Finance and Administration Manager Job Vacancies – Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER)

Job Title:  Finance and Administration Manager

Organisation: Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports To: Country Director (CD)


About US:

HEKS/EPER was founded in 1946 by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) as the aid organization of the Protestant Churches in Switzerland committed to the dignity of every human being. This respect for human dignity finds expression in the universal human rights. All human beings should be able to lead a life in dignity and in social, economic and political security based on fundamental Christian values such as justice, self-determination, respect, solidarity, responsibility, and participation. HEKS/EPER collaborates with its operational partner organizations to support local initiatives to eliminate dependencies on relief. HEKS/EPER is active in more than 30 countries with more than 200 projects around the world, running its own Coordination Offices in 17 primary-focus regions. HEKS/EPER is present in Uganda since 2016 with strong focus on conflict sensitivity and/or measures for conflict transformation within its country programs to combat the causes of hunger, poverty and injustice through its focus on access to land; livelihoods and food security; improved access to safe and clean water; and conflict transformation and peace building initiatives. HEKS/EPER currently has field operations in Yumbe district with ongoing interest in the greater West Nile and other parts of Uganda.


Job Summary:  Budgetary and Financial Monitoring, Coordination and support, Training and Compliance Management and Administration. For a detailed review of role and responsibilities, see Job description.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a University Degree at Master’s level in Finance and Accounting.
  • At least four years’ relevant experience in a similar senior finance function in an international NGO or NPO.
  • Proven ability for budgeting, cash flow forecasting, and financial analysis and monitoring.
  • Excellent knowledge of all relevant national and international accounting standards.
  • Proven capability to provide support, guidance and training to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Previous work experience in monitoring and generating financial reports for internationally funded tenders and mandates.
  • Experienced in logistics and human resources.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Good communication skills and conversational command of English (spoken and written).
  • Ability to work in complex environments and to ensure that deadlines are met by internal and external stakeholders (good prioritisation and time management skills).
  • Ability to ensure that internal and external stakeholders understand and duly follow HEKS/EPER’s procedures and guidelines.
  • Excellent IT and computer skills (particularly Microsoft Excel and accounting software).
  • Diligent and trustworthy person with appropriate attention to details.
  • Excellent team player and social capabilities.
  • Good knowledge of relevant local laws and obligations (labour, tax, social security, etc.).
  • Available for frequent local and national travel.
  • Professional, cooperative, efficient and effective working attitude.


What you can expect from us:

  • An opportunity to make a difference in the world.
  • An interesting and challenging position with flexible working condition.
  • Fixed-term contract of one-year renewable.
  • Preferred start date: ASAP Would you like to join the HEKS/EPER team?


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should forward  your complete application documents (CV, Cover letter and copies of Certificates). Email . Clearly state in the subject line the position you are applying for FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Deadline:7th June 2022


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