Finance Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Diakonia

Job Title:       Finance
Organisation: Diakonia
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Grants and Compliance Officer
About US:
Diakonia is a
Swedish development organization working together with local partners for a
sustainable change for the most vulnerable people of the world. In Uganda,
Diakonia works mainly in the North Eastern Karamoja region, focusing on
improving the living standards of the most vulnerable people. Diakonia also has
strategic relations with civil society organizations in the capital Kampala,
and in other parts of Northern and North Eastern Uganda.
Diakonia and GWED-G
have received funds to implement a six (6) months humanitarian project that
will be implemented in Amuru District.
Job Summary:  The Finance Officer will be responsible for
providing day-to-day leadership on financial management aspects of the
humanitarian project including budget monitoring and compliance, procurement,
and logistics. The Finance Officer will establish and maintain sound financial
management practices and ensure the project’s compliance with Diakonia and
GWED-G procedures, rules and regulations. The position will be based at GWED-G
Offices in Gulu District.  The Finance
Officer provides day-to-day leadership on financial managementbaspects of the
humanitarian project
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure strict adherence and compliance to financial control systems,
    policies and procedures
  • Manage cash controls as well as maintain up-to-date book keeping for
    the project.
  • Ensure timely maintenance of the general and subsidian; ledgers.
  • Ensure all expenses are within approved project budget.
  • Preparation of project financial statements as required.
  • Ensure that financial transactions are properly updated and recorded.
  • Ensure data integrity in all financial reporting.
  • Review financial paperwork and procedures and make sure that all
    transactions are sufficiently supported.
Procurement and
  • Formulate a humanitarian procurement plan for the project
  • Maintain a procurement register tor the project
  • Ensure that all procurements comply with policy guidelines and best
  • Ensure that all procurement take into consideration value for money
  • Ensure that transport management system for the project is well
  • Maintain up to date assets register including undertaking annual
    asset inventory

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting,
    Finance, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or equivalent
  • Part-qualification from recognized accountancy body CPA, ACCA is an
    added advantage
  • Three years of finance and administration experience gained from a
    humanitarian non-profit organization handling donor funds
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications with the
necessary academic credentials to; or hand deliver to the
attention of, The Country Manager, Diakonia Sweden, Uganda Country Office, Plot
45 Kanjokya Street, Kamwokya, P. O. Box 28431, Kampala.
Deadline: 9th November 2018 by 5:00pm
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