Finance and Systems Manager International NGO Jobs – Rikolto

Job Title:      Finance and Systems Manager
Organisation:  Rikolto
Duty Station: Mbale,
Reports to: Regional
Director and Uganda Programme Manager
About US:
Rikolto (formerly
VECO/Vredeseilanden) is an international NGO with more than 40 years’
experience in partnering farmer organisations and food chain stakeholders
across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto runs programmes in 14
countries worldwide through eight regional offices. Rikolto in East Africa’s
programs are delivered through its Tanzania office (Kilimanjaro, Arusha and
Manyara Regions) and Uganda office (Eastern Region).
Job Summary:  The Finance and Systems Manager will contribute
to successful implementation of Rikolto in East Africa Strategy by ensuring
Uganda financial systems deliver high quality information for all stakeholders
that enhances Rikolto in East Africa’s reputation as an accountable and
effective agricultural markets innovator in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • As
    part of the Regional Management Team contribute to Rikolto in EA strategy
  • Work
    with the Uganda team to support the effective delivery of the Uganda
  • Perform
    daily bookkeeping tasks and monthly integration of financial information
    from antenna offices and partners for the Tanzania programme.
  • Support
    antenna offices and partners to develop their capacity in financial record
    keeping and reporting
  • Prepare
    Uganda programme financial documents and ensure compliance with Rikolto in
    EA Finance Manual and donor regulations
  • Support
    the Uganda Programme Coordinator in their monthly review of documents and
    quick resolution of any problems
  • Ensure
    high quality reports produced to enable effective monthly monitoring of
    resource use including grants to partners for the Uganda programme
  • Ensure
    high quality reports on Uganda programme expenduture for Head Office,
    external audit and for donors.
  • Support
    Uganda programme teams to conduct high quality planning and budgeting
  • Work
    with Uganda Programme Manager to monitor Regional Office cashflows
    effectively and ensure continuity of programme operations in Uganda
  • Work
    with the Tanzania Finance and Systems Manager to improve financial systems
    in Uganda and Tanzania, with guidance from the Regional Representative and
    Rikolto International Finance staff
  • Ensure
    that financial management risks are managed well and any potential risks
    are communicated immediately to the Uganda Programme Coordinator and the
    Regional Representative
  • Ensure
    that Uganda office is compliant with all laws including labour laws
  • Line
    Management of Administrative Assistant supporting them to effectively
    deliver support to the team on procurement and management of
Key Outputs:
  • High quality financial analysis and reports
  • Compliance with Rikolto in EA Finance Manual
    and donor regulations e.g. no disallowed expenditure, value for money
    in procurement
  • Financial systems improved e.g. automation of
    reports, integrity of financial data
  • Monthly and quarterly planning and reporting
    processes which enables effective decision making
  • Rikolto programme is well known for its
    financial manage
  • Uganda office remains compliant with all laws
    e.g. NGO registration, labour law
  • Procurement processes are completed in line
    with policy and expected standards
  • Assets/vehicle/inventory management is in line
    with policy and expected sta

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must be a qualified Accountant or
    equivalent by experience
  • Good knowledge of relevant PC software.
    Knowledge of Navision is an asset
  • Three years’ experience in accounting position
    at country level.
  • International NGO experience is an asset
  • Fluent in English
  • Knows key concepts and tools in HRM
  • Analytical skills.
  • Coaching skills.
  • Is able to work autonomously with a minimum of
  • Is reliable, accurate and respects deadlines
  • Excellent cross-cultural communicator and active listener
  • Has a strong affinity with Rikolto mission and
  • Has a positive attitude focussed on win-win
  • Acts with integrity and respects others
  • Constructively challenges self and others
  • Can be relied on to deliver commitments
  • Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her
    team, fosters open dialogue and shares successes
  • Inspires people to act
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should
submit their email applications and Curriculum Vitae to the Regional Director
of Rikolto in East Africa with the subject “Finance & Systems Manager
Uganda” through
Deadline: Monday, 30th April 2018 by 5pm
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
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