Accountant Grants, Kampala Job at Focus Africa – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Job Category: Accounting/ Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  20 August 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala
Posted: 04-08-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Accountant Grants, Kampala

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Focus Africa

Deadline of this Job:
20 August 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Accountant Grants, Kampala at Focus Africa
The Accountant is responsible for the assessment and compliance monitoring of grants systems, processes, partnerships; Analysis of budgets and expenditures of program areas. This role will work with the Country Finance and Grants Manager, the Business Development staff, Project Managers, Finance Departments and implementing partners. The position will be also responsible for capacity building of partners on grants management and improving ways of working and will support start-up and closeout meetings/workshops. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Accountabilities and Main Work Activities
Award and grants portfolio management (30%)
• Support project specific budgeting in liaison with the grants coordinator and National Office(NO) contact person
• Conduct regular grants monitoring for the project and ensure individual grants performance are being tracked effectively, and that risks and issues are being recognised and action taken.
• Provide regular reports on grants performance to the Project Manager & Grants Coordinator.
• Support in the annual planning process at project level

Monitoring and analysis of grants 40%
• Track and identify NRGRANT and DUMMY expenditures and ensure timely reversals are done before the closure of the month
• Monitor and analyse activities regularly and work with Project Manager to resolve any issues identified in specific project
• Co-ordinate with Project Manager and Grants coordinator in order to ensure budgets are correctly allocated and phased-in.
• Track and monitor grants expenditure
• Prepare and deliver timely financial reports.
• Conduct project field visits and spot checks

Assessment and compliance of systems, processes and partnerships 20%
• Work with project teams to ensure adherence to both donor and Plan processes and procedures
• Support in grants mapping, central filing and updating grants information in the grants management system
• Participate in due diligence for implementing partners and review MOUs.
• Conduct capacity building for partners on donor requirements
• Coordinate grants “Kick off” meetings at project level.
• Support timely close out processes for projects.
• Provide information during grants audits and compliance reviews at project level.
• Review of partner’s reports and liquidation of funds.

Others (5%)
• Participate in program management meetings
• Support finance in grants reconciliations
• Support in the annual planning process at project level
• Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%)

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications/ experience essential:
• Bachelor’s Degree in either business, social sciences or international development
• At least CPA 2 or other equivalent professional qualification in accounting
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in grants management or a similar role in an NGO
• Experience in supporting program teams
• Problem solving skills to identify and lead the resolution of issues
• Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills

Qualifications/ experience desirable:
• Previous experience in an ERP or any recognised grants management system
• Attention to detail and analytical skills
• Planning, management and coordination skills
• Experience in working with multicultural teams
• Facilitation and training skills
• Administration and effective communication skills
• Ability to work and interact with others at all levels

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Applications: Interested applicants should send their application letter accompanied by resume with names and addresses of 3 professional referees (including telephone and e-mail) Applications are by e-mails only, sent to: [email protected]   20th August 2021

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