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...

Showing posts with label Finance Jobs in Uganda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Finance Jobs in Uganda. Show all posts

Earn 19,000 Euros (83m) as Project Accounts Assistant at Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

Organization: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Remuneration: An Indicative basic salary of EUR19,836.48 (G5 salary scale equivalent) per annum, plus other related entitlements e.g. a Housing allowance of EUR 4,173.96 (per annum), and a Transport allowance of EUR 2,165.16 (per annum)
Job Ref: LVFO/ E€OFISH /HR/2020/02
Reports to: Head of Finance LVFO

About US:
The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) whose mandate is to coordinate the management and development of fisheries and aquaculture resources in the EAC region. The LVFO Secretariat is stationed in Jinja, Uganda.

About E€OFISH programme:
LVFO received a grant from the European Union (EU) to implement -Contribution of Sustainable Fisheries to the Blue Economy of the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Region – ECOFISH programme. The overall objective is to enhance equitable economic growth by promoting sustainable fisheries in the East African-South African-Indian Ocean (EA-SA-IO) region. The specific objective is to support sustainable management and development of fisheries, while addressing climate change resilience and enhancing marine biodiversity. The programme purpose is to support the implementation of fisheries management interventions on Lake Victoria.

About TRUEFISH Project:
LVFO has further received funding from EU through FAO to implement the TRUEFISH project. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development of a competitive, gender equitable and sustainable commercial aquaculture sector in order to support economic development and sustainable management of natural resources in the Lake Victoria basin. The project will deliver three result areas which include BUSINESS (access to commercial networks), SKILLS (availability and quality of local skilled workers in aquaculture-related businesses) and SUSTAINABILITY (sustainable and bio-secure regional aquaculture production systems).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Provide support in coordinating budgeting, payment and accounting services:
·        Ensure compliance with financial regulations and rules. Serve as principal an advocate for prudent, consistent and accountable management of the Project financial resources and assets.
·        Assist in ensuring that the financial procedures and practices implemented, conform to EU and/or EAC Financial Regulations and directives.
·        Assist in preparing all Project financial statements in a timely manner.
Provide support in developing the draft program budget:
·        Participate in the budget development process in liaison with the relevant desk officers in organization of program work plans for financial review.
·        Assist in ensuring that budgetary estimates are prepared in accordance with Project requirements, and planned activities implemented in time and within the approved allocated budget lines.
·        Providing information, analyses, explanations, and documentation in response to requests on budgetary matters from the relevant stakeholders
·        Assist in ensuring timely budget preparation, implementation and reporting.
Serve as an advisor on budgetary and financial matters:
·        Advise the Supervisor on the implementation of the approved budget and execute decisions taken regarding allocation and allotment of appropriations.
·        Report on the state of the Project finances to the Head of Finance for deliberations and decision-making on programme budgeting, finance and accounts.
·        Develop proposals for budgetary transfers, supplementary appropriations and management of surpluses.
·        Assist the Supervisor in ensuring appropriate financial reports, statements and other accountability reports are prepared in a timely manner, for submission to the Auditors.
Payment and Accounting services
Ensure accurate maintenance and updating of income and expenditure accounts for the Project:
·        Ensure the proper receipt, custody and disbursement of funds and oversee the banking and currency arrangements.
·        Manage the payments system and Records Register
·        Monitor and follow up on outstanding receivables and liabilities of the project both in the project journal and for transactions done through the office journal and ensures timely costly booking.
·        Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
·        Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with EU rules and regulations.
·        Reconcile sub ledgers in the system in a timely manner to identify any irregularities, mis-postings and raise correction journals for the Head of Finance’s certification
·        Prepare funds requisitions in a timely manner.
·        Ensure that the Trial Balance is balancing at any given time
·        Ensure access to timely, accurate and useful information with regard to the financial status of the project.
·        Report to the supervisor on budget/programme performance or substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in annual or triennial reports.
·        Ensure that the reports are prepared in timely manner.
·        Manage foreign currency exchange gain/loss.
·        Actively participates in project selection and valuation, audit and compliance reviews together with the Supervisor.
·        Assist in formulating responses to internal and external auditors.
·        Prepare periodical reports of the project
·        Assist in preparation of a funds requisition to the donor
·        Perform other related duties, as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant for the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) Project Accounts Assistant job should hold a diploma (or academic equivalent) with specialization in accounting, financial management, business administration or a related field.
·        Possession of a university degree and/or professional accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA or equivalent) is an added advantage.
·        A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in accounting, financial management, business administration, or a related field.
·        Experience with international accounting systems and financial operations management is an added advantage.
·        Experience with corporate performance management in the public or private sector.
·        Experience in managing programmes/projects within an international or regional organization, national government, or other public or private organization.
·        Experience with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
·        Languages: Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.

