Grants and Finance Non-profit Careers – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:        Grants
and Finance

Organization: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Country Finance Manager

About US:

For nearly 50 years,
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments and
local leaders to harness: the best from people from all backgrounds to improve
the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of
self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human. dignity. AKF is a member of
the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty
solutions networks. The AKDN’S integrated approach makes long-term investments,
builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting
tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN
agencies, the Foundation implements Innovative, community-driven solutions that
are based in decades of experience learning and evaluation in Uganda, AKF is
managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that
includes programs in education, early childhood development, sustainable
economic development and civil society strengthening. AKF in consultation with
various stakeholders in the disability sector have co-produced a
multi-donor-funded initiative to strengthen the institutional and technical
capacities of disabled persons organisations (DPOs)’in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Grants and Finance – Capacity
Strengthening for Disabled Persons Organisations (Cap4DPOs) will provide
technical support in Grant and Financial Accounting to the project, as well as
reporting and ensuring compliance to grant regulations and relevant financial
policies of AKF Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

for the proper maintenance of the FIS and the books and records.

compliance to organisational, donor and statutory requirements.

that all financial reports are prepared and submitted timely. accurately and in
line with specific requirements.

and manage activity advance requests including timely review and liquidation of
such advances.

proper cash management by providing monthly and quarterly cash flow projections
(in consultation with management), requesting for cash and following up on
disbursements. .

the preparation of annual budget of the project r

to the preparation and periodical reviews of the projects annual work plan

periodical budget performance analysis and provide variance explanations
Subgrantee management

expenditure on subgrantees on a periodical basis and generate intormation that
is useful to management

financial reports from subgrantees and ensure accordance to donor requirements
and ensuring their accuracy and timeliness.

and consolidating funding requests/projections from the subgrantees. This
includes follow ups with relevant persons in the field on all issues related to
accuracy of the information

financial analyses on sub grantees that will provide management with
information for decision making.

Stakeholder focus
& Satisfaction

in donor and Agency stakeholder meetings. Ensure compliance in program and
minimize the associated risk of grant and financial management.

Learning &

capacity Building programs and roll them out to subgrantees on Donor
Regulations and requirements

Audit and review

implementing subgrantees tor internal audit and reviews coordinate all external
grant reviews/ audits tor the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or Business
Related field and Accounting Qualification-GPA, ACCA, CIMA.

minimum of five years’ progressive experience in multi donor funding

have expertise in computerised accounting systems

have good interpersonal skills to engage productively with all levels of staff
in addition to excellent communication skills

must have the ability to work under pressure with ‘ multiple tasks. demands and
deadlines under minimal supervision


understanding of Donor Financial Systems and Regulations, Budgeting and



of the external Environment

appreciation of information Systems

How to Apply:

Interested and
qualified applicants in this exciting career opportunity should send their
cover letter, CV names and contact information of 3 professional referees to
the following email address:  with the position being applied for as the
title in the subject line, addressed to the Regional Human Resorts Manager.

Deadline: 29th April 2019

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