Fresher Finance and Administration Officer Jobs – Agriterra Uganda

Job Title:    Finance and Administration Officer

Organisation: Agriterra Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Agriterra was founded by the Dutch agricultural sector. We provide expert advice and training to cooperatives and farmer organisations in emerging economies. We strengthen farmer ownership and stimulate economic growth for ambitious farmers worldwide. This contributes to socio-economically strong and lively rural areas. Our energetic international team consists of practical, motivated professionals.


Job Summary:  Agriterra Uganda is looking for an energetic, pro-active team player for our finance team! In this job you are responsible for the country team’s finance and administration by ensuring that all reporting is done correctly and in a timely manner. You ensure transparency in the handling of the overall country finances in order to be compliant with Agriterra corporate financial guidelines and procedures as well as donor/government requirements, accounting, and reporting regulations. If you have a strong financial and administrative profile and like an international environment, this is your dream job!


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Financial Advice and Information

  • Proactively provide financial data, reports, analyses, and advice to relevant internal and external parties as input for further decision-making and handling.
  • Give advice, balancing country interests, relevant regulation, corporate standards, and guidelines, considering the project set-up with different donor(s) and in line with business requirements and Agriterra procedures.
  • Answer questions regarding financial administration, based on requests and internal procedures.

Financial Accounting and Administration

  • Execute, check, and consolidate all necessary activities to assure complete and correct allocation of costs and time.
  • Ensures that internal- and external reporting are aligned to financial regulations, Agriterra financial standards/guidelines, and donor/government requirements.
  • Uses Dynamics 365 for correct booking and posting of expenses, according to relevant cost centres. Initiates payments, prepares payroll and consultancy payments, and the payment of service providers.

Financial Planning and Control

  • Support all budget holders in being compliant with internal- and external procedures and regulations and Agriterra and donor guidelines regarding the financial administration of country operations and projects.
  • Supports in the execution of all financial-related activities within the country (annual budgeting process, periodic forecasting, support control, monitoring, and auditing).


  • Provide (input for) financial reports and analyses, so as to provide insight into the overall country and project’s financial status to both internal and external (e.g. donors) parties in order to safeguard financial performance, and profitability and to estimate financial risks and take precautions.
  • Ensure correct, exhaustive reporting to donors within agreed timelines, in line with donor and Agriterra financial guidelines.

Business development

  • Assists in the development of budgets in proposals in line with set frameworks.
  • Take the lead or support in the financial part of a proposal from start to submission by developing, reviewing, and refining budgets in line with the full cost recovery policy. Supports the registration of financial data (coherence of data) in diverse information systems.


  • Support in staff administration activities.
  • Maintain employee records and contracts.
  • Organize the logistic preparations for missions, events, and client visits. This includes arranging transport and accommodation for staff and visitors and negotiating competitive rates when organizing events.
  • Assist the team with contract preparations and development in close coordination with the concerned personnel.
  • Any other administrative activities which are in line with the previously mentioned ones.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, management or a similar field.
  • Multi-annual work experience in a comparable position.
  • Demonstrable skills in the development of finance and accounting policies, procedures, and systems in the context of an international NGO and regulatory tax compliances.
  • Hands-on knowledge of modern computerized accounting packages.
  • Enthusiastic, focused on results and service.
  • Team-oriented, entrepreneurial, practical (hands-on expertise).
  • Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team.
  • Ugandan citizenship.


How to Apply:

All applicants should send a cover letter and updated CV via Email to


Deadline: 15th October 2022


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