Jobs in Uganda - Grants and Compliance Officer Job at TechnoServe Inc.


TechnoServe Inc.

Grants and Compliance Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 15 July 2021

Hiring Organization: TechnoServe Inc.

Job Details:

Program Description:
Through the four-year HortiMAP program funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Technoserve and partners BID Network and Impact Capital Africa will transform the horticulture industry in Uganda. The program combines catalytic funding through a Market Development Facility and Technical Assistance fund to leverage private sector and local resources and expertise to strengthen SMEs and local supply chains, while delivering world-class entrepreneurship training to farmers and retailers to realize their potential. These interventions are expected to increase incomes for more than 31,000 horticulture farmers, create 11,000 jobs, and improve access to healthy, safe food for 250,000 Ugandan consumers.
Position Description:
Title: MDF Grants and Compliance Officer
Program: HortiMAP
Report to: HortiMAP Project Finance & Operations Manager
Location: Kampala
Travel: Remote rural locations
This position is part of the Horticultural Market Development Facility / Administrative team which delivers high quality technical assistance and co-investment opportunities to identified MDF clients.
The MDF Grants and Compliance Officer will work closely with the MDF Lead and Partnership Managers. S/he will provide Guidance to partner organizations, ensuring compliance with TNS and EKN policies, as well as funding and reporting requirements from inception to contract closure in accordance with the MDF grant agreements and other appropriate protocols.


Key roles and responsibilities
• Review work-plans and budget from client to ensure compliance with the MDF planning, monitoring and evaluation guidelines;
• Ensure contractual reporting and implementation by clients;
• Receive and assess financial reports from partners ensuring compliance with the MDF manual requirement on proper reporting of expenditures, invoicing, procurement and asset management;
• Follow up on issues raised by partnership managers and co-funders and ensure resolution;
• Track processes in relation to disbursement receipts, financial reports, completed assessment tools and audited financial statements to Data basics;
• Participate in risk assessment and induction of new clients on financial management;
• Prepare grant financial reports in relation to the allocated TA;
• Monitor adherence and compliance to financial control systems, policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications, skills and experience
• A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Statistics;
• Minimum of three years’ field and technical experience in Compliance and Grants Management in the Private Sector perspective; OR Master’s degree & 1-year experience
• Strong private sector experience and entrepreneurial skills;
• Experience in the financial markets and products;
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with high level of attention to detail and accuracy;
• Good computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint);
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills a must;
• Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports;
• Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships.

Success Factors:
Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

Core Competencies include:
• Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.
• Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.
• Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.
• Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports diversity efforts. Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.
• Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.
• Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyze situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.
• Results Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.
• Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.
• Business Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and take decisions that make an impact on the overall business performance.

Job Specific/Technical Competencies include:
• Computer Literacy: Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use specific computer programs or applications for own functional area. Has the ability to improve performance by integrating new and existing technology into the workplace.
• Financial & Resource Management: an important competency program staff must possess to enable them budget properly based on facts and change course when necessary, knowledge of finance to develop and manage budgets.
• Internal Client Focus: Client Focus is based on the ability to understand the client’s needs and concerns in the short to long-term and to provide sound recommendations and/or solutions.
• Compliance & Governance: Compliance with and knowledge of company policies, applicable legislation, grant requirements, donor contracts, the local labor code and tax laws.

Education
Required
Bachelors or better in Accounting or related field.

Experience
Required
• Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports; • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships.
• Strong private sector experience and entrepreneurial skills; • Experience in the financial markets and products;
• A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Statistics; • Minimum of three years’ field and technical experience in Compliance and Grants Management in the Private Sector perspective; OR Master’s degree & 1-year experiences

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Date Posted: 2021-07-06

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