Operations and Finance Manager Jobs – Youth Challenge International (YCI) Salary UGX 4.7m


Job Title:        Operations and Finance

Youth Challenge International (YCI)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Contract Length: 1 year, renewable

4,710,700 UGX/month

Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week

Start Date: As soon as possible


About Youth Challenge
International (YCI)

YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes
youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners we create
market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and
prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change
in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we
are designing for and with at the center of the conversation. Our approach is
rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and
market realities. YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come
together to shape a better future for youth around the world.


HerStart: Innovate the Future

HerStart: Innovate the Future is an initiative developed by Youth
Challenge International to foster and create innovative solutions for a more
equitable and prosperous economy within Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.  The program includes training and support for
aspiring entrepreneurs in social enterprise, gender responsive business
planning, the measurement of social impact, and access to finance. Canadian
volunteers will be engaged in providing human capital support for activities
through on-site placements and capacity building initiatives with partner
organizations. Additionally, an entrepreneurial ecosystem will be catalyzed to
identify and reduce gendered barriers, which will foster more enabling
environments for young female entrepreneurs. This funding mechanism will also
provide programmatic support for organizations to more effectively deliver
gender-responsive activities that drive sustainable business ventures.


Job Summary:  Reporting
to the Project Lead, the Operations and Finance Manager will provide
coordination and support to organizational systems and processes for HerStart
in Uganda, including financial performance processes, reporting, cash flow
management and procurement. The role will drive the coordination of program
quality improvement efforts across all key program function areas.


We are seeking a passionate, skilled, and creative candidate to deliver
exceptional results.  We are looking for
people to join our team who believe in youth as powerful agents of change and
are passionate about contributing to women’s empowerment through the
advancement of both national and global gender equality agendas.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

: Provide
coordination and support to organizational systems and processes for YCI Uganda,
including the oversight of policies, procedures and procurement of goods and
services; Support the Project Lead with all YCI Uganda Human Resources
functions, including Uganda country office contracts, performance review,
onboarding and recruitment of local staff; Support the Project Lead planning
for Canadian volunteer arrivals and work placements, including arrival and
orientation logistics, housing during placement, intercity transportation etc.;
organize in-country volunteer orientations and lead sessions as needed;
Coordinate all administrative and logistical components of YCI office
acquisition and volunteer accommodation and supervise Canadian volunteers’
requests for monthly allowances, visa renewals and extension related duties;
Oversee and maintain necessary reporting for local company registration
requirements and ensure YCI remains compliant with evolving regulations; Drive
country risk management portfolio to ensure the safety and security of staff,
volunteers, partners and stakeholders; Perform other duties as requested by the
Project Lead.

Coordinate with
Headquarters to ensure appropriate financial and administrative management and
compliance with donor regulations; Prepare and submit high quality financial
reports, manage and monitor cash flows related to project expenses including
staff payroll processing, payment of income tax for employees and payment
contributions; Lead annual budgeting exercise; Collaborate with the Project
Lead and other technical team leaders to ensure program activities are
implemented in accordance with the project budget and work plan; Identify areas
of risk and take steps to reduce vulnerabilities; Respect and act in accordance
with accounting policies, procedure¬¬s, and internal controls, ensuring
compliance with donor and regulatory requirements.

Support and Training:
technical onboarding, training, direction and support to project staff,
volunteers, partners and external stakeholders as needed on finance, operations
and human resources matters; Support project lead with daily project
management, contributing to project decision-making by providing input on the
operational health and status of the project; Facilitate greater financial
literacy through formal and informal interactions with staff and partners.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

You are
a self-starter with 5+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience
in finance, operations, procurement and/or human resources with a robust
understanding of organizational accounting and financial functions;

You should
have an understanding of, and compatible vision for, sustainable community
development, an appreciation of the contribution of volunteers to international
development and ideally, are experienced in supporting or working with

experience providing management and oversight of office operations, and the
ability to explain accounting or financial concepts to necessary project

You have
a strong command of Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks and other accounting software,
with an analytical attention to detail;

demonstrate an integrated understanding of the principles of gender equality
and the empowerment of girls, including a familiarity with the socio-economic
profile of young women in Uganda;

Youare an effective communicator with excellentwritten and verbalEnglish proficiency and you are a permanent
resident or a Citizen of


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

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