Finance Manager NGO Jobs – ACORD-U


Job Title:    Finance Manager

Organisation: Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Country Director


About US:

ACORD-U (Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda) is an indigenous Non Governmental Organization (NGO) working for social justice and development. ACORD has been working in Uganda since 1979 with operations in over 25 districts across Uganda. The ACORD-U works in conjunction with people who have been denied their basic rights, helping to better understand, to challenge, and to change the situation in which they find themselves.


About USAID ICYD Project:

The Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U), received grants from USAID, to implement the “Integrated Children and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity” in Central and Western Uganda (Mityana, Gomba, Luwero, Kyenjojo and Kakumiro Districts)


Job Summary:  The Finance Manager for the USAID ICYD Activity is responsible for overseeing daily finance function activities of cash management, budgeting, enforcing financial rules and procedures, processing accounting transactions, providing updates on project expenditures, and participating in the preparation of periodic financial reports. S/he will maintain finance files as required by the prime and/or donor, responsible for the expenditure-tracking database, conducts monitoring meetings, provides training, oversight and support for the preparation of reports and documentation required, conducts spot checks to ensure that project expenses are being tracked correctly; develops materials to facilitate compliance; reviews fiscal and performance activities to ensure compliance with statutory and contract requirements.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate must hold a Masters’ degree in finance, business management, or a related field is required, or Bachelors’ degree with ACCA or CIMA qualification.

·        A minimum of five years’ experience managing USAID-funded programs of at least $20 million. At least three years administering up to $2million sub grants or sub contracts annually.

·        Knowledge of practical accounting and financial reporting.

·        Experience managing and building the capacity of a finance team and local partners to meet compliance standards and build robust financial systems.

·        Effectively working with programmatic and M&E staff to coordinate supportive supervision and integrated capacity building approaches for local partners.

·        Demonstrated leadership skills with experience in senior financial management position

·        In-depth knowledge of USAID contracts management and/or USAID financial management rules and regulations

·        Conversant with standard accounting package.


How to Apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter with 2 work related referees and a table showing your past 3 year salary history to: Human Resource Officer, Agency for Cooperation in Research & Development, P.O Box 280 Kampala, Uganda by email: or Hand deliver to Plot 1272, Block 15, Nsambya, Ggaba Road or ACORD Mbarara Field Offices.


Deadline: 26th November, 2020.


NB: ACORD Uganda is an equal opportunities employer that doesn’t discriminate on any basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, thus, if you do not hear from us by 4th December 2020 you are not considered. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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