Senior Finance Officer – Grants International NGO Jobs – World Vision

Job Title:         Senior Finance Officer – Grants
Organisation: World Vision
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Grants 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- Grants will assist the Grants Finance Manager to integrate
field financial compliance and risk management in conformity with World Vision
International Financial reporting requirements and additional compliance
standards established by each Support Office, donor, government, and regulatory
agency. The incumbent assists the Grants Finance Manager through implementing
effective Internal controls, regular Field Visits and review of Grants &
Non sponsorship funded project transactions and processes; and supervises
Grants Accountants.
Key Duties and
Strategic Financial Planning and Management:
  • Assist the Grants Finance Manager and the
    resource mobilization team in proposal budgets development
  • Keenly monitor spending on projects to
    ensure that they fall within acceptable variance limits.
  • The incumbent will coordinate cash flows
    and project funding for budget portfolio
  • Actively promote financial accountability
    & reporting for the grants under your budget portfolio
  • Ensure timely, accurate & complete
    relevant reporting to the donors and internal users
  • Ensure Grants Projects Bank
    Reconciliations prepared on a monthly basis.
  • Updated Fixed Asset listings for grants
  • The jobholder will ensure Projects budgets
    are updated regularly and posted on time.
  • Ensure that receivables for projects are
    invoiced and reimbursed on time.
Risk and controls, cost effectiveness:
  • Ensure that projects are properly closed
    (no under/over expenditure) as per the donor project close out requirements
  • Ensure that appropriate financial systems
    and controls are in place to avoid significant audit risk ratings at
    project levels
  • Provide support in internal and external
    grants/ donor audits during the year to achieve an unqualified audit
    opinion. Internal control systems being observed for all grants & Non
    sponsorship funded projects
  • Ensure all grants projects audited during
    the Financial Year obtain at least acceptable audit risk rating in
    internal audits, timely management responses submission and audit
    recommendations are implemented within 90 days
  • Follow up and ensure 100% submission of
    Labour Distribution Reports for Grants project staff.
Leadership, Technical coaching and mentoring of finance staff under
your supervision:
  • Conduct performance reviews for supervised
    staff and identify training gaps.
  • Conduct training sessions on key finance
    technical aspects – Financial Reporting, Accruals, Budget management etc.
  • Facilitate Projects Manager and other
    non-finance staff in understanding donors’ requirements, partnership
    financial policies and procedures.

Building Strategic networks:
  • Provide the required support to support
    office by ensuring that all the budgets and financial reports are done and
    submitted in time.
  • Support all World Vision new Initiatives
    to ensure that they are implemented at the projects level
  • Ensure that partners/sub grantees
    understand World Vision work, and are properly supported to achieve
    intended objectives.
  • Effective Communication with Support
    Office and National office and providing feedback as required
  • Perform any other duties as required
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision
    Senior Finance Officer- Grants job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Business Administration, Accounting & Finance with a
    preference for post-graduate qualifications.
  • At least five years of grants finance
    control experience applied to institutional donor funded projects.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    managing bilateral and multilateral Grants from large Agency such as UN,
  • Strong results orientation with ability to
    handle a heavy work load, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting
    organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
  • Demonstrated experience working in complex
    humanitarian contexts, preferably in East Africa.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and
    computer skills; MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to travel frequently
    in the field
  • Ability to communicate effectively and
    maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key
  • Impeccable level of integrity
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: 30th August

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