Finance Officer (Sub-Grants) job at International Development Law Organization

Vacancy title:
Finance Officer (Sub-Grants)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

International Development Law Organization

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, November 28 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala, East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 14 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Similar Jobs in Uganda
Learn more about International Development Law Organization
International Development Law Organization jobs in Uganda

Organizational Context
The Finance Team within the Department of Finance and Support Services (DFSS) is responsible for the corporate, project, and financial services which contribute to the business and operating foundation for the successful delivery of IDLO’s strategic plan.

It manages the overall financial resources essential for the full implementation of IDLO’s programming and corporate activities by providing a range of services and solutions for organizational planning, budgeting, treasury, payments, payroll, financial accounting, and reporting. It furthermore maintains all accounts for IDLO by monitoring.

The Finance Officer (Sub-Grants) is responsible for ensuring effective sub-grants management The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with frequent travels within the country. Under supervision of the Finance Manager and working closely with the Programmes Team Finance Manager and Field Program Coordinator, the Finance Officer (Sub-Grants) will be responsible for the following:
Management of Sub-Grant Calls for Applications
• Prepare the full package of documents ahead of each call for applications, develop a matrix of applications received and report on initial screening;
• Ensure periodic technical and financial content review updates including to sub-grants application documents and review criteria.
• Document the deliberations and resolutions of the Sub-Grants Review Committee and prepare the Committee Report.
• In close coordination with the country-based Programs team, carry out finance-related pre-grant assessments for all recommended IPs before sub-grants contracting.
• Liaise with the Field and HQ based Program Coordinators, to have the sub-grants contracts developed and signed, including for sub-grant contracts amendments and extensions.
• At all times, work with the Field Program Coordinator to produce management reports to coordinate the applications review process.
• Ensure that tools for efficient sub-grant management, monitoring and reporting are put in place and in line with donor’s requested standards.
• In close consultation with the Field Program Manager, maintain a database of all CJP sub-grants including funding applications, progress reports and sub-grants disbursements;

Sub-Grants Financial management
• Coordinate with the Programs team on the sub-granting processes, monitoring and management systems to ensure effective and timely sub-grants approvals, disbursement, financial reporting and financial monitoring of all sub-grants.
• Serve as the focal point between IDLO and the Finance units of Implementing Partners (IPs) regarding finance-related issues pertaining to the funded projects.
• Undertake regular spot checks to monitor for potential risks and quality of IPs’ internal finance management processes.
• Working closely with the Finance and Administration Officer, ensure that funds are disbursed to IPs within the agreed timelines and in full compliance with the IDLO policies/procedures.
• Monitor expenditures and other financial operations of IPs, and report regularly to the Supervisor on compliance with sub-grant agreements, budgets and work-plans, as well as general compliance to IDLO financial procedures.
• Ensure accounting records and supporting documents of IPs are properly kept and required sub-grants related financial reports are prepared, with appropriate analysis of expenditures and justification for disbursement.
• In close coordination with the Programs team, implement the finance-related aspects of the IDLO sub-grants monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system towards ensuring that the financial monitoring, evaluation and audit of IPs are undertaken as per IDLO standards and guidelines.
• Work closely with the relevant HQ-based Program Accountant to prepare periodic sub-grants financial progress reports against set budget-related targets and indicators.
• Provide coaching, guidance and feedback to IPs to ensure proper financial management of funded projects.

Other sub-grants and finance roles
• Prepare sub-grants status reports, including weekly, monthly and quarterly internal sub-grants management and risk reports and any other documents or reports that may be requested for, to inform ongoing oversight and management of grants
• Working closely with the Program Officer, support the sub-grantees financial and narrative reporting and assist in the drafting of donor narrative and financial reports.
• Support the Finance Officer (Finance and Administration) in other aspects of office and Program finance management as may be requested for.

Job Requirements
• A minimum of a University degree in Finance, Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration from a University recognized in Uganda.
• Additional certification in project management or other courses related to grants management is highly preferred. Additional certifications such as CPA, ACCA or CA will be an added advantage.

Work experience
• Minimum 5 years of significant relevant professional experience in grants/sub-grants management or implementation particularly for medium to large Programs or projects in Uganda is required.
• Experience working with international organizations or large national organizations in the justice, law and order sector (JLOS) or the international development sector will be a significant advantage.

• Fluency in English is required. Fluency in any of the widely spoken local languages will be an added advantage.

Specific knowledge, skills and competencies
• Experience in working with various finance-related sub-grants management systems. Experience working with Navision will be a significant advantage.
• Excellent working knowledge of the JLOS sector in Uganda.
• Proven ability to operate in a team environment liaising with a diverse team.
• Well-developed analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and to respond in timely manner to queries and provide feedback.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, enthusiastic and proactive attitude including willingness to travel frequently to the field, self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives; and
• Highly developed sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Interested and Qualified? Click here to apply

All Jobs


Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 28 November 2023
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 14-11-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-11-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-11-2067
Apply Now
Notification Board

Join a Focused Community on job search to uncover both advertised and non-advertised jobs that you may not be aware of. A jobs WhatsApp Group Community can ensure that you know the opportunities happening around you and a jobs Facebook Group Community provides an opportunity to discuss with employers who need to fill urgent position. Click the links to join. You can view previously sent Email Alerts here incase you missed them and Subscribe so that you never miss out.

Caution: Never Pay Money in a Recruitment Process.

Some smart scams can trick you into paying for Psychometric Tests.