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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Director, Finance Job at IntraHealth International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Director, Finance

Jobs at:
IntraHealth International

Deadline of this Job:

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

The purpose of the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project is to strengthen the capacities of central ministries, districts, health professional councils, private not for profit and health training institutions to effectively and efficiently plan, manage and utilize the health workforce, and strengthen systems for sustained health worker performance to improve health outcomes for the people of Uganda.
Post: Director, Finance
Job Purpose
The Director, Finance will offer fiscal leadership for the project, ensuring the project can effectively use USAID resources to meet project goals. S/he will be responsible for the financial systems of lntraHealth, including the following functions: compliance oversight function, auditing function, accounting and financial reporting function, budgeting and budget management, and supervisory and liaison function.

Key Functions
  •  Oversee keeping of proper books of accounts for the project
  • Approve all Activity and Travel advances, Payment vouchers, Journal & Receipt Vouchers
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions including safe custody of accountable documents.
  • Lead the annual work-planning and budgeting process
  • Ensure that project budgets are complete, accurate and a sound representation of the project financial needs.
  • Ensure that all activities are implemented as per the approved work plan and budget
  • Contribute towards ensuring that operational and finance Manuals are up to date with the legislative requirements
  •  Serve as the liaison with external auditors, facilitate internal and external audits
  •  Prepare responses to audit findings and follow-up on the implementation of audit recommendations
  • Ensure that all supervisees have updated job profiles and that these have been clearly communicated and well understood
  • Provide mentorship and targeted capacity building to finance and program team in topical finance areas through information-sharing sessions, trainings and brown-bags.
Education/ Experience Requirement
  •  Master's Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field.
  • Professional qualification in CPA or ACCA.
  • Minimum eight years’ experience in large-scale, complex, international projects including experience in the fiscal management of United States Government (USG) projects with a strong preference for USAID contracts and cooperative agreements.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Proficiency using online financial systems and databases.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology as well as principles and accepted procedures associated with USAID regulations is highly desirable.
  • A high level of analytical skill and sound judgment is required as this position requires a high level of independent judgment with regard to lntraHealth financial management, and regulations. Familiarity with compliance regulations and the Federal Acquisition Regulations is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of US and Ugandan Government laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up and maintain accounting and financial management systems and ability to build and review budgets.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English, and ability to negotiate with partners and USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team-based environment, supervise a professional team and ability to interact with a variety of technical, program and other specialists.
  • Excellent personal integrity and confidentiality.
Job application procedure
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant post. To apply, submit CV, USAID 1420 form (contractor employee biographical data sheet) and three references. See full job description and submit application online by searching for the position at