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Assistant Finance Officer Job Opportunities - Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF)


Job Title:          Assistant Finance Officer
Organisation: Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager

About US:
The Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) is an independent Institution, 'a Trust Fund' established as a mechanism to provide sustainable financing for the conservation of priority biodiversity and ecosystem services in Uganda. The mission of UBF is: "to serve as a catalyst for mobilizing, managing and channeling financial resources for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Uganda for the benefit of current and future generations and the intrinsic value of nature". UBF has been implementing programmatic and management activities, and undertaking financial transactions through 2017.

Job Summary:  The Assistant Finance Officer is responsible for the effective control of its financial and human resources, and of the technical, IT and administrative system in order to contribute to the delivery of the organizations overall services and commercial objectives

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Assist the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) in:
  • Ensuring that proper Books of Accounts are maintained in line with Generally Accepted Accounting Standards and other professional pronouncements.
  • Presentation of periodical and annual financial and management accounts.
  • Growing the Fund, formulating strategies, plans and budgets.
  • The Fund's cash management, investment plans, taxation and other regulatory compliance.
  • Implementing the set internal control systems to ensure safety of the Fund’s resources and compliance of laid down financial regulations.
  • Performing due diligence on organizations to receive grants from UBF.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Finance Accounting Professional qualification e.g. CPA, ACCA.
  • Three or more years of experience in a similar position and demonstrated experienced with donor funded projects/programs.
  • Solid proficiency with accounting software e.g. Navision, Quick Books, Sun System, Pastel, along with Microsoft Office Applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural diverse environment and under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to strict confidentiality involving internal/ external information.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to plan, manage and follow through assignments and communicate at all levels of the organization in a timely and professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications to The Executive Director via Email to: info@ugandabiodiversityfund.org, or hand deliver to our office;  Uganda Biodiversity Fund, Plot 16-18 Wampewo Avenue, Nyonyi Gardens, Kololo P.O Box 26156, Kampala.

Deadline: 14th December 2018 by 3:00 PM.

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