• Director of Finance and Administration USAID/Uganda Urban Health...
  • Action contre la Faim in Uganda, , Uganda
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

The Action Against Hunger network is comprised of four operational headquarters (France, India, Spain, and USA) and four supporting organizations (United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Italy). Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian and development organization which originated in France and is committed to ending world hunger. Our work includes lifesaving activities in 50+ countries, 8,000+ field staff assisting more than 17 million people and more than 40 years of expertise responding to emergencies caused by conflict, natural disasters, and food crises. Collectively the network manages more than $660 million of programmatic aid.

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, we currently manage operations in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $75 million in programs, and approximately 1,600... permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Kenya, Haiti, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Action Against Hunger uniquely operates at the nexus of both humanitarian and development programming.

Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 28 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 58 countries, our 8,990 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Job Summary
Action Against Hunger seeks an experienced Director of Finance and Administration to oversee all financial and administrative aspects of a five-year USAID-funded project. Based in Kampala, Uganda, with travel to other locations as needed, you will ensure compliance with donor guidelines and our organizational policies, contributing significantly to our mission.

Lead and optimize financial and operational administration processes, ensuring they align with project objectives and resource allocations.

Collaborate with various stakeholders, including local and national governments and donors, to align financial management and administrative functions with project goals.

Ensure robust financial health through diligent budgeting, monitoring, and reporting practices, maintaining transparency and compliance with donor and organizational standards.



Essential Job Duties
• Implement and oversee financial systems, budgeting processes, and financial reporting, ensuring alignment with the latest standards and best practices.
• Administer all project-related administrative duties, upholding strict compliance with USAID and organizational policies.
• Develop and monitor detailed budgets, ensuring expenditures align with project goals and financial forecasts are accurately maintained.
• Oversee compliance and capacity building for all sub-grantees, ensuring compliant and timely requests for application as well as sub-agreement development and subsequent management of all sub-awardees. Ensure regular audits and reports are conducted and submitted. This position may oversee a sub-grant manager or similar position responsible for the daily oversight of sub-grantees.
• Regularly liaise with senior management and donors, providing financial updates and forecasts, ensuring they are informed of budgetary and financial statuses.
• Mentor and lead the finance and administration team, promoting professional growth and adherence to high standards.
• Refine and improve operational systems and policies to better support organizational goals, optimizing information flow and management efficiency.
• Manage comprehensive financial operations, including cash handling, procurement, contracting, and consultant financial engagements.
• Advise project staff on financial operations and compliance, ensuring all team members understand and adhere to financial policies.
• Conduct thorough financial analyses and review budgetary variances each month, addressing discrepancies and implementing corrective measures as needed.
• Coordinate external audits and ensure that financial records are maintained in excellent condition, available for review at any time.
• Oversee and report on the project’s cost-share requirements, ensuring all financial contributions are tracked and reported accurately.
• Generate and submit detailed financial reports, including quarterly and annual summaries to donors, ensuring full transparency and accountability.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Lead a team of finance and administrative professionals, ensuring effective management of project finances and administration.

Fiscal Responsibility
• Maintain rigorous stewardship of financial resources, ensuring cost-effective use and adherence to budgetary constraints.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
• Primarily office-based, with occasional field visits requiring adaptability to challenging environments typical of the project's operational areas.

Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse
• Uphold and promote a culture of integrity, inclusivity, and respect across all levels of the project; enforce strict policies against harassment and abuse.


Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s degree and professional certification (CPA or ACCA) preferred.
• At least ten years of relevant senior-level experience in financial management and administration, ideally within international projects funded by major donors like USAID.
• Proven expertise in preparing budgets, financial reports, and leading financial operations.

Required Skills & Experience
• Exceptional leadership and team management skills, with a track record of developing cohesive teams.
• Advanced proficiency in financial software, and Microsoft Excel.
• Strong communication abilities, capable of effectively coordinating with internal teams and external stakeholders.
• Fluent in English, with proficiency in local Ugandan languages advantageous.

• Knowledge of Uganda’s financial and administrative regulations.
• Experience managing USAID-funded projects, with a deep understanding of their financial and reporting requirements.



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