Finance Officer – Partnerships (Kampala)  

Finance Officer – Partnerships (Kampala)


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About the Role: GOAL is currently seeking to hire an experienced and qualified Finance Officer – Partnerships to join our team in Kampala under the Young Africa Works Markets for Youth Programme. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO and apply your skills in Partnership, Compliance, and Finance. If you are familiar with working within the International Development Aid Sector and have a strong background in Partnership Financial Management, then this role is perfect for you.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: To be successful in this role, you will need:

Essential Criteria

  • A University Degree in Business and/or Accounting with a recognized institution.
  • ACCA/CPA at least level 2.
  • Minimum years (2) years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in collaborating and working with both private and public sectors.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of time from base.

Desirable Criteria

  • Strong communication, presentation, and training skills (in both spoken and written English)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build relationships with a range of organisations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the role will be:

Support the Capacity Building of CSO & PSA Partner Organization 

  • Carry out financial training to partner’s management.
  • Carry out compliance and safeguarding training
  • Carry out one-to-one capacity building to partners finance personnel on a monthly basis.
  • Every year there is a project to be funded financial assessment for each partner.
  • Coordinate individual or group external audits for every partner each year.

Support to Partner Grants Management

  • Carry out financial review of all partners’ proposal/budgets prior to further review by the Partnership Specialist (PS).
  • Review all partners’ finance reports, supporting documentation and following up on any queries before forwarding to Partnership Specialist (PS) for approval.
  • Timely updating of partners disbursements tracker.
  • Ensuring partner close out procedure has been properly adhered to whenever a grant comes to an end.

Reporting and Documentation

  • Provide monthly report to Partnership Specialist (PS). based on your monthly work plan.
  • File all financial reports, trip reports, official communications, compliance trainings and financial assessment/due diligences and internal and external audits by partner in an orderly manner both soft and hard copies.

Support the Capacity Building of Private Sector Partner Organization Financial Systems

  • Conduct due diligences/Assessments for potential private sector Partners
  • Draft MOU’s/Agreements for Private sector Partners
  • Review Private sector Approval Checklist and ensure it is complete before drafting MOU’s

Other tasks as mutually agreed with supervisor

  • Present partner performance updates to the Programme grants monitoring team during monthly Programme Meetings.
  • Timely preparation of partner disbursement requests.
  • Support partners in preparation of proposal Budget for upcoming projects.
  • Ensuring agreed actions are followed up and closed within the agreed time frame.
  • Providing partner external auditors with any information required from GOAL in relation to partners
  • Provide support to GOAL finance team whenever needed.

Other tasks

  • Contribute to establishing a team culture grounded in collaboration, openness, and learning
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


General terms and conditions

Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL

GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability.

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.



Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury, and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.



Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.


General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market-based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.


GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Budaka, Kabarole, Moroto, Hoima, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.

Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service, a flexi-work arrangement and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff development policy.


How to Apply:

All interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact number to;  indicating the title “Finance Officer – Partnerships” in the subject line by 24 th January 2024.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.


Deadline: 24 th January 2024


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Date Posted 2024-01-10
Valid Through 2024-01-24
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization GOAL Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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