·        Professionalism
·        Accountability
·        Managing Performance
·        Ability to work under minimum supervision
·        Organization skills
·        Communication skills
·        Judgement/Decision-making

How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below.

·        Once you have created an account, you will be required to upload an application letter (pdf), detailed curriculum vitae (pdf), photocopies of academic certificates (pdf), names and contact details of three referees, and a copy of National Identity Card (pdf), or Passport (pdf).
·        Please quote the respective reference number on the application letter
·        Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to the email:
·        Nationality and age (birthdate); an application letter (Addressed to the Executive Secretary and must indicate the Job reference number); Certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; and three referees are key and must be provided
·        Only qualified candidates will be contacted. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.
·         LVFO Staff Rules and Regulations precludes consideration of applicants above fifty-five (55) years of age
·        LVFO does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process.

Deadline: Thursday, 3rd September 2020 by 17:00hrs local time.

For more of the latest jobs, please visit  or find us on our facebook page

UN Job Careers - Procurement Specialist - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:    Procurement Specialist

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.


Job Summary:  Under the overall guidance of DRR, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for management of the CO Procurement Unit, effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money in large Country Offices with large procurement volume. The Procurement Specialist manages the CO procurement and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. The Procurement Specialist promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.


The Procurement Specialist supervises and leads the support and professional staff of the Procurement Unit. The Procurement Specialist works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials to successfully deliver procurement services


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Elaboration and implementation of operational strategies

·        Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; elaboration of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.

·        CO Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit, harmonization of the workflows in the office.

·        Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.

·        Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of contract strategy in the CO including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, evaluation and negotiation of offers, management of the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment.

·        Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of strategic procurement in the CO including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.

Ensures efficient management of  procurement processes for CO, NIM/DIM projects and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:

·        Timely and proper preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects, establishment of the deadlines and monitoring of their implementation.

·        Establishment and implementation of proper monitoring system and control of procurement processes including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt and evaluation of quotations, bids or proposals, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation.

·        Certification of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).

·        Elaboration and implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase Orders (PO) are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.

·        Management of the implementation of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.

·        Supervision of preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for procurement services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.

·        Establishment and implementation of harmonized procurement services and elaboration of proposals on common services expansion in the UN, introduction and management of joint procurement for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform

Ensures elaboration, introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:

·        Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.

·        Management of the e-procurement system

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

·        Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.

·        Organization of trainings for Govt. staff on Procurement as required.

·        Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Procurement.

·        Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Procurement Specialist job must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

·        Five years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management.

·        Previous exposure and experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web-based management systems

·        Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable



·        Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

·        Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

·        People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

·        Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

·        Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions


How to Apply:

All Interested candidates please apply online at the link below


Click Here


Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


Deadline: 10th August 2020


For more of the latest jobs, please visit  or find us on our facebook page

Field Finance Officer US NGO Job Vacancies - Mercy Corps

Job Title:    Field Finance Officer 

Organization: Mercy Corps

Duty Station: Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Finance Officer


About US:

Mercy Corps has been present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance, conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors.


Job Summary:  The Field Finance Officer is responsible for financial reviews, budget monitoring, reporting, resource management, coordinating with others, compliance with donor and MC internal policies and timely submission of quality reports as required by supervisor in Arua


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Supervision of Finance Assistant in the field office location

·        Reviews of PRs, Contracts and payments to ensure coding follows the standard chart of accounts, coded budget/BVA and that all expenditure is compliant to Donor and MC internal policies.

·        Ensure/match invoices/receipts, completion reports with GRN and other required documents.

·        Review cash transactions on a daily basis and enter all bank transactions, making sure they meet all Donor and MC standards.

·        Coordinate, prepare and submit weekly and monthly cash requirement for field offices, to ensure sufficient cash is available, monitor its use and ensure there is no excess cash

·        Collect, analyze and consolidate monthly cash forecast from program and support department and submit to SFO in Kampala office.

·        Perform all timely and accurate financial procedures i.e bank reconciliations and cash counts are done as per the MCU FFM.

·        Make sure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and other taxes are accurately computed and withheld accordingly

·        Facilitate monthly analysis of expenditure reports, coordination pf meetings to review grant performance and grant projections

·        Coordinate with field admin to collect and review all offices summary and individual staff time sheets and submit for payroll processing every month.

