Oxfam Regional Finance Manager - Advocacy and Social Accountability Mechanism Jobs in Uganda

Oxfam Regional Finance Manager - Advocacy and Social Accountability Mechanism Jobs in Uganda

Background

The Advocacy and Social Accountability (ASA) funding mechanism was approved for establishment by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in December 2017.

GPE’s aim is to strengthen national education systems to deliver stronger outcomes in the areas of learning and early childhood development, equity, gender equality, and inclusion.

GPE is the largest fund for education in the world and provides around $800million a year for education in developing country partners.

In January 2019, GPE selected Oxfam IBIS as Grant Agent for the ASA mechanism, subject to final board approval end March 2019.

The programme is forecast to run for at least 5 years, with the inception phase commencing imminently.

Oxfam IBIS’ Grant Agent role will be implemented primarily through a Global Management Unit (GMU) based in Copenhagen, and Regional Management Units (RMUs) in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Each RMU will be led by an expert Program Manager that will provide oversight of day-to-day operations across countries in the region, including management of staff, provision of technical advice, and quality assurance of reporting across the entire region.

What are we looking for

We are looking for an experienced Regional Finance Manager to lead all finance functions of the RMU in Uganda related to the ASA mechanism.

The Finance Manager will have responsibility for ensuring that all grants disbursed in the region comply with the Oxfam IBIS and GPE/ASA financial guidelines.

The candidate will ensure GPE’s funds are safeguarded through robust reporting and monitoring.

Further the candidate will report to the GMU on the finances related to the running of the RMU.

This includes implementing and monitoring of the financial part of the Service Level Agreement with the Oxfam office hosting the RMU.

Based in Kampala, Uganda, the candidate will require a good knowledge of International NGO Financial Reporting Standards and have experience of manging finances of complex programmes.

They will need to be a Qualified Accountant or finance manager with experience of developing and implementing financial processes, policies and templates.

Regular travel within the region will be required, equivalent to approximately 12-14 weeks per annum in order to support and monitor partners in their grant management responsibilities.

This entails that the candidate must be experienced in working with partners and perform capacity building.

Job Purpose

The Regional Finance Manager will ensure that financial management at regional level is carried out in accordance with internal processes and recognised financial standards and meets GPE’s requirements.

They will work under the guidance of the Finance Manager in the Global Management Unit (GMU) to oversee budgetary cycles, monitor programme expenditure, and resolve problems.

Core Details

  • Location is Kampala, Uganda. Our package is competitive and depending on experience. The contract is for three years with the possibility for extension.
  • The position is a full time role equivalent to 37 hrs./week. The role reports to the Program Manger.
  • The post will involve travel within the region –12-14 weeks/year. The post will require an Uganda work permit.

    Key Responsibilities
  • Overseeing all budgeting, forecasting, disbursement, accounting and invoicing of all regional programme funds
  • Managing regional programme finances, ensuring that financial management at regional level is carried out in accordance with internal processes and recognised financial standards
  • Implementing financial processes, policies and templates under the guidance of the GMU Finance Manager as required
  • Working with partners
    to oversee budgetary cycles, monitor programme expenditure, and resolve problems
  • Building capacity of partners where necessary and ensure they are adequately supported
  • Preparing regional finance reports for the GMU

    Skills, Experience and Knowledge
  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following essential skills, and it would be advantageous to demonstrate some or all of the desirable skills.

    Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, financial management, business administration, or relevant field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in financial project management
  • Experience and skill in budgeting, project accounting and financial reporting procedures for large, international programmes
  • Knowledge of budgetary processes in INGOs and experience working directly with local NGOs to build financial capacity
  • Ability to liaise with donor agencies and national government agencies
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English, French is an advantage.
  • Proven ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability, tact, and sensitivity in working across institutional boundaries, business units, and teams in an effective and productive way
  • Excellent computer skills, including expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel

    Key Attributes
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
  • At Oxfam our job descriptions provide a guide to what might be expected in the role. Along with our strategy the job description is used to help to shape specific objectives for employees.
  • Employees are supported to deliver these objectives and they are annually assessed against them as part of the Oxfam performance review process.
  • This job description is not incorporated into the employment contract.

    How to Apply
  • Please submit your application via the ‘send application’ button and include your motivation letter and CV.
  • Application deadline: 10th June 2019, at 23.59. Expected interview date: 24th June 2019.
  • Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.
  • For further information about the position, please contact Antonio Cabral acb@oxfamibis.dk
  • Oxfam IBIS is committed to equal employment opportunity we therefore encourage everybody – irrespective of age, gender and of religious, sexual, national or ethnic affiliation – to apply for this position.
  • Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
  • That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives.
  • When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Regional Finance Manager - Advocacy and Social Accountability Mechanism Jobs in Uganda

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