Finance and Administrative Assistant DFID Programme Jobs – NIRAS International Consulting

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Organization: NIRAS International Consulting

Project Name:Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) Programme

Funding Source: The Department for International Development (DFID)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

NIRAS is one of Scandinavia’s leading consulting engineering companies. NIRAS contributes to a large number of major societal challenges with a wide range of expertise that includes process plants, building, energy, environment, infrastructure, development consulting and urban planning.

Job Summary:  The Finance and Administrative Assistant will manage the DFID funded Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) project’s administration and accounting for programme in Kampala.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·         General office administration, including managing supplies;

·         Provide administrative and logistical support to the  Uganda Country team and short-term consultants;

·         Responsible for project vehicle maintenance;

·         Line management of the Uganda driver;

·         Inventory and maintenance of physical and digital files and assets;

·         Update and maintain office policies and manuals;

·         Manage and report monthly programme expenditure;

·         Prepare the monthly country forecasts;

·         Ensure the office is tax compliant;

·         Coordinate logistics of project meetings and events;

·         Prepare meeting materials as appropriate;

·         Coordinate and support in country travel arrangements;

·         Facilitate internal communication within the Country Office.

·         Support in compiling monthly monitoring data for the Country Office.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·         The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree required within a financial field;

·         At least five years of finance and administrative experience;

·         Experience of donor funded programmes;

·         Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook;

·         Ability to analyse and revise operating practices to improve efficiency;

·         Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment;

·         Exceptional communication skills in English;

·         Superior organisational skills and dedication to completing tasks in a timely manner;

·         Driver’s license is considered an asset.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to this position, please send a cover letter (max 1 page) and your CV via email to our Programme Manager, Victoria Harvey on

NB: Tentative starting date is 1st November 2019.

Deadline: Friday 11th October 2019 by 12.00pm noon

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