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Monday, November 13, 2017

Finance Officer Job at Pathfinder International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Finance Officer

Jobs at:
Pathfinder International

Deadline of this Job:
17thNovember 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. Pathfinder envisions a world where everyone has access to contraception, where there are zero new HIV infections, where no woman dies from preventable pregnancy-related complications, and where everyone leads a healthy sexual and reproductive life. We champion sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide, mobilizing communities most in need to break through barriers and forge their own path to a healthier future.
ln Uganda, Pathfinder promotes access to quality SRH services, creates linkages in Population, Family Planning and Environment and, in Partnership with Ministry of Health, plays a key role in integrated health systems strengthening through community health workers (CHWs). We seek highly motivated, talented and hardworking Ugandan nationals for the following position:
Position: Finance Officer
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager
Job Roles and Responsibilities
  • Maintain on a day to day basis records and documentation of all financial transactions.
  • Track and follow up on outstanding advances and ensure timely liquidation.
  •  Process reimbursement payments to participants of field activities, including per diem and transportation.
  •  Process the local payroll and administer benefits plan.
  • Prepare financial reports as well as participate in the preparation of reports to donor.
  • Review cash books and ledgers, prepare bank reconciliation statements and other elements of the Monthly management report.
  • Prepare month end close financial reports
  • Provide oversight to the use of the petty cash fund.
  •  Work with sub grantees/contactors to ensure adherence to donor, organizational and local policies and build capacity of local organizations to become successful and sustainable service providers.
  •  Conduct on site quarterly review of local partners‘ financial reports and develop corrective action plans.
  •  Review sub grantees/contractor’s budgets, budget modifications and raise quarterly funds request.
  •  Support the successful implementation of pathfinder programs in Uganda.
  • Perform assigned duties effectively and in a timely manner and undertake any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Job Requirements
  • A degree in Bachelor of Commerce or related fields from recognized institutions of higher learning
  • Three to five years‘ relevant experience in progressive responsible position.
  • USAID Previous experience and financial training will be added advantage.
  •  Experience in designing systems and using mobile money platforms to effect payments
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  •  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Desired personal qualities include integrity, patience, tact, mature judgment, and strong negotiating and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Job application procedure
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their cover letter and CV indicating current and expected salary, telephone contacts and three referees preferably supervisors to  Closing date for receiving applications will be 17thNovember 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.