Director Finance Non-profit Employment Opportunity – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Title:         Director Finance
Organisation: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive
About US:
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit,
networking alliance and service organization that brings together field
epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with
Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to
strengthen epidemiology and disease surveillance capabilities of African
countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated
Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health
Regulations (IHR).
Job Summary: The Director
Finance will lead the financial, accounting and fund management functions of
the Organization by raising and managing funds, report to the donors while
observing compliance requirements.
Key Duties and
  • Develop, update and monitor implementation
    of the accounting and financial management policies and procedures in line
    with the organization strategic plan, accounting standards and regulations;
  • Formulate financial plans and monitor
    forecasts in alignment with organization’s strategic and operational plans
    and projections.
  • Develop, prepare, analyze and interpret
    relevant financial and non-financial performance measures (comparative financial
    results and key performance indicators) for appropriate financial
  • Develop financial plans and monitor
    forecasts in alignment with the organization’s strategic, operational
    plans and projections;
  • Coordinate and oversee budget preparation
    process, approval and implementation;
  • Support the resource mobilization
    operations that attract Grants and funding streams for the Organization;
  • Oversee fund management operation and in
    accordance with the donor requirements and standards;
  • Oversee the preparation of financial
    statements, special analyses and presentation to Management and Board of
    Directors for decision making on financial aspects;
  • Steer the identification and preparation
    of periodical financial risk assessment reports, financial investment reports
    for the organization’s management and Board of Directors;
  • Coordinate with the external auditors
    during the audit and ensure all audit schedules are prepared and filed
    before the audit;
  • Coordinate with internal auditors
    regarding internal audit, risk management and governance
  • Oversee financial and management
    information systems operations in the organization;
  • Manage and monitor the implementation of
    AFENET’s multiple public-private partnerships;
  • Provide capacity building to staff and
    partners in budget development, financial reporting and grants monitoring;
  • Support the financial management,
    administration and implementation of AFENET’s multiple public-private
    partnerships through providing financial advice and support.
  • Lead, coach and develop the finance and
    accounting team.
  • Oversee the scaling up of SUN Systems
    Computer Financial Application at AFENET sub- regional and country offices

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration with a bias in
    Finance & Accounting
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in
    Finance and Accounting
  • Chartered Membership to professional
    organizations and possession of relevant Chartered certifications.
  • The candidate must be a member of one or
    all of the following professional organizations: A member of the
    association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered
    Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or Certified Public Accountant
  • At least eight years’ experience serving n
    a similar position in a reputable Organization preferably with an NGO,
    three (3) of which must be at Managerial level.
  • Knowledge of applicable US Government
    procurement, contracting, rules and regulations as well as
    administrative/financial policies and techniques.
  • Expertise in finance and accounting with
    proven project management skills.
  • Strong financial planning and management
  • Analytical approach to work and ability to
    make quick but balanced decisions.
  • Keen attention to detail and an
    investigative initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to
    build strong working relationships.
  • Proficiency in SUN Systems Computer
    Financial Application
How to Apply:
All interested candidates are encouraged to send their Application
Letters detailing their experiences and skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of
relevant academic documents and 3 references to: The Human Resource Office,
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via Email to:
Deadline: 11th August
2017 by 5:30 pm (East African Time).
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