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Assistant II, Finance job at ChildFund International


ChildFund International

About the Organization:

ChildFund International ( is a global child-focused development and protection agency and a founding member of the ChildFund Alliance.

Since 1938, we have worked to help children break the generational cycle of poverty and achieve their full potential. We align what we learn from children with best practices in the international development field to develop and deliver programs that are supported by the generosity of sponsors and donors.

Since 1980 to date, ChildFund has continued to support a wide spectrum of child-centered development programs in Northern, Eastern and Central regions of Uganda targeting vulnerable children and their households. We implement programs on Child Protection, Household Economic Strengthening, Early Childhood Development, Education, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Food Security, Emergency Response, Health and Nutrition, Climate Change and Resilience Building.

Job Description

Responsible for providing technical support, training and mentorship for the Community structures and partners to ensure that Project funds and other resources are utilized and reported according to policy/ procedures and in compliance with agreements

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills that will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

  • Responsible for training and mentorship for project staff in financial management systems and procedures to ensure competency and proficiency and required reports to are submitted promptly and accurately (including specific duties)

  • Responsible for project budget and cash flow management duties including fund release request preparation, coordination and supervision of cash forecast requirements, review of project annual plans, and optimal utilization of funds

  • Monitor the project compliance with policies, procedures and regulations; in partnership Assurance Officer and Finance Manager, implement corrective action measures on project audit, monitor findings/recommendations and prepare quarterly status reports.

  • Ensure project compliance with terms and conditions in the donor agreement, including monthly bank balance reporting requirements, compliance with procurement policy, and immediate notification of deviations to CO Finance management.

  • Conduct joint monitoring visits to project activities, follow up on corrective actions taken required and report requirements to the national office

  • Review and verify financial documents to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, policy, and donor requirements.

  • Responsible for assisting project staff on finance manual requirements, capacity building for staff on finance activities in compliance with policy and procedures; periodic review of staff performance and systems offer recommendations on improvement.

  • In partnership with country office finance management, assist the project in bank account and signature requirements.

  • Responsible for preparation and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports of the project, ensure donor reporting requirement compliance, and records management for audit and review requirements

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Qualifications and Experience

  • 2 years work experience in finance, accounting/bookkeeping activities, auditing, business administration, or related field.

  • Experience in an organization with UN/EU/USG Grants Standard Provisions and Financial Requirements preferable.

  • Experience in budget preparation and office administration in an international NGO or organization preferable.

  • Experience and proficiency in financial software and reporting systems.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Self-guided, strong organizational and planning skills; Ability to work independently and under pressure.

  • Ability to manage interpersonal relations and work effectively with others, to establish and maintain good working relations in a multicultural, multiethnic environment while showing sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Required Competencies

  • Teamwork:

  • Communication

  • Results orientation

  • Decision making

• Resilience

• Digital literacy

How to Apply

Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

Deadline for Application

June 6, 2024

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