Senior Finance Officer Subcontractor and Main Office Operations - Kampala, Uganda - ICYD Activity

  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 16/12/2021
Full time


Project Description

The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:

1. Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;

2. Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and;

3. Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.

This Activity will address the mutually reinforcing relationship between improving learning outcomes and improving wellbeing and employ a comprehensive approach that merges PEPFAR/Orphans and Vulnerable Children strategy’s strengths in acute vulnerability stabilization with education’s broad protective effects.

Position Description

The Senior Finance Officer – Subcontractor and Main Operations will provide overall financial management oversight and support to EDC subcontractors and the Kampala Head Office. S/he will ensure that subcontractor reports and spending and Kampala Head Office financial operations are in compliance with EDC, PEPFAR and USAID policies, procedures and systems. This is a full-time position reporting to the Finance Director and is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitors subcontractor budgets and ensures that spending remains within the approved EDC workplan, particularly in relation to PEPFAR targets; reviews subcontractor backup documentation;
  • Pays bills, issues and reconciles advances; processes wire transfers and payments; prepares vouchers; reviews and certifies that all supporting documentation is compliant with local tax laws, as well as USAID and EDC policies.
  • Records financial transactions in QuickBooks completely and correctly;
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations;
  • Works closely with the EDC Home Office to ensure reconciliation of monthly expense reports and responds to any inquiries, as necessary;
  • Supervises one Finance Officer and one Finance Assistant in the Kampala Head Office.
  • Reviews and prepares cash flow forecasts based on user unit and zonal office inputs;
  • Acts as backup, takes on the duties and provides assistance to any other finance team member depending on the volume and complexity of work on hand as requested by the Finance Director;
  • Specifically takes on all payroll management functions in the absence of the Finance Officer responsible for payroll;
  • Any other duties consistent with the position as assigned by the Supervisor.


The candidate for the position of Senior Finance Officer - Subcontractor shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


  • Minimum of a master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or any other related field.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive, responsible positions in a large-scale, international nonprofit environment with increasing responsibility in accounting and/or financial management;
  • Membership in a reputable Professional Accountancy body, ACCA, CIMA or CPA would be an advantage;
  • Extensive knowledge of and financial management experience with USAID funded programs;
  • Team building and capacity building skills;
  • Team supervision and management;
  • Excellent skills in Excel and Word;
  • In-depth skills and knowledge of accounting software, especially QuickBooks;
  • Expense tracking and reporting;
  • Budget variance tracking and reporting;
  • Experience conducting payroll accounting from start to finish;
  • Experience with online banking and mobile money management;
  • Experience with USAID VAT reporting;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Team player;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


Fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

Application Instructions

Job closing date: December 28, 2021

Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed.

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This announcement is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this notice are the sole responsibility of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

We do not ask for any fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the job application and or recruitment process. We, therefore, appeal to job seekers not to respond to any such requests.