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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Finance and Administrative Officer Job at Samaritan’s Purse - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Finance and Administrative Officer

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Samaritan’s Purse

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Reports to: Senior Finance Officer
Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease with the aim of sharing God’s love.
Job Summary: The Finance/Admin Officer will support Program Managers by providing finance and Admin coordination for the Kiryandongo Base field Base. He/She shall also be responsible for assisting Program Managers in the development of efficient financial and administrative systems for accountability and monitoring purposes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Finance Roles
  • Ensure that SP finance and procurement policies are uniformly applied by all SP Lira programs, in close liaison with SP Program Managers, SP Field Logistics Officer and SP Kampala Finance Manager.
  • Liaising with the bank with regards to SP Uganda transactions.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure smooth running of financial disbursement and accountability.
  • Support staff and managers in implementing effective financial systems and accounting procedures.
  • Financial monitoring and proper recording of base and program expenditure in a timely fashion.
  • Timely financial reporting to SP Kampala Finance Office as per set reporting deadlines.
  • Compiling, checking and proper filing of all finance documents.
  • Involvement in composing suitable financial reports on activities funded by IHQ, affiliates and Grantors.
  • Assist with internal, external and specific program audits.
  • Ensure that financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance with Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Any other duties or responsibilities assigned by the program manager(s) and the Finance Manager, Kampala.
     Relieving other finance officers at their respective field offices.
  •  With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse.
    Admin Roles:
  •  Oversee and maintain cleanliness both within and outside office premises.
  • Facilitate purchase of general cleaning and stationary supplies as well keeping records of their stock and usage per project in accordance with SP finance policy;
  •  Work closely with the Admin manager to coordinate hospitality services for visitors, including transport, lodging and reception at given office plus any other arrangements that arise.
  •  Ensure regular liaison with service providers to improve service delivery; keep contacts and updates, timely payments, provide brochures to them for easy recognition and communication and a good relationship. Examples are umeme, water, rent, security, newspapers, among others.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all administrative activities, enabling tracking and cross-checking of requests, preparing summary reports to Admin manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Samaritan’s Purse Finance and Administrative Officer job placement should hold possess adequate finance training
  • A minimum of two years of experience in Finance and Administration roles
  • Good computer skills (Ms Excel, accounting software)
  • Analytical skills
  •  High Integrity
  •  Keen attention to detail
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV, covering letter and relevant documentation via email to HR: