Jobs in Uganda - Financial Controller Job at The Hunger Project Uganda

Financial Controller Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 09 March 2021

Hiring Organization: The Hunger Project Uganda

The Hunger Project — Uganda (THP-U) is part of the Global Hunger Project. THP has been implementing integrated Gender Focused Community Led Development (GFCLD) programs since 1999, and so far, has presence in 10 districts in Uganda; in which TH PU has empowered 12 clusters of rural communities! villages known as Epicenters to end their own hunger and poverty through the Epicenter strategy. The epicenters are located in the districts of lganga, Kiboga, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Mbale, Mpigi, Butambala, Wakiso, Kyankwanzi and in 2019, THP-U commenced programme operations in Druka epicenter Nwoya District.
Right2Grow Project:
The Hunger Project, World ‘vision, Action Against Hunger, Save the Children, CEGAA a (South African based Centre for Economic Governance and Accountability in Africa and Max Foundation (Dutch based organizations] teamed up into the Right 2 Grow consortium and applied for Dutch funding under the power of voices funding stream.
ln Uganda the grant is implemented by The Hunger Project Uganda as a lead partner, World Vision Uganda, Action Against Hunger and CEGAA in collaboration with local partners. The Right2Grow Consortium in Uganda is a mix of lntemational, National and Local Civil Society Organisation and platforms with various expertise in nutrition and WASH advocacy, budget tracking and monitoring, and community-led development. The consortium members make use of promising practices to ensure government decision- makers and other key stakeholders can effectively address undernutrition in a multi-sectoral, gender-sensitive and inclusive way. The Hunger Project Uganda will lead implementation of Right2Grow programme in the Districts of Kabale, Maracha, Nwoya and Bugweri.
Right2Grow dream is for every child to be able to reach full potential; and no children under 5 are undernourished (aligned to SDG 2.2). The project aims at strengthening civil society to advocate for an enabling environment to tackle stunting reduction for children under 5 in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, South Sudan and Uganda.
The Hunger Project Uganda is looking for qualified and experienced people to join the exciting Right2Grow Uganda consortium team by applying for the following job openings;
Post: Financial Controller
Reports to: Head Finance and Administration
Consortium Coordinator
Duty Station: Country Office, Kampala
Project: Right2Grow Uganda Programme
Job summary: The position will contribute to efficient programs and grants management including budgeting, reporting and grants monitoring roles. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Support to Project Team:
• Take lead and oversee annual project budget preparations at District and sub county levels.
• Enforce financial controls, processes and procedures are followed and implemented.
• Act as a liaison for financial management and system development in consultation with the supervisor.
• Coordinate financial support to the partners of Right2Grow program in preparing financial reports.
Accounting Processes, Coordination and Service Delivery:
• Ensure adequate budget review before signing voucher payments of activities that need funding.
• Ensure proper cash disbursement vouchers, cash receipts and pay roll are accurately and timely completed for authorization before posting is made
• Oversee any project audits and implement recommendations thereafter.
• Monitor financial transactions and reconcile the project reports and advances register
• Support the Right2 Grow partners in the use of the financial framework, within the implementation Country. When needed, liaise with THP Global in the Netherlands.
• Develop/revise THP budgets for programs and ensure proper contracting and compliance.
• Monitor program expenditures, write financial reports for THP Uganda and consolidate Country level financial reporting from other consortium partners locally.
• Supervise and follow-up on audit and financial reports from R2G Consortium partners and CSOs in Uganda.
• Responsible for the budgeting, financial reports, compliance and audits of Right2Grow within your country.
• Collaborate in the development of the financial framework for this partnership, and support the Right2Grow program teams in your organization as well as provide aiding other partners in the Right2Grow country level consortium with budgetary issues.
Treasury and Banking:
• Ensure cheque books are properly handled
• Establish control cash registers where need be
• Review and coordinate bank reconciliations
• Prepare payment transfers
• Ensure a well coordinated process for cash forecast monthly and quarterly basis for each partner
Grants and Budget Compliance:
• Consolidate and submit quarterly financial reports in accordance with donor requirements.
• Participate in annual work planning process with a focus on budget preparation
• Analyse financial reports and provide recommendations to the Project Manager on planning
• Perform any other tasks in accordance to the project expectations.

Qualifications, Education and experience
• Bachelors of Accounting, / Finance/ Science in Accounting and Finance
• Full CPA or Level 2 and above would be an added advantage
• At least 3 years of relevant experience as a project accountant I financial controller.
• An analytical and accurate team player, with sensitivity for process and collaboration. Have some experience with grants from large institutions preferably with partnership grants.
• Have good skills in accounting systems and MS Excel analytics.
• You will be decisive, hands on, accurate and stress-resistant.
• You will be enthusiastic about our themes and approach.

Job Skills : Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

Application procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send their applications, detailed CV and copies of their academic certificates as a single PDF document by email to  Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line. Hard copies can be delivered to; The Hunger Project Uganda — Plot BA, Nakasero Lane, Kisozi Complex P.0. Box 26393, Kampala. Deadline for application is not later than 9th March, 2021 by 5:00pm.

Date Posted: 2021-03-02




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