Jobs in Uganda - Project Finance and Grants Officer Job at Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Project Finance and Grants Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 19 March 2021

Hiring Organization: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967. AKF is a private, not—for—profit international development agency that seeks to provide long--term solutions to society's problems. AKF brings together human, financial, and technical resources to address challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. AKF has a special focus on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity, and improving the overall quality of life, especially for women and girls. AKF's primary areas of focus are; Education; Early Childhood Development (ECU); Health and Nutrition; Civil Society; Agriculture and Food Security; and Economic inclusion.
AKF is committed to improving the quality of life of all boys and girls, women and men in the communities we work. To achieve this, AKF delivers multi—sector programming in the above sectors and assumes a holistic and systems approach ensuring all interventions are globally informed. locally rooted, are embedded in government and. community interests and structures, and work to promote social inclusion, equity, and pluralism.
About the Project
The AKDN East Africa COVID-19 Response Project will provide rapid response funds to various local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to enable them to reach their most vulnerable constituents with support based on their emerging needs arising from the COVID—19 pandemic. The program will also provide a platform, comprising Human Centered Design workshops, flexible grants, and mentorship, to support young entrepreneurs to design innovative business solutions that will meet the medium to short term needs of the community emerging from the pandemic. The 2.5year project will be implemented in Central and West Nile(Arua)regions of Uganda.
AKF invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacancies:
Title: Project Finance and Grants Officer
Reports to: Country Finance Manager/ Programme Manager
Location: Kampala .

Position Description
The Foundation is looking for a dynamic Finance and Grants Officer to manage efficient operation of the programme's financial management processes and procedures and facilitate production of quality financial reports to support timely decision making. The Officer will also be responsible for providing support to partners/beneficiaries of flexible response funds to ensure that the funds are well managed and properly reported on.

Key responsibilities
• Preparation of grant and management financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
• Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses and appraise the project manager on key issues for action.
• Ensure compliance with internal and donor financial policies, as well as tax and other applicable requirements.
• Maintain sub—grant financial records and coordinate with the program department to reconcile financial records with sub—grants awarded.
• Monitor financial compliance of sub—grantees and bring any potential non—c0mpliance issues to the attention of the Finance and program heads. Provide guidance and support to subgrantees/beneficiaries of the response funds to ensure the proper financial management of the funds disbursed to them.
• Ensure proper reconciliation of the financial and administrative functions with" fieldwork processes through coordination and consultation with the other programme staff.
• Ensure that assets are adequately recorded, monitored, safeguarded and disposed of in the most efficient and effective manner, in order to. minimize risk of loss. mismanagement and increased cost of maintenance.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
• Bachelors’ degree in finance and Accounting.
• Full professional qualification ACCA / CPA is and added advantage
• At least three (3) years financial administration experience.
• At least three (3) years’ experience working with international organizations and/or Non-Governmental Organizations which are multi funded.
• Proficiency in using FIS, iscala / business dynamics.
• Understanding of budget and cost control management essential.
• Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
• Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.
• Excellent written and spoken English.
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products Word. Excel and PPT and other relevant software and tools.
• Local National Candidates Strongly Preferred.
• Strong report writing skills.

Job Education Requirements: Bachelors’ degree

Job Experience Requirements: three (3) years

Application procedure

Click on the following link to apply . Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV including contacts of three references, by 19th March 2021.

Date Posted: 2021-03-08




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