Saferworld Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda

Saferworld Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda

Saferworld is a global organisation made up of people from around the world working together to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. With offices in 12 countries, we have over 200 staff members working across our programmes, policy, advocacy and support teams.

We aim to provide a working environment where we value and respect people’s unique contribution, and provide all our staff with a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities and support.


The effective management of the Finance teams in Saferworld’s Uganda office

  • Allocate key roles and responsibilities within Saferworld Uganda’s Finance teams;
  • Build capacity of and line-manage the Finance Officers and Assistants;
  • Undertake performance review and management of Uganda’s Finance teams

    The efficient and transparent management of finances

  • Lead the development and maintenance of robust financial controls (bank reconciliations and other control accounts, performance management data, etc.)
  • Oversee staff to ensure accurate data entry into ledger accounting system, lead improvement and system enhancement work, ensuring good housekeeping;
  • Develop the country annual budget and make appropriate revisions as per instructions from the Finance Director.
  • Support the development of budgets for donor proposals and ensure staff and office costs are appropriately covered by donor proposals;
  • Lead in effective monitoring of country and project budgets;
  • Lead reporting to Saferworld colleagues, donors and London head office. Focus on continuous improvement and ensure that reports are user-friendly;
  • Effectively organise and manage internal and external audits;
  • Produce statutory (legal) accounts and other legal returns as required by the laws of Uganda;
  • Monitor partners’ financial management as far as it relates to Saferworld-funded projects, ensuring compliance with Saferworld and donor rules and regulations, building knowledge and understanding, promoting improvements to financial management and reporting;
  • Build financial capacity of Saferworld staff and partners.

    Lead in developing capacity support and collaborative relationships with Saferworld staff and partners to ensure effective financial management across the board

  • Develop strong
    relationships with all Saferworld colleagues and partners to enhance their understanding of finance and build their knowledge on day-to-day financial reporting and accounting
  • Develop strong relationships with, and provide training and ongoing support to partner organisations so that they effectively and transparently manage their funds
  • Provide support with performance management and capacity building of staff and partners


  • A first degree in Business or Accounting or related field is essential
  • Financial qualification (CPA or ACCA) and sound knowledge of accounting procedures, principles and systems;
  • Understanding of Uganda’s employment and financial legislation;
  • Understanding of NGO Operation procedures and requirements
  • Sound senior experience of working in a finance role, in NGOs in Uganda;
  • Experience in supporting partners in capacity building;
  • Knowledge of SUN accounting system
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • A willingness to promote the work of Saferworld and develop collaborative work with others;
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of transparency, accountability, and honesty;
  • Good IT skills, including in MS word and excel;
  • Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles
  • A positive problem-solving approach;
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment, sensitive to differences of ethnicity, religion and gender
  • A commitment to working in a non-partisan manner
  • A commitment to learn and be open to new ideas and approaches

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th August 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Saferworld Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda

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