Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
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
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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