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Senior Finance Officer - Zonal Main Office Operations USAID Project Jobs - Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title:    Senior Finance Officer-Zonal Main Office Operations

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives.


Job Summary:  The Senior Finance Officer– Zonal and Main Office Operations will provide financial management support to 5 ICYD Zonal Offices and head Kampala Head Office and ensure that the day-to-day finance operations are in total compliance with EDC, PEPFAR and USAID policies, procedures and systems. This is a full-time position reporting to the Finance Director and is based in Kampala, Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        The Senior Finance Officer - Zonal Operations will work closely with Zonal Finance Staff:

·        Travel to zonal offices to review financial arrangements and systems and make appropriate recommendations as required;

·        Work with and train zonal staff to establish district budgets, budget, cash requests, bank reconciliations, cash book (bank register), cash expense register;

·        Assist with financial management including payment to vendors, travel reimbursement for office staff, preparation of monthly salary disbursement, and request for funds transfer from Kampala Office, prepare bank reconciliation reports;

·        Review all activity budgets and expense reports from the zonal office and ensure for completeness, compliance, reasonableness and timeliness before payment is made;

·        Train and build capacity of zonal staff to enable them to prepare complete, accurate and timely monthly budget reports, bank reconciliations, cash books, expense registers, cash requests, inventory registers and other reports as necessary;

·        Review all reports coming out of the Zonal offices for completeness, compliance and correctness.

·        Prepare and submit project monthly and ad hoc financial reports; and track expenditure against approved budget in line with EDC and USAID finance and operations guidelines and policy;

·        Take over the duties or assist in carrying out the duties of any finance team member in the Kampala Head Office or in the Zonal Office if the volume or complexity of the work warrants such assistance as directed by the Finance Director;

·        Take over the roles and responsibilities of the Finance Director in his absence.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the Education Development Center (EDC) Senior Finance Officer-Zonal Main Office Operations job must hold a Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or any other related field.

·        At least seven years of progressive, responsible positions in a large-scale, international nonprofit environment with increasing responsibility in accounting and/or financial management;

·        Membership in a reputable Professional Accountancy body, ACCA, CIMA or CPA would be an advantage.

·        Extensive knowledge of and financial management experience with USAID funded programs;

·        Team building and capacity building skills;

·        Team supervision and management;

·        Excellent skills in Excel and Word;

·        In-depth skills and knowledge of accounting software, especially QuickBooks;

·        Expense tracking and reporting;

·        Budget variance tracking and reporting;

·        Experience with online banking and mobile money management;

·        Experience with USAID VAT reporting;

·        Willingness to travel in all program areas, as necessary;

·        Effective oral and written communication skills in English;

·        Team player;

·        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

·        Language: Fluency in English is required.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 11th December 2020


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