Project Finance and Grants Officer NGO Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)


Job Title:    Project Finance and Grants

Organisation: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

The Aga Khan Foundation
(AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative,
community-driven solutions to development challenges for over 50 years. It
brings together human, financial and technical resources to address some of the
challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the
world.   Special emphasis is placed on
investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall
quality of life, especially for women and girls. It works primarily in six
areas:  Agriculture and Food Security;
Economic Inclusion; Education; Early Childhood Development; Health and
Nutrition; and Civil Society.


About the Project:

The AKDN East Africa
COVID-19 Response Project will provide rapid response funds to various local
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to enable them to reach their most
vulnerable constituents with support based on their emerging needs arising from
the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will also provide a platform, comprising
Human Centered Design workshops, flexible grants, and mentorship, to support
young entrepreneurs to design innovative business solutions that will meet the medium
to short term needs of the community emerging from the pandemic. The 2.5 year
project will be implemented in Central and West Nile (Arua) regions of Uganda.


Job Summary:  The Foundation is looking for a dynamic
Finance and Grants Officer to manage efficient operation of the programme’s
financial management processes and procedures and facilitate production of
quality financial reports to support timely decision making. The Officer will
also be responsible for providing support to partners/beneficiaries of flexible
response funds to ensure that the funds are well managed and properly reported


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

of grant and management financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual

in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses and appraise
the project manager on key issues for action.

compliance with internal and donor financial policies, as well as tax and other
applicable requirements.

sub-grant financial records and coordinate with the program department to
reconcile financial records with sub-grants awarded.

financial compliance of sub-grantees and bring any potential non-compliance
issues to the attention of the Finance and program heads. Provide guidance and
support to subgrantees/beneficiaries of the response funds to ensure the proper
financial management of the funds disbursed to them.

proper reconciliation of the financial and administrative functions with
fieldwork processes through coordination and consultation with the other
programme staff.

that assets are adequately recorded, monitored, safeguarded and disposed of in
the most efficient and effective manner, in order to minimize risk of loss,
mismanagement and increased cost of maintenance.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in finance and Accounting.

professional qualification ACCA / CPA is and added advantage

At least
three (3) years financial administration experience.

At least
three (3) years’ experience working with international organizations and/or
Non-Governmental Organizations which are multi funded.

in using FIS, iscala / business dynamics.

of budget and cost control management essential.

to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.

to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.

written and spoken English.

knowledge of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel and PPT and other relevant
software and tools.

National Candidates Strongly Preferred.

report writing skills.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV
including contacts of three references online at the link below.




Deadline: 19th March 2021


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