Finance Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Finance Officer

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Area

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 Officer will provide efficient
and effective financial management according to DRC’s internal and donor
procedures, as per the Operations Handbook. The position will work under the
NURI Rural Infrastructure and Water Resource Management Interventions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Implement financial policies and
    procedures in accordance with DRC Operational Handbook.
  • Assist with preparation of program and
    operational budgets.
  • Liquidity management: establish monthly
    fund requirements and maintain adequate liquidity (cash) levels in the
    bank and cash safe. Subsequently, submits cash flow forecast every 25th of
    the month to the Senior Finance Officer based at the Kampala coordination
  • Maintain updated bank mandates and list
    of authorized signatories and ensure the area Internal Delegation of
    Responsibility and Authority is consistently updated.
  • Provide the financial review of all
    Purchase Requests (PR) and request for payments in accordance to the set
    limit in the area Internal Delegation of Responsibility and Authority.
  • Verifies payment vouchers for all
    payments in accordance to the set limit the area Internal Delegation of
    Responsibility and Authority.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of data
    entered into DRC Dynamics and that all expenses are in accordance with the
    donor budgets
  • Responsible for the bookkeeping i.e.
    management of monthly transactions:
  • Prepares consolidated weekly Journals
    with complete documentations for all the projects for review by Area
    Manager every Friday of the week.
  • Ensure month end cash counts are done
    and submitted to DRC Country office in Kampala by 30th of every month and
    month end cash books accompanied by bank reconciliations are submitted to
    Senior Finance Officer 1st of every month.
  • Together with Area Manager, ensure
    physical cash count is carried out at the end of the week (Friday) and
    that Cash counts are filled in Kampala for review by Senior Finance
    Officer the following Monday together with the weekly updated cashbook.
  • Confirm that full accountabilities
    (documentations) are obtained for all expenditures and validity of claims
    all financial claims.
  • Ensures timely submission of scanned
    vouchers to Kampala coordination office.
  • Monitor project budgets closely and
    advice Area manager/project coordinators on any issues of concern.
  • Maintains overview of balance sheet
    items (X.4, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.82, X.83) and ensure there is no outstanding
    item older than a month. Responsible for banking activities and ensure the
    safeguarding of all available funds.
  • Reconcile the accounts payables.
  • Reconcile the accounts receivables and
    advances and issue receipts for all the funds received.
  • Monitor and ensure rent and fuel
    deposits are amortized on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare schedules for all taxes withheld
    or paid on a monthly basis where relevant and submit to Senior Finance
    Officer for verification before submission to the relevant authorities.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual
    DRC and donor reports.
  • Supporting finance and Area Managers to
    adequately prepare for both internal and external audits.
  • Support the supply chain team in asset
    management by provision of financial data necessary for updating asset
  • Act as the focal contact for financial
    queries in the area.

Program Support

  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements
    regarding financial management.
  • Train staff on compliance with DRC
    internal financial controls tools.
  • Support program teams’ and managers’ in
    building staff capacity in financial management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Danish
    Refugee Council (DRC) Finance Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Accounting, Commerce
  • Professional qualification ACCA, CPA or
  • Five years of work experience in
    relevant field INGO or other agencies experience in financial management.
  • Proven ability in the implementation of
    large-scale programs.
  • High integrity, pro-active, stable,
    robust character and a good team-player
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented, and
    with well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to cope with heavy workloads and
    to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation
  • Proven commitment to accountability
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet
    deadlines, and work with limited supervision
  • Knowledge of computers: word processing,
    database management packages.
  • Languages: Excellent Communication skills in
    English required. Knowledge of Madi is an advantage.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.


Deadline: 20th August 2019

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