Grants and Finance Coordinator

June 11, 2024
Application ends: June 21, 2024
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Deadline date:
June 21, 2024

Job Description

ActionAid International Uganda is a national development organisation affiliated to ActionAid international (AAI) a global federation of independent members and national programs operation in 47countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. AAIU’s mission is to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their community’s people’s organisations, activists, social movement and their supporters. AAIU therefore, seeks to recruit a suitably qualified, self-driven, result-oriented, dynamic and competent person to fill the positions of Finance and Grants Coordinator, and Fundraising and Sponsorship coordinator.

Job Title:  Grants and Finance Coordinator (1) based in Kampala, Head Office

Reports to: Finance and Operations Manager

Responsible for: Finance and Grants Officers, Regional Finance Officers

Job role: To provide financial and grants management support, monitoring and coordination of project activities within the framework of AAIU/AAI and ensuring all policies and procedures, donor regulations, accounting standards and local laws are complied with.

Key Result Areas:

  1. Coordinate the financial planning and budgeting for project(s) in line with AAIU/AAI and Donor requirements
  2. Provide technical support to partners and staff in project fundraising, donor fund management.
  3. Ensure timely and accurate financial donor reports are prepared in line with donor requirement, AAI/AAIU policies and procedures
  4. Prepare and attend to the needs of projects internal and external auditors and implement recommendations in line with Financial Procedures Manual (FPM)
  5. Support the implementation of an internal control system to maintain the financial integrity and compliance with AAIU policies, procedures, national laws and donor requirements
  6. Support the implementation of an internal control system to maintain the financial integrity and compliance with AAIU policies, procedures, national laws and donor requirements
  7. Provide support and guidance to grants and contracts management to ensure adherence to AAI requirements
  8. Supervise, motivate, appraise staff and build capacity of staff and partners in line with Human Resource Plan (HRP) and other Organizational policies

Person Specifications

  1.  Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in commerce, Business Administration, Financial Management or Accounting from a recognized University. Professional Accounting qualifications, CPA or ACCA is a MUST.
  2.  Experience: At least four years of relevant work experience, two of which should have been in Grants and contract management, preferably at the managerial level in a reputable organization.
  3. Competencies: Contract and Grants Management, Budgeting and budgetary control, Communication and negotiation skills, Interpersonal skills, Computerized Accounting Skills, Transformative, feminist leadership skills, Analytical skills, Ability to establish critical working relationships, Ability to promote and safeguard AAU policies

Applications (Cover letter, CV, and certified academic documents as one document) sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org clearly addressed to The Human Resource and Administration Officer, ActionAid International Uganda, Plot number 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, P.O Box 676 Kampala not later than Friday 21st June 2024 by 1:00 Pm. We will respond to ONLY shortlisted candidates.

Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified WOMEN are especially encouraged to apply. ActionAid International is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer: ActionAid International Uganda does not solicit money from its Applicants!