Finance Officer - Kasese

  Finance Officer - Kasese   About the Role This position is a new and exciting role in our Uganda team as part of a new five (5) year...

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Finance Officer - Kasese


Finance Officer - Kasese


About the Role

This position is a new and exciting role in our Uganda team as part of a new five (5) year agricultural market systems programme that commenced in June 2020. The Finance and Admin Officer is responsible for ensuring internal controls are always in place and being followed , the field office has adequate cash flows for smooth running of its’ operations, adherence to the GOAL finance manual and representative for HR on employee matters.

The post holder will work closely with the Field Systems Coordinator and in liaison with the Assistant Financial Controller and Human Resource Manager


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

To be successful in this role, you will need:

·         A qualified or part-qualified accountant (Chartered, Certified or Management)

·         Any bachelor’s degree with accounting option from any recognized Ugandan University

·         Excellent written and spoken English, outgoing personality with excellent communication and training skills

·         Ability and willingness to work in a remote area.

·         Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word and if possible, have knowledge of advanced excel will be an added advantage.

·         Past working experience of at least one year in a similar position

·         Experience in people management


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Essential Job Functions:

·         Month-end Reporting: Timely updating of Kasese monthly cashbooks

·         Safe custody: Maintain safe custody of the organisation cash kept at the field office;

·         Payments: Timely processing of cash payments to staff and suppliers based on approved payments requisitions

·         Monitoring floats outstanding and ensure they are timely cleared as soon as activities are completed;

·         Budgeting: Provide support to the Programme Manager in developing accurate and realistic project and annual budgets

·         Monthly Budget Monitoring Reviews: Providing support to programme manager in reviewing monthly Budget Monitoring Tools (BMT) as well as updating forecasts;

·         Reporting: Provide timely and accurate weekly and monthly financial reports to Kampala Finance Team;

·         Liaising with Finance in Kampala as necessary on finance related matters;

·         Liaise with banks on any financial related matters;

·         To support the organisation in ongoing risk management at a field level and to support the fulfilment of the GOAL Uganda finance plan objectives

·         Ensure that monthly fund request is sent to Kampala by the end of the month for the coming period;

·         Act as HR focal person for the field office

·         Monitor staff leave and ensure that annual leave plans are in place and leave is requested and authorized through the online leave tracker.

·         Ensure that 100% timesheets are filed on a monthly basis


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, Abim, 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 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; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL:  indicating the title “Finance Officer Kasese”  in the subject line by 2nd October 2020.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.


Deadline: 2nd October 2020


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Finance Manager NGO Jobs - Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network


Job Title:        Finance Manager

Organization: Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: National Coordinator


About US:

The Women’s Situation Room (WSR) is a neutral, non-partisan mechanism that mobilizes women and youth to promote peaceful and democratic electoral processes. The WSR also promotes the enhanced participation of women in peace building in line with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.


Founded by The Angie Brooks International Centre in Liberia, the WSR was first implemented in 2011 during the presidential elections in Liberia. It has, since then, been replicated in Uganda in 2016 and in other African countries including Senegal, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. It has been acknowledged as an effective mechanism for promoting peaceful elections by the United Nations Security Council and by the African Union, which requested that the WSR be implemented in all African elections.


The WSR involves all electoral stakeholders in consultative engagements to ensure peace before, during and after elections. It includes a physical Situation Room where women are involved in advocacy for peace; political and legal analysis of the situation; and interventions that may include mediation to avert conflict.


The overall objective of the WSR Uganda 2021 is to promote the full and active participation of women and youth in ensuring peaceful elections and to contribute to the strengthening and refinement of the WSR mechanism for ensuring peace in African elections. The Women’s Situation Room Uganda will be hosted by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET); with the Women’s International Peace Centre serving as the WSR Secretariat.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the National Coordinator, the Finance Manager will perform the following functions:

·         Provision of strategic management and administration of the Finance Unit

·         Supervision and oversight of staff in the Finance Unit

·         Financial and resources management

·         Implementation of policies and guidelines on financial management, Audit and compliance

·         Development of financial management mechanisms and guidelines to minimizes financial risks

·         Preparation of monthly budget and cash flow monitoring reports

·         Provision of sound financial advice for management decisions

·         Enforcement of compliance with institutional guidelines and statutory obligations including filing NSSF, PAYE, WHT among others

·         Management of financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems

·         Preparation of financial reports in line with approved financial standards and guidelines

·         Liaison with external auditors to ensure Annual and project audits are conducted


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·         The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance Certified Public Accountant or hold CPA, CFA, CPMA.

·         A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in accounting and / finance; 3 years of which should be at managerial level with bilateral or International funding or non-profit development agencies

·         Experience in developing project budget and financial management system

·         Experience in facilitating development of accounting software

·         Significant knowledge in international donor financial reporting procedures and the Government of Uganda policies, rules and regulations.

