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FHI 360

Vacancy title:

Finance Director

Deadline of this Job:

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Job details:

Director, Finance-Uganda

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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We seek qualified candidates for the position of Director, Finance in Uganda.

Position Description: This position will be responsible for the overall financial and

administrative leadership and oversight to a USAID-funded, 5-year, multi-million

dollar health communication program in Uganda. Availability of position is

contingent upon issuance of a USAID Request for Applications (RFA)/Request for

proposals (RFP), and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. This

position reports to the Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party and will be based in


The Director, Finance will: Provide monitoring and financial oversight to strategic

and local partners who are recipients of project funds. Provide technical

assistance in financial, accounting and administrative matters relating to the

implementation of the project. Review capacity of implementing partners on a

regular basis and provide appropriate training to build their capacity. Conduct

periodic site-visits to partners to review their financial records and internal control

systems. Provide project management with periodic financial and management

reports for the project. Prepare donor reports including quarterly financial reports,

pipeline and accruals report. Liaise with external and internal auditors in the review

of country operations and the control environment. Ensure procurement process is

compliant to FHI 360 policies and donor regulations. Supervise the finance and

administration staff.

Minimal Requirements: Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent in

Business, Finance, Accounting, Commerce or related fields required. Masters

degree and Certified Public Accountant - CPA (K) / CPA (U) preferred. 10 + years

of finance management experience, with minimum 8 years experience in

administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international

development assistance programs. Ability to travel within country or region and

internationally if needed. Significant exposure to project accounting, sub-grantee

management, and management of USAID funds, including contracts and grants;

Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets;

Program management and implementation experience in Uganda; Relevant

computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS

Office), high level proficiency with MS Excel, and experience working with online

banking systems; Strong written and verbal English communication skills;

Demonstrated ability in managing partners and staff supervision; Strong

intercultural supervisory and team building skills and experience; Ability to work

independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow; Demonstrated

experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget

development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger,

payroll, and accounting for an international NGO; Demonstrated experience and

good working knowledge of USAID and other US Government organizations'

financial reporting requirements, compliance, rules and regulations is required;

Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage.

*Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient

to successfully perform the

key responsibilities of the job.

Job application procedure

Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at

www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at

www.fhi360.org. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary

requirements. Please specify source in your application.
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