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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Finance Officer- Schools Job at Promoting Equality in Africa ( PEAS ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Finance Officer- Schools

Jobs at:
Promoting Equality in Africa ( PEAS )

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, 22ndMay, 2017 by 5.00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) is a UK based charity/social enterprise with a mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’. PEAS establishes and operates low—cost secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia in areas where access to quality secondary education is limited due to cost and geographical baniers. PEAS’ interventions are built upon 3 pillars of education impact; Access, Quality and Sustainability. Since opening its first schools in 2008, the PEAS network has grown to 30 schools, and we are currently educating over 13,000 students PEAS has a small team of about 10 people in London who provide fundraising, programme and management support to the country teams. PEAS Uganda has about 50 staff at the Country Office team and over 600 staff working in the network schools. PEAS Uganda is seeking to urgently fill the following vacancy.
Position: Finance Officer- Schools
Report to: Finance Manager- Schools
Role Summary: The Finance Officer Schools exists to provide financial oversight and financial services to the PEAS schools network in accordance with PEAS financial policies and standards. This includes support on internal reporting requirements and overseeing/coordinating the work of the finance teams in PEAS schools (School Director & Bursar) as necessary. The Finance Officer Schools will also play a role of supporting the capacity development of school leaders for the day to day management of school finance operations.

  • Coordinate and lead the preparation of annual and forecast budgets for PEAS schools in collaboration with school leaders.
  • Facilitate internal audits and the implementation of audit recommendations
  •  Provide on -going technical support to the finance teams and school leaders
  • Ensure schools comply with monthly filing of mandatory financial returns of NSSF, PAYE
  • Monitor the day-to-day finance transactions Ibr PEAS schools
  • Ensure salary and benefits paid to PEAS schools staff are correct and in accordance with PEAS’ HR and policies.
  • Support the periodical reviews and updates as necessary of PEAS schools finance policies, systems and procedures and ensure these meet agreed standards

  • Participate in the recruitment and induction of new members to the PEAS schools finance team.
  • Provide leadership, management and support to PEAS schools finance team members, which includes providing regular supervision, identifying learning and development opportunities, performance management and conducting annual performance reviews.
Experience and qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • At least 3 years general accounting and financial management experience Good understanding of accounting and financial standards Familiarity with and experience of using computerized accounting packages e.g. Quick books
  • Good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office applications especially Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in the training and mentoring of finance staff
Skills, Knowledge and Personal attributes
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others
  • Report writing skills
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadline
  • Strong team player
Job application procedure
Please submit a cover letter (paying particular attention to the person specification) and curriculum vitae to email :  . Include all portions of your application in one attached document as a PDF document, and use the Job Title as the subject of your email or
Apply to:
The Human Resource Manager.
PEAS Uganda
P. 0. Box 23308, Kampala
Plot 2881, Blodt 216, Ntinda Kisaasi, Mumbejja Road, opposite Ndere Centre.
Only complete applications shall be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be short- listed and contacted.
PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. PEAS has a strict Child Protection Policy and all staff are expected to abide by it. Closing date for applications: Monday, 22ndMay, 2017 by 5.00pm . Interview date will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates a week after closing
Full job descriptions can be obtained from PEAS. Website: