International Lifeline Fund Senior Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Uganda

International Lifeline Fund Senior Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Uganda

Job Details

  • International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline) is a non-profit organization that began working in refugee and displacement camps, emergency settings, and emerging markets in 2003 to enable sustainable access to fuel-efficient cooking technologies and reliable safe water.

  • Lifeline operates under the conviction that many of the core problems underpinning global poverty – such as lack of access to efficient cooking technologies and clean water – can be addressed through market forces that sustain community-driven economic growth and livelihood benefits.

  • With all our initiatives, Lifeline’s approach engages community stakeholders in the design, ownership, and long-term profit of these natural resource enterprises. .

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with the Country Director and Director of Finance at the Global Office, the Senior Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible for International Lifeline Fund’s (Lifeline’s) day-to-day financial tracking of the country office including but not limited to reporting, forecasting, detailed analysis and budget management.


    • Day to day management of Lifeline’s Finance Department in accordance with existing financial procedures.

    • Ensure that the appropriate approvals and signatures are present on the appropriate documentation before any payment is issued.

    • Strictly follow the finance management procedures’ cycle and report any observed anomalies to the CD and DOF immediately.

    • Constantly review banking arrangements and ensure timely transfer of funds and minimize exchange loses and bank charges.

    • Supervise entries of receivables and expenditures into cashbooks using QuickBooks.

    • Use and verify Lifeline (or any other codes assigned for projects) budget codes on hard and soft copies, in the books of original entries and in QuickBooks.

    • Monthly management of the bank accounts -- Maintain accurate and up to date. records in QuickBooks of all bank transactions, including those made from Kampala.

    • Organize requisitions, receipts, invoices and any other payment proof made by checks in the monthly accountancy folders and separate them per donor.

    • Monthly management and reconciliation of all accounts and bank statements in QuickBooks.

    • Generate timely accurate donor reports as required.

    • Ensure compliance with all banking, financial registration and auditing protocols within Uganda and/or as required by partners’ agreements and procedures.

    • Budget management and reporting -- Create regular budget versus actual reports for program staff in collaboration with Program Managers and Country Director (especially important for donor budgets).

    • Provide a consolidated monthly finance report to the CD and Director of Finance on budget spending, including monthly budget follow-ups.

    • Build capacity with existing finance staff and train new staff members on financial matters.


    • Strategically plan and manage Lifeline’s Logistics Department in accordance with existing procedures.

    • Direct, optimize
    and coordinate full order cycles

    • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers

    • Supervise inventory tracking and efficiencies

    • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets

    • Make sure that currency rate set by HQ is used comprehensively.

    • Brief new staff members on finance matters.

    Separation Of Social Enterprise Entity

    • Work closely with Senior Management to successfully separate social enterprise section

    • Review and certify documentation is in place

    Other Duties Required

    • Stay abreast of any deadlines connected to Human Resources and Administration or Programs.

    • Establish and maintain a well-organized files/record keeping system (separate accountability documents per project) making sure all files are in order and prepared for both internal and external audits.

    • Ensure original documents are available for color pdf copy if needed by HQ, donor or auditors.

    • Keep status of statutory deductions up to date and maintain a separate file for monthly NSSF payments and URA payments.

    • Train/advise Program Managers/Senior Officers about project financial management.

    • Draft documents as requested by the Program Managers or CD.

    • Participate in team meetings as needed.

    • Be service minded while dealing with colleagues and always keep a professional and friendly attitude while dealing with colleagues.

    • Be attentive to others’ suggestions; manage, evaluate and report daily activities to the CD and ensure information flow.

    • Report immediately to CD any financial procedure breach.

    • · Review and revise all financial procedures together with the CD and the Finance Department at Head Quarters. This may include revising/correcting older QuickBooks files.

    • Continuously recommend improved financial procedures for ILF.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor Degree in accounting or finance or business administration and additional ACCA / CPA qualifications.

    • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in financial management for large and complex projects in medium and large institutions (both NGO and private sectors).

    • Ability and flexibility to handle high levels of pressure to meet very strict deadlines and critical decision making.

    • High integrity, unquestionable character and openness coupled with commitment to good governance.

    • Conversant with computer-based finance management software skills and experience preferably with QuickBooks.

    How to Apply

  • All interested candidates should mail CV and references to


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