·         Languages: Fluency in English is required


Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send applications and CVs including three references with contact details and copies of academic and professional testimonials by email to:


The Executive Director,

Plot 1 Martyr’s Garden B,

Minister’s Village, Ntinda,

Kampala, Uganda


Any inquiries should be submitted through the email addresses listed above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. The successful candidate should be able to start immediately.


Deadline: 20th September 2020


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Entry Level UN High School Diploma Jobs - Administrative Associate - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:        Administrative Associate (UN High School Jobs) 

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 014/2020

Position Number: 10021805

Position Grade: GS-6


About US:

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: 
The Administrative Associate is responsible for the office management in assisting the concerned manager in the implementation of general administrative and resource management tasks. The Administrative Associate is normally supervised by a (Senior) Administrative Officer or a National Administrative Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent may supervise some support staff. S/he keeps frequent contacts with staff at various levels in the office and occasionally with staff at the same level in other duty stations and/or Headquarters; with local suppliers and/or officials and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on subject matters which may be of importance to the Organization.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the supervisor in the provision of resources (human, material and services) necessary to support the day-to-day activities of the staff in the office.
  • Assist the supervisor in ensuring the UNHCR Office premises provide a healthy, safe and respectful working environment.
  • Provide administrative support in the areas of finance, administrative and human resources as well as up to date and accurate data and records in MSRP and other systems.
  • Provide interpretation of administrative rules, regulations and procedures. Perform personnel work including processing of entitlement, issuance of contracts maintenance of various personnel records and files.
  • Assist in the recruitment of General Service staff for non-specialized work including evaluating candidate applications, administering recruitment exams if applicable, conducting preliminary interviews of candidates; assign General Service staff to meet work requirements.
  • Collect information and assist in conduct of surveys on local cost of living, daily subsistence allowance criteria, local salaries for office and servicing staff, house rentals.
  • Brief international personnel on general administrative matters relating to visas, licences, security; provide advice and ensure administrative support as required.
  • Arrange for and/or attend meetings on day-to-day administrative matters, participate in discussions of new or revised procedures and practices, interpret and assess the impact of changes and make recommendations for follow-up action.
  • Prepare, on own initiative, correspondence, reports, evaluations and justifications, as required, on general administrative or specialized tasks which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Assist in the preparation of office budgets applicable to staff and servicing costs and maintain necessary budgetary control records.
  • In addition to general administration responsibilities, may also supervise directly or indirectly, activities concerned with office and grounds maintenance, security, transport and similar services.
  • Arrange for requisition of office supplies and equipment and arrange for control of distribution and maintenance of appropriate inventory records.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Administrative Associate job placement should have completed  a High school diploma. Required
  • At least three years of relevant work experience is required.
  • IT-Computer Literacy is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required.
  • Certificate in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related fields is desirable.
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Change Capability and Adaptability


How to Apply:

All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


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Deadline: 21st September 2020


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UN Jobs - Senior Administrative Officer (Service Delivery Manager, Staff Travel, Claims, Education Grant) - United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)


Job Title:    Senior Administrative Officer (Service Delivery Manager, Staff Travel, Claims, Education Grant)

Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 20-Administration-RSCE-141132-R-Entebbe (M)

Reports to: Director of the Regional Service Centre, Entebbe

Grade: P5


About US:

The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Senior Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Service Delivery:

  • Manages, supervises and carries out the work programme for staff travel, Claims and education grant submissions and claims.
  • Achieves RSCE key performance indicators (KPIs) and all Service catalogue components included in the Service Level Agreement (SLA) in the areas of travel, claims and education grant.
  • Ensures that the outputs produced by the service lines under his/her supervision maintain high-quality standards;
  • Prepares inputs for the work plan of the service lines under his/her supervision, determining priorities and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery;
  • Carries out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the service lines under his/her supervision, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (e-Performance), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates;
  • Optimizes process, policy, and system for the operations of the Service Line as required;
  • Implements corrective/satisfaction improvement actions as required.


