Finance and Administration Manager

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Uganda
Organization: Women's International Peace Centre
Closing date: 23 Dec 2020

About Women’s International Peace Centre

Women’s International Peace Centre, formerly Isis-WICCE, is a feminist organization founded in 1974 and based in Kampala, Uganda. Our mission is to ignite women’s leadership, amplify their voices and deepen their impact in recreating peace. Our WEAVE model intersects research (on women’s specific experiences and needs), evidence-based advocacy (to influence national, regional and international policy and practice), holistic healing (to enable women’s wellbeing and participation in peace processes), skills and movement building (to equip WHRDs with necessary skills, build networks and facilitate exchange of strategies to advance women’s leadership for peace.

The Peace Centre works in Africa, Asia, at regional and global level with women war survivors, women human rights defenders, and women’s rights organizations to amplify women’s voices and advocate for policies and programmes tackling the impact of conflict on women and communities using our WEAVE model. The Peace Centre’s current strategic plan (2019-2022) focuses on amplifying the voices and agency of women and women’s rights organisations to build and sustain inclusive peace and security in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, South Sudan and Uganda

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Finance Manager will assume a leadership role of ensuring real-time financial data and reports to enable internal decision- making processes, timely reporting of project funds as well as accountability for the funds disbursed to staff, ensuring compliance to the appropriate principles and procedures, and regulatory compliance in order to improve the overall financial aspect of the organization.

They will

  • Lead the financial planning process; (Financial strategies and (Financial strategies and fore casting, budgeting for The Peace Centre undertakings (annual, new initiatives, strategic plans, departmental)

  • Lead the process of updating the Financial Policies and Procedures Manual.

  • Manage the effective application and adherence of The Peace Centre financial policy, procedures and controls in all departments and at all levels.

  • Continuously review, evaluate and develop the internal financial systems to maintain full financial integrity of the organization

  • Payroll management (employee pay records and benefits)

  • Preparation of budgets and funding requests.

  • Ensure effective undertaking of the accounting function in The Peace Centre.

  • Control and monitor budgetary utilization by the various programmes and sections and advise the Executive Director and management team on performance trends.

  • Monitor budget performance against actual on periodical basis and advise the Executive Director accordingly.

  • Plan and prepare for the Auditing function in The Peace Centre. Ensure responses to audit queries, adaptation and implementation of audit recommendations, especially in regard to systems strengthening. Prepare periodical financial reports to facilitate management, Donors and Board decisions.

  • Monitor income realization against targets and ensure that manageable funding gaps within the available resources are bridged.

  • Keep the Executive Director regularly informed of the current financial situation of The Peace Centre.

  • Ensure The Peace Centre compliance to tax laws, financial regulations and procedures to which she is obliged.

Education and Experience:

  • Masters in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics or associated discipline from a reputable institution;

  • Professional Qualification in ACCA/CPA

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics or associated discipline from a reputable institution;

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in an NGO, regional or international experience is an advantage.

  • Experience in QuickBooks accounting package is an added advantage.

  • Proven strategic planning experience at the management level

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, creative and critical thinking skills

  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • High level of financial discipline and integrity

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision;

How to apply:

**To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV demonstrating your suitability by 23rd December 2020 to

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.**

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