·        Provide on-going orientation, training and support to Program and Finance staff on Mercy Corps and respective donors rules and regulations

·        Any other tasks to be assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant for the Mercy Corps Field Finance Officer job must hold a BA/S or equivalent in accounting or finance is required.

·        Three years of experience in grants and financial management and accounting.

·        Adequate understanding of donor rules and regulations is required.

·        Three years international NGO/PVO experience is preferred.

·        Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.

·        Demonstrated experience and skill with financial reports preparation and presentation and proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.

·        Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting software experience.

·        Prior management experience and strong organizational skills preferred.

·        Excellent oral and written English skills

·        Willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps and sub grantees field offices and project sites.

·        Success Factors

·        An ability to support programmatic objectives with timely and meaningful financial information is essential. 

·        A demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary. 

·        An impeccable professional standard of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below


Click Here


Deadline: 14th August 2020


For more of the latest jobs, please visit  or find us on our facebook page

Livelihoods Technical Coordinator NGO Job Careers - ALIGHT (American Refugee Committee)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Technical Coordinator

Organization: ALIGHT (American Refugee Committee)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Programs Coordinator


About US:

ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.


Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Technical Coordinator will be responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and monitoring the implementation of Livelihoods Program activities to assist the achievement of the program overall objectives. He / she will ensure that the ALIGHT livelihoods program delivers high-quality programming and builds on ongoing activities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Provide overall technical leadership in developing and monitoring the implementation of ALIGHT livelihoods strategy and constantly push to maximize both value for livelihoods activities as well as innovation within the sector works.

·        Contribute to proposal development in regard to livelihoods, providing high quality and well researched elements to proposals when requested.

·        Ensure a cross-sectoral approach for integrating Protection, WASH and MHPSS mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction in livelihoods program intervention across all sites and applying market systems approach across all sectors.

·        Provide leadership in planning and budgeting for the livelihoods sector at both Country and field level in line with Alight mission and financial management guidelines.

·        Manage livelihoods project budget at country level and ensures expenses are incurred in line with approved budget

·        Establish and maintain productive working relationships with Local Government officials, Line departments, Refugee leaders, OPM, UNHCR and other Partners implementing livelihoods.

·        Provide leadership in the support of creation of linkages, setting up IGAs, alternative livelihood options, business owners and financial skill development and expansion of good practices amongst the beneficiaries.

·        Monitor livelihoods program development/implementation and identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.

·        In liaison with the Operations department, develop and monitor the implementation of the procurement plan for livelihoods program intervention.

·        Provide technical support in identification, development and strengthening of partnerships relevant to the livelihoods sector at both country and site level in line with ALIGHT livelihoods strategy and Alight procedures.

·        Lead the process of reporting on the project progress for livelihoods intervention at country level through a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) on a periodical basis.

·        Coordinate the identification of staff capacity gaps and technical assistance needs for capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.

·        Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in livelihoods and market-systems programming for staff through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching to staff.

·        Provide leadership support to livelihoods groups in the process of developing viable business, savings, and expenses plans, with heavy focus on integration of livelihoods activities in local markets, both refugee and host community, and, where relevant, regional markets;

·        Lead the development and implementation of livelihoods assessments, rapid surveys, and provide insight on opportunities for livelihoods promotion which reflect local capacities, resources, and aspirations of beneficiaries.

·        Engage with Alight Global Livelihoods Advisor and livelihoods staff across the organization to share experiences and learn new approaches and technology that might benefit our customers.

·        Perform any other duties assigned to you by supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agric-Business Management, Economics, Finance, Food Security or related field;

·        A minimum of five years of work experience in Food Security and Livelihoods programming.

·        Strong familiarity with mobile financial management services and technology including PayGo

·        Previous experience in providing technical assistance and developing successful livelihoods proposals for external donor funding is required, in particular US government donors and UNHCR.

·        Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods, including cash and market-based programming, and microfinance, General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.

·        Experience in business development, human-centered project design and proposal development in Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods, including technical writing.

·        Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, private sector and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.

·        Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks


Behavioral competences:

·        Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment.

·        Strong written and oral communication skills.

·        Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills.

·        Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

·        High level of integrity, accountability and responsibility.

·        Good interpersonal skills and ability and inclination to work in / with teams.

·        High level of self-drive, discipline and desire to achieve.

·        Ability to work with minimal supervision, hit deadlines, and produce high-quality outputs.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications online at the link below.


Click Here


Deadline: 7th August 2020


For more of the latest jobs, please visit  or find us on our facebook page




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...