Finance Assistant – Kampala job at Education Development Center (EDC)

Education Development Center (EDC)

Finance Assistant – Kampala job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 09 June 2022

Hiring Organization: Education Development Center (EDC)

Job Details:

Company Description
Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.
EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.
EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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:
• Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;
• Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and
• Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
Working in partnership with Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MGLSD), district and zonal officials, and other Ugandan government and civil society partners, ICYD will comprise a series of activities to: support improved basic education for Ugandan children; address school-related and gender-based violence; facilitate enhanced child protection and support for vulnerable youth; provide support to HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers/families; and support HIV care and treatment outcomes in close collaboration with clinical and community structures. ICYD will also contribute to improved systems within the MoES and MGLSD to promote Early Grade Reading (EGR) and child protection.

Position Description
The Finance Assistant will support the ICYD Finance Team with the scanning and filing of finance documentation and assist with follow up and tasks related to tracking staff advances, vendor invoices, mobile money payments, and petty cash, among others. This position reports to the Finance Officer. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:
• Full responsibility (managing and tracking) over the office petty cash fund.
• Scan and file all accounting documentation on a monthly basis per EDC file retention policies.
• Contact person for all finance – vendor/payee relations outside and inside of the office ensuring payments are received, missing documents retrieved, missing signatures obtained and any other matters arising allowing for complete and correct supporting documentation to make ready for QuickBooks data entry.
• Ensure all finance files are organized, complete and up to date at all times.
• Work closely with the finance team to follow up with staff on all outstanding advances to ensure timely reconciliation of advances.
• Work closely with finance teams, as requested.
• Support the finance team by obtaining original invoices and receipts for VAT reporting on monthly basis. Ensure photocopies of originals are properly attached to the voucher while originals are submitted to USAID. Replace photocopies with originals when USAID returns the originals.
• Work with the finance teams to review and verify names of participants before mobile money payments are made. Contact participants with mismatches of mobile money registered names and/or numbers.
• Other duties consistent with the role of a Finance Assistant as assigned by the Supervisor.

The candidate for the position of Finance Assistant shall have the following minimum qualifications:
• Secondary education and 3 to 4 years of experience required, supervisory experience preferred. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree is desirable but not required.
• Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is required.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
• Knowledge of basic accounting principles and ethics.
• Excellent Word and Excel skills.
• Effective oral and written communication skills in English.

Additional Information
Job closing date: June 9, 2022

Application procedure

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.

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Date Posted: 2022-06-01