Finance Assistant Partner Accountability NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
Finance Coordinator (CFC)
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council
(DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all
aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world.
The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)
against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced
migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works
in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for
the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:   The Finance Assistant Partner Accountability
will provide accounting and financial services to the country program in strict
observance of DRC and UNHCR Financial Management guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Render
    support in cash management in accordance with DRC accounting procedures.
    This includes but it is not limited to the Accounts Payable role,
    processing of invoices and receipts after checking the project allocation
    with the Project Managers;
  • Provide
    support in bank reconciliation, General Ledger accounts reconciliation,
    monthly and yearly financial end closure,
  • Assist
    in the timely tracking and preparation of VAT as well as other regular
    administrative reports of the office;
  • Assist
    in the monitoring of the projects’ activities and budget consumption by
    providing the Project Managers with periodic reports; verify that the
    project specific conditions are reflected in the actual expenses
  • Verify
    expense claims ensuring that they comply with the applicable Regulations
  • Support
    the DRC team as needed, with guidance in the preparation of financial
    documentation in their area of responsibility;
  • Prepare
    the payment request form when necessary

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Finance Assistant
    Partner Accountability job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Professional
    experience i.e. ACCA, CPA would be an added advantage
  • At
    least three years of exposure and experience in accounting, financial
    reporting and budget tracking.
  • A
    high level of computer literacy is required
  • Working
    flexible hours to engage partners.
Personal Competences:
Behavioral Competencies:
  • Follows
    all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets
    deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Takes
    responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings
  • Establishes
    and maintains effective working relationships with partners
  • Clearly
    communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and
  • Writes
    clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended
  • Identifies
    issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Works
    effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant
    cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable
    about and promotes DRC core mandate and migration solutions
  • Incorporates
    gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal
    gender participation
Technical Competencies
  • Develops
    / follows internal control procedures to prevent fraud and mismanagement
  • Effectively
    applies knowledge of relevant financial discipline
  • Ensures
    application of institutional financial policies and guidelines
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you
    explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the
    qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3
    pages). The CV should include information about your qualification,
    relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3
    relevant references.
All applications should be sent
to clearly indicating position name in the subject
Deadline: 25th February 2018
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