Finance Officer UPDF Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:   Finance Officer  

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Director of Finance & Administration


About US:

University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.


Job Summary:   URC is searching for an experienced Finance Officer for the UPDF Partnership for Sustainable HIV Epidemic Control Program (DOD Uganda URC Project). The purpose of the UPDF Partnership for Sustainable HIV Epidemic Control Program is to reduce new HIV infections among the Ugandan military population and communities surrounding military bases. URC supports the Chieftaincy of Medical Services and the Directorate of HIV/AIDS (DHIV) to achieve control of the epidemic through strengthening the capacity of UPDF DHIV to perform its role of leading and coordinating the HIV response within the UPDF and focuses on HIV/AIDS care and treatment, HIV testing services, HIV clinical monitoring systems, and HIV prevention interventions.


The Finance Officer will support the preparation of timely financial reports, implementation of a strong internal control system, as well as ensuring compliance with DoD and URC regulations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Finance & Administration in preparing monthly financial reports for timely submission to home office. This includes, but not limited to, CostPoint posting, preparing monthly bank reconciliations, cash reconciliations, staff advances reconciliations etc.
  • Initiate payments both to vendors and mobile money in the bank for review and approval.
  • Process per diems and other travel advances for project related work.
  • Together with the Finance Team, ensure that all costs in the project adhere to DOD/URC regulations, and are allowable, reasonable, and allocable.
  • Ensure all financial documents, journals and payment vouchers are scanned and filed in a timely manner.
  • Handle and respond to any voucher exceptions that may arise together with the Director of Finance & Administration.
  • Assist with the maintenance of a proper archiving and filing system for all financial reports, vouchers, field wire requests, bank reconciliations and other finance documentation.
  • Liaise with the Operations Department to ensure timely receipt, reconciliation, and payment of vendors.
  • Liaise with the Operations Department to ensure receipt of invoices and necessary support documentation for timely payment of vendors.
  • Gather information and documentation required in preparing foreign tax reports (VAT).
  • Perform other project related tasks assigned by supervisor and/or Project Director.
  • Additional and other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Other tasks consistent with the nature of this position.
  • As needed, attend, and represent the organization in various events, seminars, and functions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Finance or comparable certifications/qualifications.
  • Post graduate qualification in a finance-related field.
  • Five years of experience in accounting and general financial management
  • At least three years’ experience with QuickBooks preferred.
  • Previous work experience on a DOD, CDC, USAID or other development project is desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of CostPoint accounting software is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Should have high levels of integrity and confidentiality.


Please note: Citizens of Uganda are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Date Posted 2024-05-21T09:25
Valid Through 2024-06-05T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization University Research Co. (URC) LLC
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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