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Director Finance and Administration Job at Uganda Wildlife Authority - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Director Finance and Administration

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Uganda Wildlife Authority

Deadline of this Job:
27th March, 2017

Duty Station:
UWA HEADQUARTERS

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Job details:
BACKGROUND
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities. UWA was established in 1996 and is managed in accordance with the Wildlife Act Cap 200.
The Mission of UWA is: “To conserve, economically develop and sustainably manage the wildlife and protected areas of Uganda in partnership with neighboring communities and other stakeholders for the benefit of the people of Uganda and the global community.
UWA, an equal opportunity employer wishes to recruit high caliber, self-motivated and result oriented Ugandan nationals to fill the position below.
NB: Eligible candidates must be ready to undertake relevant technical training and accept to be bonded for a specified period of time after such training.
JOB TITLE : DIRECTOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SUPERVISES: DEPUTY DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT
LOCATION: UWA HEADQUARTERS
SALARY SCALE :UWA 02
CONTRACT DURATION: FOUR (4) YEARS RENEWABLE .
AGE LIMIT : NOT MORE THAN 48 YEARS
VACANCIES: 1
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To develop and implement adequate financial systems and procedures that comfort to the professional standards and support the core finance and administration functions of UWA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Developing & putting in place financial control systems and procedures in accordance with government regulations and professional accounting standards.
  • Ensuring preparation of annual accounts within the statutory deadline in accordance with professional accounting standards and prepare quarterly reports. '
  • Liaising with the office of the Auditor General for the conduct of audits and preparation of audit reports in accordance with professional accounting standards.
  • Ensuring preparation of annual budgets and departmental plans that optimise the resources available to the financial commitments of UWA in line with the stipulated guidelines.
  • Undertaking an advisory role to both the Board of Trustees and Management on the financial performance of UWA in accordance with the approved budgets and reporting guidelines.
  • Supervising the maintenance of accounting records, vouchers and other documentation and record all financial transactions of UWA in line with financial procedures and accounting standards.
  • Cross checking that all the financial commitments and payments by UWA are properly authorized, settled in a timely manner, in accordance with approved financial procedures.
  • Supervising the collection and banking of all revenues due to UWA in accordance with the financial procedures.
  • Ensuring preparation of Business Plans in order to identify and focus on the strategies to achieve financial sustainability in line with the strategic plan.
  • Preparing annual and quarterly work plans and quarterly performance reports
  • Provide advice to UWA Management and Board of Trustees on the financial performance of UWA in accordance with the approved budgets and reporting guidelines.
  • Undertake routine review of cash flow needs and advise on potential investment of surplus funds.
  • Supervising and ensuring appraisal of staff in Finance and Administration department.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisors from time to time.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Should possess an Honors Bachelor‘s Degree in either Commerce, Business Administration or any other relevant Degree from a recognised University or institution.
  • Possession of full Professional Accounting qualifications such ACCA CPA is a must.
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field from a recognised University or institution is a must.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Should have at least eight (8) years working experience in Finance and Administration, three (3) of which should have been served at Senior Managerial level.
COMPETENCES:
  • Good knowledge of the principles and practices of running a government body or an agency like UWA and the rules and procedures that govern Uganda Wildlife Authority.
  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and computer skills in accounting software.
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills with ability to drive a directorate to successful accomplishment of the financial objectives.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Concern for quality and standards;
  • Good time management attributes
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Leadership and Team work.
  • Finance Management
  • Human Resource Management.
  • Ethics and Integrity.
Job application procedure
Suitable candidates should send their application with a detailed Curriculum vitae bearing contacts of three (3) competent Referees, a daytime telephone contact, copies of Academic Documents and relevant Appointment letters to any of the addresses below: Either: Email: hr-recruit@ugandawildlife.org  or: The Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority Plot 7 Kira' Road, Kamwokya, P.O. Box 3530 Kampala
CLOSING DATE: 27th March, 2017.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.