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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Finance Literacy Field Officer Job at Cotton On Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Finance Literacy Field Officer

Jobs at:
Cotton On Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
22nd March 2019
Duty Station:
Masaka , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Date Posted: 11th March 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 2500000 , Minimum: 1750000 , Maximum: 7500000 , Period: MONTH
Position title: Finance Literacy Field Officer
Department: Cotton On Foundation UGANDA
Location: Masaka Office
Reports to: Finance & Administration Manager
Duration: 12 month Fixed Term dependent on successfully meeting 6 months’ probation period
Are you passionate about quality education, helping every child have access to a great school and supporting school improvements, teacher development and youth empowerment?
Are you energetic, innovative, and love to work hard and have fun while you do it? Can you inspire your team to have a lasting impact on education quality in Southern Uganda?
Then we would like to meet you……
About us
The Cotton On Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Cotton On Group and our mission is to develop 20,000 educational places by 2020. Through a unique partnership with customers and team members, the Cotton On Foundation is focused on empowering youth globally through the delivery of quality educational projects in Uganda, South Africa, Thailand and Australia.
Together, we believe we can help reduce poverty and improve the lives of those in need. We partner with communities to provide long-term opportunities across education, health, sustainability and infrastructure. Our products can be found in over 1,500 Cotton On Group stores globally with 100% of the proceeds contributing to empowering youth through quality education. That’s the 100% difference. To learn more about the Cotton On Foundation, head to:
The Cotton On Foundation is passionately driven by our team to create sustainable change by focusing on quality education and making it accessible for every child. The Cotton On Foundation has been working in Uganda since 2007, beginning with assistance to the village of Mannya. Work has expanded to Busibo and Namabaale villages, with potential that the Foundation will continue to work with additional villages in the future.
Position purpose:
The Finance Literacy Field Officer is a role within Cotton On Foundation Uganda. You will be responsible for providing financial support and new initiative implementation to the country programs in accordance with the legal requirements, highest ethical standards and generally acceptable accounting practices.
Under the defined specifications, the Finance Literacy Field Officer will ensure that the schools the Cotton On Foundation supports follow and implement all key Financial Literacy Guidelines and templates (including the implementation of online accounting software). This includes ensuring financial compliance, accounting procedures and other key organizational activities are in compliance with the policies and guidelines of Cotton On Foundation.

Qualifications and Experience
• Qualification in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration (Accounting) or Commerce
• At least three years’ experience working in a corporate or NGO environment
• Highly computer literate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Software specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Accounting Systems.
• Exposure to school bursar activities and the challenges associated with that role.

Other skills, knowledge, attributes and personal qualities:
• Good interpersonal & communication skills, high level of integrity and good moral conduct
• Experience working with sensitive / confidential information
• Strong analytical and reporting skills
• Ability to build strong working relationships in a team environment and with partners / stakeholders
• Excellent written English
• Self-directed and capable of working with minimum supervision
• Ability to work within tight deadlines
• Strong commitment to Cotton On Foundation’s cause and values
• An open personality and acceptance of all races, creeds and cultures
• Familiarity in support programs in international NGOs and knowledge of corporate social responsibility
• Excellent Language proficiency in Luganda (minimum) and other local languages from the regions the Cotton On Foundation operates.
• Experience and /or understanding of Ugandan educational system and government support.
• Preferably hold motorbike license.

Special requirements:
The candidate must be able to travel and live in the field locations in the rural areas of Southern Uganda
We are committed to personal and professional development, which is supported by an ever growing and expanding structure.

Job application procedure
NB: Ensure to apply online. Please see link
Should you experience any difficulties with the online application please forward your CV to the contact person below;
Nothando Dlamini - Human Resource Advisor, Uganda. Email address:
Closing date for application is 22nd March 2019.