Grants Accountant NGO Jobs – SOS Children’s Villages


Job Title:    Grants Accountant

Organisation: SOS
Children’s Villages

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Job Ref: SOS-UG/JOBS/2021/03


About US:

SOS Children’s
Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social
development non­governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self- reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
(institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European
Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support
Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL — Go Teach,
Madhvani Group of Companies.


Job Summary:  The Grants Accountant supports the Head of
Finance to manage grants provided to SOS Children’s Village Uganda. S/he is
responsible for providing support during the preparation of contracts/grants
and assists in financial management and monitoring of sub-recipient projects.
S/he will also support the team in providing financial management support. S/he
performs a full range of financial and management accounting, planning and
monitoring functions which are critical to the smooth running of the grants
program. S/he also manages the smooth flow of communication between the partner
and SOS Uganda, on financial matters


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Management of different grants’ budgets, analyzing actual verses
    budgeted, review budget revisions and support in monitoring.
  • Developing budgets for new proposals.
  • Capacity development of Key Implementing Partners in compliance to
    local and donor requirements and budget management.
  • Financial Reporting for all projects – reviewing, preparation of
    reports and sharing the reports with management and the donors.
  • Conducts both project specific and institutional reviews and follow
    up on audit recommendations to ensure compliance.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements with analysis for
    the different projects to to support timely decision making.
  • Supports the balancing and closing of accounts and drafting of
    annual financial statements.
  • Supports auditing of accounts by internal and external auditors.
  • The jobholder will also Interpret financial policies, regulations
    and follow internal controls ensuring that staff are well versed with such
    policies and guidelines in their day to day work.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on strategic plan implementation,
    budget status, facility requirements and other project requirements to
    initiate timely decision making.
  • Carries out and performs other similar duties as assigned by the
    Head of Finance


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Grants Accountant job must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Finance or Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of
    Business Administration – Finance and Accounting.
  • Professional qualification of Level II Qualification of ACCA or CPA
  • At least five years of relevant working experience in Grants Management
  • Must be familiar working with Navision Accounting Package.
  • Experience with accounting Voucher reviews.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Good Communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and Interpersonal skills
  • IT Skills and familiarity with any accounting computer software
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Ability to multitask and work independently
  • Excellent organizing skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team Work


How to Apply:

If you believe you
are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter,
detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and
names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:


The Head Human
Resource and Administration,

SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda,

Plot 53 Ntinda II

Kampala, Uganda


Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages


NB: Applications
that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or
electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 1st April 2021


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