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Deputy Finance Manager
Jobs at:Catholic Relief Services
Deadline of this Job:
01 March 2020
Date Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, health, microfinance, peacebuilding and youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability. .
You will be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project, including overseeing leveraging, cost-share, accounting for other illustrative activities/ investments, overall accounting, subgrants, small-grants, and financial capacity building of FBOs/CBOs/PNFPs, advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. The Business Official will establish and maintain sound financial management practices and ensure the project’s compliance with CRS and US federal procedures, rules and regulations.
• Provide leadership to finance and operations aspects of the project, including general administrative processes, financial management, subaward management, accounting, and logistics.
• Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project.
• Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with CRS policies and procedures, CDC rules and regulations, award requirements, and Government of Uganda laws.
• Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets.
• Manage project procurement processes.
• Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and operations-related matters.
• Work with local organizations to build finance and administration capacity.
• Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to the funder.
• Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the funder.
• Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management.
• Supervise other project-based administrative, finance, procurement, administrative and contract & grants staff.
• Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
• Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners.
• Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
• Ability to work independently with a keen attention to detail, the ability to follow procedures, and meet deadlines.
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: CDC project team members (Business Official, Project Manager, MEAL Manager)
Internal: and Senior Technical Advisors from CRS, CRS Uganda Finance Manager.
External: Government ministries; local organizations including but not limited to HIV/AIDS health facilities and FBO/CBO/PNFP implementing partners, implementing partners.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
• Continuous Improvement & Innovation
• Builds Relationships
• Develops Talent
• Strategic Mindset
• Accountability & Stewardship
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
• Master’s degree in financial accounting, MBA, or similar related master’s degree from an accredited university/college.
• At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the accounting and financial field.
• Significant supervisory experience.
• Demonstrated experience managing a complex small grants program.
• Experience in teaching and/or capacity building NGO financial accounting and sustainability skills.
• Five to seven years’ experience in financial management of USG assistance programs of similar size, complexity and setting.
• Expertise in USG cost principles, rules and regulations and applying these in program decision making.
• Demonstrated experience in supporting and working with program technical staff to ensure resources are used efficiently and to accurately account for expenditures.
• Demonstrated experience in managing subgrants including risk assessment.
• Knowledge in generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.
• Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
• Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow.
• Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
• Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
• Computer literacy with competency in MS Word and Excel.
Job Education: Not Specified
Job Experience: Not Specified
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation
By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
NOTE: To apply, please follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application will NOT be considered:
• Email a cover letter and CV only to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st, 2020 at 5:00pm.
• Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste – MEALMANAGERCDC only
• All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read
ONLY SELECTED CANDIDATES THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED. EO
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