial management and internal
    control procedures and polices in line with WV laid down policies and
  • The jobholder will also prepare/Review and
    analyze monthly and Quarterly grants financial reports for their accuracy
    and adequacy, before submitting to donors, to ensure that they present a
    true and fair view of the activities of the grant for the respective
  • Build the capacity of the
    program/operations staff through giving support in training and enable
    them understand and interpret grants rules and regulations, and WV
    financial policies.
  • Keenly review projects audit reports with
    a view of providing an adequate implementation plans which enables the
    evaluation and affecting of the recommendations as per audit report.
    Periodically follow up audit recommendation implementations
  • Review the grants related major financial
    transactions to ascertain that they fall within the approved scope of
    project activities; donor requirements and that they comply with the
    financial procedures and FM requirements.
  • Review project budgets and cash flows and
    develop relevant action steps in advising the projects on key issues of
    budgetary control and cash flow management in line with FM and donor
  • Offer timely guidance and support in
    developing and preparation of project budgets, development of Project
    Proposals with a view of advising on key strategic financial implications
    as per FM and donor requirements.
  • Prepare and revise different financial
    reporting formats to meet the needs of various stakeholders especially
    programs management and WVI.
  • Conduct financial monitoring and reviews
    on prescribed set of objectives for both ongoing and particularly
    phasing-out programs and provide advice on strategic steps necessary for
    smooth phase-out in line with grants phase-out guidelines.
  • Build and manage relationships with grant
    funder’s finance and administrative staff, ensuring questions arising from
    grant claims and reports are dealt with on a timely basis and manage grant
    external audit visits, liaising with auditors as necessary.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Senior
    Finance Officer-West Nile Refugee Response job placement should hold a university
    degree in Finance or Accounting with a minimum of three years’ experience
    in financial accounting role.
  • Broad knowledge of major donors’
    regulations and practical experience in grants financial management.
  • Must have a proven knowledge of Generally
    Accepted Accounting Principles and a practical knowledge of financial
    systems and internal controls.
  • Requires proven experience in
    establishment and monitoring of budgets, and an understanding of data
    processing concepts and systems.
  • Good working knowledge of Sunsystem accounting
    package preferred and must have good working knowledge of spreadsheet
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills, and team building skills.
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
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 July 2017

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