Finance Officer – Oxfam Uganda

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Oxfam in Rwanda was physically established in the 1980s, although prior to that in the 1960s, Oxfam was engaged in delivering the humanitarian response, water and sanitation, conflict management, and sustainable livelihoods by funding project work of partner organizations in the country. Oxfam overall vision is just Rwanda without poverty.

Oxfam in Rwanda developed a Five-Year Strategic Plan (2015-2020) based on a comprehensive analysis of the Rwandan context and the power constellations that identify some of the critical barriers to inclusive development in the country and opportunities for change. Therefore, the strategy is centered on interventions that are in line with its mission – to ensure that poor women, men, and youth enjoy equal rights and benefit from fair and inclusive development. Oxfam invests where it can add value as the country implements the National Strategy for Transformation and now moving from Vision 2020 to Vision 2050. Oxfam Country Strategy is implemented under four key program pillars, namely: – Sustainable Livelihood, Participatory Governance, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Preparedness and Resilience Strengthening.

 All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click  here

 Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

 Note:  All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

 We are currently recruiting for experienced  Rwandan national  for the following position:

Finance Officer

Location : The job holder shall be based at the Country Office currently in Kigali but should be flexible to work with Support Implementing Partners in all Oxfam’s operating areas

Salary :  Competitive

Duration : One year ( Non-renewable)

Availability : Immediately

Level : National D2

The post holder will be responsible of ensuring accurate, timely, and reliable financial information provided to Rwanda Country programme, through efficient management of the financial information; undertake specific tasks in support of the finance function of the programme. Work closely with Program Accountant in the budgeting and budget monitoring processes, ensuring cost-effectiveness in the accounting processes in the programme, also assisting in the management of finance by providing cover in absence of the Program Accountant.

 key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Program Accountant, process all financial transactions incurred at the programme, ensuring that they are valid and are adequately supported.
  • Prepare monthly transactions, bank payments, reconciliations, and receipts.
  • Maintain proper records and files of all financial transactions
  • Prepare monthly cash flows and submit these to the Program Accountant
  • In collaboration with Program Accountant, support Programme partners to develop and maintain proper financial systems and records
  • Perform audit checks on all financial reports submitted by partners and follow up to resolve any queries
  • Record, manage and follow up on all outstanding staff floats, debtors, and creditors, and perform reconciliations on balance sheet accounts
  • Process supplier and other payments within the agreed terms and follow up with the logistics Assistant to ensure payment is done according to Oxfam’s rules and procedures.
  • To ensure the proper use and maintenance of computerised financial systems (including the accounts package designed for Oxfam GB purposes, (Peoplesoft)
  • Liaising with external and internal auditors from time to time and follow up of auditors’ queries and recommendations.
  • To undertake any other duties as shall be assigned by the Line Manager from time to time

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND KNOWLEDGE

  • 3 years of accounting experience preferably in an NGO
  • First Degree and recognized accounting qualification
  • Knowledge and understanding of project budgeting, monitoring and reporting
  • Knowledge and experience of computerized accounting systems
  • Demonstrable numeracy and computer skills
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and show initiative
  • Result Oriented.
  • Analytical thinking and critical thinking.
  • Supporting others and team spirit.
  • Good communication skills and information sharing.
  • Ability to travel from time to time.

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work
  • Commitment to undertake Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible

Organisational Values

  • Accountability  – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
  • Empowerment  – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
  • Inclusiveness  – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences

 Note to candidates:  Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organizational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct  here .

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness.

  • Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

About Oxfam

A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian, and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

  HOW TO APPLY  

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile with contact details (phone and email address) of your most recent line manager as part of your referees to:  https://bit.ly/2VJbISY

The closing date for this vacancy is  14 th  December 2020

 N.B: Only shortlisted will be conducted.

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