Senior Coordinator (Accounts) Jobs – The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)


Job Title:    Senior Coordinator

Organization:  The
Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical
Agriculture (CIAT)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

The Alliance of
Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture
(CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity
and sustainable food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions
address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss,
and environmental degradation. With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates
evidence and innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they
sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people. The Alliance is part
of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.


Job Summary:   The Alliance of Bioversity International and
CIAT is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the vacancy of Senior
Coordinator (Accounts) to oversee finance operations in the Alliance office in
Uganda. The Senior Coordinator (Accounts) is part of a dynamic finance team
based at the Uganda office and will have the responsibility of leading,
mentoring, coaching and motivating the Uganda finance team towards providing a
timely and efficient finance service that contributes to the effective
fulfillment of the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT mission in Africa. The
position reports to the Regional Finance Manager and works closely with the
Accounting and PLANS (Project Financial Analysis and Support) units based at
the Alliance Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under direct supervision of the Regional
Finance Manager, the specific roles of the Senior Coordinator (Accounts) will
be as follows:

the effective running of financial operations ensuring compliance with
statutory requirements and organizational policies.

and verify all financial transactions before payment and registration ensuring
adherence to internal policies and compliance to national statutory laws, while
overseeing the analysis of all Trial balances.

Financial Audits ensuring the timely submission of Audit information,
compliance with audit requirements and timely implementation of audit

timely assembly of cash requests from different business units for submission
to the regional office to enable adequate availability of cash resources
necessary for country office operations.

Lead the
preparation of annual operational, personnel and capital budgets including the
collection and feedback from relevant parties.

closely with IT team to oversee effective operation of financial module in
Agresso ensuring that all financial transactions are properly registered and
any discrepancies immediately escalated.

closely with Finance team in the Regional Office, administrative, and HR teams
ensuring accurate financial information is collated and reported in a timely
and effective manner.

accurate accounting registration, analysis, and reporting while adhering to
internal control mechanisms.

motivate, empower, appraise and build the capacity of finance team in line with
Human Resource and Finance Procedures.

Scan the
national environment for risk indicators, alert regional office with proposed
possible mitigation measures

a robust working collaboration with relevant statutory agencies, banks, and
project partners to ensure smooth and efficient operations


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a  University
degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field

certification e.g CPA, ACCA, CIMA

At least
five (5) years of relevant work experience in a closely related field gained in
an international organization including budgeting, accounting guidelines and
financial management of projects

knowledge of accounting and budgeting practices and procedures relevant to
not-for-profit organizations and knowledge of IFRS

level of computer skills, ability to handle complex financial and budgeting
systems including excellent knowledge of Excel and ERP systems

proficiency of the English language, both written and spoken

interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with other
national and cultural backgrounds and a strong client service orientation

organizational and problem-solving skills with a high degree of integrity and

skills with ability to mentor staff


How to Apply:

Applicants should submit
their applications which should include letter of application, CV and
names/contacts of at least three professional referees. Applications should
cite reference number ABC-UG-003 Senior Coordinator (Accounts) as the position
applied for. Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s
lastname, firstname for ease of sorting. Please note that only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 11th December 2020


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