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Finance and Administrative Director


Kampala, Uganda
Finance and administrative director I Kampala I 2019 

Chemonics seeks a finance and administrative director for the USAID’s anticipated five-year, $100-300 million Integrated Child and Youth Development Activity in Uganda. This activity aims to improve youth learning outcomes while ensuring that children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments. Specifically, this activity will address primary school retention, provide technical assistance to orphans and vulnerable children service providers, and employ high-impact local partnerships to accomplish the activity’s objectives. This position is based in Kampala.
The finance and administrative director will be a finance and administrative professional with exceptional leadership experience, and a deep understanding of the local context. The finance and administrative director will lead the finance, administrative, and operations teams to ensure compliance and smooth project implementation. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
Direct the overall financial activities of the project, including the accounting, invoicing, contracts management, procurement, and administrative activities
Ensure that adequate and appropriate internal controls are in place and are in compliance with USAID and U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) policies and procedures to meet generally recognized accounting standards
Manage all bookkeeping, bank accounts, and cash flow
Oversee a human resource program in the areas of employee relations, benefits and welfare administration, recruiting, and policies and procedures
Manage project funds for the appropriate execution of the project
Responsible to track project expenses and prepare monthly financial reports and annual budget projections to ensure full compliance in accordance with USAID and PEPFAR rules and regulations

Minimum of seven years of experience in administrative management
University degree in finance, business, or a related field
Knowledge of USAID and/or PEPFAR regulations and contract management procedures preferred
Excellent financial management and organizational skills and attention to detail
Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, government, and non-profit) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures and analyze data, narrative reports, and workload flow charts
Strong working knowledge of human resources principles and accepted practices
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment
Outstanding problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, and flexibility
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Excellent written and oral English required

Application instructions:
Please apply at  Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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