Finance Officer UNICEF Project Jobs – Jhpiego

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Organisation: Jhpiego

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Finance Officer

About US:

Jhpiego is a nonprofit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions for the developing world. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills and we develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families. Our aim is revolutionizing health care for the planet’s most disadvantaged people.

We are seeking an experienced individual with excellent organizational and technical skills, who is a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

About Project:

Jhpiego UNICEF Project will support the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH) in intensifying health system strengthening and coordination efforts for quality of care at the national level. The project will utilize an integrated approach targeting the technical areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH). Nutrition, and HIV. Jhpiego will also develop strategically selected Regional Referral Hospitals (RRHS) into Centers of Excellence, and improve the capacity of Urban Referral Hospitals (URHs) and district hospitals (DHS) to provide high quality RMNCAH, HIV, and nutrition services effectively, and efficiently managing referrals from their catchment, and strengthening health facilities in the district. Throughout the project, Jhpiego will target five regional referral hospitals (Moroto, Gulu, Arua, Fort Portal, and Hoima), three urban referral hospitals in Kampala (Naguru, Kiruddu, Kawempe), and 15 district hospitals, primarily in Karamoja and West Nile regions.

We are seeking an experienced individual with excellent organizational and technical skills, who is a team player dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities. .

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer is responsible for providing financial support to UNICEF project and related programs to ensure the smooth running of the office in Uganda. This includes handling day to day financial operations of the Uganda office, with particular emphasis on handling accounts payable and receivable, expense reports, cash handling, payments and compliance to Jhpiego and donor financial policies. Implements and maintains an on-site financial accounting and bookkeeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of Jhpiego’s financial operations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Minimum of final stage of CPA (U) or equivalent
  • At least three years of relevant experience in financial analysis and reporting, cash flow analysis, budget development and forecasting.
  • Knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations would be an added advantage. Previous experience with nonprofit organization will be an added advantage.
  • An understanding of maintenance of ledger entries, bookkeeping skills and bank reconciliations, Computers skills including use of spreadsheets and/or accounting packages
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP.
  • Knowledge of internal controls and their application
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and high degree of accuracy:
  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and partners.
  • Good oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate findings and analyses
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Be self motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work requiring minimum supervision

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send application & CV should apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 26th July 2019

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