  • Acts as adviser on management matters pertaining to human resources, budgeting, financial and general administration.
  • Ensures development, preparation, coordination and monitoring of work plans, strategies and programmes for the administrative activities of the Mission and takes the lead in securing the required human and financial resources.
  • In cooperation with other offices of the RSCE, plans and forecasts the personnel, financial and logistical requirements of all the RSCE components.
  • Exercises budgetary and administrative control.
  • Certifies RSCE expenditure as the delegation of authority granted by the UN Controller. Reports on all administrative, logistical and financial matters.
  • Drafts guidelines, reports and correspondence on a wide range of issues for the Director of RSCE and ensures that all relevant UN rules and regulations and policies are adhered to.
  • Drafts responses to correspondence required from the Office of the Director of RSCE on administrative/policy documents.
  • Provides advice and assists supervisors on areas of problem solving and dealing with ad-hoc issues that arise and undertakes tasks and special projects, such as Security/Evacuation Plan, welfare activities, etc as requested.
  • Undertakes evaluation of support provided by the Office of the Director of RSCE to the various parts of the RSCE.
  • Monitors implementation of Audit/Board of Inquiry recommendations.
  • Reviews all audit observations submitted and drafts appropriate responses in consultation with the Director of RSCE.
  • Represents the Director of RSCE in various standing Boards and Committees, such as Property Survey Board (PSB), Claims Review Board (CRB), and may act as alternate/ Chairperson of the Local Committee on Contracts.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) Senior Administrative Officer (Service Delivery Manager, Staff Travel, Claims, Education Grant) job placement should hold an Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, human resources management, finance, accounting, or related field is required. A first-level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, budget, finance or general administration is required.
  • Hands-on experience with United Nations administrative/financial policies and practices, or similar international organization, is desirable.
  • Experience in a United Nations shared service center, or similar international organization, for field support, is desirable.
  • Experience in handling complex organizational issues at the international level is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. A working knowledge of French is desirable.



  • Professionalism – Ability to identify issues, analyze and formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations on complex human resources policy and development issues; Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Managing Performance – Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
  • Empowering Others – Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff members' input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications through the United Nations online portal at the link below.


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Deadline: 14th November 2020


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Senior Finance Officer US NGO Careers - FHI 360


Job Title:         Senior Finance Officer

Organisation: FHI 360

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries.


Job Summary:   The Senior Finance Officer mainly coordinates financial/accounting operations, including overall financial monitoring and support/guidance to projects in finance and operations staff, to ensure the fiscal well-being of the organization. Provides financial management and guidance, conducts analyses of financial data, provides budget analyses for project funds, and reviews and prepares required reports to funding agencies to ensure compliance with the donor's requirements. Proactively guides and supports respective financial success by providing high level analytical expertise, implementing business strategies and developing strong customer relationships. Provides analysis and business modeling support on strategic initiatives for senior management and field operations. Analyzes performance trends, modeling complex business decisions, tracking performance and presenting results.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyzes, budget forecasts, regulatory filings and compiles moderately complex data.
  • Interprets, analyzes and/or evaluates data, ensures compliance with applicable state and federal statutes, and uses Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP).
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with regulated industries, consultants, management and staff.
  • Interprets and provides explanation for discrepancies and variations in financial data.
  • Applies updated information technology to facilitate program goals and program procedures.
  • Delivers formal presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience; educates relevant parties regarding programs, procedures and/or eligibility criteria.
  • Interacts with industry representatives, co-workers and officials to analyze or resolve issues.
  • Maintains a variety of professional working relationships.
  • Documents complex issues and effectively articulates written conclusions; Interacts with staff officials and executives.
  • Reviews and edits work of others.
  • Presents oral and written testimony on moderately complex issues.
  • Uses financial systems to produce reports, financial models and databases.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and may lead teams on complex financial issues.
  • Analyzes complex business and/or financial issues and consults with management or business entities as needed; works independently; active participant in meeting organizational goals.
  • Implements and evaluates financial/statistical models, systems and serves as a trusted advisor to management.
  • Evaluates and determines fiscal and operational policy. Determines service impacts and analyzes the regulatory environment to makes recommendations on best practices.
  • Communicates industry information regarding more complex or unique issues, and presents specific findings in such situations.
  • Establishes and maintains professional working relationships. Interprets compliance and makes recommendations to management.
  • Documents more complex or unique issues and effectively articulates written conclusions; Interacts with management to plan, negotiate and coordinate complex written findings.
  • Presents oral and written testimony on complex financial issues.
  • Develops or adapts new financial processes and procedures based upon changes in corporate policies, laws and regulations or industry practices.
  • Recommends and develops regulations, policies, and procedures.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the FHI 360 Senior Finance Officer job must hold a Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent.
  • Experience: 
  • 8+ Years of progressively responsible accounting, finance and operational management experience in a government contracting environment coupled with internal control reviews.
  • Experience applying U.S. Government grants, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds
  • Proven experience in transferring knowledge into operational plan with clients collaboration and sustainable buy- in.
  • Substantial experience using computerized financial information systems.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated team leader experience in finance, auditing or accounting department preferred.
  • Applies expert knowledge of current federal, state and local government programs. Applies expert level technical and administrative knowledge of the rules and regulations in the subject area and defends analyses and recommendations relating to a variety of issues.
  • Has a thorough knowledge of external regulations as well as internal corporate policies and procedures.
  • Proficient knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Fundamentals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated project and organizational skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify/resolve errors and prepare reports.
  • Ability to motivate and work well with others.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 18th September 2020


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